IQ Steps Travel Game Review

Posted on: June 3rd, 2014 by

In full disclosure, we received the IQ Steps. game at no charge, to review from Smart Games.
We appreciate their support of Jersey Family Fun that allows us to share with families
information about travel games we think your family may enjoy.


Here comes summer – How will YOU fight brain drain?

We just wrapped up gifted and talented for third grade, and this year was mostly about logic – brain games and the like. When the opportunity came to review IQ Steps from SmartGames, this was something we definitely could use in our house! IQ Steps is recommended for ages 8 and up and makes a fantastic addition to our Summer Travel Toy & Games series.


Front of box

Front of box

Back of box

Back of box


What the IQ Steps Travel Game includes:

  • 8 puzzle pieces
  • Game board
  • Instruction booklet with 120 challenges in levels Starter, Junior, Expert, Master, Wizard, and the solutions.
  • We also received a code to play Smart Games Live online
The game board and pieces

The game board and pieces


How do you play IQ Steps?

  • Choose a challenge and follow the picture to set up the pieces as shown.  Not all pieces will be used initially.
  • Fit the remaining pieces on the game board one by one, without lifting existing pieces or sliding pieces under existing pieces.
  • Use your brain power to figure out the puzzle!
Serious concentration needed!

Serious concentration needed!

IQ Steps Travel Game Review

This game was challenging for my 3rd grader and for me!  It requires concentration and focus, and practice! After a couple tries with using the answers, we were ready to tackle some of the challenges on our own. This game is a great example of how your brain is a muscle and the more you use it the stronger it is. Have two kids work together to solve a challenge, or use this game to keep screen time to a minimum. Chances are the devices won’t even be missed!  IQ Steps is a keeper for our house. There are instructions on how to arrange the pieces so that they fit into the covered game board and are easy for travel. This would be a great car game, or a waiting room game for older kids or adults.


Where to purchase IQ Steps?

You can purchase IQ Steps Travel Game on Amazonbeginning at $6.49 and at your favorite toy retailers.


In full disclosure, we received the IQ Steps. game at no charge, to review from Smart Games. This post includes Amazon affiliate links. Jersey Family Fun is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to

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Melanie is a stay at home mom of a 6 year old boy and 10 year old girl. She lives in Union County and grew up in Middlesex County. Her children enjoy ice skating (she holds the shoes), crafting, amusement parks, and just generally being kids! Melanie always says, being 45 minutes from NYC or the Jersey Shore makes this the best place to live!

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