The Perplexus Maze Game by PlaSmart, Inc. is an awesome challenging game! You have to abandon your normal thinking that all games are two-dimensional. This 3D game has you holding it above your head and then leaning forward to look down deep inside the game all to make sure this little ball is on the right path!
You want so bad to get to the finish! HaHa…which by the way I have not been able to do yet! You know how you use to challenge yourself with a rubix cube growing up. Think of this as this generation’s challenging intellectual manipulation game. Instead of flipping colors around you are moving the sphere around in all directions.
The directions make it out to be easy. You start at the start here grooves and then follow the numbers to get to the finish. Yeah!! Don’t let the directions fool you! It is not a one time and you have mastered the game kind of thing….this takes practice but, it is a fun practice I want to try again and again until I can WIN! I even shook it to see if I just get the ball to go to the end…that did not work. 🙂
As a former teacher myself I can see where this would be great for fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination. Also, the concentration it requires to play! Teaching children to stay focused is not an easy task. I am glad to see a game without all the flashing lights, bells, and whistles that can keep their attention.
The only difficulty I found with the game is that the numbers are a little hard to see. That may just be my bad eye sight though.
It is just like the box says, “Easy to Play…Hard to Master”.
Fun Playing Facts
- No batteries needed
- For ages 6 and up
- Contains challenging tracks with 100 barriers
To purchase one check them out on Amazon
This will be under the tree this year at our house!
12 Readers will Win a Perplexus
Open to Canada and US excluding Hawaii and Alaska. Prize can not be shipped to a to a PO Box. Must be 18+ of age to enter. Ends Nov. 12, 2012, at 11:59pm est.
Disclosure: Baby Costcutters was sent a Perplexus for review. My opinions are 100% mine and may differ from those of your own.