It’s a puzzle. It’s a maze. It’s a hands-on study in gravitational pull. lol We love it and your family will, too. I get excited about educational toys and games – ones that stretch the mind and challenge my kids to strategize and think. When a company not only accomplishes that, but creates a game that is addictingly fun, I call it like I see it. WIN! It’s no surprise to me that Perplexus Original has been nominated for the Toy of the Year Awards. (You can use that link to cast a vote for them, yourself.) It’s produced by the makers of the Plasma Car, so when I was given the opportunity to review and host a giveaway of this totally contained, no-tiny-pieces-to-swallow, lose, or end-up-in-the-vacuum game, I jumped at the chance! I’m so glad I did AND so is my family – young and old. They literally wait in line, (some patiently, others, not so much 🙂 ) for a turn to solve the puzzle and once they get ahold of it, they’re reluctant to pass it on to someone else. I can envision tournaments where multiple players, each with their own Perplexus Original ball, speed through the bendy, gravity-defying puzzle/maze to reach the finish, first. We’re definitely going to need a couple more of these! lol The great thing is that they are less expensive than the average board game, and a huge savings over other toys and video games, at only $19.99 each!
The list of reasons I love this game just goes on and on, not the least of which is that no batteries or electricity are required! It has it’s own stand, which gives it a place to be, instead of rolling about. Ours sits on the end table next to the couch and gets picked up and used several times a day. It’s portable (only 8″ in diameter) and would be great entertainment on long car trips. Kids will fine tune their motor skills and eye-hand coordination while stretching their brain and having a blast! It’s simple to understand, but challenging to complete. It requires some thought, problem solving, dexterity, perseverance and patience — fantastic skills for kids (and big “kids”) to acquire. How does a toy get better than that?
Now, because of the silly world we live in, I am compelled to say,”This toy contains a small metal marble. It is sealed inside the round plastic ball, but if your child is a diligent engineering marvel, who enjoys disassembling sealed objects, or someone who would likely place the ball on the floor and smash it with their foot or blunt objects, there IS the potential that said child COULD eventually crush the ball, sift through the rubble and place the marble in their mouth, in which case they would likely swallow it. So, as a parent, use good judgement and don’t leave children under 3 unsupervised with this toy.” I feel so much better, now, that you have been warned about the obvious and the ridiculous! lol It’s like all those little warnings they have to print on hair dryer packages. “Do not operate this appliance in the sink.” “Do not use the hair dryer in bed.” 🙂 Seriously? It’s so sad that somewhere along the line, some foolish and irresponsible person made such warnings necessary, but they have, so, now consider yourself forewarned. lol
You’re totally going to LOVE this toy! You’re also going to get a kick out of the deeply focused looks of concentration on the faces of anyone playing it. It’s amazing how serious they get about solving this puzzle!
We’ve definitely cast our vote for Perplexus as the Educational Toy of the Year and I hope you’ll take a minute to cast your vote, as well! We are having a blast with Perplexus and I anticipate many more hours of fun and competition with it in our family! I’m so excited to be able to share a chance to own one with your family! Just use the easy entry form below.
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I received Perplexus in order to test it and conduct this review. No monetary compensation was received and a positive review was not required. As with all Busy-at-Home reviews, the views and opinions expressed are wholly my own.