The Genius Square
Don’t let the name of this game frighten you. You do not have to be a genius to play, but you will feel like a genius when you win! The aim of The Genius Square, a 2019 Game of the Year Nominee, is to place the nine colored shapes around seven blockers. Roll the dice, add the blockers, and race to place your shapes. A specially-designed computer program was used to confirm that all of The Genius Square’s 62,208 possible puzzle combinations are solvable. So no matter the combination of co-ordinates where the blockers land on the grid, there will always be a solution. The Genius Square can be played as a single-player solitaire challenge, or increase the excitement by challenging family and friends to a race.
Because virtually no two games will look the same, there is an exciting element of surprise with each new game. Some combinations will be easy to solve, others much harder. The first player to complete their grid wins that round. The Genius Square is a STEM board game that promotes problem-solving, spatial awareness, logic, strategic planning, visual discrimination, motor manipulation skills, and concentration. The Genius Square has been recommended as a useful learning tool for individuals with dyslexia or dyspraxia. It can also be played using non-verbal communication skills. The Genius Square comes with two molded plastic boards with raised grid patterns on which blockers and the block shapes are placed, two sets of nine painted wood shapes, two sets of seven blockers, seven dice, and complete instructions are also included.
Manufacturer: The Happy Puzzle Company
Recommended Age Range: 6+
CHOKING HAZARD - Small parts. Not for children under 3 years.
Awards and Endorsements:
Happy Puzzle Company Game Of The Year 2018/19 award
review by Bible Momma
”I highly recommend this game for anyone wanting to keep their brain stimulated in a fun way. It’s wonderful for young children, but it’s also perfect for older people who are trying to keep their minds fresh.”Read the Review
We have just started digging into this game but my kids are obsessed with it. It is a polynomial, tetris like puzzle game that can be played solo but also as a competition based game. My kids really like that! They seem to always be solvable but it definitely can make you feel at times as though it isn't. If you like things like Beast Academy then this is a fun addition to your logic based learning.
We super love this game! We enjoy polyominoes, and this is no exception. There are pretty much endless puzzles to do, and it has an enjoyable level of challenge for myself and my 8yo.