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This puzzle game comes with some well-crafted wooden blocks, and a set of puzzle cards that each contain an isometric image of a structure and some blocks that you are supposed to build that structure with. The backs of the cards show the solution.
This is a pretty reasonable premise (and not even the only game this year to use that premise), but I sampled a few of the puzzle cards and attempting to solve the puzzles were very frustrating. Unfortunately, not in the good sort of frustrating that good puzzles tend to have -- one card had a block in the answer that was a different block in the puzzle; one structure was unstable unless you glued the pieces together, and one structure clearly had pieces that weren't listed at the bottom at all! Not to mention that the scale of the drawings were often inconsistent. I can just imaging trying to give this to the 10-year-old audience member -- either the child will be just as frustrated, or they'll get smart and learn to throw away all the puzzle cards and just use the wooden blocks as a construction toy.
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