21/03/20: Boredom Busters

Boredom Busters

If you plan to spend more time at home in the coming weeks, it’s a good idea to stock up on some jigsaws. Jigsaws have also been proven to improve your mental health and even physical health at any age. Building jigsaws have been shown to strengthen visual acuity, build short term memory, develop problem solving skills, increase fine motor skills and it is also quite therapeutic.

Wasgij Original Puzzle #32. 1000 pieces.

On that note, our latest in the WASGIJ range has arrived, Wasgij 32: The Big Weigh In is now in stock. In this mystery, it’s the 75th Little Mulching Annual Horticultural Show and the village square is bustling with people who have turned out to the big event. However, opposite the flower show marquee, something jaw dropping has caught the judge’s eye and seems to have stunned the other contestants in their tracks… What could that be? Use your imagination and your curiosity to find out what’s happening in this Wasgij Original puzzle. Only the puzzle holds the answer…

Catan (5th Edition): 3-4 Players. Ages 10 and up. 60-120 minutes playing time.

Board games are also a great way to keep everyone in the family involved. CATAN (formerly known as The Settlers of Catan) is one of the most popular board games in recent history due to its amazing ability to appeal to experienced gamers as well as those new to the world of strategy board games. It is $79.99.

Pandemic. 2-4 players. Ages 8 and up. 45 minutes playing time.

We suppose it’s quite inevitable that Pandemic (for ages 8+) has quickly risen to the top again as a best-seller in the last few weeks. This internationally award winning game has also been a staple in our collection of board games over the years. Pandemic not only plays up to 4 players, but it makes for one of the best 2 player games in our home. It’s one of the few where I can actually sit next to my partner as we endure such an intense game. With a range of difficulties from Introductory to ‘Heroic’, Pandemic is the game we would happily play over and over again. If you haven’t played Pandemic yet, I highly recommend you give it a go.

Gloomhaven. For 1-4 players. Ages 14 and up. 60-120 minutes playing time.

To the more experienced gamers, Gloomhaven is also still available. For those of you who have been eyeing this game, this may actually be the perfect time to finally dedicate some space towards this massive game. With 94 scenarios in this epic dungeon crawler, Gloomhaven will undoubtedly provide you with what feels like an endless number of stories, combat, and just pure fun.

Rat-a-Tat Roll: For 2-5 players. Ages 6 and up. 15 minutes playing time.

Easter Holidays are just around the corner. Don’t get caught with nothing for the kids to do. Why not have them play one of Gamewright’s latest releases? Rat-a-Tat Roll (for ages 6 and over). Perfect for the whole family to play. A good test for memory skills, understanding probability, and decision making. This is another game where you might find the kids end up winning more games than the adults. Now on special for only $29.99.

Posted in Mind Games Blogs.