Brainbox World: The 10 Minutes Brain Challenge
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- Suitable for ages 8+
- 1+ players
- Includes 71 cards, timer, 8-sided die and rules card
- Minimum 70% recycled material
- Designed in High Wycombe, UK
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|Age Range Description||8 years to 12 years||7 years to 11 years||7 years to 11 years||8 years to 12 years||8 years to 12 years||8 years +|
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|EU Toys Safety Directive Age Warning||Not suitable for children under 3 years. For use under adult supervision||Not suitable for children under 3 years. For use under adult supervision||Not suitable for children under 3 years. For use under adult supervision||Not suitable for children under 3 years. For use under adult supervision||Not suitable for children under 3 years. For use under adult supervision||Not suitable for children under 3 years. For use under adult supervision|
|Item Dimensions||37.01 x 24.99 x 14 cm||12 x 12 x 12 cm||12 x 12 x 12 cm||12 x 12 x 12 cm||37.01 x 24.99 x 14 cm||12.19 x 12.19 x 12.06 cm|
|Number of Players||4||4||4||4||4||4|
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BrainBox is a fast and fun memory game that does not require any pens, pencils, paper, playing board or even a table! Each round takes 10 seconds so all players are involved. A game lasts as long as you want it to, 10 minutes is the norm, but playing for 5 minutes is great fun also. BrainBox is educational and is perfect for families and groups of friends to play, wherever they are, on a level-playing field. Packed in a sturdy cool magnetic cube box. BrainBox is ready to play without any set-up time needed. The rules are pretty straight forward. You can play solo or with as many people as you want. A player simply picks a card and studies it for 10 seconds before being asked a question from the back, chosen by the roll of a die. A correct answer means the card is kept, if not it is returned to the box. The player with most cards after 5 or 10 minutes wins! The winner may not be who you expect as this fabulous game is about observation and memory, not learned facts! BrainBox World contains cards for 68 countries with beautiful iconic images of the country as well as capitals, flags, foods, buildings, internet, sports and animals.
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If you’ve not played them before, the premise is simple. The box contains a series of double-sided game cards, an egg-timer and an 8-sided die. A player picks a card, and gets the time afforded by a spin of the egg-timer to try and absorb all the information on the picture side of the card. This contains not only images, but also facts and figures. Take a look at my photos for an example of one of the cards.
When the time is up, the player rolls the die and another player then asks the observer the corresponding numbered question on the reverse of the card. This might be a question about the facts and figures, or the image itself, and is often very simple but devilishly difficult to answer as you may have spent all your time remembering everything but the one detail you needed! All the BrainBox games have a different theme, and this one is The World, with each card focussing on a different country.
It's beautiful in its simplicity and masses of fun to play. There’s also a lot of flexibility as you can allow a bit more or less time as you see fit, so can adapt the game and give more time to kids than adults if you like (or maybe the other way around!!). As there are loads of cards with eight questions on each, the game never gets old or repetitive. It’s also highly educational for children, demanding that you commit facts about different countries to memory – a lot of this will stick.
Entertaining and educational – you can’t go wrong!
Basically you get a sand timer, an 8-sided dice and a bunch of thick colourful cards. The front of the cards have the map of a country, with some information about it (mostly pictorial), the flag and capital. It also shows which countries are adjacent to that country. The back of the card has 8 questions about the front of the cards. All the answers would be on the front of the card.
A player (we'll call them player 1) has about 20seconds I think (on the sand timer) to examine the front of the card. At the end of that time, they pass the card to the next player and roll the dice. The next player (player 2) then asks player 1 the question at the back of the card, corresponding to the number rolled on the dice. If player 1 answers correctly, they get to keep the card. The player with the most cards at the end, wins.
When we played with the adults, we asked all 8 questions, which makes it really hard to get to keep a correct card, but it was great fun!
The game can take as long as you want. We always allow her a double sandtimer timer period for each card study question. And the grown-ups get a single one. Amazing how much she picks up though this game.
It is very simple to play, with no complicated rules, and no small pieces to get lost or swallowed. We were able to play the game within five minutes of opening the box.
It does not depend on the players' existing knowledge, so younger children can join in without being at any significant disadvantage.
In spite of the above, it is educational; players will absorb information just by playing the game.
It is colourful and attractive.
It is very sturdy. The cards are thick, as is the box. It stores nicely, and takes up very little space.
Here are all the bad things about it:
I can't think of any.
I and my grandchildren were very happy with this game, and I will no doubt buy more in the series for my other grandchildren.
He can play alone if needs be but more fun with 2 players or more. You can decide the length of the game, we tend to play first to 5 although this often increases if I'm winning! Brilliant for increasing ones knowledge and memory skills in a very fun way (and regardless of age!) Have purchased more as gifts as consider them reasonably priced.
Highly recommended and that's including an 8 year old opinion too.