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ThinkFun Games Review + Giveaway!

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I am excited to partner with ThinkFun to bring you this fun review of two of their most popular games and a giveaway of the winner’s choice! 

About ThinkFun

ThinkFun was founded in 1985 by husband and wife team Bill Ritchie and Andrea Barthello.  Bill was a born puzzler, so defining his dream company was no challenge, but the 80’s were a tough time for toy companies. Retailers were moving away from games, and the Rubik’s Cube, which had broken through in the mass market, was losing popularity.

No stranger to a challenge, Andrea vividly remembers the day she pulled up in their driveway and declared, “We can do this!”  In the early years, Bill and Andrea’s basement served as assembly line, home office, and distribution center, and our first product, the Hexadecimal Puzzle, was born right out of that basement!

Despite humble beginnings, Bill and Andrea founded ThinkFun, originally called Binary Arts, with a noble mission, “To translate the brilliant ideas of the craziest mathematicians, engineers and inventors into simple toys that can be appreciated by boys and girls around the world.”  We still believe this today.

Over the years, we have strengthened our commitment to creating products that naturally inspire learning, spark creativity, and build problem solving through play.  We continue to push into new frontiers with mobile apps, online games, global education programs, even brain research… all this and we’re STILL creating incredibly fun, innovative new games!

ThinkFun was founded with a dream that we could change the world through play, and at 25 years young, we are living that dream.  Today, ThinkFun is a respected global company represented in over 60 countries and translated into over 20 languages.  We’re thrilled to welcome you into the ThinkFun family and hope you’ll join us in new adventures!

This N That with Olivia was sent 2 games– Gravity Maze and Robot Turtles! We are always looking for unique and educational gift ideas for my nieces and nephews but have a hard time finding something that they may enjoy! 

robot turtles

Robot Turtles: The Game for Little Programmers!

A Fun Way to Learn to Code! The most backed board game in Kickstarter history sneakily teaches preschoolers the fundamentals of programming, from coding to functions, while making silly turtle noises! Before you know it, your little one will be writing computer games rather than just playing them!
Ages:  4 and up
Players:  2 – 5
  • Game Board
  • 4 Robot Turtle Tiles
  • 4 Jewel Tiles
  • 36 Obstacle Tiles
  • 4 Bug Tiles
  • 4 Code Card Decks (44 Cards Each)

Are you looking for a way to get your kid’s minds going?! This game will teach them programming early on– starting at age 4 and is fun for all ages, including adults. You see, the concept of this game is to get the turtles to reach their “jewel tile” in the middle of the board. The child chooses a card and the direction they’d like their turtle to move and then the adult playing actually makes the moves and fun turtle sounds. The older the child the more obstacles that can be added to make the game a little more challenging. This game is awesome for those little minds that love to be creative! 
gravity maze

 Gravity Maze: A Marble Run for Braniacs!

This gravity powered logic maze is sure to put your visual perception and reasoning skills to the test. The colorful, translucent towers can be arranged in a plethora of visually stimulating structures but, for each challenge, you’ll have to think carefully to build a path that will successfully carry your marble to its target. 60 challenges, ranging in difficulty, will give you plenty of creative building time while you maneuver the maze in your mind!
Ages:  8 to adult
Players: Single player
  • 1 Game Grid
  • 10 Gravity Maze Towers
  • 3 Marbles
  • 60 Challenges from Beginner to Expert
  • Instructions

Fun!! This game is a single player game that takes concentration and creativity in order to get your marble to the target!! Although this games starts at age 8, it is fun for adults too. There are many challenges ranging in difficulty to keep you and your family entertained for hours. This game is colorful, and definitely something to keep your brain moving. My Grandmother loves games like Sudoku to keep her ‘brain sharp’ so I know she would love this game, as it takes concentration and thought in order to make your marble reach the target!


I have the awesome opportunity to give ONE This N That with Olivia reader their choice of Gravity Maze or Robot Turtles. To enter, simply complete the entries on the Giveaway Tools below! No purchase necessary to enter. The winner will be selected randomly and will be notified via email. The winner will have 24 hours to respond or the prize will be forfeited. The giveaway is open to the Continental US only who are 18+. The giveaway will be open from 16 November 2014 at 12:01AM EST to 30 November 2014 at 11:59PM EST. This giveaway is in no way sponsored by, endorsed, or affiliated with Facebook, Twitter, or any other social media. It is against Twitters rules to use multiple accounts or create new accounts to increase your chances of winning; therefore, you may use only ONE Twitter account to enter this giveaway. Anyone found using multiple Twitter accounts to increase their chances of winning will be disqualified. This N That with Olivia is not responsible for prize fulfillment. 

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Monday 24th of November 2014


Amanda Brelage

Monday 24th of November 2014

The Brain fitness bundle... and certainly the two up there.... WHOOT! Think fun makes the BEST games!!!!

Leah Wall

Saturday 22nd of November 2014

Zingo Time-telling would be so great


Sunday 16th of November 2014

Those seem so fun! I love new and fun games. Sometimes you get sick of the traditional ones.I would love to try the game Distraction!

Shelia S

Sunday 16th of November 2014

I would love the Roll n Play toddler game.

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