I recently recieved the Perplexus Original (made by PlaSmart)
The Perplexus is designed for ages 6+ - it does not require batteries, has no electronic noises, and it can help with motor development and hand eye co-ordination.
When the Perplexus arrived, Julien was quite excited to have a look and see what it was (it's actually bigger than his head).
|Julien checking out the Perplexus|
There are 3 starting positions, and you need to twist, flip (gently) and turn the Perplexus ball in all different directions to move a small silver ball around a track inside. The goal to get the small ball all the way around the track and pretty much back to the beginning (#100 is just slightly apart from #1)
It took many, many tries for me before I finally got the ball in the middle cup (thinking I had finished the ball! Only then to be told by my husband the cup is only #66, and I still had 1/3 of the track to go) - and I can only do it by starting in the 3rd position. The furthest I have gotten is #76. I am trying to make it further along by starting in #1 or #2. Julien has lots of fun trying - he will often get me to put the ball in a start position and then he will spend a few minutes trying to move the ball without dropping off the track. He does get super frustrated sometimes, and I remind him that mommy and daddy can't do it always either. He likes when I get the ball onto the orange track, and then we move it around together to drop it into the cup at #66!
My husband was a little surprised when he saw it - thought it was a kids toy. Then I told him about it - and he gave it a try.....and he really got into it. Every now and then he will pick it up to try it out - so far he has made it to position 72.
It is such a fun game/puzzle/toy to play - perfect for both sexes, different ages and all types of personalities as well. If you have a loved one who has a knack for puzzles (or even one who doesn't) this would be a great gift! They actually have 3 versions of it available - the rookie, the original and the epic
Now hurry and head on out and buy one to try - you won't regret it! For a list of locations where you can find them, check out the website's Where 2 Buy section.
I wouldn't suggest picking it up if you don't have the time to sit with it - it really is super addictive, and can be quite hard to put down.
Thanks to PlaSmart for supplying me with the product to review! Check out their website for the other amazing products that they have to offer!
**I received the product above free of charge in exchange for this review. I received no compensation, and all opinions expressed belong to Tales of Mommyhood. Your experiences and opinions may vary**