What It Is
Chicken Shuffle a brain-teasing puzzle game from Smart Games. The chickens on the farm need help getting to their eggs, and it's up to the players to help them get there. Players start by choosing one of the 48 challenge cards and placing it on top of the card pile in the holder. Place the puzzle top back on to hold the cards in place. Then solve the puzzle by sliding the puzzle tiles around until each egg is covered by a chicken.
Difficulty levels include: starter, junior, expert, and master.
Why It’s Fun
Kids will have fun working through the different challenge levels with the distinct and silly chicken characters. And it can be a fun game to have a little friendly competition with friends to see who can solve each challenge the quickest. Parents will like that the game is portable enough to take along on a road trip or whip out for quick play in a waiting room at a doctor's office, for example. And there is a lot of educational value packed in because there is a logic component to the game. It's a good thinking game for anyone older than age 6 to keep your brain cells working, while aiding development of strategic planning and recognition visual and spatial perception.
Who It’s For
Chicken Shuffle is for ages 6 and up.
What To Be Aware Of
Chicken Shuffle is suggested for one to four players. However it works best as a solo gaming experience, in which a parent can assist a younger child if needed or the challenge can be passed around to see who can solve it the fastest.
With only one solution per challenge and varying levels of difficulty, the time it takes to solve a puzzle can take anywhere from a few seconds to 30 minutes or more.
Challenges only require players to cover each egg, so sometimes there will be more chickens than eggs to place the chickens on.