The girls and I are having a great time playing with the new Animalogic game from Fat Brain Toys. The game comes with 16 wooden animals, a game board, and a book of challenges (with a range of difficulty). The object of the game is to help all the animals cross the river by leaving the game board one at a time. First, set-up your animals by following the picture in the challenge book:
Begin removing animals from the board by following two simple rules: color follows color and species follows species. So, if your first animal off the board is a yellow hippo, you can choose something yellow or another hippo to follow. The animals have to stay in their rows, and you cannot jump over another animal to get off the board.
Animalogic can be played by one person, but a little teamwork is fun too! My girls really dig logic games like this, plus I have seen the little animals being played with outside the game. A very fun way to build critical thinking skills!