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imagesRube Works: The Official Rube Goldberg Invention Game, by Unity Games, is an app to inspire some serious brainwork!  A puzzle type app that will develop patience and a try again attitude (well it did for me!) for those who are willing to recreate inventions based on the Goldberg cartoon contraptions.

There are 18 levels of engineering endeavors to undertake. Complete the puzzle to unlock the next one in the sequence and earn rewards that acknowledge your hard work.

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Place objects in the appropriate place, use strings and pulleys to connect objects, press the TEST button for a cause and effect visual so you know that you are on the right track to the correct sequence (A, B, C and so on).  Objects are labeled with “A” – “M”

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Critical and higher level thinking are definitely a must have to be successful with this app; however there is a ‘hint’ option that can be accessed which was quite helpful.  The hints are definitely a plus and in my opinion would be needed unless you are Goldberg himself!  The written clues provided will help you figure out what to do with the objects provided so that you can begin to earn your achievement rewards.

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So, if you are ready for a challenge, Rube Works is an outstanding and amazing 3D puzzle with fun music and animation.  It will provide you with hours of brainwork; in fact it kept me entertained on a coast-to-coast flight from California to Florida! I highly recommend this app for the budding engineer or those with a knack for making contraptions!

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About the Author

-1Jackie Bryla is a school based SLPA in California. Her experience includes working with transitional kindergarten through high school age students as well as the functional skills population in the public schools. She regularly presents iPad Trainings for California State University Sacramento, American River College and San Joaquin Delta College speech and language programs. Jackie is also founder of act – Apps, Consulting and Training. She is an app beta tester for educational app developers. Jackie is a board member for the California Speech Language Hearing Association (CSHA) and is an active CSHA District 2 Advisory Committee member in the Sacramento area. Jackie received the outstanding SLPA for CSHA in 2012.

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2 Responses to Give your brain a workout with Rube Works!!

  1. David Fox says:

    Jackie, I thanked you via email for the awesome review… I wanted to do it here too!

    And thank you for updating the review to say we have 18 levels in the game. If anyone downloaded it before today, it did come with 9 levels, but there’s now an updated 1.2 version that lets you download 9 new levels. Even better, Rube Works is now on sale for the holidays for $0.99 (normally $2.99), through the end of 2013! So if you already own it, get the free update for 9 more levels. If you don’t own it, now is the time to download it!

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