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Learning Resources Mental Blox 360 3-D Building Set
Get ready for some puzzle-solving fun! This brain-boosting, make-you-think, point-of-view game challenges players to build 3-D puzzles from different visual perspectives. Forty double-sided cards feature the puzzle on the front and the solution on the back. Three levels of play sharpen spatial visualization, critical thinking, and problem solving skills. Includes 15 Colorful blocks and Activity Guide. Largest piece measures 41/2″L x 3″ H. For 1 or more players. .
- This brain-boosting, make-you-think, point-of-view game challenges players to build both 3-D puzzles and problem solving skills
- Use logical thinking and visual perspective to build and solve. The picture cards show a 2-D viewpoint-build it in 3-D
- It takes concentration along with attention to detail and precision to build. Check accuracy on the back of each card
- Features 3 levels of play and language-free cards
- For 1 or more players, ages 5+
It comes with lots of cards and the puzzles definitely stimulate those little brains.
What Is Included:
15 colorful plastic blocks: These blocks are best played with on a hard flat surface is ideal with these so they stack well. These are sized well for little hands to grasp.
40 double-sided cards: These feature the puzzle on the front and the solution on the back. The picture cards show a 2-D viewpoint to be built-in 3-D. The cards are language-free so players who do not read yet can still play. 3 levels of play: green cards are easy, yellow are medium, and red is difficult. Top right of the card has a cube that is representative of which point of view or angle is being shown (top, front, behind, sides). Left of the line on the card is all pieces needed t make the build. Right of the line is how the structure looks when completed from the point of view indicated in the above cube. Check accuracy on the back of each card.
Activity Guide: This is the instruction booklet. It describes how to play the game and includes 3 levels of play.
Mental Blox 360° is a great boredom buster. It helps expand kids’ ways of thinking. I am quite amazed at how much attention they pour into this game. It keeps them very occupied for quite a while.
You get these cards with an innocuous picture on them and then with the allotted blocks you have to figure out as quickly as you can how to make the design. Really, it is mental. We have seen a few 3D Building Game’s but this one has a fun alternate perspective take on it that really makes it fun for the whole family. You can even compete in teams to see who can create their cards image the quickest. Family game night just got mental!
This is a quality product with blocks made to last a long time with many uses.
Mental Blox 360° is fun and educational! I recommend it to people who love brain games, puzzles, and other games! This is also a great addition to any homeschool environment. It is a great family centered game and wonderful to teach and improve STEM and mental skills.
Gain perspective on your world with Mental Blox 360°, the perception-bending, dimension-building game of seeing things from every point of view! The colorful pieces in this award-winning set — from the angled arrow to the zigzagging Z — invite young learners to stack them or to simply marvel at their intriguing designs. Tackle the challenges of spatial visualization and learn how to bring mental pictures to real, 3-D life!
The game includes 15 colorful blocks, 40 double-sided puzzle cards, and an Activity Guide. Largest piece measures 3 inch H x 4½ inch L.
Mental Blox 360° is designed to help kids build their understanding of different visual perspectives. As they play, have kids look at two objects from all different angles (top, front, behind, on the sides). Pieces can be hidden depending on their point of view, since our perspective of objects depends on our position relative to them. Since this is true for real-world objects, understanding point of view helps kids make sense of what they see, which determines how they construct their view of the world.
As STEM learning becomes more and more important, an early introduction to related concepts can help prepare kids for a lifetime of success. Tomorrow’s scientists, surgeons, engineers, and architects are the children of today. That’s why Mental Blox 360° was created. It encourages kids to see things from different visual perspectives. This incorporates abstract and analytical thinking and is a strong skill for all the STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) fields. The sooner we introduce this concept to children, the better equipped they are for school and careers.
For ages 5+.
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