Amazon toy markdowns, ThinkFun games edition

By Mir
December 14, 2010

We own a ton of ThinkFun games (most of which came from Amazon December toy markdowns); there’s not a bad one in the bunch. I love that many of them are small enough for stockings or even to tuck away for Easter baskets, and they’re what we take on long car trips or when we go camping. Love.

Some recent price drops on ThinkFun games:
Fifteen Puzzle for $6 (40% off)
Rush Hour Jr. for $7 (61% off)
Gordian’s Knot for $7 (42% off)
Block By Block for $7.49 (50% off)
Shape By Shape for $9 (40% off)
Railroad Rush Hour for $10 (50% off)

And this one came up as “similar” when I was searching. Not from ThinkFun, but good reviews and good price: Mindware Flip 4 Strategic Game for $6 (60% off)

I hope y’all appreciate the lengths I will go to in order to save you from yet another game of Monopoly. I’m just sayin’.


  1. Gah! I paid too much for Rush Hour Jr. during a lightning deal.
    Love love love these games though.

  2. I hope you keep doing this forever. While I do have a gift closet i really have to restrain myself with so many items. They look like such fun but my daughter is only 5 months old!

  3. Dang, I just bought two of those games (and opened ’em) last week! Oh well, guess I’ll grab 3 of the others! Thanks for the heads up! You rock!

  4. Are any of these suitable for the younger crowd-ages 4-6?

  5. love that mindware game at the end there. perfect for my math-fact challenged kiddo.

  6. Thanks! I just bought three of them .. they will fit all three of my kids, and 2 of them are teenagers. Love gifts like that!

  7. Crisanne,
    I haven’t played these games myself, but my kiddos are 6, 5, 3, and 9 mos. and I ordered the Rush Hour Junior (which is specifically for the 4-6 age group, I believe) and the Mindware Flip 4 Strategic Game. While it says it is for 8 and up, in the reviews it says a kindergartner enjoyed it. If nothing else, it will be good for stretching their abilities, but that’s just my two cents! Hope that helps!
    And Mir, thanks for another great deal!

  8. So cool!!! I ordered four of these games right quick. Glad I stayed up late to check it out!! Thanks Mir for the hustle.

  9. We love Rush Hour Junior around here! So tempted by Railroad Rush Hour.

  10. Woo! Thanks, Mir. I luuuurve Thinkfun games.

  11. Crisanne,
    We have block-by-block, shape-by-shape, and brick-by-brick (not listed above but is selling for $11.44 on Amazon). I have a 5 year old daughter who is actually really good at shape-by-shape and brick-by-brick. There are some challenging puzzles, but she just skips the really hard ones. She’ll spend an hour or two playing these games if I let her. The block-by-block is a bit harder, probably because it’s more of a 3D puzzle vs. 2D like the other two. Hope this helps!

  12. Oooo! My 2nd-grader’s teacher specifically recommended that Flip game for math strategy. Into the cart it goes!

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