Minecraft! Does your kid love to spend hours building worlds in the popular sandbox video game? Would you like them to peel their eyes off the screen once in a while but can't figure out how without whining and tears? This Minecraft Magnetic Travel Puzzle is the ultimate solution and will entertain your kids without electronics!
Although this Minecraft Puzzle is billed as a "travel" game, there is no need to confine it to road trips. Your kids will love playing it at home just as much as they will when they are stuck in the car for hours on end.
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My 11 year old, who hasn't spent much time with the on-line Minecraft video game but was familiar with its concept and world was immediately drawn to the Minecraft Magnetic Travel Puzzle because of the familiar graphics. He knows his friends play Minecraft and now he could play it at home, too.
About the Minecraft Magnetic Puzzle
Minecraft Magnetic Travel Puzzle consists of several elements. There is a very sturdy spiral bound book containing 40 puzzle challenges in beginner, intermediate and expert levels. The board game, or "crafting table" is attached to the book so the challenge and board can sit side by side, perfect for traveling. Nine magnetic Minecraft objects make up the puzzle pieces. The instruction book is written with ThinkFun's trademark thoroughness.
Minecraft enthusiasts will appreciate that the puzzle challenges follow a fun narrative.
The ender dragon is trying to prevent you from traveling through the worlds of Minecraft by placing 40 increasingly difficult challenges in your path.–ThinkFun
Each challenge puzzle asks the player to place the nine Minecraft objects on the game board in a specific order according to type and color of object. The challenge gives clues to help the player solve the puzzle and arrange the objects in the correct positions.
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Benefits of the Minecraft Travel Magnetic Puzzle Game
Like all of ThinkFun's single player games, the Minecraft Magnetic Travel Puzzle requires kids to engage their critical thinking and logic skills. One of my favorite aspects of this type of game is that kids gain confidence and self-esteem as they make their way through harder and harder challenge levels.
Need a little more help understanding the puzzle? Watch this helpful video.
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