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Blogger Board Game Club: Cortex Challenge

Cortex Challenge game review

We love being part of Asmodee’s Blogger Board Game Club and were delighted to receive Cortex Challenge to review. It seems a long time ago since half term when we reviewed Dice Academy, so much has changed since then! We were so pleased to have a new game to add to our collection and Cortex Challenge has been a huge hit with the whole family.

Cortex Challenge game review

Challenge your brain in a fun game that tests your thinking, memory and speed skills! Compete with other players in 8 different challenges which will make you use all your brain power: touch tests, duplicates, logical series, mazes, colour puzzles, and more.

Cortex Challenge game

Cortex Challenge is the exciting, brain-busting card game by Esdevium Games, which uses the same fast-paced approach to family fun popularised by Dobble (see our review here). Cortex Challenge tests up to six players’ memory, cognition, and sensory perception.

Cortex Challenge

Start off by feeling the texture cards that are used during ‘Touch Challenges’, where players must guess what they are feeling. Players’ brain powers are stretched to the max as they race to be the first to match symbols, correctly remember all objects on a card or find the route out of mazes, amongst other tests.

Cortex Challenge

If you win one of the challenges you can add one of 4 pieces to their brain puzzle which they must complete before their opponents in order to win the game. But be careful not to make a mistake which could you mean you have to miss a round!

Essential information:

What’s inside the box? 90 cards, 6 brains and rules

Cortex Challenge is priced £12.99 (Amazon affiliate link)

Perfect for ages 8 and over

Can be played by 2-6 players

A game takes around 15 minutes

**We have included Amazon links to Cortex Challenge. If you click on these and buy we may earn a small commission.


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  • Reply
    Miss Claire M Roach
    March 30, 2020 at 11:56 am

    Desperate for new ideas to keep the family entertained during this lockdown, cortex looks perfect for us all, thanks.

  • Reply
    March 30, 2020 at 12:21 pm

    This sounds like quite the challenge! I have taken to playing trivia games online against my brothers, both of whom are, I am sure, working together to beat me! I like that this game uses all the functions, I think my nephew’s would love it.

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