BRAIN WORTHY GAMES – Quoridor

Puzzlextra Limited, an edutainment company is proud to introduce this brain worthy product to the Nigerian Market.

Welcome to the first board game review, we hope you have been exercising your brains and have enjoyed our products highlights:

This week is all about showcasing one of our board game products ranges for the African brain industry.

Our product of choice is Quoridor, is an elegant game that it can be easily played. It is a clever game of strategy, logic, planning and adaptive, it is an educational game that will sharpen your 21st century thinking skills whilst having fun doing it.

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This is a MENSA award winning product and perfect fits for all ages, as young as 5+

Board Games – Who is this for you ask?

It is ideal for

  • Corporate  – The strategic thinking, planning and problem solving skills needed to master Quoridor are enough to make corporate takeover geniuses salivating
  • Home – HomeSchooling
  • Schools – Inter-house sport events, Interschool competition and could be an new twist
  • Family events (Game nights, Gatherings)

 

There are various international study that confirms and shows brain games have lasting benefits – start playing today, Our Students at our Puzzle Challenge day has discovered, that this game offers room for very deep strategy, yet fun strategic discoveries are accessible even at beginner levels. No two games are alike as each game takes on its own personality, as new strategies constantly evolve.

Making a move

Schools – Students can use this product during school indoor recess time and will enjoy the different level of challenges.

It will add a new dimension to spelling and in addition to finding the words, which improve spelling and language skills, players also have to make sure the pieces match.

Skills set: 

All our products have gone through a rigours selection process to ensure that we offer our customers products that meets the 3E’s Criteria– Educational, Entertaining and Exciting.

Quoridor is an excellent educational game from which you learn the following skills: Strategy, Planning, problem solving, strategy formations, & Team Work

What’s in the box?

The game consists of

Quoridor

A Game Board: This is a beautiful crafted wooden board of 81 square spaces (9×9).

Pieces: Prawn (4 different colour); Fences-like pieces, 6(Junior)/8. Pieces de out of Coated and Sturdy cardboard and have different levels, Original, junior and advance tiles.

It comes in Classic Game, Travel (mini) and Kids versionsQuoridor kid_ Packaging

 

Ready, Set, Play!

The whole game takes five, maybe ten minute to set up, easy to teach and easy to learn. Each player (either 2 or 4), for 2 player set up you get 11 pieces: 1 pawn plus 10 fences.

The objective of the game is to move your pawn one space at a time to the other side of the board.

At the start of the game, the pawns start out in the centre   of the board rather than on the opposite ends

The Winner is the first to reach the other side wins, by applying forward thinking and lots of planning.

Sound simple! But you and your opponent(s) have walls that can be placed. Each turn poses a question: do you move your pawn or do you place a wall to block your opponent’s moves.

On your turn you can either move your pawn one square horizontally or vertically, or you can add a wall. These two choices seem remarkably familiar, elegantly embodying a fundamental political dynamic: to advance our own cause, or to prevent the opposition from advancing

The only caveat is that you must always leave a way through and not completely surround your opponent.

Every game of Quoridor invites you to come up with new ways to play, every time.

Hope you buy this lovely product ! It’s a great educational and family friendly game.

Where to Buy in Nigeria:

Lagos: Mega Plaza, The Hub, Prince Ebeano Supermarket 

East: Eastern Supermarket, Living Source Supermarket, Pentagon

North: Glory Plaza Abuja and Kaduna

Check out our website www.puzzlextra.com, we are also on Twitter and Facebook; you can always emails us at service@puzzlextra.com.

BRAIN WORTHY GAMES – Equate Game

BRAIN WORTHY GAMES – Equate Game 

Puzzlextra Limited, an edutainment company is proud to introduce this brain worthy product to the Nigerian Market.

Welcome to the first week of the last month of the year we hope you have been exercising your brains and have enjoyed our products highlight: BANANAGRAM, RUSH HOUR & RUSH HOUR JUNIOR

This week is all about showcasing one of our bestselling products that enhances core curricula subject Math in the African brain industry; our product of choice is the Equate Game.  An original idea, if you like Scrabble and math, you will love this game!

