Both Cloud Dreamer and Puzzle Blocks were created in 2002 with Adobe Flash, which is no longer supported by Adobe. So, unfortunately, we have removed the games from our website. Thanks for playing for nearly two decades!
The good news is that Tinker Ball has been updated, so it no longer needs Adobe Flash and now is playable not only on this site but on mobile devices as well.
We encourage you to keep using your imagination to spark original thinking, flexibility, adaptability, empathy, and the ability to generate multiple solutions to a problem. In pretending, we learn to navigate with ease between real and imaginary worlds while learning the differences between them. Pretend play helps us learn to think visually and spatially and to capture and express ideas.
And don’t stop playing with games and puzzles to hone your ability to recognize and understand categories, patterns, and associations. Many inventors can see patterns that aren’t obvious to others. Changing or manipulating patterns is one way to generate new ideas. Being able to break out of patterns and fixed mindsets allows us to pose questions differently and approach problems from new perspectives.