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  • Item #: 005108
    Retail: $19.99
    Rainbow Price: $16.95

    Traffic jams have been called a great many things - inconveniences, frustrations, and major aggravations, just to name a few. How about fun? Yes, fun! In this thinking skills puzzle, your goal is to move all the other vehicles from the congested formation to get yours home free. 40 different puzzle cards are included, along with a multitude of little brightly-colored cars and trucks in a sturdy gray street-like base. This game was the winner of awards from several groups in 1997, including Parents Magazine, Parent's Choice, and Mensa. Four skill levels - beginner, intermediate, advanced, and expert - make it more enjoyable for everyone, regardless of age. Now everyone can know the joy of bumper-to-bumper traffic, while trying your sequential thinking skills - not your patience!

  • Item #: 005257
    Retail: $19.99
    Rainbow Price: $16.95

    Rush Hour puzzles are wonderful for all ages, but once younger kids get through the beginning cards and a few harder, it can get too difficult for them. The solution to this puzzle? Rush Hour Jr! It has all the fun of the original, with minor changes. For example, their playing piece is an ice-cream truck they guide through the maze of fire trucks, police cars, and other vehicles. The game comes with 40 new junior challenge cards, and a bag to store the game in. A great travel toy. - Melissa

  • Item #: 022360
    Retail: $19.99
    Rainbow Price: $15.95

    While this game is super easy to pick up and play, the challenges might leave you in knots! The 40 challenges really test your spatial reasoning and manual dexterity. In head-to-head 2 player mode a double sided card is inserted into the slot on the top of the scorekeeper. Players must then race to be the first to complete the pictured knot. The winning player gets to pull the "Tug-o'-War" rope through the scorekeeper one notch in their direction to signify a win. The first player to pull the rope all the way through to their side is the winner of the game. Challenge cards progress from beginner to expert. Game includes 4 ropes, 4 rings, a 30-second timer, 40 cards, scorekeeper, and instructions. Single and 4-player instructions are included.

  • Item #: 024306
    Retail: $12.99
    Rainbow Price: $8.96
    Race to unravel the word in this challenging word game. Every circular card has a word turned round, with the letters positioned in one continuous ring. Be the first to correctly read the word aloud and win the card! The set has 100 cards (for a total of 300 words). For 2 or more players.
  • Item #: 034429
    Retail: $5.99
    Rainbow Price: $4.95

    This simple dice game is a fun way to improve mental math skills. The game includes three standard 6-sided dice, two fancy 12-sided dice, a travel bag, and an instruction booklet. Rules of the game are simple. First, you roll the two 12-sided dice and multiply the two numbers to get a "Target Number." Then you roll the three 6-sided dice and try to combine those numbers in any way (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, powers, roots, etc) to match or get as close as possible to the "Target Number." Play solo or with as many people as desired.

  • Item #: 048324
    Retail: $7.99
    Rainbow Price: $6.95

    For younger players, check out math Dice Jr. which only has one 12-sided die (which is rolled to get the "Target Number") and five 6-sided scoring dice which you add or subtract to reach the "Target Number."

  • Item #: 013798
    Retail: $9.99
    Rainbow Price: $8.75

    I could spend hours playing with this without getting bored! The Fifteen Puzzle is a beautiful stainless steel sliding-tile puzzle. Enameled number tiles (from 1 to 15) are arranged in rows and columns of four on a 2.5 by 2.5 inch square frame. The empty space allows you to easily slide the tiles around on the puzzle. Unlike plastic versions, these tiles won't fall off! The premise of the game is simple. On a piece of paper, arrange the numbers 1 through 15 in any pattern in a four by four array. Then, see if you can reproduce the arrangement on the puzzle. To get you started, 30 puzzle challenges are included. Trillions of combinations are possible. The puzzle comes with its own travel case and provides fun for all ages! ~ Anh

  • Item #: 024296
    Retail: $29.99
    Rainbow Price: $22.95
    Guide the laser through the maze of mirrors with this beam-bending logic game. First, set up the laser and arrange the tokens per the instructions on one of the challenge cards. Your challenge is to arrange the rest of the tokens to reflect the laser through to the goal. A variety of tokens are available, such as beam splitters, mirrors, double-mirrors, and more to get the laser from the start to the checkpoint. The set comes with 11 tokens and 60 challenges across four difficulties. For one player.
  • Item #: 038004
    Retail: $24.99
    Rainbow Price: $19.50

