Illusion Cubes (Timberdoodle Review)

Illusion Cubes

Our family tried out a new critical thinking game recently called Illusion Cubes — another great STEM product we got through Timberdoodle.

The puzzle contains 24 double-sided tiles and an instruction booklet filled with 120 challenging designs, arranged in gradually increasing levels of difficulty.

Illusion Cubes

Although shading makes these matte-finished puzzle pieces look like cubes, they are really relatively flat.

Several Levels of Challenges to Choose from

The design incorporates a small notched lip underneath that allows one piece to slide beneath another for easier stacking.

pieces slide over one another

This single-player game aims to increase spacial awareness and visual perception skills.

great thinking skills practice

Although it was designed to be played by one person at a time, there are enough tiles that several of the simpler designs can be built simultaneously.

two can play at same time

And that fact means two players can race to finish those easier challenge, which my kids thoroughly enjoyed doing until they reached the more difficult designs farther into the booklet.

Illusion Cubes

But then they teamed up and completed those challenges together.

Illusion Cubes

So, for us, the game was not only a great exercise in critical thinking, but also in cooperation.

fun game helps build thinking skills

Ready to build some cool optical illusions yourself? Then order your own set of Illusion Cubes. This thinking puzzle is available from Timberdoodle. You can purchase it individually or as part of their 2022 10th Grade Curriculum Kit


While you’re on the Timberdoodle website, I’d encourage you to look around. We love everything we’ve ever ordered from this small family-owned company!

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PLEASE NOTE: As a member of the Timberdoodle blog team, I routinely receive free or deeply discounted products in exchange for writing honest reviews. Opinions expressed in these posts are 100% my own. I’ve been a happy and enthusiastic Timberdoodle customer for decades — long before I ever started blogging for their company.

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  1. Wow! I totally thought they were 3d shapes – the shading on them is so good. We love one-person games that help building critical thinking skills in our homeschool. Thanks for sharing!

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