Equate game

Equate game

This is an educational game that will sharpen your math skills whilst having fun doing it. A great product, that promised to offer good and fun times with family and friends, it is a family oriented with an educational aspect to the game. This is a highly recommended international award winning game and a perfect fits for all ages, there are junior tiles caters for ages 5+ too.

Who is this for you ask?

It is ideal for Home, schools, corporate organisation, family events, gatherings, inter-house sport events, game nights,  School Maths Challenges, Maths week, Interschool competition and could be an added twist in any Scrabble event/competitions.

As maths is not a game that is liked by kids generally, most parents look for ways to supplement their kid’s education and maths experiences. This product will introduce the fun side of maths and will make kids approach and think about math differently.

When playing this board game it gives the child the much needed maths practice and other ways of brushing up their math’s skills outside the usual homework, and it’s definitely fun for the whole family.

Teachers – Are you looking for ways to enhance your maths experience amongst your students? Equate Game without a doubt, offers plenty of opportunities for critical thinking, planning, review of basic math (addition, subtraction), practice in grade-level or difficult math (multiplication, division, strings of operations).

It could also act as an ice breaker for introducing a new maths topic, it’s also ideal in the introduction of challenging concepts like equivalent fractions, multiplying/dividing fractions, etc.

Skills set: 

All our products have gone through a rigours selection process to ensure that we offer our customers products that meets the 3E’s Criteria– Educational, Entertaining and Exciting.

Equate Game is an excellent educational game from which you learn the following skills: Maths, Numerical reasoning, thinking skills, Tile placement, learn success & failure, problem solving, strategy formations and communication

It is a game for co-operative play, where all players can work together trying to use up all of the tiles filling the board out and you have less of head scratching actions by players and enhanced discussions and team work. During the co-operational type of play, players who are more advanced in math get to explain their equations to the younger ones, and everyone learns.

On the other hand, it could also be competitively amongst several players taking turns and keeping scores, a lot of head scratching actions occurs here !!!!.

Equate Game requires you to think – trying to figure not just the answers but what mathematical equation to use next.  The challenge is creating an equation out of what’s available – just like coming up with word possibilities in Scrabble.

This product is a hit and one of the most famous at our Puzzle Challenge day events and in our Puzzle challenge clubs. Look at students trying their hands on the game, learning and having fun with Maths – Can you believe these two words can be put in the same sentence?

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What’s in the box?

The game consists of

Equate Board Game

 

A Game Board as shown in the picture. This is hard cardboard like a scrabble board.

The tiles: Made out of Coated and Sturdy cardboard and have different levels, Original, junior and advance tiles.

The tile holders: This has a two-tier design, which is great for planning out possible equations

Ready, Set, Play!

Gameplay and setup is very easy (and one can also easily modify rules for simpler play). Players do not have to be good at math, as learning occurs through play.

The game begins by each player drawing 9 tiles, which can include whole numbers, fractions, and the equations tiles : addition/subtraction/multiplication/division tiles.

You have to make an equation that makes sense, like “3 x 3 = 9 “. if you’ve got 2 “4” tiles, a “x” (multiplication) tile, a “1”, and a “6”. Each move you can use an equals tile for free.

According to G. Cantor“In mathematics the art of proposing a question must be held of higher value than solving it”,Too often kids wants to arrive at an answer. What of the equations? This game makes player explore their knowledge of math a little deeper.

It works as a great educational gift/ present suitable for birthdaChristmas even Christmass celebrations

Hope you buy it! It’s a great educational and family friendly game.

Where to Buy in Nigeria:

Lagos: Mega Plaza, The Hub, Ebeanor

East: Eastern Supermarket, Living Source Supermarket, Pentagon

North: Glory Plaza Abuja and Kaduna

Check out our website www.puzzlextra.com, we are also on Twitter and Facebook; you can always emails us at service@puzzlextra.com

Nigerian Brainworthy Products

Welcome to PUZZLEXTRA blog

WHO WE ARE:  Puzzlextra is an educational resources and edutainment company involved in the production, promotion, distribution and sales of educational resources.