    For all you Rush Hour fanatics out there, here's a special treat! This edition of the classic Rush Hour game has been revved up with a flashy new design. Your new and improved fiery red car must escape from a gridlock of unique metallic-colored vehicles to "getaway" from the bumper to bumper traffic. 60 specially selected puzzle challenges from the other Rush Hour game packs offer you five levels of fun from Beginner to Grand Master. Another added bonus is that you can store the puzzle cards, cars, and game boards in the plush lined collector's box. Whether you're new to Rush Hour or a seasoned pro, you'll want to get behind the wheel of this edition! – elise

  • Item #: 027822
    Retail: $9.99
    Rainbow Price: $8.75

    If you like doing mazes, you will love Amaze! You get 16 different mazes on one game board. Choose one of the maze challenges from the back of the board or the instruction book. Each one is numbered, and the higher the number the more difficult the maze. There are four red indicators on the left side and you match those with the maze you have chosen. Then, take the attached stylus and put it at the start position and begin tracing it through the maze. If you come to a red bar blocks your path, you can slide it over with the stylus, but you can't jump over it. Beware, a red bar moved may create a dead end elsewhere. If you do get stuck, you may reset the indicators in setup positions and go back and start over again. If needed, solutions are in the back of the instruction booklet. This would be a great travel game too. ~ Phyllis

  • Item #: 043665
    Retail: $19.99
    Rainbow Price: $16.95

    The tray holds nine pieces of chocolate. Each customer wants a different arrangement of chocolates, but the instructions on where to place each piece are incomplete. The challenge card tells you where to place the first few, but after that you have to figure out where the rest of the pieces go by using the standard placement rules for shapes and colors. There are 40 challenge cards in four difficulty levels, from beginner to expert. It is a single player game, but solutions are included if you're stumped... or if the lifelike chocolate pieces are distracting you!

  • Item #: 039614
    Retail: $19.99
    Rainbow Price: $16.95
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  • Item #: 049512
    Retail: $12.99
    Rainbow Price: $10.95

    Improve your spatial IQ with this fun family game! The game consists of 60 transparent cards, each containing color images of a small round ball and hoop. A Swish is created by layering two or more cards so that every ball fits into a hoop of the same color. Mentally flip, rotate and stack the cards to make as many Swishes as you can. A drawstring storage bag is included for playing on the go. ~ Lisa

  • Item #: 039667
    Retail: $19.99
    Rainbow Price: $12.36

    This teetering logic maze will have you tilting the game board to slide pieces into place. The rectangular game board has a grid pattern with grooves for sliding pieces, and it's slightly elevated on a pedestal for easy tilting. Several round slider pieces (4 blue and 2 green), plus 6 gray square blocker pieces are included. To begin, select a challenge card and place the blocker and slider tokens on the grid as indicated on the card. Your goal is to tilt the board to get the green sliders through the hole in the center of the game grid while leaving the blue sliders on the grid. (It's harder than it looks!). You get 40 challenge cards with four levels of play (beginner, intermediate, advanced, and expert), and solutions are included in case you get stuck. A handy game-go bag is included for easy storage—and playing on the go. ~ Lisa

  • Item #: 048325
    Retail: $19.99
    Rainbow Price: $15.95

    Condensing the most exciting part of chess into a puzzle game, Solitaire Chess gives you 10 pieces (a king, queen, and two knights, rooks, pawns, and bishops) and 40 challenges. Your goal is to have only one piece left, but there are some rules – you can only move in accordance with traditional chess rules, and you have to capture a piece with every move. Fast-paced and requiring an ample amount of forethought and carefulness, this game would be excellent for chess aficionados or logic puzzle lovers alike. ~ Mark

  • Item #: 024304
    Retail: $12.99
    Rainbow Price: $10.95
    This version of Swish is designed especially for the younger set. Like the grown-up version, it has transparent cards with color images. A Swish is created by layering two or more cards so that every shape fits into the outline of the same shape and color. Shapes include arrows, circles, stars, and diamonds. Players race to flip, rotate, and stack the transparent cards to create as many Swishes as possible. Includes 42 cards, a drawstring Game-Go bag, and instructions. 2+ players. ~ Lisa
  • Item #: 055055
    Retail: $14.99
    Rainbow Price: $10.35

