Saturday, May 1, 2010

Puzzle for a Rainy Day

Product testing is an important part of my responsibilities as a purveyor of games, toys and novelties. It's a tough job but someone has to do it.

Who am I kidding??? The kids love it when I bring home new products to "test".

Last night I brought home IZZI from Thinkfun, "The Game With Almost a Zillion Solutions".
The only rule for this puzzle with 64 squares is that: Black touches Black and White touches White. As this puzzle game is mastered, more challenging versions such as forming a diagonal across the square, can be attempted.

We all found IZZI oddly addictive and a perfect way to spend a lazy, rainy afternoon or evening. This is a great alternative to mindless television-watching or playing video games.

Are you a "Puzzle Master"? If so, do you have a favorite?

1 comment:

  1. What a great game for the camper. Rainy days and camping inevitably cross paths and this would be a perfect solution for "camper fever".