The Perilous Plank Puzzle by ThinkFun!
Can the Hiker cross the river without getting up close and personal with gators, snakes and piranha? Move the planks among the tree stumps to help our hero across! This innovative new brainteaser is as challenging as they come, and the jungle adventure theme makes it compelling to play. 40 Beginner-to-Expert challenge cards show where to place stumps and planks to start each game, and a magnet in our hiker's feet makes moving the planks a snap. Getting all the way across...that won't be so easy!
- 1 Peg board game frame, 1 magnetic hiker
- 40 Beginner-to-Expert challenge cards
- 20 tree stumps, 5 magnetic planks (2 short, 2 medium and 1 long)
- Instructions and solutions booklet, and a carry-all travel bag for easy storage and portability
Ages 8 to adult.
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12-14-2011 - by Fabricio Altamirano from San Salvador, San Salvador
I was given this game as part of my TED welcome package many years ago.
I had a wonderful time at TED, speakers were spectacular, the venues, etc. But out of that experience one of the things I appreciated most, and I still do is my River Crossing game.
It's a little dilapidated, I lost my "man" but it's one of the most brainy, fun games I have ever played. It builds logic and it's a plain old problem solving challenge that is fun for kids above 10, I would say. It will blow the mind out of that "brainy" uncle at Thanksgiving!
Kudos for River Crossing
7-8-2011 - by Phyllis from Lake Elmo, MN
I bought one of these years ago for my adult son. Now I have a friend that had a 50th birthday that I thought he should have one. I like to buy fun gifts for my adult friends and family. Looks fun and easy and it is - until you get to the challenging ones. But since I figured out so many I should be able to figure them all out right? When I bought this last one I got one for me so I can figure out every last one of these. I am always testing me to see if I can stay ahead of my granddaughers.
7-27-2007 - by B Hagen from Pinckney, MI
I am a teacher and a private tutor. My students solve these puzzles after they have finished their assignments. They love it. I love the way they have to think and problem solve! Beth Hagen
Our toy experts have indicated that the River Crossing strengthens the following Intelligences:
Children with strong Math-Logical intelligence have the ability to reason deductively and can recognize and manipulate abstract patterns or relationships. Students who have strong problem-solving and reasoning skills will excel in this intelligence.