Both of my children are huge fans of Brainbox games as they are very challenging and of course fun too. We have previously reviewed ABC, My First Picture etc. This BrainBox Inventions is all about showing when, where and by whom these everyday items were invented. It is suitable for ages 8 years and above for one or more players. Inside this magnetic cube-shaped box, there are 70 beautifully illustrated cards, one rules card, one sand timer, one die.
The object of the game is to study a card for 10 seconds and then answer a question based on the roll of the die. If the question is answered correctly, the card is kept and the person with the most number of cards after 5 or 10 minutes is the winner.
I love the flexibility of this game. As Mr K is still learning basic science, we didn’t exactly follow the rules to play. I allowed him to take his time to remember the picture before asking him the questions. I didn’t use the timer as I much prefer my son to ask me questions so that I can guide him through the cards. Of course, if he is playing with others, then we could apply the rules!
The structure of the questions are very simple and easy to understand. The pictures are clear and well illustrated. The die displays numbers instead of dots but has 8 sides!
The playing cards are made from a minimum of 70% recycled material. They seem to be acceptably durable and it should last for a long time. The magnetic cube-shaped box is sturdy and great for storage.
This game is excellent value for money especially given the broad way it encourages family play, independent play, mental challenge and memory training. It is a perfect educational game.
We all enjoy playing it and I also learn with him at the same time. We all love this game. It is educational, fun and engaging. It’s also a convenient size to take with you on a long road trip.
Disclosure: We received the sample for the purposes of writing this review, however, all thoughts and opinions remain our own.