Honk! Honk! It's gridlock and the little red car can't move. The player is a traffic cop in the Rush Hour Traffic Jam Puzzle where the objective is to get the red car off the road. To play, pick one of 40 challenge cards (solutions are printed on the back). Then set up the cars and buses in a specified pattern on the 6-inch-square road grid. Move the vehicles one by one (obey those traffic laws!) until the red car can escape the traffic jam.
There are four levels of difficulty, and kids can alternate turns with another player or just "play in traffic" alone. The game received a national award from Mensa, and is used in elementary school math classes. The design includes clear instructions printed on the sturdy box, which can be used both as a playing tray and for storage. The game cards stow away in a drawer in the road grid.
Rush Hour is one of ThinkFun's most popular STEM toys for kids, and has been an international bestseller for over 20 years, with over 10 million units sold worldwide. It's a fun traffic jam logic game that comes with 40 challenges of increasing difficulty, from beginner to expert, and is one of the best gifts you can buy for kids who like smart games and a challenge. Rush Hour is made with high-quality components, and comes with a very clear and easy-to-understand instruction manual - you'll be able to play within minutes of opening the box. Like all of ThinkFun's games, Rush Hour is built to develop critical thinking skills. Playing through the increasingly difficult challenges will improve logical reasoning and critical thinking skills, all through fun gameplay.
Recommended for ages 8+ years.