Apps: Brain Games by Think Fun

If you liked the brain games by Think Fun and Smart Games, you’ll be delighted to know that Think Fun now has Apps for the iPhone/iPad/iPod:

Solitaire Chess

HOW TO PLAY:

Each challenge begins with a selection of chess pieces on a 4×4 game board. Your goal is to capture the pieces one by one until there’s only one left.

Every move must be a capture, so plan your moves wisely or you risk leaving pieces stranded!

Don’t worry if you’re not familiar with Chess. Hold any piece in the air to see its name and all possible moves. Within a few challenges you’ll be familiar with every piece – making this a great way to get familiar with the pieces and the movement rules of Chess.

Solitaire Chess includes UNDO and RESET buttons, so don’t be nervous about experimenting in the game.

There’s also a HINT button, for when you get in a real bind.

GAME FEATURES:

  • 400 Challenges, 100 at each difficulty level
  • Four difficulty levels: EASY, MEDIUM, HARD, EXPERT
  • Challenge Scorecard to keep track of your wins
  • Save multiple games in progress
  • Hint/Reset/Undo buttons to help you figure out each puzzle
  • Solve button to see how it’s done
  • Quick and easy Tutorial

Rush Hour

This is the original sliding block Traffic Jam puzzle created by ThinkFun.

HOW TO PLAY:

Your goal is to get the Red Car out the Exit Gate. To accomplish, just move the blocking Cars and Trucks out of the way.

For each challenge, your moves are tracked against the minimum distance possible, and your score depends on how close you came to a perfect distance score. Each challenge becomes a quest in itself!

For your moments of frustration, there is a HINT button. If you really can’t figure it out, there is also a SOLVE button. ThinkFun recommends that you fight your way through and never use these, although they are nice to have available.

GAME FEATURES:

  • 2500 Games, 625 at each difficulty level
  • Four difficulty levels – EASY, MEDIUM, HARD, EXPERT
  • Measures your score against your Personal Best and Perfect Score
  • Save multiple games in progress
  • Hint/Reset/Undo buttons to help you figure out each puzzle
  • Solve button to see how it’s done
  • Quick and easy Tutorial
  • Keeps history of “Solved” and “Perfectly Solved” challenges

Chocolate Fix

Chocolate Fix is a game similar to Sudoku – you must examine all the clues before making a move. To complete a challenge, you must use the clues provided to fill the tray by placing the nine chocolate pieces in their correct positions.

Chocolate Fix is a fun and satisfying way for players of all ages to sharpen logical deduction skills.

HOW TO PLAY:

Each Chocolate Fix challenge consists of visual clues that describe how the 9 chocolates much be placed into the chocolate tray. Clues offer information about the chocolates’ shapes, colors, and orientation in the grid. Only by combining all the information in the given clues will you unlock the solution and move on to the next challenge!

GAME FEATURES:

  • 400 Games, 100 at each difficulty level
  • Four difficulty levels – EASY, MEDIUM, HARD, EXPERT
  • Save multiple games in progress
  • Hint/Reset buttons to help you figure out each puzzle
  • Quick and easy Tutorial
  • Keeps history of “Solved” and “Perfectly Solved” challenges
  • Settings allow players to choose different colored “flavors” to play with!

Each App is $2.99 and is available from iTunes.

Published by Shen-Li

SHEN-LI LEE is the author of “Brainchild: Secrets to Unlocking Your Child’s Potential”. She is also the founder of Figur8.net (a website on parenting, education, child development) and RightBrainChild.com (a website on Right Brain Education, cognitive development, and maximising potentials). In her spare time, she blogs on Forty, Fit & Fed, and Back to Basics.

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