The Genius Square Review

1-2 Players | Age 6+

Genius Square

When you have a game called The Genius Square, it sounds all rather complicated, doesn’t it? A game where you must possess a genius level IQ to even think about playing? No, it is a very interesting and fun game to play, and game that can happily be played by players from the age of 6. The genius of the game is that there will always be at least one solution.

The Genius Square is a logic puzzle game for 1-2 players, aged 6+. You can play solo or race against an opponent to fill the grid.

In the box:

  • 2x Genius Square Grids
  • 2x Sets of Nine coloured Shapes
  • 2x Sets of Seven Blocker Pieces
  • 1x Set of Seven Dice
  • Instructions

The idea of The Genius Square, from The Happy Puzzle Company, is to place seven blockers on the grid and build your shapes around them to completely fill the grid. This can be played as a solo game to challenge yourself and beat your previous best time or, as there are two boards and two sets of shapes and blockers, as a two player game to challenge each other to see who can complete it first.

The Genius Square has a possible 62,208 puzzles to complete, so you can be playing for years to come. And each of the 62,208 puzzles has at least one way to solve it – there will never be a puzzle that can’t be solved.

Playing The Genius Square is easy. You, or two players, take a Genius Square grid, seven cylindrical blockers and a set of nine coloured shapes (made up of square blocks). You roll the seven dice (they have grid references on them) and then place the seven blocking pieces on the grid references that you roll. Now you race to fill the grid with your nine coloured shapes around the blockers – it can be completed in as little as 30 seconds!

Some of the 62,208 puzzles are easy to solve, some are a lot harder. You never know what puzzle you are going to get as it all depends on the roll of the dice and where the blockers will be positioned.

Overall, The Genius Square is an excellent brain-teasing logic game that uses a lot of different skill sets: Sequencing, Spatial Awareness, Speed of Thought, Strategic Planning, and Visual Perception. It is the perfect game to challenge yourself against the clock or to play against a friend (we loved that it came with 2 boards and enough pieces to be able to do so).

Some of the puzzles can be completed really quickly, others take a bit more time, but they are all really lots of fun and really test how you see things to be able to solve the puzzle as quickly as possible.

When playing against another player, or challenging yourself to beat the clock, it is a fast and frantic game, but with some many possible puzzles to complete it can be played over and over again.

The pieces seem good quality. The plastic grid is grooved so that the pieces don’t move around and the blockers and coloured polyomino shapes are wooden, a good size and easy to grab, hold and place on the grid.

A really fun game to challenge yourself or your friends. A game that gets your brain working and one that can be completed in under a minute so you can easily play several rounds without getting bored.

With Christmas fast approaching, The Genius Square would make an excellent gift for kids and teenagers, and they can play by themselves or with a friend or family member. It doesn’t take long to solve and with 62,208 possible puzzle combinations it should last for years.

Rating: 5/5

RRP: £19.99

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DISCLOSURE: We received this product for free for the purpose of writing an honest and impartial review. All thoughts and opinions are our own. This review uses an affiliate link which we may receive a small commission from if you purchase through the link.


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