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Product Review :: Circuit Maze Board Game

Product Review :: Circuit Maze Board Game


STEM Learning with electric currents, what budding scientist wouldn’t love this?

CircuMaze-1008-LoResSpillThere could not have been a game more perfect than Circuit Maze Board Game ever invented for my son! He loves science but has challenges due to his Autism. This game will actually keep him occupied, entertained, and learning for a long time. STEM activities have always been great with him so this really is his niche. The object of the game is to arrange the token pieces to create a real circuit that lights up the different colored Beacons.


PROS:

* STEM activity
* Teaches about electric currents
* Builds logic skills, sequential thinking, and problem-solving
* Challenges range Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, and Expert
* Easy to add your own spin to it by adding a timer or varying the rules as in making it a multiplayer game or play in teams
* All of the pieces seem to be very sturdy
* The cards have the answers on them in case you get stumped 🙂
* Includes: 21 Game Tokens (1 Two-Part Power Source, 3 LED Beacons, 2 Straights, 2 Bridges, 2 Double Corners, 2 T-Shapes, 5 Corners, 1 Switch and 3 Blockers)

DSC00668CONS:
* None at this time. I would think it was great though if they could come up with some additional sets of challenge cards and/or circuit pieces to expand the game even more. You really have the possibility of having this become a real challenge to collect and beat all different kinds of sets that perhaps accomplish different things when it comes to electrical engineering and science.

DSC00669My son is loving this game, and we are both learning a lot. I love that it gives him the opportunity that to do something he likes and I have the chance to reinforce needed social skills. Right now we are really doing it together but I can see him taking off on his own anytime soon. He is very bright but I want him to become aware of the rules of games in general and not just jump in there and do things the way that he thinks they should be done, which is his tendency.

 

 

DSC00670 In the spirit of full disclosure, I received this Circuit Maze Board Game directly from ThinkFun for free in exchange for my honest and unbiased review. All ratings are earned and never promised. All opinions and thoughts expressed are my own and I am in no way associated with the manufacturer or seller. I received no compensation other than the product sample. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.


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