We’re usually out and about, exploring new places and revisiting some of our favourites, but this half term it just hasn’t been possible. On the first day of half term, we received a text from school that 2 out of the 3 of my children need to self isolate for 2 weeks! There goes any half term plans.
My eldest jumped for joy when he saw the giant Rubik’s bundle that got sent to us. My youngest are happy to do bits of crafts and play with their toys most of the day, but day and day at home was starting to get boring for my 8 year old. If he wasn’t glued to his tablet, then he was bored!
Thanks to Ideal Games by John Adams, we were sent a fantastic bundle of Rubik’s games. In the box we got:
- Rubik’s Tilt,
- Rubik’s Revolution,
- Rubik’s Metallic,
- Rubik’s Pyramid,
- Rubik’s Junior Puzzle Bear.
Amazingly my eldest ditched the tablet to come and nosy in the box with me. He loves the two electronic games the best and has been trying to beat his own top score ever since.
Rubik’s Tilt is a digital Rubik’s cube which is controlled by motion. It’s aimed at children aged 8+ and features three levels of play, hints and optional timer for speed cubing. Joshua loved the digital aspect of this game.
Rubik’s Revolution features 6 exciting electronic games including Light Speed. For children aged 6+, there’s the option for multi player games up to 6 people. There’s multi level challenges, sound effects and LED lights. This one was certainly Joshua’s favourite, especially the Light Speed game. Once he worked out the game, reached a high score, he’s been trying to beat it ever since.
The Rubik’s Metallic was released earlier this year to celebrate Rubik’s 40th Anniversary. This 3×3 puzzle in metallic is aimed at children over 8. It’s very eye-catching and looks fab in metallic. I read that there is 43 quintillion combinations to this puzzle but has been solved in under 10 seconds! Well not in this house it won’t be! We’re still trying to solves it.
The Rubik’s Pyramid offers a different challenge to the traditional Rubik’s game. Aimed at children over 7, the pyramid has a middle difficulty and should be easier to solve than a cube as has less combinations.
RUBIK’S JUNIOR PUZZLE BEAR
Rubik’s Junior is the idea puzzle for younger children. There’s 4 characters to collect including the bear that we received, a bunny, puppy and kitten. The cute characters twist and turn and are easy to grip. My children liked to mix up the bear and in a just a few moves we managed to get the bear back to normal. The Rubik’s Junior is aimed at children 4+ which was perfect for my 4 year old twins.
Over all we had loved each game and have certainly helped with any boredom this October half term. The biggest achievement was getting my eldest away from the screen without having to ask him.
I just have to get practising with the Rubik’s Revolution so I can beat Joshua’s score!
We were kindly gifted this bundle over half term in exchange in an honest review. I has been a lifesaver!