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Amaze is a single player maze game from ThinkFun, and recommended for players ages 8 to adult. The maze board is changeable with 16 different mazes, and puts an interesting spin on maze games.
- Maze board and an attached stylus
- 16 challenge settings available on the back (with three difficulty levels)
- Instructions included in the box provide further directions and also proved the solutions to all the mazes
Amaze is extremely easy to set up. There are red indicators on the left side of the board, and those indicators program to one of 16 mazes. These settings make the maze progressively harder. Once the player set the maze, you trace your path through the maze without lifting the stylus from start to finish. During play, the player pushes the red bars left or right to open up a new path, or potentially trap you.
Family Gaming Assessment
Amaze is a perfect travel game for families. Amaze has the ideal design feature, attaching the stylus so it can not be lost. Additionally, the maze itself is small enough to fit in a purse or backpack. For as simple as the design is the mazes are challenging and don’t present obvious solutions. Being a single player game kids or adults can work on the maze for a while and put it away easily when they need a break. Another advantage of Amaze is this is a battery free quiet game. Amaze is perfect for a waiting room, since play is quiet.
Since this game has come into my house is has been played by children as young as five and up to adults. The appeal is in the simplicity of the game, yet challenging nature of the mazes. This is a great addition to a game collection for travel or quiet play and will appeal to anyone who enjoys mazes.