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Icy Puzzle
Ice floating on the sea is sliding and gliding all the time, and so do the penguins that live on it. The object of Penguins on Ice is to pack the ice so that every puzzle tile can fit on the game board while making sure that all the penguins are in the correct spot. Cute, clever, and challenging, with icebergs that can change shape, Penguins on Ice includes sixty challenges and is suitable for ages six and older.


IQ-Building Fun Develops:
  • Logical reasoning
  • Strategic planning
  • Visual and spatial perception

    Game Includes:
  • Sixty challenges, four different levels of challenges
  • Five pentomino playing pieces
  • Gameboard
  • Booklet with game rules, challenges, and solutions

    How to Play:
  • Choose a challenge
  • Put all five pieces on the game board, in such a way that all the penguins are positioned in the places shown in the challenge. Don't forget that you can change the shape of all the puzzle tiles!
  • There is only one correct solution per challenge.

    Manufacturer's Information:

    Copyright: 2010
    ISBN: 847563000074
    Manufacturer: Smart Games
    Made In: China
    Players: 1
    Age: 6+

    Awards and Endorsements:
  • Guldbrikken: nominated “Toy of the Year 2011” (Denmark)
  • Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Platinum Award 2011 (USA)
  • National Parenting Publications Awards Honors (USA)
  • Toy of the Year 2011 (Belgium)
  • Consumer Label 2011, category “girls”, selected by the visitors of the Toy Museum (Belgium)
  • Best Puzzle Runner-Up 2012: GAMES Magazine (USA)
  • Toy of the Year 2012, games category and overall winner (Czech Republic)
  • Winner of Creative Child’s 2013 Game of the Year Award (USA)



  • CHOKING HAZARD - Small parts. Not for children under 3yrs.

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    Average Customer Review: 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 4 Write a review.

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    Penguins on Ice a Hit! March 8, 2014
    Reviewer: Stephanie S.  
    I recently bought Penguins on Ice for my daughter's birthday. She loves it! Everyone has played with it. Even though it's a one player game, there is always a crowd around! She says it is the best present she received this year. Wow!

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    High-Quality Fun Game! September 29, 2012
    Reviewer: CCA  
    I purchased Penguins on Ice mainly as a present for one of my sons who loves penguins and logic puzzles. He LOVES this game and plays it frequently. I have been very pleased that all of my other children love Penguins on Ice as well and each enjoy taking a turn to play the game. Each child is able to play it at their own skill level. They have each worked through the cards from the beginning of the pack and remember which card they have progressed their way up to when they play again the next time. Penguins on Ice is a fun game that offers practice in logic skills while being challenging and fun at the same time. Excellent game!

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    A bit too hard for six October 3, 2011
    Reviewer: KAMiller from Rockford, IL United States  
    I bought this for my six year old.  He is  really pretty adept at solving puzzles of this type, but this one is really a challenge for him.  That being said, he hasn't really had much chance to try it out, since he can't seem to get it away from his older siblings and dad!

    It comes nicely packaged, but is a bit tricky for the younger kids to put it away, as you have to have the penguins in just right for the top to go on.

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      2 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
     
    Fun way to learn and practice skills of logic August 3, 2011
    Reviewer: Karen Cox from Waynesboro, GA United States  
    Penguins on Ice has provided challenge for all ages in our family, pre-schoolers to adults.  My 4-year old is able to do the first stage of puzzles, my 9  and 11 year olds are able to do the first and second stages, and I am challenged by the 3rd and 4th!  The durable, cute, and colorful pieces are fun to look at and easy to handle.  The concepts of shifting shapes and logic are introduced in this game in an understandable and interesting way.  It is ideal for travel, as the pieces are large enough not to be easily lost, and can be held on the lap to make travel less boring.  I think children who cannot easily solve the puzzles can still benefit from placing the pieces in their correct location by following the puzzle solutions.  Very good purchase!

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