Reviewed by Brian Grehan
My mother really loves to do puzzle books and mega crosswords which is fine for her but for a younger audience there does not seem to be much choice, until now. Puzzle Club is a magazine jam packed with puzzles words searches and the like aimed at a younger market for children aged 7-11 years (key stage 2) and approved by teachers.
I must say the range and choice of puzzles is amazing. What I do like about it is that they have thought about their market and not made the puzzles too difficult. On the other hand, they are not too easy either. They are really designed to get young minds thinking on different levels depending on what type of puzzle it is.
Puzzle Club is so good it took me quite a while to retrieve it from our 9 year reviewer just to see how good it actually is! In fact the even younger members of the family liked it! But I think at 3 they might be just that be too young to fully appreciate the quality of this magazine.
As with other older puzzle magazines there are puzzles to attempt where you can get the answers straight away by looking at the back and there are a few where great prizes can be won. Another feature that appealed to our young reviewer was how interactive Puzzle Club is. Youngsters are encouraged to write in and tell the publishers what they actually like about it and can actually name puzzles for future issues. And they can even send in their own puzzles for publication.
Puzzle Club is definitely a welcome addition to our household. I do like the fact that the puzzles get young minds ticking over and I believe helps with logical thinking which is a good thing especially as they carry it over to school work.
A definite thumbs up and 5 out of 5 from us!
RRP: £3.99 (per issue), £22 (7 issues subscription)
Available to buy in all good newsagents or buy an online subscription here.