    In this domino-like game, kids will have a blast matching the colored legs of the fun and lively plastic bugs. Each bug has, of course, six legs, with each leg being one of four different colors (red, yellow, green or blue). To start, a bug is drawn from the bug bag and placed on the play surface with a flag marking it as the "Bug Scout." Players draw the required number of bug tiles from the bag, and take turns placing bugs. Here it gets a little tricky – the bug must be played off of the "Bug Scout," with each newly placed tile becoming the new "Bug Scout." Players attempt to match 1, 2, 3 (or more) leg colors, and the first player to play all their tiles, wins! A great game for young and old alike, this game also teaches visual discrimination, strategy, and matching. 2-6 players.

  • Item #: 024303
    Retail: $7.99
    Rainbow Price: $6.75
    I'm a big fan of dice games for math practice, and this set takes math practice to a new level. Powers Practice Edition includes two 12-sided dice, three 6-sided dice, a storage bag, and instructions. Roll the two 12-sided dice – the blue one is the base number and the red is the exponent – this will give you a target number. You then take turns throwing the three 6-sided dice to see who can come closest to or match the target number. For example, you throw the 12-sided dice and the blue one is a 5 (base) and the red one is 3 (exponent). The target number would be 5x5x5=125. Try to be the first to match or get close to that number. These dice are an inexpensive and fun way to solidify math concepts.
  • Item #: 051024
    Retail: $19.99
    Rainbow Price: $16.95

    The junior version plays like the original version, but is simpler for kids. Includes 40 challenges geared towards kids!

  • Item #: 054457
    Retail: $7.99
    Rainbow Price: $5.85

    It's like a customizable calendar- except you assemble it yourself. There are only 10 tiles which you put together in various ways to make all 365 days and months of the year. A good way to start off a day with a little bit of logic.

  • Item #: 051023
    Retail: $7.99
    Rainbow Price: $3.50

    Caution: May get loud! This portable little word game includes 26 green plastic tiles. Spread out the tiles face down. Turn up between 2 and 5 tiles at a time and see who can think of a word using all those letters. For example, if you turn up an M, G, A and Z, someone could call out "Amazing." Continue flipping and calling out words until all tiles are taken. The player with the most tiles is the winner. A drawstring bag keeps the game together. Fast and fun, sure to be a hit with kids. ~ Sara

    1CHOKING HAZARD (1). Not <3yrs.

  • Item #: 041344
    Retail: $20.00
    Rainbow Price: $10.80

    Yet another great puzzle from the makers of Rush Hour. You're a treasure hunter, delving deep into the ruins to find priceless gold masks. Only two things stand in your way – stationary and moveable blocking pieces that you must work around to rescue the treasure. With the harder puzzles you can be after as many as four gold masks in one level! The other catch is that you need to find your way in and back out again pushing one mask at a time – which may leave you feeling like a mouse in an experiment maze. Solutions are included if you need the help.

  • Item #: 043668
    Retail: $14.99
    Rainbow Price: $11.50

    This one could really stretch and exercise your spatial and matching skills! When you draw a card it will show two sets of shapes – one in orange and one in blue. Your task is to arrange each set of colored shapes in such a way that they fit together to make the same overall shape. As you advance through the cards from beginner to expert, a greater number of game pieces are thrown into the mix. Things could get pretty tricky!

  • Item #: 015607
    Retail: $19.99
    Rainbow Price: $15.95

    Programming isn’t just for the computer in this game! The idea is to “program” your way through each puzzle, using a specific combination of movements. Included in the game is an avatar, a portal, various move tokens (actions your avatar can take such as jumping, sliding, or running), power crystals, and enemy tokens, along with a map book and guide book. The map book contains puzzles of increasing difficulty with color-coded paths, which indicate which movement you need to go down the path, numbered spaces for power crystals, your avatar, and the portal. The guide book is your “program”: you place movement tokens on the various slots available in that puzzle, and then “run the program” by moving your avatar based on what tokens you placed in the guide book. The goal is to program your avatar to collect all gems, fight enemies, and navigate your way to the portal. Once you have a successful program, you can move on to the next level! But be warned: though the early levels are simple, there’s only one solution to each puzzle. Later puzzles feature loops, one-way paths, and non-linear programming logic in the guidebook. While the main goal is to demonstrate how computer programs “think”, the game is also great for developing planning, sequential logic, and problem-solving skills. Code Master is a single-player game, but can easily be passed around level-by-level for some family fun!

