Kanoodle™

Item # EI-2978
Ages 7-12
We regret that this Learning Resource product is discontinued and no longer available.

Product Description

by Educational Insights®
Use your noodle! Players use colored, connected beads to complete over 100 brain-building puzzles in 2 formats: 2D rectangular or 3D triangular. It can be simple—or mind-boggling—depending on the level of play. Puzzle pieces fit inside the pocket-sized case. Includes 48-page illustrated puzzle book. For 1 player.
Step 1: Place all puzzle pieces in the lid of tray.

Step 2: Select a puzzle from the book.

Step 3: Place starting pieces in position as shown in the book.

Step 4: Complete the puzzle using the remaining pieces in the tray.

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Learning ResourcesKanoodle™
 
4.6

(based on 19 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lasting fun (12)
  • Easy to use (11)
  • High quality (11)
  • Easy to assemble (6)
  • Educational (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Travel (11)
  • Home (10)
  • Outside (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Parent (10), Education oriented (7), Educator (4), Thrifty (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (14)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Now what?

Do you have any toys in your product line for kids who complete the booklet? My kid is six, and tested as gifted in visual-spatial intelligence when he was 3. He loves this...Read complete review

Do you have any toys in your product line for kids who complete the booklet? My kid is six, and tested as gifted in visual-spatial intelligence when he was 3. He loves this toy and says that he feels challenged and is finishing the last few exercises as I type this (I promised him an ice cream sundae if he finished them all). Any recommendations?

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Great for a little while

This product would have earned a five-star rating from me IF the company offered replacement parts. However, if you lose one piece, and you might as well throw the whole game in the...Read complete review

This product would have earned a five-star rating from me IF the company offered replacement parts. However, if you lose one piece, and you might as well throw the whole game in the trash. Every piece is required for play. My son loved this game. He is very disappointed that he can no longer use it.

I emailed the company once over a year ago to purchase replacements, and I got no response. I tried emailing again today, but I won't hold my breath. Very unfortunate. If replacement parts were offered and customer service was acceptable, this would be a great product.

Reviewed by 19 customers

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5.0

Fun for all ages

By Happy Camper

from Seattle WA

About Me Parent Of Multiples (Twins etc), Parent Of Two Or More Children, Stay At Home Parent

Pros

  • Durable
  • Educational
  • Engaging
  • Interactive
  • Lots of Fun

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Older Children
    • Travel
    • Young Children

    Comments about Learning Resources Kanoodle™:

    I bought this when my twin boys were four years old. They could complete the first couple of puzzles and could also complete the pyramid or 3D puzzle. It is great for kids and adults, the different levels of puzzles keeps everyone engaged. We bring this puzzle whenever we travel. The costumer service is amazing. We lost a piece and have been sent one for free and no hassle. Highly recommend this company and this game.

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    • No

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    3.0

    I am disappointed that there is no replacement parts .

    By chris

    from columbus ,ohio

    About Me Education Oriented

    Pros

    • Educational
    • Engaging

    Cons

    • You do not offer replacement parts.

    Best Uses

    • Entertainment

    Comments about Learning Resources Kanoodle™:

    Other than not having replacement parts my children had a lot of fun with this game. Now they are not able to play it unless I buy a brand new game.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    5.0

    So Much Fun!!!!

    By Jessica

    from Englewood FL

    About Me Education Oriented

    Pros

    • Easy To Assemble
    • Easy To Use
    • High Quality
    • Lasting Fun

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Summer Camp

      Comments about Learning Resources Kanoodle™:

      Kanoodle & Kanoodle Extreme are so much fun! the kids love figuring out the puzzles. It really helps keep them occupied while working in groups.

