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Pocket Brainteaser Rec-Tangle Puzzle

Lower Age: 8+
Price: $9.99
Year Added: 2020
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A brainteaser puzzle that promotes critical and critical thinking.

Re-Tangle PuzzleRec-tangle comes with 8 vertical puzzle pieces and a double-sided game board. The player needs to think of a solution to place all the puzzle pieces such that they come together as a rectangle and completely occupy the game board. All the pieces differ in size but have the same shape.

We reviewed four individually solvable puzzles by Thinkfun - Rec-tangle, 4-Piece Jigsaw, 4-T Puzzle, and The Fifth Chair. 

Additional Pocket Brainteaser Games

Fifth Chair Puzzle

4-Piece Jigsaw

4-T Puzzle

The fact that Pocket Brainteaser comes as a set of 4 smaller puzzles, makes it feasible for both single and multiplayer play. This game makes for perfect brain exercise and can keep one on their toes. It encourages one to stay focused, and keep trying until they reach the solution, thus building qualities like perseverance. It also indirectly promotes the idea that there are various ways to solve a problem at hand (and thus does not come with a solution manual). This is a perfect game for helping a child bring out both their creative and engineering sides.

Framework Categories

Engineering Thinking
Computational Thinking
Spatial Reasoning

Moore, T.J., Glancy, A.W., Tank, K.M., Kersten, J.A., Smith, K.A., & Stohlmann, M.S.  (2014). A framework for quality K-12 engineering education: Research and developmentJournal of Precollege Engineering Education Research, 4(1), 1-13.