- Vikings Brainstorm from Smart Toys & Games
- We recommend this product for ages 6 and up
What It Is
Vikings Brainstorm is a puzzle game where players must help trapped Viking ships navigate out of the storm. The game can be played by one or more players. It comes with a game board, four ships, nine rotating puzzle pieces, four arrows, and a booklet with 60 challenges. The challenges are divided into four difficulty levels: starter, junior, expert, and master. Choose a challenge and place the ships and puzzle pieces on the board as indicated. Clip the colored arrows on the right place on the edge of the game board as indicated. The arrows tell you where each colored ship's end point is. Move the ships toward their end positions by rotating them through the sea puzzle pieces. The puzzle pieces should be rotated by the boats 90 degrees, 180 degrees, or 270 degrees until you hear a click. You are not allowed to rotate any pieces without using a ship. When all ships are next to their corresponding arrows, you've solved the puzzle. The challenge booklet includes solutions in case you get stuck.
Is It Fun?
You'll need some brainpower to solve this "brainstorm". Kids and adults who like these types of strategic logic games will find Vikings Brainstorm very addicting. The challenges that only use one ship are fairly easy to solve, though still challenging, but it gets harder the more boats you add to the game board. This is definitely a game that tests players' visual and spatial perception and requires them to think strategically.
Who It’s For
Vikings Brainstorm is for ages 6 and up.
What To Be Aware Of
The game comes with an elastic strap and plastic cover so that you can easily store all the pieces when not playing the game. However, the plastic cover could be mistaken as part of the packaging, so make sure you don't throw it away.