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Blockhead!

Primary Category: Cognitive Development

Subcategories: Problem Solving, Concentration, Cause & Effect, Eye/Hand Coordination

Description of how the game can be used to fit the categories: The game Blockhead! Is a fun game where players have to try to keep all of their block pieces from falling. Problem solving skills are involved in this game when the player is trying to stack all of the blocks on top of each other without knocking the entire pile down. This requires the player to strategize the best way to stack the blocks and not be the person to knock the entire pile over. Concentration is important for this game because the players must focus on stacking the blocks on top of each other and see where their opponent is placing the blocks so they can try to keep the pile going and not knock it over. Cause and effect is incorporated into this game because when the players add a block to the pile, it can either cause the pile to fall over or cause another player to be able to add to the pile. Eye/Hand coordination is incorporated into this game because the player must see the piece that they want to add on the pile and then coordinate their hand movement with just the right force so as to not knock the pile over.