We are an edutainment and learning Resource Company with the aim to support the educational journey of the African student with products that develop smart thinking.

This African brain blog has been set up to discuss our products, the impact we hope to have in the education sector and everything else in between. We hope to summarize the skills learnt by kids during our Puzzle Challenge day held in schools in Nigeria

We know that kids learn best while having fun as it excite their mind but also ignites the brains. Our educational products are new to the Nigerian market hence alien to our homes and schools.

Armed with these facts, we’ve decided to give a summary of some of our award winning international products, so that when next you go out looking for gifts or games in the shops you can look out for these products!

This blog will also highlight how this fits into our daily lives and environments and improves our quality of life; in this blog we will be highlighting the various benefits of how our products/ services will be a great investment in all categories listed below:

School; Home; Fitness & Well Being; Family Time; Corporate & Occasions

 

Our first product we will be highlighting is the BANANAGRAMS

 

Banangrams

Banangrams

BANANAGRAMS– Is fun, simple, educational and also a compact game, it is everything a game should be!

This product teaches language skills, literacy, memory, co-ordination and even listening skills as there are various words to listen out to

Other skills set are built whilst playing the game and this includes concentration, hand and eye coordination.

This also offers delightful family time and use of brain muscles.

One of the beauties of the game of Bananagrams is the simplicity and elegance of the rules

All tiles are emptied and turned over, as soon as all the players have drawn their required number of letters/titles, one of the players will say “Split!”

This is the signal for the players to begin flipping letters and creating words. I won’ spill all the beans (aha!!!) J!!! so you can get your own today and see what other rules apply.

PS: One tip though its rules are a lot less complicated than Scrabble.

Bananagram is a fast game as no player gets bored waiting for their turn and everyone is constantly building and changing their crosswords. It gets much faster and more exciting as the game progresses.

It is also a game of strategy – As each player builds their own crossword in a race against each other, you need to plan and have good foresight as just when you think you are in the lead, your next letter ruins all your plans and before you know it, your opponent has stormed into the lead L!! – am sure no one wants to be in this situation lol, you will find out it brings out the competitive nature of human beingsJ .

It is a recommended game for Educators and can be used in schools to introduce new words or enhance spelling words in a different and fun activity; it is suitable for literacy week/day in school. This product will assist in the preparation of kids for spelling competitions like spelling Bee.

The product ensures kids learn and use words learnt in a fun way, in doing this they build up their vocabulary bank. It is also a fantastic training tool for the firms and corporate bodies.

Pictures of some our kids playing the game at our popular Puzzle Challenge Day (PCD)

Puzzle Challenge Day

Puzzle Challenge Day

PCD @ Banangrams

PCD @ Banangrams

Kids  at our PCD

Kids at our PCD

This game is stored in a banana shaped pouch; it is portable and easy to carry around, which means can be played anywhere and anytime. It is suitable for both young and old and fits all age ranges and abilities, so no one is left out.

Family time together could be dull and with everyone having a busy working schedule, we need something that can include all generation and this product is perfect as it can be played by 3 generations of any family. It is simple, easy to play and there are no silly or complicated rules.

Great as a birthday or Christmas present to any age group –old or young, Can be included in Kids’ birthday party bag and also souvenir at social events (staff meetings and training sessions).

This game helps work out the brain; it teaches spelling and also players learn how crossword works, but this game also is ideal for brain fitness or work out to prevent or improve medical conditions like Alzheimer and dementia.

It is a game kids enjoy & want to play again & again, which has to be a good sign for learning through play.

In summary BANANAGRAMS is an ideal family friendly product that offers fun & games for the whole family. It also meets our 3 E Standards: Educational, Entertaining and Exciting.

Literally…what more could you want? Buy yours today!!!  BANANAGRAMS is a great investment – for a school, family and corporate entity.

Try it out today, buy/order yours today from service@puzzlextra.com

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