Tic-Tac-Ku and ColorKu Combo
Due to this season's shortages, Colorku is temporarily unavailable from the manufacturer. While we still have limited stock available here at Timberdoodle, we wanted to also make available to you the Tic-Tac-Ku/Colorku Bundle. The Tic-Tac-Ku/Colorku Bundle includes the full Tic-Tac-Ku game, plus 81 wooden marbles and 104 Colorku challenge cards. The cards cover all challenge levels of Colorku, ranging from easy to extreme. Now you can use the same lovely wooden board with both the individual Colorku challenges and the competitive Tic-Tac-Ku matches – two diverse ways to stretch your logical thinking! The Tic-Tac-Ku/Colorku Bundle is available in limited quantities.
Tic-Tac-Ku is a MENSA Select Award Winner. It is like Tic-Tac-Toe, except the game is played on a wooden board and in 9 different playing zones at the same time.
Each playing zone has 9 positions. Each player controls where and how the other player can and must play by where that player places his or her marble.
If player 1 places a marble in the middle zone and in the upper right corner, then Player 2 must play in any open space they choose within the upper right playing zone of the whole board. Each player can effectively move their opponent to any of the 9 zones on the board, but that opponent can determine where, within that zone, they want to play, keeping in mind that their choice will determine within which zone their opponent will play! If a player gets three in a row within any playing zone, they place a ring over the tic-tac-ku and win that zone. The zone is still open for play if any position remains open, but only the first tic-tac-ku wins. The game ends when all zones are full. The winning player is the player with the highest number of playing zones won!
Tic-Tac-Ku is for 2 or 4 players. It is a great game of logic and strategic planning.
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 add-on pack comes with eighty-one wooden marbles in nine intense colors. Over 100 puzzle cards are included, with difficulty ratings from easy to challenging. Thankfully, the answer to each puzzle is also provided.
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. At home, we also 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.
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.
From the Manufacturer:
If you're a fan of Sudoku, you and your family will love this colorful alternative. Instead of using numbers to solve the puzzles, ColorKu uses brightly colored wooden balls.
Colorku is a logic-based number-placement puzzle. The object of the game is to fill a 9x9 grid with colored balls so that each row and column has a ball of each color with no repeats, and each 3x3 grid has a a ball of each color with no repeats. The puzzles start with a partially completed grid, and the players must fill in the rest.
Color conversion card - converts any Sudoku puzzle into a ColorKu puzzle!
Clear high impact plastic bubbled storage tray
Recommended Age: 3+ for Tic-Tac-Ku, 8+ for ColorKu
Number of Players: 2 or 4 for Tic-Tac-Ku, 1+ for ColorKu
Manufactured By: Mad Cave Bird Games, LLC
CHOKING HAZARD - Small parts. Not for children under 3 years.
CHOKING HAZARD - Toy contains small balls. Not for children under 3 years.