Challenge your brain in a fun game that tests your thinking, memory and speed skills! Compete with other players in 8 different challenges which will make you use all your brain power: touch tests, duplicates, logical series, mazes, colour puzzles, and more.Cortex Challenge is the exciting new brain-busting card game by Esdevium Games, which uses the same fast-paced approach to family fun popularised by Dobble and Jungle Speed. Cortex Challenge tests up to six players’ memory, cognition, and sensory perception. It even includes texture cards that are used during ‘Touch Challenges’, where players must guess what they are feeling, adding a unique element that is often neglected in games. Players’ brain powers are stretched to the max as they race to be the first to match symbols, correctly remember all objects on a card or find the route out of mazes, amongst many other tests! Winning challenges allows players to add pieces to their brain puzzle which they must complete before their opponents in order to win the game. Cortex Challenge is sure to tax the mental abilities of players both young and old!
The game also comes in both Geo (for players aged 9+ years) and Kids (for players aged 6+ years) versions, making the game accessible to more specialised or younger audiences.
Lets crack the box open see what lurks within..........
Coordination one i found the hardest, being a bit of an uncoordinated beast, but again its simple it tells you which hand and which finger/s to place where on your head.
duplicates is spotting the duplicate first, pretty simple in theory, but they be different colours or sizes so its not always as simple as it may first seem.
Reasoning, its a bit like Tetris which shape will fit?
And of course we discussed the touch challenge earlier.
So you set the deck up, let everyone have a nice look and feel of the touch cards then tuck them out of the way. Then you flip the top card over, and first to guess right wins a brain piece. If you win it you put the card in front of you. you can only keep a maximum of 4 in front you at any time. When you have two with the same back (same type of challenge you can exchange it for a brain piece, first to all 4 of their brain pieces wins. If you lose the card is put on the bottom and you may not guess on the next card, so make certain you are sure before you guess!
Its a nice small box, so very portable to take round to friends, it plays fast so is a perfect filler game, or party game as well, and is perfect for non gamers as you don't need to learn any rules. It also reminds of the old brain training game on Nintendo DS many years ago, in the way that it is working your mind out.
It reminds a bit of dobble, its good, i like the maze challenges and the feeling ones (textures - mart) best. its easy to play, i only had to be told once what the card type was then i was ok.
With an RRP of £12.99 this game will provide plenty of fun for all the family. Go find your local game store and pick up a copy, or ask them to order you one in if they do not have one!