Tuesday, June 30, 2015

ThinkFun Code Master challenges your mind whether your are 8 or 88! #ThinkFun

Too much screen time is just not a good thing these days. Consider some of the fun strategy games like this new one from ThinkFun that are perfect for one player. We love board games in general. Don't get me wrong....I let my child have some screen time but we have always been big on strategic board games and intellectual games. My hubby and I always enjoyed them as kids and we started playing simple board games with our tween when she was a tiny tot. It is a different mental experience when you are sitting with a board game either thinking to yourself. This is the kind of skill that you can't learn on a device no matter what the game you choose and I challenge you to tell me any different. I truly credit her early reading to all the board games and learning games we have played since she was a baby.

Gramma was the one who discovered the ThinkFun brand a number of years ago.  She picked up a few of the ThinkFun travel sized games and the little one was hooked. We discovered one of her best friends was also a ThinkFun fan.  Her best friend has two parents that are educators so take that into consideration. They know quality learning games when they see them. Birthdays and other special occasions suddenly became a good reason to buy a new ThinkFun game. Frankly, it made it easy for me because it was pretty much impossible to bomb with a birthday gift when I chose a ThinkFun game. Many of the ThinkFun games including this new one called Code Master are excellent games to play in the car, while waiting for appointments or even to tote with you on the airplane. A better option than endless screen time.  We have quite a collection and haven't been disappointed yet so I was excited to take a peek at this fun game called Code Master that is available now at Target.   

Code Master brings you to an exotic world where you use an Avatar to aid you to achieve your goals and win. Your goal is this new world is to find the elusive power Crystals to help you land at the Portal. It starts out fairly easy so anyone can master it but it gets harder as you go up the levels. There are 60 levels so it will keep you challenged for a good, long time. You have to use programming logic to aid your Avatar to collect those coveted Crystals.  It may look simple but it really isn't. There are many challenges along the way. My tween has been enjoying the challenge of the different levels. As with many Think Fun games, this one has progressively harder levels as you go up. It starts out easy so you can get the hang of it quickly. My tween is so funny with her Thinkfun games because she starts out really triumphant, "Oh, this one is really easy." After a few levels I see her deep in thought trying to strategize to beat the next level.  This is a great game for girls and boys as well as adults since it really stretches your mind! You can have the Ultimate Coding Adventure with Code Master. Just think, your Avatar will travel to an exotic world in search of elusive power Crystals. For all 60 levels, you’ll have to use your best programming logic to help your Avatar collect the Crystals and land at the Portal. Think carefully,though, because in each level only one specific sequence of actions will lead to success. 

Think Fun Code Master Game

Age: 8 to adult

Players: Single Player 

Game Features: 

  • Avatar
  • Portal
  • 6 Crystals
  • 10 Maps with 60 Levels
  • 12 Guide Scrolls
  • 12 Action Tokens
  • 8 Conditional Tokens
  • Instructions with Solutions

I love that you need to use programming logic to get to the Crystals. You have to think, think, think about each move and carefully choose in order to succeed. The best part is that each time you master a level there is another one waiting that is just a tiny bit harder. My tween loves it and it gives hubby and me a challenge as well. Code Master is a great game that is appropriate for ages 8 to adult. It is available at Target and priced about $22.99. This is a super birthday, Christmas or anytime gift.

You can pick up Code Master exclusively at Target for easy shopping anytime. 

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