The Perplexus takes those flat ball mazes to a whole new level... Actually, quite a few levels!
Is this toy really as much fun as I say? Well, to find out if maybe it only appealed to us, we took it to karate with us one day. The kids were taking turns, and it was a HUGE hit! One of the mom's even went out and purchased one within a week! We even stayed an hour late because kids were still waiting their turn! I thought it was hilarious. These are great kids and very physically active, but they're still normal kids. Most of them (if not all) have some video gaming platform that they play with quite often. To see 20 kids scrambling over a toy that doesn't beep, or light up, or have any other form of electronic gadgetry was amazing! I'm just glad I took it on a slow day, or I might've had to move in! LOL
The Original is a lot of fun, but it's recommended for 6+... What if you don't have a child that old? Well, there are small parts, but they're inside the ball, so as long as it isn't broken, I would be fine letting a younger child play with it, though they may not be very good at it. There is a model for beginners, called Perplexus Rookie! It's for 4+, and is a great way to get started. Don't let these lower age levels fool you, though... Adults also find these toys VERY entertaining!
And if these get too easy for you or your little ones, there's the Perplexus Epic! It's bigger than the other 2, and with much harder obstacles. Speaking of obstacles, the Rookie has 75, the Original has 100, and the Epic has 125! I'm actually looking at getting the Epic for my daughter for Christmas... Is it really for her or for me??? Hard to decide, but we can share!
Available in many toy stores, head to Perplexus.net to see where you can buy it!
Win one here! PlaSmart has generously agreed to give one of you guys one of these awesome toys! And this would make a GREAT Christmas present! Or whatever holiday you celebrate. :)
*Disclaimer: I received this item from the company I reviewed, as part of their Blogger Review program. A review was requested, but in no way was I asked or expected to give them anything other than an honest review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."* Tweet