I wanted a game my (then) eight-year old daughter could play by herself, that didn’t require me to play. You know what I’m talking about, right? And, I only buy educational games, something that isn’t just fluff. So, I started searching for the perfect one-person game.
A friend recommended Rush Hour Jr. which became a Christmas gift for my daughter last year.
She let it sit for a month.
And, just because she couldn’t help herself, she started watching. Then she began telling me where to move. And soon, she demanded a turn.
Of course, she loved it and I never got a turn ever again.
Basically, Rush Hour Jr. is a strategy game. You can select from four levels of difficulty – beginner, intermediate, advanced, and expert – shown by ice cream scoops. The cards give you how the game grid should look. You set it up and then try to get the white ice cream truck out of the traffic jam to the exit on the right side of the grid.
I’m telling you, it’s so nice to have a game my daughter can play by herself. And, since it makes her think, even better. Maybe even perfect.