  • Item #: 015606
    Retail: $29.99
    Rainbow Price: $22.95

    Combine logic and science for a fun, electrifying lesson in circuitry. Sixteen tokens snap into place in different combinations to complete the circuit and light the beacon. Challenge cards get you started by showing where to place your starter token, and then you figure out where to place the other tokens needed to complete the pattern (circuit). Three AAA batteries (not included) are placed in the battery receptacle, which is also your start token. The start and finish tokens are wired together and are the power supply for your circuit. You are to use only the tokens seen on the challenge card. There are 60 challenge cards divided into four levels beginner, intermediate, advanced and expert. Light up your logical thinking with this twist on the Rush Hour game.▲CHOKING HAZARD (1). Not <3yrs.

  • Item #: 051022
    Retail: $12.99
    Rainbow Price: $8.06

    How good is your memory? In this game, you'll be challenged to recall a string of numbers. The 54 number cards are distributed among players, who take turns playing the top card from their stack face-up into a stack in the middle. Each player must recite all the numbers below in order. To spice things up a bit, sometimes a "Draw a Distraction Card" comes up in which they must answer some arbitrary question, or follow some command…and then remember all the numbers in the stack! The 50 Distraction Cards contain 100 distractions like "What would you name a pet rhinoceros?" or "Try to wiggle your ears without touching them." The first player to run out of their number cards, wins! Challenge yourself, or as many opponents as you wish!

  • Item #: 051026
    Retail: $14.99
    Rainbow Price: $12.95

    A very unique puzzle for sure. Like the name says, the pieces rotate upon hinges in various fashions to fit into a specific shape. Your goal is to manipulate the hexagonal pieces to the specifications of the 40 challenges in 4 levels of difficulty. Yet another great puzzle to pick up and go with whenever you have a spare moment!

  • Item #: 031056
    Retail: $19.99
    Rainbow Price: $15.95

      This game takes logic play to a different level with a moving game board. Work your way through the sea of waves that changes as you play. There are 8 double-sided waves on the board. Arrange them as seen on your challenge card; then arrange your boats as well. Shift the waves side to side to make a path for your little red boat to get back to port. The idea is similar to that of Rush Hour. This game includes a 6”x 7” game board with sliding storage below, 8 reversible waves, 9 boats, 40 challenge cards with solutions (beginner, intermediate, advanced, expert), and instructions. A good travel game that will challenge your thinking and logic skills. (1+ players)

  • Item #: 015598
    Retail: $17.99
    Rainbow Price: $15.50

    Balance Beans are brightly colored, cute little “bean guys” that will help your youngster learn how to visually balance numbers on the seesaw. Place the red bean guys on the seesaw in the pattern shown on the challenge card. Then use the yellow, blue, and orange bean guys to balance the seesaw. Don’t move the red beans, just place the other beans strategically around them. There are 40 challenge cards in the set that range from easy to super hard – a great introduction to balancing equations. It’s an elementary algebra concept – made fun!▲CHOKING HAZARD (1). Not <3yrs.

  • Item #: 015622
    Retail: $9.99
    Rainbow Price: $8.75

    If you’ve ever played Connect Four, consider this to be a 3-dimensional variant. The goal is to get four in a row of your color across any dimension, including diagonals. Beginning with a rounded gray block with six connections (imagine a six-sided die, where each face has a hole in it), players take turns placing six-sided yellow or blue connectors anywhere on the structure. The game starts out slowly: each player has many choices for connections but few pieces to make rows with. That quickly changes as the three-dimensional structure grows with an ever-increasing number of yellow and blue pieces. Suddenly, players find themselves with potential four-in-a-row connections in places they didn’t expect—but half of your energy has to go into blocking your opponent! This two-player game only lasts a few minutes, but will entice you to play over and over again as it stretches your 3D spatial planning skills to their limits.