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  • Item #: 005108
    Retail: $19.99
    Rainbow Price: $18.95

    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: $18.95

    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: $18.95

    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: $11.95
    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: $5.25

    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: $11.99
    Rainbow Price: $9.75

    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: $23.95
    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: $23.95

    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: $8.95

    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: $18.95

    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 #: 020579
    Retail: $21.00
    Rainbow Price: $13.17

  • Item #: 021576
    Retail: $39.95
    Rainbow Price: $32.50
  • Item #: 049512
    Retail: $12.99
    Rainbow Price: $11.95

    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 #: 048325
    Retail: $0.00
    Rainbow Price: $16.95

    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 #: 008805
    Retail: $6.99
    Rainbow Price: $5.95

  • Item #: 070580
    Retail: $12.99
    Rainbow Price: $11.95

    Mr. Mittens, Ginger, Pip Squeak, Duchess, Sassy, and Tom Cat may all look adorable and innocent – but at least one of them is not! It’s up to you to find out who swallowed the fish, or ate the bird, or spilled the coffee, or committed one of the other unmentionable cat crimes! Put your deductive reasoning skills to the test. The game includes a game board with spaces for all six cats to sit. Forty challenge cards, rated beginner to expert, give clues to where specific cats were when the crime occurred. It’s up to you to arrange the cats around the board and identify the feline felon. Good luck, detective! ~ Megan

  • Item #: 030935
    Retail: $14.99
    Rainbow Price: $13.95

       This is so much fun, I could hardly put it down! Compose Yourself is a deck of 60 cards printed on a transparent plastic. On each card is a grouping of notes (A measure in 4/4 time) arranged in a seemingly random order. However, you can rotate them 180 degrees and get a new grouping of notes. Flip them over to the backside, and you get two more different measures. Even though there are 60 cards, it’s almost like getting 240 cards!

      Each card position has a code number in the top right corner. You can go on the publisher’s website, enter the codes in any order you like (Up to 16 codes, 4 rows of 4 measures), and hit play. Your composition will come to life as you hear a full symphony, marimba, or both play your song! I grabbed four cards at random, and used every position of the four cards. The resulting song was so pretty and soothing, and it was so easy! The website allows you to tweak your composition as you go by selecting each card individually and allowing you to digitally flip or rotate it with ease. You can even save the song to review later, download an MP3, or print sheet music! I recommend having a piece of paper nearby so you can write down the codes for your favorite sounds, but it’s likely you will love them all. What a fun gift for the young music lover or aspiring young composer! Includes 60 cards in a drawstring storage pouch. - Laura

  • Item #: 015606
    Retail: $29.99
    Rainbow Price: $28.95

    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.â–²CHOKING HAZARD (1). Not <3yrs.

  • Item #: 039467
    Retail: $29.99
    Rainbow Price: $28.95

    Marble run meets logic challenge in this unique puzzle! The game includes 9 colored towers, 1 target piece, gridded game board, 3 marbles, and 60 total challenge cards in 4 different difficulty levels. The challenge cards shows you where to place your initial towers and target piece and then shows you which other towers you will need to complete the challenge. Your job is to figure out where to place the additional towers so that the marble will roll through the maze to the target piece. Great for developing those visual perception and spatial reasoning skills. You're never too old for marble runs!

    CHOKING HAZARD (1). Not <3yrs.
  • Item #: 015598
    Retail: $17.99
    Rainbow Price: $16.95

    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 #: 039509
    Retail: $19.99
    Rainbow Price: $18.95

    Be the first to fill your bingo card to win this fast-paced game! Great for developing those early math skills, each bingo card contains groups of objects in each of nine squares. The Zingo!® Zinger dispenses random double-sided number tiles. So if you have nine apples on a square and the Zinger spits out the number "9," grab it and cover that square. Each bingo card is double-sided; you can also play at a slightly higher level with simple addition challenges on each square. 2-6 players. CHOKING HAZARD (1). Not <3yrs.

  • Item #: 015622
    Retail: $9.99
    Rainbow Price: $6.38

    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.

