Laser Maze from Ravensburger, is one of ThinkFun’s most popular stem toys for boys and girls. It’s a beam bending logic game that comes with 60 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. Laser Maze 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.
Includes: x1 Game Grid, x60 Challenge Cards from Beginner to Expert, x11 Game Tokens (1 Laser, 2 Beam-Splitters, 1 Mirror, 1 Cell Blocker, 5 Targets/Mirrors and 1 Checkpoint)
What our testers said
“Oh it shines on the mirror, but I think it needs to end up on the red side, like a traffic light.” – Boy aged 10
“So that’s what you do, it’s a path.” – Girl aged 8
What our experts think
A laser maze that encourages children to use important STEM skills such as planning, reasoning and problem solving. The children observed the mirrors and thought logically and creatively, experimenting with different positioning to find out what worked.
This is a great example of play-based learning as while children are having fun, they are learning about important maths concepts relating to reflections and angles. Successfully completing a puzzle like this is great for developing children’s resilience too as they are encouraged to persevere and experiment with different things when they don’t get it right first time. It was great to see the children working together, communicating about what else they could try as their understanding progressed.
– Develops logical thinking skills
– Encourages perseverance and resilience
– Promotes cooperation and collaboration with others