I had a lovely parcel arrive from Esdevium Games the other day with not only a Star Wars Timeline game (see my Star Wars post to enter that competition!) but also two Smart Egg Labyrinth puzzles in. Keep an eye out for a competition at the bottom of the page as well ;)
The two Smart Eggs we were sent are designed for ages 6 and over, and are a small puzzle or labyrinth maze for you to try and figure out how to solve.
The whole idea, is to put the wand that comes with the eggs in to the top of your egg puzzle, and move it through the egg using the paths and holes available, until you manage to remove the wand by pulling it out of the bottom of the egg.
It sounds easy doesn’t it?! However it really isn’t as easy as it sounds, and each different egg has a different level of hardness. The two Smart Eggs we were sent were a Lava egg which is a level 8 and a Hive egg which is a level 4.
I managed to complete the level four egg without too much trouble, but have to confess I haven’t managed the level 8 one yet. It won’t beat me though, I’ll keep trying. The eggs are meant to be the boys, but I made them wait whilst I tried them – I didn’t want to be shown up by a 9 and 11 year old as usual.
So far though, they have both managed the level 4 egg, but haven’t managed the level 8 one, which means I still have time to get there first and rub it in their faces….I mean show them how to do it. We all love the Smart eggs, the boys are constantly fiddling with them and playing with them, which I love as it’s better than being glued to a screen all the time.
They are usually outdoors boys and I hardly see them, but this time of year is so dark and cold, not to mention extremely wet recently, that they’re been indoors a lot more and these eggs have been brilliant for keeping them amused.
I love the different designs on the eggs, and the lovely people at Esdevium have given me a Smart Egg to give away as a competition to my lovely readers as well! The egg for the competition is actually my favourite in terms of looks, as it has a very funky cool design to it, and I can imagine it making a great gift for a teenager.
The competition prize egg will most likely be a real challenge, as it is a level 9, but the challenge is the fun part in my opinion. Plus, if your children are anything like mine they’ll solve it before you in a very smug way…
If you fancy trying to win this perfect stocking filler, then fill in the rafflecopter below. The competition is open to the UK only and subject to my usual competition terms and conditions. Good Luck everyone!
If you want to buy these eggs yourself for a stocking filler, then they are available in Waterstones on the hight street as well as in several shops online.
Nadelik Lowen (Merry Christmas)
*I was sent two smart eggs for the purpose of this review but as always all thoughts and opinions are my own and honest*