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Ice Cream, You Scream Scramble Squares®

Age Range

4y - 12y








Creative Product, Cultural, Educational Skills, Game, Math, Puzzle, Socially Responsible


Who doesn’t love ice cream? Its origins can be traced back to at least the 4th Century BC. The Roman emperor Nero (AD 37-68) often ordered his servants to bring him ice from the mountains to be combined with fruit pulp and honey. King Tang of China (AD 618-97) had his own method of mixing ice and milk concoctions. Ice cream was likely brought back to Europe from China in the 13th Century by Italian explorer Marco Polo. When the popular desert was brought by Europeans to the United States, it was served by such famous Americans as George Washington and Thomas Jefferson. In 1846, a New England woman, Nancy Johnson, invented a hand-cranked freezer that established the basic method of making ice cream that is still used today. Today, ice cream is a universal treat during hot summer days and throughout the year.


The object of the Scramble Squares® puzzle game is to arrange the nine colorfully illustrated 4” x 4” square pieces into a 12” x 12” square so that the realistic graphics on the pieces edges match perfectly to form completed pictures in every direction. Award winning Scramble Squares® 9-piece puzzles are Easy To Play, But Hard To Solve!® for children, teenagers, adults and senior citizens of all ages. Scramble Squares® puzzles make inexpensive, but highly valued cross-generational gifts for all occasions for both men and women. Scramble Squares® puzzles teach patience, perseverance, fine motor skills and critical thinking skills and help maintain mental agility while providing stimulating entertainment as a either a solitaire game or a cooperative activity. Each puzzle package includes a panel of fascinating facts on the subject of the puzzle, as well as a trivia question and hidden answer to the trivia question, all packaged in a unique and handy resealable heavy duty clear vinyl pouch, which can be stored easily in a standard 3-ring binder. Over 140 styles of original art are available on nature, sports, history, culture, occupations, fantasy, science, technology hobbies and activities. Scramble Squares® puzzles are highly rated by the web site of the Lekotek National Center in Chicago, which ranks products that are beneficial to the learning disabled.