  • Item #: 073095
    Retail: $29.99
    Rainbow Price: $28.95

    Thinkfun and Crazy Aaron's team up to bring you this one-of-a-kind logic puzzle! Each challenge card instructs you to place two dots of up to six different colors of putty on the grid. Now you must connect the dots by bending and stretching the putty, but you can't intersect with other colors. Bridges and blockers help you go over and around other colors without touching them. Sixty cards take you from beginner- to expert-level challenges and put your spatial reasoning skills to the test! Set includes a puzzle grid with a base for storage, 6 colors of Crazy Aaron's Thinking Putty, 4 bridge pieces, 4 bridge blockers, 60 cards with solutions, and instructions. Truly a mind-stretching exercise! ~ Megan

  • Item #: 073094
    Retail: $29.99
    Rainbow Price: $28.95

    Art, math, or just fun? All three in fact, and hypnotic to watch as well! This set is composed of a plastic base, pen holder, thirteen gears in different sizes, a crank piece, circular paper, and detailed instructions. Choose two gears (one as the fulcrum and one as the drive), attach the crank, place a circular piece of paper on the base, and crank the handle to make the gears spin and move the pen over the paper to create complex and varied drawings. The pen holder can adapt to hold a variety of writing instruments (fine tip pens, markers, pencils, or crayons). Changing the position of the pen on the fulcrum combined with the different sizes of gears creates infinite possibilities of creations. The detailed instruction book explains how it works and how the math works, but figuring it out yourself by playing and tinkering is half the fun! ~ Megan

  • Item #: 072118
    Retail: $9.99
    Rainbow Price: $8.95

    With a turn of a kaleidoscope, the colors change and swirl - with a turn of one of these puzzle tiles, will you finally find the solution to the kaleidoscope puzzle? A simple concept, this logic puzzle is composed of 6 tiles with clear and colored sections. They only include the 3 primary colors (red, yellow, and blue), with each tile including two colors in different sectors. Forty cards, with varying degrees of difficulty, challenge you to recreate the picture on the card with a certain number of tiles. You must identify and stack the correct tiles to replicate the picture, sometimes stacking two primary colors to make a secondary color (like purple). Solutions included. ~ Megan

  • Item #: 070581
    Retail: $39.99
    Rainbow Price: $38.95

    A laser blasts through the air and strikes a mirrored surface. Reflected at a 90 angle, it continues on, bouncing from one mirror to the next until coming to a dead stop on the non-mirrored surface of a playing piece. The triumphant strategist removes the "illuminated" piece from the board, while his opponent scrambles to ensure that the prize, his king, is safe, while endeavoring to adjust the mirrors to his advantage for his own attack. Your turn consists of moving one of your pieces either to an adjacent square or a quarter rotation in the same square, and then pressing the button to activate your laser. The idea is to move the angled mirrors in such a way as to "illuminate" your opponent's pieces (leaving fewer pieces he can move around to his advantage) and eventually strike his king. When you activate your laser, it can reflect off your pieces as well as your opponent's pieces, so all pieces in the laser's path need to be considered on your turn. The strategy requires a lot of careful planning, as you must activate your laser at the end of every turn whether you are ready to or not! The lasers for each player are located at opposite corners of the board. Zach

  • Item #: 070291
    Retail: $17.99
    Rainbow Price: $15.26

       This unique strategy and logic game requires players to fold a piece of fabric until it matches the picture shown on a card. The pieces of fabric, or recipe cloths, are printed in a 4x4 grid with different kinds of meals and food. Each player is given 3 star tokens. Players flip over an order card, and must be the first to fold their recipe cloth until it only shows the items on the card. The last player to find the solution will lose a star token, and play continues until only one player has star tokens left. For 2-4 players.

  • Item #: 060557
    Retail: $19.99
    Rainbow Price: $18.95

    Practice reading sight words with this variation of Bingo. The dealer slides the Zingo! Zinger to reveal two sight word tiles. If one of the tiles matches a word on a player's card the player calls out the word and places the tile over the word on the card. Play continues until all 9 spaces are filled or a specified pattern is created. Game cards are double sided for two levels of game play. Game includes 72 sight word tiles (24 sight words each used 3 times), 6 double-sided cards, and the Zingo! Zinger. A great way to build reading skills through fun repetition.

  • Item #: 060556
    Retail: $19.99
    Rainbow Price: $18.95
    Start playing games at an early age. Roll the plush cube and identify the color on top. Then pick a card with the matching color. Each color has a different category (emotions, counting, colors, body parts, actions, and animal sounds). For example, if green is rolled, the green card tells you to quack like a duck. Once your child feels comfortable with how to play, create new variations together, so that the game grows with your child.