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Rob
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Since my kids have the whole week off for Thanksgiving, and then weeks off for Christmas break, I found a pretty cool solitaire boardgame that they can play when friends aren't around (and when they are getting on each others nerves).

http://www.target.com/gp/detail.html/sr=1-1/qid=1164203732/r...

Tip Over would fall in the puzzle category. It consists of different sized plastic crates, a grid board, and a plastic man (the tipper). You can arrange the crates in 40 different configurations (there's a card for each starting arrangement). You have tip the crates in such a way that the tipper can get to the red crate without touching the board.
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Tip Over is indeed a nice puzzle. If you haven't tried it yet, you might also like Road Rage Rush Hour, which is probably the best and most popular of this kind of puzzle.

My personal favorite of the "series of graduated puzzles" genre is Tantrix Discovery, which is played with the Tantrix pieces but is also sometimes sold as a stand-alone package of ten pieces. However, these are slightly different from Tip Over and Rush Hour because you are trying to find a good layout of the tiles rather than a sequence of moves.
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I've been curious about this game as a good filler type game to have on the shelf when the kids are bored. They like other solitaire puzzle games like Rush Hour so maybe I'll give it a shot. Thanks for tipping me over the edge. shake
 
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A quick froogle search shows that Thoughthammer has it for $11.20. There is also a spider-man version. Thoughthammer doesn't stock it, but you can get it on eBay.

I put it on my Thoughthammer wishlist.
 
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I saw the Spider-Man version at Mrs. Tiggy Winkles in Ottawa, ON, Canada. I would assume all their stores across Canada would have it. It looks like it could be some fun.

 
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You can play it online @ http://www.puzzlebeast.com/crate/index.html
 
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Dave wrote:

Sweet. Thanks! Fun little puzzle game.
 
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My "holy grail of gaming" is a puzzle game that would approximate the depth and complexity of the "Adventures of Lolo" series of NES games.

Anybody have recommendations for that?

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How ridiculous that these games "fall outside the scope of BGG"! What is wrong with including "solitaire puzzles"?

 
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