Can you use your problem solving skills to escape from the city of Atlantis? Inside the box you get the puzzle itself which is made up of a lid, base and 6 puzzle pieces – these all fit together to keep the puzzle in one place when you aren’t playing with it. An instruction booklet is included in which you will find 60 puzzles of 5 different difficulties from starter to wizard and a set of rules which will explain how you solve the puzzle.
The aim of the puzzle is to create a path from the door of the high tower to the exit on the game board. The piece which has the high tower on it is always placed on the board at the start of every game, but in varying places and orientations. Your path can not be diagonal, you can only enter staircases from the front and you can only go up or down a level by using a staircase.
Each puzzle shows which stairway pieces you are allowed to use to solve each puzzle, the more there are, the trickier the puzzle is to solve and there is only one solution for each game but the answers are shown at the end of the booklet if you get stuck!
Atlantis escape is suitable for ages 8+ and even adults will find some of the puzzles will require a lot of working out! Games like this are great fun for getting your brain going and a huge bonus is that it comes inside its own storage box which makes it really quick to whip out and play with and unlike some puzzle games, you don’t need to put all the pieces back in a certain way just to get the lid shut.
Atlantis Escape helps with skills such as planning, concentration, problem solving and spatial insight and such brain games are said to improve your processing times and preserve your cognitive health. Atlantis Escape retails at £14.99 and you can find it here in the Smart Games Shop.