The new Timberdoodle catalog has all sorts of wonderful strategy games to hone your critical thinking skills, like the one my kids are helping me review this week: Paradux.
The board and playing pieces are all made of polished wood. We like the fact Paradux seems so heavy and durable.
This 2-player game is a snap to set up and simple to play. Winning, though, is another matter!
You start with all the pieces lining the edge of the board in alternating colors. The object is to get four of your pieces in a row, but you must move two adjacent pieces at a time — one of each color.
We had to improvise a little on how to move corner pieces, as the instructions were not entirely clear on that matter. But once we’d agreed on how to handle it, we were able to proceed with a family tournament, which Gabriel won handily.
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!
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.