Roller Coaster Challenge Review (ThinkFun)

Roller Coaster Challenge
What It Is

Riding roller coasters is fun, but how about building your own roller coaster? That's what you get to do in the puzzle game Roller Coaster Challenge. Pick a challenge card, set up the pieces as shown on the card, and then fill in the gaps to make a complete roller coaster that the coaster car will roll down.

The game comes with 40 challenges ranging from easy to super hard. What each card will tell you is where to stack black posts and how tall they should be, where the start and finish track pieces go, and where some of the curved and straight track pieces go. Then you're shown which pieces need to be added to the grid, but it's up to you to figure out where they go. Solutions are on the back of each card.

If you want to take a break from the challenges or you've mastered all 40 of them, then you can just play freestyle and design your own roller coasters however you want. There are actually more than 100,000 unique building possibilities.

Is It Fun?

This game will definitely take you for a ride. It will be a brain-busting ride as you use logic and some trial and error to figure out where to add in the required track pieces. For anyone who enjoys solving these types of hands-on puzzle games, this one will be a welcome challenge.

Who It’s For

Roller Coaster Challenge is a single-player puzzle game for ages 6 and up. Kids, and even adults, who enjoy playing these types of the games will have fun trying to figure out all of the puzzles in this thrill ride-themed version.

What To Be Aware Of

Roller Coaster Challenge comes with a game grid, a coaster car, a loop-the-loop, 36 stackable post pieces, eight curved clockwise tracks, eight curved counterclockwise tracks, a start track, an end track, a purple tunnel, a red tunnel, 10 green tracks, six blue tracks, two orange tracks, two magenta tracks, and 40 challenge cards with solutions.

  • Fun

  • Repeat Play

  • Assembly & Instructions

    None or Very Easy