Tricky Towers is a battle puzzle that uses shapes but instead of creating lines, you must balance them in towers that mustn’t fall over. Real-world physics applies, along with wind and attacks from other players to make your stack topple. Up to four players can race to build a tower of a certain height or the one that survives the longest without toppling over.
The simplicity of this challenge works for all ages. Older players may have nostalgic memories of playing Tetris in their youth, while others will connect with the Jenga-like stacking gameplay.
Tetris block-stacking is a premise the whole family can relate to. Family members often find themselves practising to improve in the next showdown. The more novel modes, like ‘Puzzle’, where you have to stack a set number of blocks as neatly as you can, or ‘Race’ – where you need to be the quickest to create the tallest tower, provide more variety once you’ve got used to the stacking challenge.
Build critical thinking
Puzzle games can help children develop their critical thinking and problem solving skills. Ask them about the choices they make to further develop these skills.
Improve core skills
For young children, some puzzle games can support pattern recognition and spatial awareness. Encourage a range of different puzzle games to support the development of these skills.
Attention to detail is often important for these types of video games. Encourage children to slow down and think outside the box to complete challenges.
Skill level age
Suggested by Family Gaming Database
Rated PEGI 3.
There are 18 accessibility features for
Data by Family Gaming Database
PlayStation 4, PC, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One
July 5, 2016, updated in 2017
No. of players
You can play with 1 to 4 players in the same room or as a 4-player online game.
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