ThinkFun is just a downright awesome company and we are very excited to tell you about their new line-up of games for 2011. We’ll have an actual review of one game soon, but until then, check out this selection. If your family game night is in a rut (or if you don’t have one and want to start) these new games will definitely liven things up a bit!
ThinkFun Tilt – Up and down, right and left – you may want to use a GPS to navigate this logic maze. Choose one of the challenge cards and set your pieces. Your goal is to slide the green sliders through the center exit hole using the innovative tilting game board. To make your job a bit trickier, the blue sliders must stay on the grid at all times. With 40 challenges ranging from beginner to expert, Tilt will have your brain moving in all directions.
ThinkFun PathWords – PathWords is the exciting new game that combines the best of Tetris and Word Search. Place the puzzle pieces onto the selected challenge so the letters under each piece spell a word. Words are read forward or backward – letters will not be scrambled. With 40 challenges from Beginner to Expert, PathWords appeals to both word game lovers and puzzle fanatics and will have you exercising your brain for hours.
ThinkFun Bug Trails – This simple yet extremely entertaining game will have kids “bugging” their parents for more. Bug Trails is a 6-legged color matching domino game. Place your Bug Tiles by matching the bug’s colored legs. The first person to run out of bugs wins. Match two or even three legs and advance further in the game. Bug Trails teaches simple strategies and visual matching to younger players and is fun for the entire family.
ThinkFun Snack Attack – Craving a fun time. Bring Snack Attack. to the table and serve up a fast-paced picture matching game. Start play by cranking the Spinner Platter to reveal seven Snack Tokens, then race to match these tokens to the foods already on your plate. You win by collecting the most Snack Tokens. Snack Attack builds memory and concentration skills in younger players and is entertaining fun for the whole family.
Games Available for Pre-order:
ThinkFun Swish – Coming June 1, 2011 – Swish is a spatial card game that challenges you to be the first to make matches, or “Swishes”. Swishes are made by layering as few as two or as many as 12 cards so that every ball swishes into a hoop of the same color. The cards must be placed on top of each other in the same orientation, and no ball or hoop can be left unmatched. The player with the most matches at the end of the game wins. Various levels of play make this card game additively fun for all.
ThinkFun Cartoon It – Coming July 15, 2011 – Sharpen your memory and your drawing pencil as you play this fun, fast-paced memory game with an artistic twist. You’ll have 30 seconds to memorize a cartoon character with six specific features shown on the Character Card. When time is up, all players draw their cartoon character from memory using hints from the Features Board. The player with the sharpest memory scores the most points, and you’ll have hilarious fun comparing your drawings. “Cartoon It” promotes drawing and memory skills and is perfect for the entire family.
ThinkFun Hyper Swipe – Coming August 22, 2011 – Hyper Swipe puts your reflexes to the test as you race against your opponents to collect the most pattern matches. You’ll have to work at hyper-speed to be the first to identify matches between the square cards in your hand and the circle cards that automatically pop-up from the Hyper Swiper device. The most matches win. These patterns can be tricky and it takes a keen eye to match them. Unique circle cards that make you swap your hand with an opponent plus bonus and penalty point cards mix up the play. Fun for the entire family.
ThinkFun Letter Go – Coming September 20, 2011 – Letter Go. is a fast-paced word game for the whole family. Everyone drops their tiles on the table and then races to call out one word each. You get more points when your letters are used first, so you’ll need to choose between a strategy of taking time to find a longer word or calling out the first word you see. Even small words can get you big points, so younger players can play with more advanced players. Bonus tiles add to the excitement, and the unique drawer case makes for easy game play and storage.