Spatial intelligence or spatial imagination is a must when it comes to various academic fields. In spite of the importance it carries, it is often not included in KG or the primary curriculum. Understanding the spatial IQ and acing it will benefit everyone in the long run. We can even help our children in developing their spatial skills through several fun activities.
If you do not have a clear understanding of what spatial imagination is, the following sentence will educate you. Spatial intelligence is a person’s ability to imagine and visualize the position of objects in their mind. The shape of the object, the relation of one object to another, and the way they move in order to form new objects sum-up to describe spatial reasoning. It is as significant as any other skill, irrespective of age. If a person can understand the position of objects in mind, they can easily manipulate their movement. By mentally rotating or transforming, one can manipulate objects.
Before packing our baggage while going on a trip, we visualize how small stuff like adapters, flip-flops, socks, undies, medicines, etc., and bigger items like dresses, going-out outfits, PJs be arranged in such a way that they are compactly packed. This is one practical example we experience in our everyday lives.
If there could be a game that would help improve our spatial intelligence, wouldn’t it be great? Cube64 by Madcrapb is a play store puzzle game that tests your imagination. Unlike Sudoku or similar puzzle games, Cube 64 is the most challenging and complex game.
A large cube that consists of 64 small cubes is broken down into fragments for you to solve. In addition to 3 difficulty levels, Easy, Medium, and Hard, the DARK MODE makes the gameplay even harder. Two play styles, Classic and Joystick styles, are available for players.
The Big Cube always has 4 layers, with each layer represented in different colors. The cube is spatially represented as a blue semi-transparent cube. Also called Ghost slots, they will aid you in assembling the fragments. On selecting a difficulty level, you will find the cube pieces on the bottom left side of the screen, from which you will choose one. You can rotate both the view of the cube and the cube pieces. Rotate the chosen piece and make it align with the corresponding ghost slot. Aligning the first piece is always the most difficult part of the game, for the subsequent steps will be easier. The colored layers will aid you in assembling the rest of the pieces.
The background music/SFX is so mellow that it relaxes our minds. You can earn spatial points as you level up and exchange them for avatars, backgrounds, and background music. Give this challenging game a try, increase your spatial imagination while you rank up the leader board, and have loads of fun in the way.
Though you may find this game challenging, in the beginning, get ready to power your brain by playing Cube 64.