Scott’s Toy Box Add-ons: Thinking Game
Scott’s Toy Box Add-ons are Toys that didn’t make it into one of the monthly columns.
Get your thinking caps on. This one’s a tough one.
I was browsing the web a while back and I ran across this game on Thinkgeek.com. It’s called the Lonpos Pyramid and Rectangle Game. It’s a black box and you get several little pieces of different colored balls stuck together in different shapes. It comes with two booklets both filled with puzzles. They range from ridiculously easy to stressfully hard. The start you off by showing you were some of the pieces go and then it’s your job to fill in the rest. Even though the easy puzzles are basically one missing piece, I’m glad there is at least one of them there, so when I give up doing the hard puzzles I can at least put the game away quickly. I would have liked to see some more variety in the puzzles. For some reason they all start putting pieces on the left side and the right side is always bare. I would have liked to see a puzzle where you place some in the middle, maybe there are some out there. However, you can just remove all the pieces and just try to put them all back in, and as long as everything fits, you win! Also there are 3D puzzles for the bottom of the box to make a pyramid using the same pieces, which are somewhat harder. Soon I’m going to make a video showing how this game works.