My kids love mazes and puzzles. It is the first activity they do when they get a new activity book but they have never had a multidimensional puzzle that they could actually hold before now. Have I got a surprise for them! Perplexus is a 3D puzzle / maze toy where you maneuver a small marble around challenging barriers inside a a clear ball. There are several models for various skill levels and price points.
We were able to review both the Perplexus Rookie for ages 4 and up and the Perplexus Epic for ages 8 and up.
Perplexus Rookie and Perplexus Epic Review
The Perplexus puzzles are not only lots of fun but also good for cognitive development, problem solving, and dexterity skills. Your kids will be developing skills while playing with device. You will too, for that matter!
The Perplexus Rookie is for ages 4 and up but don’t let that fool you, older kids and adults can still have fun with it. It has 70 different challenging barriers. You’ll be turning and rotating and spinning the transparent sphere to move the marble all around the 3D maze. The goal is to get the marble from start to finish without it falling off the track![slickr-flickr tag=perplexusrookie]
While it is a challenge for younger kids to get through the maze, racing against the clock to complete the maze is a whole other challenge for older kids and adults.
If you are up for a real challenge, check out the Perplexus Epic. This is for ages 8 and up, it’s a challenge even for adults! The large-sized transparent sphere has 125 challenging barriers, some of which move! This adds a whole new level of difficulty to the puzzle. You really need to focus and plan ahead for this puzzle.[slickr-flickr tag=perplexusepic]
This is a great party game to keep on hand for kids and grown ups. Get two to race against each other! Perplexus is not like other mazes where there is one path, there are many paths to choose from with barriers to conquer to get to the finish line. Personally, I have not yet mastered the Perplexus Epic but am having fun trying!
Find a retailer close to you that sells Perplexus by submitting your zip code here. Locally in the Akron, Ohio area, you can find them at Thinker Toys in Fairlawn, Ohio and My Little Red Wagon in Stow, Ohio. You can also buy Perplexus mazes on Amazon.com. The Perplexus Rookie is about $23 and the Perplexus Epic is about $30.
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