Our price: $35.99
Sudoku, the numbers game where players fill each of the blank boxes in a puzzle based on specific rules, has received a makeover. Introducing ColorKu where the use of colors rather than traditional numbers makes ColorKu much more accessible to Sudoku novices, children intimidated by numbers, or just lovers of beauty. ColorKu will improve your child’s memory and logic and will require him to think strategically and solve problems creatively. The gorgeous playing board is solid wood, and comes with eighty-one wooden marbles in nine intense colors. The included dimpled-plastic tray pulls double duty as both a cover when ColorKu is not being used and as a ball holder while playing ColorKu.
Over 100 puzzle cards are included, with difficulty ratings from easy to challenging. Thankfully, the answer to each puzzle is also provided. And because you can readily convert any Sudoku puzzle into a ColorKu puzzle with the addition of the color conversion card, your child will never run out of challenges. ColorKu is such a visually-beautiful game you may find yourself leaving the game out for an impromptu game. We have found that it is perfect as an impromptu diversion for restless visitors whose parents are preoccupied. We fill the board; then, depending on the child's cognitive ability to handle challenges, remove an appropriate number of wooden marbles and let him figure out where the missing pieces belong.
You start by placing the colored marbles on the card onto your board then you have to fill in the rest. Use your logic to play by getting one of each color of marble in each of nine rows, columns and 3 x 3 squares without overlapping with the same color. Each puzzle has only one correct solution.
Please note: due to some very small pieces, this teaching tool could pose a hazard to children under three years of age, or any child prone to putting things in his mouth.
Solid wood playing board
81 Wood marbles in 9 vivid colors
104 Puzzle cards
Color conversion card - converts any Sudoku puzzle into a ColorKu puzzle!
Clear high impact plastic bubbled storage tray
Recommended Age: 8+
Number of Players: 1+
Manufactured By: Mad Cave Bird Games, LLC
Made in: China
CHOKING HAZARD - Small parts. Not for children under 3 years.
CHOKING HAZARD - Toy contains a small ball. Not for children under 3 years.
review by So Every Day
”This is a great thinking, processing, analyzing, maneuvering game. And it’s good for every age. You can choose a harder set up or a simpler set up.”Read the Review
First off, this set us gorgeous! I am a Montessorian at heart and it is every bit as beautiful as any Montessori work you might find on a class shelf. The challenge is ample and I definitely think 9 yo is a good age to start with probably 10 and 11 yo being ideal. It definitely requires perseverance and concentration which is wonderful attributes to add into a homeschool day. This was a purchase I am so glad I made!
My fourteen year-old son and I have a ‘friendly competition’ going with this fun and challenging game!
There are over 100 game cards to challenge you with. Each one gets progressively harder.
It is a beautiful gameboard and the colorful marbles are very cool.
We are loving this!
Great math game for all ages (9 seems to be a good age to start). The kids love this as a “break” from math worksheets and we have even caught their daddy playing after dinner! We love that it comes with so many different level cards so everyone has a challenging experience.
Some of my children like this better than others. My daughter just plays with the colored marbles at 9. But my son who enjoys things more mathematical has had a great time trying to solve these puzzles. I think at seven he needs a year or two more but we will work at it together with both of them. My preschoolers just put the marbles in the tray lol and it is not meant for their age anyway.
My second grader isn't quite ready for this, but I found that I greatly enjoy using the game instead! He is excited that he will get to do it next year, and occasionally tries to help me out. It is much easier for him to see the colors than the numbers like in traditional Sudoku.