Sword In Stone

Sword In Stone

Sword In Stone Part of the True Genius Collection.  Early civilizations shaped our world by solving puzzles.  Faced with a problem, they were able to visualize and execute a creative solution with few resources. These brilliant innovations are the foundations of our modern society and the mark of true genius. The goal of the Sword in Stone is to do what the knight coud not: pull the sword from the block and replace it again down to the hilt. The legend has it that in feudal Rome, a brutal and cruel knight was visited by an angel, who told him ne needed to change his ways. Comparing that plea to the difficulty of spliiting stone with a sword, the knight attempted to demonstrate his metaphor. Instead of breaking, the sword was plunged into the stone where it remained for more than 900 years… Difficulty: 3/5 StarsAges: 14+

Pull the sword out of the stone.

The simplicity of jigsaw puzzles is deceptive. While the concept is very straightforward – find the pieces and fix them together – there is a surprising level of mental activity required to carry out the steps needed to complete a puzzle. Psychological studies have identified a number of thought processes that are required to undertake what is in fact a complex process of identifying shapes and images and relating them to an overall pattern. More importantly, solving jigsaw puzzles is a great work out for the brain and can actually have therapeutic benefits.

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