ThinkFun, Inc.'s Circuit Maze™ Breaks New Ground, Teaches Children How Electricity Works With Logic Puzzles

ThinkFun's® newest learning game, Circuit Maze, provides a boost of brainpower with logic puzzles that teach how electricity works.

Feb 11, 2016, 09:30 ET from ThinkFun, Inc.

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Have you ever wondered what happens when you turn on the lights in your home?  ThinkFun, Inc. has broken new ground in teaching complex concepts of electricity in a creative, safe, and entertaining way.  Circuit Maze is a logic game that challenges players to solve puzzles involving electrical currents.   When players have placed the different tokens on the game board correctly, and solved the puzzle, the beacons light up!

"Electricity is fascinating, but it can seem overwhelmingly complex, and you can't exactly play with household electricity, since it's dangerous.  So we asked the question 'how can we learn about it, and connect with it, and have fun – safely?' commented ThinkFun's CEO and co-founder Bill Ritchie.  "This game puts the principles and concepts right into players' hands.  So, while they are developing reasoning and logic skills, trying to solve the puzzle, they learn how electricity and electrical circuits work."

As the challenges progress, advanced circuitry concepts are introduced, such as series circuits, parallel circuits, series and parallel circuits in combination, and parallel circuits in bypass.  Players can even practice free-form circuit modeling.  World famous puzzle-creator Wei-Hwa Huang designed the 60 challenges players can encounter.

Circuit Maze is a single player game for ages eight to adult.  MSRP: $29.99.  Available: March 2016.

About ThinkFun
For 30 years, ThinkFun Inc. has been dedicated to creating games that spark curiosity, cultivate confidence, and nurture life-long learners.  Its games encourage interest in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math (STEAM), while generating excitement for a world of learning through play.  Innovation, creativity, value, and fun are the four elements that comprise the development of every game.  Ignite the mind, and change the world for each player.

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