The little ones will have a blast creating their own group of cool characters with this 2D puzzle set by OMM Design.
There are 12 characters to build including a soul singer, a strongman and little ole Granny with her dog. Each character was skillfully designed and created by Sweden based illustrator Ingela P. Arrhenius who obviously takes inspiration from the glorious ’50s and ’60s.
Forty individually designed pieces are joined together to form a colourful square. What makes this puzzle very different from others is the possibility of creating new colour and shape combinations each time you play!
I always remember as a child my Dad suddenly asking me out of the blue what the capital city of a particular country was. What’s the capital of Iceland? Spain? Argentina? It felt like a game at the time but unbeknownst to me, I was actually learning about all these foreign countries. Funnily enough, I can’t remember what I had for breakfast these days but I still remember all those capital cities!
It’s a little harder to quiz the kids when it comes to the flags of various countries which is why this game is such a great idea! Step to the World Socks by Japanese company gg*, is a type of memory game based on the flags of nations from around the world. There are 14 pairs of illustrated wooden socks with one sock showing a graphic of the main features of a nation’s flag and the other sock revealing the full flag, the name of the country and the way you say ‘hello’ in the national language of that country. There is even a blank pair of socks so the kids can add the details of their own favourite country.
The game consists of 30 wooden socks (14 illustrated pairs and 1 blank pair) and comes packaged in a lovely 100% hemp canvas bag in the shape of a sock.
Step to the World Socks is available in Australia from Scallyoop for $64.50. We think this game makes the perfect gift… particularly since everyone has Olympic fever at the moment!
To play, take a card and look at it for 10 seconds (remembering what you see). Roll the dice to determine which question you should answer and then answer correctly based on all the facts you’ve just memorised.
It’s suitable for 2-8 players (aged 8 and up) and makes the perfect boredom buster.