You build your maze using foam shapes on magnetic trays. Whoever is done first yells, "Ready to race!" and flips the sand timer—now everyone else has just 60 seconds to finish building.
When the minute is up, swap trays, and try to maneuver the wooden ball through your opponent’s maze and back. Make it there first and you win the round.
After a few attempts, you’ll be able to make more complex mazes to trip up the competition. When we tried it out, our 11-year-old tester’s designs got progressively ambitious. This puzzle game is so engaging that kids won’t notice they’re building engineering and logic skills.
Inventor Andy Geremia’s first prototype of Maze Racers was made out of a cereal box and straws. The idea was so good, he won a competition with that makeshift board. Play a few rounds, and you’ll agree this game is a winner.