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      • No

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      stimulating, brainteasing puzzles

      By First Time Using Kanoodles

      from Brooklyn, New York

      About Me Education Oriented

      Pros

        Cons

        • Flimsy

        Best Uses

        • Home
        • Travel

        Comments about Learning Resources Kanoodle™:

        I got about 50 Kanoodle puzzles to give to sick children in hospitals. I want the children to keep busy with a stimulating product. I tested out the Kanoodle puzzle and found that it was enjoyable to start off and the easier levels and eventually complete more challenging puzzles. Hands-on materials are more effective than crossword puzzles because it gives you the opportunity to construct your own model. In addition, it causes you to become actively involved in the learning process because you have the ability to observe, internalize, and manipulate. I would recommend this product for people that are looking to stimulate their brain. People who have early stages of Alzheimer's would benefit from doing these puzzles as it helps pick your brain! One con is that the product could be made with better quality materials. I would give Kanoodles five stars if the product was higher quality.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Super fun game!

        By Lisa

        from Bolivar, MO

        About Me Educator, Thrifty

        Pros

        • Easy To Assemble
        • Easy To Use
        • Lasting Fun

        Cons

        • Pieces get lost easily

        Best Uses

        • Home

        Comments about Learning Resources Kanoodle™:

        I received this game as a donation to my library for game nights for teens. Having tried the game out, I found it's a one-player game so will work best for a small group of teens coming in and not looking to play a big game with everyone. I tried the game and I love it! It's so much fun and so challenging. Every time I play it's still a challenge as it's not easy to remember the combinations between gameplays! I tried playing it in the car but dropped a piece between the seats...not easy to retrieve. But if you're in a building and not jiggling around it is great!

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        • No

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        5.0

        yes, would buy product again

        By Happy mom

        from Riverside, CA

        About Me Parent

        Pros

        • Easy To Assemble
        • Easy To Use
        • High Quality
        • Lasting Fun

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home
          • Outside
          • Travel

          Comments about Learning Resources Kanoodle™:

          My 7 year old loved legos and putting stuff together this was something perfect for him. Its more for older kids that wont place stuff in their mouth.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Fun for grownups too

          By OPCHeather

          from Washington, DC

          About Me Education Oriented, Educator, Parent

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • High Quality
          • Lasting Fun

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Home

            Comments about Learning Resources Kanoodle™:

            So, we got this for my son, and he loved it. It's a challenging little puzzle game! I ended up taking it to work, and now it lives on my desk where my coworkers and I can work on the little challenges when we need a brain break (or a pick-me-up as the case may be!)

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            5.0

            excellent toy in a multitude of ways and for many ages

            By Megan

            from Camp Hill, PA

            About Me Parent, Thrifty

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • High Quality
            • Lasting Fun

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Home
              • Travel

              Comments about Learning Resources Kanoodle™:

              Excellent toy - even for younger ones! My little guys (4 and 6 year olds) will build designs or simply follow puzzles in the box, just for basic pattern matching. I keep this puzzle in my bag-o-tricks for when we are at restaurants and they are getting restless. Compact for easy portability. I have brought this to an event for my children to play and fellow adult friends took it over! :-) SUPER bonus - after well over a year of use, we managed to lose the smallest piece. I called E.I. and the replacement is getting shipped tomorrow at NO CHARGE to me. Wonderful customer service!!!!

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              • No

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              5.0

              Good things come in small packages

              By Jay C.

              from Manton, MI

              About Me Parent

              Pros

              • High Quality

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Travel

                Comments about Learning Resources Kanoodle™:

                Very challenging game for all ages! The progressive levels of difficulty make it as easy or hard as you like based on age/ability. The size makes it great for travel too as you can put it almost anywhere. Love this game! Highly recommend.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes

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                2.0

                Great for a little while

                By Clark_janes

                from Kansas

                About Me Education Oriented, Educator, Parent, Thrifty

                Pros

                • High Quality

                Cons

                • No Replacement Pieces

                Best Uses

                • Home

                Comments about Learning Resources Kanoodle™:

                This product would have earned a five-star rating from me IF the company offered replacement parts. However, if you lose one piece, and you might as well throw the whole game in the trash. Every piece is required for play. My son loved this game. He is very disappointed that he can no longer use it.

                I emailed the company once over a year ago to purchase replacements, and I got no response. I tried emailing again today, but I won't hold my breath. Very unfortunate. If replacement parts were offered and customer service was acceptable, this would be a great product.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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