Mental Blox Game

Looking for a fun game to practice critical thinking and problem-solving?  Look no further than the Mental Blox Game from Learning Resources.  Mental Blox is a “brain-boosting, block-building, make-you-think game.”

mental blox gameThis brain-boosting game for ages five and up includes 20 blocks in 4 different shapes with 3 different attributes.  There are also 20 double-sided cards that encourage critical thinking.  There are two ways to play:

  1. Look & Build:
    • Divide players into 2 even teams.  Each team receives an identical set of 10 blocks
    • Place a card away from the players so they can’t see it while sitting with their teams
    • Designate one player to be the counter
    • The first player on each team gets up and looks at the card while the counter counts to 10
    • The first players come back to their teams to begin building the structure with blocks
    • Play continues as every player gets an opportunity to look at the card for 10 seconds
    • The first team whose players agree they built the structure calls out “Mental Blox!”
    • Compare the team’s structure with the card; if it’s correct they get the point
  2. Listen & Build:
    • In this version, there’s one caller and two builders
    • Each player should have an identical set of 10 blocks
    • The caller should take a card and describe the structure to the builders
    • Which builder comes closest to recreating the picture with blocks?
    • The player whose structure resembles the card the most wins that round

Features of Mental Blox:

  • Helps children practice following verbal instructions and asking questions
  • Also encourages the following skills:
    • Problem-solving
    • Hand-eye coordination
    • Communication
    • Language development
  • Includes:
    • 20 chunky plastic blocks
    • 20 double-sided activity cards
    • Activity guide
  • For ages 5+
  • Ideal for visual and tactile learners

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