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Kanoodle® Duplexity™

Kanoodle® logic puzzles for kids are a great way to keep kids entertained and learning. Kanoodle® Duplexity™ is a brain-bending puzzle game for 8 year olds and up that’s ideal for developing critical thinking, problem-solving and spatial reasoning skills through scree-free play

These 200 logic puzzles have been designed to put brain power to the test! Simply select a challenge card, place it in the case and play!

Game play encourages spatial reasoning and problem solving skills. Game box includes: 200 puzzles (100 double-sided puzzle cards), 28 two-colour magnetic pieces, carry case and multilingual instructions. Challenges increase in difficulty as you work through them from 1 – 200. Carry case features magnetic surfaces and carry handle for on-the-go fun. Game case measures 23cm H (including handle) x 18cm W x 4cm D when closed. Single player game.

Suitable 8-12 years

Features multilingual packaging

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Price £21.00 Available online www.learningresources.co.uk

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Kanoodle® Duplexity™ Reviews

Product Tested By Anne Rice – Patrick 9 Years

Anne Awarded The Kanoodle® Duplexity™ 5/5

When the Kanoodle Duplexity arrived we were excited to open it and start playing. It is compact and well made. The concept of the game is fun and simple. Suitable for all ages. Only 3 basic rules to remember and easy to start playing straight away.  Having 5 children ranging from 6 years to 14 years old they all could play the game with ease. The younger ones may only be able to complete a few of the puzzles as they get harder as you go through but they really enjoyed helping the older one’s play. The grandparents also enjoyed playing the game and it was fun to see who could complete the most puzzles or in the fastest time. With 200 puzzles to complete there is definitely enough to keep challenging everybody. This is a great game for screen free time and is versatile to use on your own or as a family. Being bright coloured and easy to handle it keeps children entertained without them realising that they are learning new skills. I think it helps children improve critical thinking skills by observing the puzzle and analysing how to recreate it using the pieces. Having to match the puzzle cards exactly children have to problem solve as there is only one way to game can be recreated. Both ends have to match with no extra pieces overhanging. Having so many puzzles is great. When you do manage to create all 200 you could just start again as there is no way you would be able to remember how to complete them all. Working our way through the cards in number order is the best way as each one gets slightly harder and takes longer to complete. This is a very addictive game. As soon as you complete one puzzle you want to play another and another. This is ideal to take away or use for travelling because it is lightweight, compact and easy to store. We took it on holiday and was well used by everyone, children and adults. We played this game daily. If there is a puzzle you are stuck on you can close the game away and come back to it later. Being magnetic it is ideal for travelling in the car as you don’t lose any pieces. This made it great for our holiday but we also loved playing it at home too. Although my 6 and 7 year old did play the game they were limited to how many games they could complete on their own where as my 9, 11 and 14 year olds could play them on their own happily. Therefore the age suitability of 8 years is perfect. My children liked completing a puzzle and moving to the next one was their favourite part of the game. I like how easy it is to take anywhere with you that you need to entertain your children quietly. Having been used daily and taken on holiday I think the quality of the product is great and still looks like new. I think this game is well worth the money. There are so many puzzles I don’t know how long it will take to complete them all but it is definitely a game you can play over and over again. I would definitely buy this product and am already looking at the other games in this range.  I would recommend this product to friends and family of all ages. The quality, price, and concept of this game is fantastic. The Kanoodle Duplexity game is brilliant for all ages. It helps children develop essential skills and is very addictive. It’s easy to play and the carry handle makes it easy to take anyway. Compact and lightweight it is ideal for travelling and holidays or just for when you need to keep children quietly entertained. Great value for money and I would highly recommend. Anne Rice – Patrick 9 Years

Product Tested By Sarah Tomlinson – Evelyn 9 Years

Sarah Awarded The Kanoodle® Duplexity™ 5/5

This looked compact and fun.  A good concept we like these king of games. Instructions very easy and straightforward to follow. My daughter found this gave very easy to play, completing card 195 in 1 minute and 30 seconds. It was not challenging for my daughter but I believe that is because she is used to this type of game concept. Having used rush hour, genius square and cornered which in some ways are similar but I would expect a different outcome had she not already used this type of thinking. It did keep her entertained short periods and we used as a family game by timing each other to see who was the fastest. These type of games do really improve critical thinking and my skills too! This did help improve problem solving skills. For my daughter as she is used to these type of games it was not as challenging but I do believe it would be in general. We took this game on holiday and was very useful then. Great game to take on holiday and just get out when needed and then pack away. This would be played a few times each week. This game has been enjoyed at home, on holiday and also too to relatives houses too. My daughter would have been interested in this around 6 and would have also used at that age., I do think some younger children would enjoy this. My daughter liked that it was magnetic and she has lots to ride through. I liked the fact it was compact and easy to put away/ store. It’s sturdy and well made. Also very colourful. This is good value as very adaptable. I wouldn’t buy it at this stage but simply because of all the games I discussed above, I feel she’s past this and needs something harder. If she hadn’t used this type of game before I would have bought. I would recommend as it is a great game alone or for the family. If I put aside that my daughter has already played games for critical thinking I do think this is a good game and great to take out with you also. I would say the game is suitable from 7+ as some children would use.  I would still take on holiday too as very handy to have. Sarah Tomlinson – Evelyn 9 Years

