This is one of the more interesting but less challenging games in the ThinkFun range. It is called the ThinkFun River Crossing Game and the idea is to get the poor little guy who is stranded on one side of the river, over to the other side using the planks which are provided.
There are 40 cards, with 4 different levels of difficulty so you 10 of each difficulty, and they get placed down as the background for the puzzle which is nice, so it looks different each time you play it. Then you put the tree stumps in the right places along with the appropriate planks and away you go. As you move the man around then you need to adjust the planks between the tree stumps to make sure he can get across without getting wet!
The pieces are well made, like all the puzzles in this range, and the planks have magnets in them to help them stay in place. Although the pieces are smaller with this than most of the other puzzles they make, so they could get lost which would ruin your fun. They do give you a bag to keep everything in though, but you still need to be careful.
The reviews for this ThinkFun River Crossing Game are good, although adults seem to find it a lot easier than others in the ThinkFun range, which means it can’t be as taxing as the others. All in all it is a good buy if you have most of the other puzzles from this company already, otherwise I’d start with some of the other ones we have reviewed first.
Here is what some of the other people who have bought this are saying:
"We really enjoyed this game. My dad, me and my 4-year-old played together, figuring out solutions. I admit it’s a bit hard for my 4-year-old but she will be ready for this eventually ( and in the meantime we can play together). I would buy another one for my 6-year-old niece."
"Given to me as a ‘joke’, but became a hit with all ages during a recent visit to friends in Brazil. In fact, our friend is a child psychologist in Sao Paulo and she indicated that it would be a great tool with her clients. She later reports that it is a big hit in the clinic."
"The game pieces are very good quality. I found the cards to be challenging. The game was well worth the money."
This concludes our ThinkFun River Crossing Game review, hopefully you have found it useful, but if you are still struggling to decide what to choose then head on over to Amazon.com and browse through their full range of toys and puzzles.