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Snow White Deluxe

Lower Age: 4+
Website: http://www.smartgamesusa.com/snowwhite
Price: $26.99
Year Added: 2017

Snow White Deluxe is a logical puzzle game, for ages four and up, that uses the context of the much-loved fairy tale Snow White and the Seven Dwarves to encourage children to practice their cognitive skills. Included with the game is a 3D house, which serves as the game board, and plastic figures of Snow White, the Wicked Witch, and the Seven Dwarfs. The instructions booklet provides 48 challenges and their solutions that children can work through. There are two types of challenges: solving a puzzle from the backside of the house and solving a puzzle from the front side of the house. The main goal of the challenges is to place all figures correctly, based on clues given for each challenge, so that the Wicked Witch is never directly next to Snow White. To complete these challenges, young children have to build off their observations and use their critical thinking abilities to puzzle out where each figure needs to fit to fill the house. Combined with an illustrated story book that puts a twist on the original fairytale, this game serves as a chance for younger children to mix narrative with problem-solving abilities to find a way to keep Snow White safe from the Wicked Witch.


Engineering thinking and design practices the gift encourages children to do or learn about: Define a problem, make observations, plan a solution, analyze a solution


Engineering text or context explicitly provided by the gift: Problem to be solved, client, criteria, constraints


Additional practices and skills needed by engineers that were addressed by the gift: 

Spatial reasoning, critical thinking, problem solving, logical thinking

 

 

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    • Rating: 4.0 out of 5.0

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      • “Visually appealing toy, and feels sturdy. Works well enough as a simple logic puzzle for four to eight year olds, but the ‘front side/back side’ mechanic comes across as a little gimmicky and doesn’t enhance play value.”