Product Tested By Lyn Shephard – Frankie 9 Years

Lyn Awarded The Kanoodle® Duplexity™ 4/5

My first impression was that I’d never seen anything like it before. I thought it looked complicated, hard work and it took me a while to grasp the concept until my 9 year old got it straight away and showed me what to do embarrassingly. Once I understood the game I thought it was so different, a great way to use your brain in a different way, great for concentration and logic and I thought it would a great way to get my daughter away from the screen. The instructions were clear and easy but I did need my daughter to explain It to me which showed who is the brains of the family. After I got the concept the game was very easy to follow. My daughter picked this game up straight away, she didn’t get frustrated or bored. She had a sense of accomplishment when completing each puzzle and so far has only skipped one puzzle as we were stuck on it forever and I didn’t want her losing interest in the game. This game really did challenge my daughter in a good way, it kept her interested, she wouldn’t give up even when the game got frustrating and at times when playing it with her it hurt my head but she wouldn’t let give up. It did keep my daughter entertained, it kept her off in the screens for a while, she seemed to enjoy working the puzzles out, having to think a different way, having to use her brain but I do think that this would suit a certain type of personality. It really did improve her critical thinking skills.  She  started looking at the puzzles differently, thinking of different ways, having to work out where she was going wrong and the sense of achievement when she completed a puzzle. Ideal for helping with problem solving skills too. She had to use her brain to think of things differently, work things out, move things around until she completed the puzzle correctly. This was a challenging game. Even though for some reason she found some of the harder puzzles easier but maybe that was with practise as she moved up the levels. I didn’t find it addictive unfortunately as it’s not my thing, I got very frustrated with it and a little stressed with the game and only continued as my daughter loved it. I did feel proud though when I helped her complete a puzzle. It comes in a strong, easy to carry case which is ideal for travel in a car but quite heavy if you’re on the move (i.e. train journey etc) It would be great for travel though as it’s very compact, sturdy and easy to pack away and store. She played with it every day for about 45 minutes each time. She played with this at home and also took it to her grandparents’ house for a few days. I am thinking about taking it on holiday with us in a couple of weeks.  I think this game is more suited to a certain type of child rather than an age range. For example when her best friend came up my daughter showed it to her and she had no interest at all and didn’t even give it a chance but when I showed it to my daughter she was interested straight away, intrigued and couldn’t wait to get started playing it. I think she liked the sense of achievement of completing each puzzle, especially when it was a more complicated puzzle.  I like the fact it was different, great for travel, a great way to use your brain and no screen time. It was very well made, built to last and the way to can store everything was well thought out. I do think it was good value for money as it would last a long time, great for travel, would be great in schools, can be used by all ages, great in care/old people’s homes, great for people with dementia etc. I would buy it as it suits the type of personality that my daughter has. She is very bright, loves using her brain, logical, doesn’t give etc but I wouldn’t buy it as a present for one of her friends in case it isn’t there thing. We have already taken it to my parents to show my dad has he has problems with his memory (early dementia) so hoping that he would have the concentration to play it. It’s only missing 1 mark as I believe certain oriole wouldn’t enjoy playing it. I think people that enjoy crosswords, sudoku etc would love this game but I do think this game is a required taste. Good value for money, great for travel, great for all ages and to help people with logic or memory problems. A new concept, great for in schools, good way to get people away from screens, a game where you can work together to solve the puzzle, good for mindfulness as you completely shut off when fixating on the puzzle, great for rainy days too. Thanks for choosing us, this game is a good addition to my daughters collection. Lyn Shephard – Frankie 9 Years

There are so many puzzles I don’t know how long it will take to complete them all but it is definitely a game you can play over and over again. I would definitely buy this product and am already looking at the other games in this range.  I would recommend this product to friends and family of all ages. The quality, price, and concept of this game is fantastic. The Kanoodle Duplexity game is brilliant for all ages. It helps children develop essential skills and is very addictive. It’s easy to play and the carry handle makes it easy to take anyway. Compact and lightweight it is ideal for travelling and holidays or just for when you need to keep children quietly entertained. Great value for money and I would highly recommend.

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Anne Awarded The Kanoodle® Duplexity™ 5/5

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