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ThinkFun Rush Hour Traffic Jam Logic Game and STEM Toy for Boys and Girls Age 8 and Up – Tons of fun and Bestseller for Over 20 Years
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- HIGH QUALITY - Rush Hour is the classic traffic jam logic game and one of the all-time most popular STEM toys for boys and girls. Contains 40 challenges from beginner to expert, a game grid, cars, and a game-go storage bag.
- ENORMOUSLY POPULAR - Over 10 million units sold worldwide.
- DEVELOPS CRITICAL SKILLS - Playing through the challenges builds reasoning and planning skills and provides a great stealth learning experience for young players.
- COMES WITH MULTI-LEVEL CHALLENGES - Rush Hour comes with 40 beginner to expert challenges that become increasingly difficult as you play through them.
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|Age Range Description||8 years +||7+ years||6 years +||5 Years +||8 years to 18 years||—|
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|EU Toys Safety Directive Age Warning||Not suitable for children under 36 months||Not suitable for children under 36 months||No warning applicable||Not suitable for children under 36 months||Not suitable for children under 36 months||Not suitable for children under 36 months|
|Item Dimensions||20.32 x 22.86 x 6.35 cm||37.46 x 27.94 x 5.72 cm||43.18 x 29.84 x 5.72 cm||22.56 x 6.35 x 20.32 cm||30.48 x 6.35 x 20.32 cm||20.32 x 22.86 x 6.35 cm|
|Number of Players||1||2 to 4||2 to 4||one or more||2||1|
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Rush Hour is one of ThinkFun's most popular stem toys for boys and girls, and has been an international bestseller for over 20 years, with over 10 million units sold worldwide. It's a fun traffic jam logic game that comes with 40 challenges of increasing difficulty, from beginner to expert, and is one of the best gifts you can buy for kids who like smart games and a challenge. Rush Hour is made with high quality components, and comes with a very clear and easy to understand instruction manual - you'll be able to play within minutes of opening the box. Like all of ThinkFun's games, Rush Hour is built to develop critical thinking skills. Playing through the increasingly difficult challenges will improve logical reasoning and critical thinking skills, all through fun gameplay.
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That’s your goal. Rush Hour is the premier sliding block game that challenges beginners and experts alike.
Get your Red Car through the exit. Slide the Blocking Cars and Trucks out of your way until the path is clear.
- 40 Challenges & Solutions (Beginner to Expert)
- 1 Red Car
- 4 Blocking Trucks
- 11 Blocking Cars
- 1 Traffic Grid
- Game-Go Bag
Steps to Play
Slide the Orange Car up 1 space.
Slide the Green Truck left 2 spaces.
Slide the Blue Truck down 2 spaces.
Slide the Red Car 4 spaces right & out the exit –You Win.
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I love this game because you can buy extension packs which have more cards (problems to solve) and extra cars to complicate the situation. This is a game you can play again and again as you're unlikely to remember the solutions to all of the puzzles after you've solved them.
There are three different levels of cards to pick from. (Answers are in coordinates on the back of each card)
You simply place each counter (car or lorry) as suggested onto the board in a set position. You can not lift the counters to move them. You either slide them backwards or forward to eventually reveal the clear exit path for the red car.
Highly addictive and lots of fun 😊
The game consists of a plastic box with a 6x6 grid on it, 42 game cards and, as the name of the game would suggest a number of vehicles (4 trucks and 12 cars) that fit onto the grid and are the pieces you play with. Everything is compact - the grid is about 13.5cm by 16cm, and fits into a small drawstring bag, making the game very transportable and quick to set up. Game play is simple but engaging - in theory it's for one person to play at a time but we quite often find that one person will play and several more will get involved leading to co-operative puzzle solving and much discussion and scratching of heads.
The basic idea is to use one of the cards to set up a traffic jam of trucks and cars, these being variously 2 or 3 squares long of the grid, and then to free the red car and let it "drive" out of the gap in the grid, a bit like the illustration on the packaging as seen above. The cards show in pictorial form how to lay out the cars and lorries horizontally and vertically. To make it easy the pieces are all totally different colours and made of a hollow, light, but robust plastic. Once you have the game is set up you move the vehicles forward and backwards, but in no other direction, as much as you want until you find the sequence to free the red car. It's a bit like tetris in reverse and instantly addictive.
I like the fact that there is a little drawer in the grid to store the game cards and the game itself is expandable as you can buy more cards and special vehicles. We have just stuck the basic game so far, the cards come in three different challenge levels and have kept members of this house amused for hours. A card can take seconds or up to an hour to solve, it depends on the complexity of the card and the skill of the player. The solution is printed on the back if the jam becomes too much, when playing you really do have to think about how to work out the puzzle it's great fun but also can get quite frustrating as you wonder how a few pieces of plastic can have you so stumped!
The set is pretty well made and well worth the purchase price in my opinion, it's definitely a great item to fill an ideal five minutes or the tricky time for children in a restaurant when colouring no longer appeals. I like the fact that it is so tactile - the game is available on i-Pad also but somehow in 2-D, though it is to all intents and purposes identical, is much less involving than having to physically push real pieces around a board.
I'm not a huge board game fan in general but this game is great, and it's a real must-have for holidays. There is a junior version availableRush Hour Junior but this one is suitable for anyone aged 4 or above who will be able to access it in different ways, with the very youngest setting out and pushing around the cars and older players enjoying the very real challenge that such a fun looking game can provide. Highly recommended.
Bought initially for my children and then friends of theirs who visited and liked playing with it. It's quite unique as it seems to appeal to all ages from children to adults and is a welcome alternative to sitting on a laptop or playing computer games. Could also be useful distraction on long flights or car journeys.
Bought again recently for a friends daughter (age 9) but it made me dig out our old original "Rush Hour" and guess what?- Everyone wanted to have a go at it again!
Timeless classic and a good gift choice for anyone.
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