My 12yr old received the game, Cat Crimes for Christmas from her Nanny and Papa. (I actually couldn't find it on BGG, so I linked to Tom Vassel's review for anyone interested). This is a game from ThinkFun. It's a solo logic puzzle game, where you are "cat-sitting" 6 cats, who supposedly are innocent and cute little animals... But they in the end cause more trouble than good! So now, you're trying to figure out who committed each "crime" by following clues on the cards.
We have some logic puzzle games such as Rush Hour, Gravity Maze etc (I would like to sometime get Lunar Landing as well). However, I'm not great at logic puzzles. My 12yr old on the other hand...
Cat Crimes has 4-levels of difficulty ranging from beginner to expert. My 12yr old and I were doing the beginner level together to get a feel of how the game works. When I say "and I" I mean, I helped her move things around etc, but ultimately didn't do much. LOL By the last beginner card (level 10), even though I was present the entire time, still can't figure out how she solved it!! LOL We were both laughing about that! :)
I was really impressed with this game. There will definitely be lots of play time (for people like myself), the little board (or crime scene we should say) and components are great. Simple, fun artwork and a really nice little game, along with good exercise for the mind. :)