Friday, October 7, 2016

Product Review | Clever Cubes Games - Helping Hands and Moving Minds

So, the fantastic people at Clever Cubes got in touch with me the other day and because I am still such a little kid on the inside, they insisted that I check out these really awesome games they have!

First off, this is how they talk of themselves...
"We are an educational board game company for children in the age group of 2 to 7 years old.  The thought behind this initiative was to address the void in the early learning and skill development space. We felt there was a serious dearth of creativity and innovation, which could simplify the learning process and make it more of an interactive and immersive experience not only for the child but also for the teachers, parents and mentors. After a lot of research and discussions we decided to take our plans forward which has resulted in Clever Cubes being where it is today." 

So I have tried out two games by Clever Cubes Educational Games and I will review them as such.

1. Helping Hands: Price Rs. 330/-
Helping Hands | Clever Cubes Games | Bonafide Urban Chick Review

Helping hands is a simple game for children ranging from the age group of 4 to 10 years. The aim of the game is to educate the child on the different helping hands we have in our society, what they do, and what are the most common occurrences that we can associate to them. So, ideally, not only will a child know that a doctor is a social helper, he will also know that a doctor often has an injection, and an ambulance is in reference to getting medical help. It is a pretty nifty game and a child's associative skills and sequencing and language enrichment can be achieved pretty well with this game.

2. Moving Minds: Price Rs. 370/-

Moving Minds | Clever Cubes Games | Bonafide Urban Chick Review

Now this game really had me blown. I sat down with my nephew to play this game, and he was so into it, we were playing it for over an hour. It's fairly simple in principle:
a. You roll the dice
b. You take your totem to the color that is facing up on the dice
c. Perform the sequence stated at that space, using the right cards from the stack of cards provided.
It really works at helping the child with their visual perception, sequencing, logical thinking and language enrichment. Also, the child has a blast while playing it and stays completely focused in the game. The game is for children aged 3.5 to 7 years of age (of course, adults will get a kick out of it too).

Overall, I felt that the company has its mind in the right place. Kids getting busy with such calming games will definitely have a better impact on their behavior overall. Both games are priced moderately. While some may find it on the higher side, I think that the game's thought process and the quality of the board, cards et al calls for it.

Definitely a brand I would try out when buying games in the future!