Best Brain Teaser Games for the Holidays in 2020


With more families practicing social distancing next year we have selected some of our top sellers to give as gifts for the Holidays in 2020.  Most of these games or activities allow for some independent thinking, so you get a break while your child is having fun learning.

Chess (4+ years of age)

Chess is the perfect activity for family fun this winter.  Consider virtual chess lessons to break up the school activities while social distancing, or a group class for a family member to learn chess. No chessboard is needed. 

First 100 Words Activity game (2-4 years of age)

In the First 100 words activity game players can place the cards around the room. Roll either die, then look for either the matching category card or the number of cards. Kids identify words on the cards as they collect them and are introduced to simple counting, social skills and 100 first words

Camelot Jr (4-6 years of age)

Chess-themed and a fun, this game is a unique twist on puzzle games that will help develop logic and spatial reasoning.

Roller Coaster Challenge (6-8 years of age)

Start by choosing a challenge card and setting up the pieces to match. Then, players use the remaining pieces to build a working roller coaster that meets the build conditions on their challenge card. Roller Coaster Challenge incorporates elements of a logic puzzle, while also allowing for the creativity that stems from free-form building.

Pattern Puzzle (8-10 years of age)

This pattern-matching puzzle consists of 64 square tiles, each printed with a black and white geometric pattern. Your goal is to assemble the tiles into an 8×8 square following the IZZI rule: In order to place two tiles adjacent to one another their colored edges must match up precisely.

Cube Puzzler PRO (10-12 years of age)

Playing Cube Puzzler PRO stimulates the following cognitive abilities: planning, problem solving and spatial insight. 

Solitaire Chess (12+ years of age)

Solitaire Chess combines the rules of traditional chess and peg solitaire to bring you a delightful and vigorous brain workout.

For more Holiday Gift ideas checkout our Holiday Catalog

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We truly feel the game of chess can and will benefit families and groups. The game of chess it seems is being unearthed in a new and balanced way to improve social interactions. Visualization becomes a powerful tool to young and old minds where wonder and breakthrough energies abound. Like never before, our special relationship with this remarkable game and the way we deliver it will truly benefit families for years to come.


Chess Made Fun provides moderately priced chess instruction, supporting products and technology tailored to the fun and learning of chess. Chess Made Fun provides and promotes opportunity, exploration and adventure in areas of specialized and applied learning.

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