PlaSmart recently sent their Perplexus toy to my kids to play with. Thanks to PlaSmart (Twitter | Facebook), I’m also giving away a couple of Perplexus games on my dad blog. Until recently, I have never heard of Perplexus, which is a maze game where you have to maneuver a small marble around 100 barriers inside a transparent sphere. Unlike other maze games, Perplexus is a three-dimensional game. This is not a mindless game and it has certainly left the kids and I perplexed. You have to focus to shift, flip, and twist the sphere to guide the marble. My ten-year old is getting pretty good at it, but my seven-year old is still having problems getting very far in the game. If your kids like challenging games, then they will probably like this game as well. Dads and moms will like Perplexus too because it will keep the kids distracted for hours. It’s a great travel toy (worked like a charm on our trip to grandpa’s house).
Perplexus is for ages 6-106 (as stated on the box) and is an excellent holiday gift. My wife is actually planning on buying several units to give to nephews and nieces (we think they’re going to love them too). The list price of the game is $25 ($20 at Amazon). I took some photos of my kids playing with Perplexus, but this YouTube video (37 seconds) does a better job showing how much fun Perplexus is:
YouTube link: Perplexus video
Thanks to PlaSmart, I’m giving away two Perplexus games on my dad blog. Two winners will be randomly selected. To enter the giveaway, tell me your favorite game in the comments area below. The deadline to enter the giveaway is Monday, December 13th (Pacific time). The giveaway is open to USA readers only. Good luck everyone and enjoy the rest of your weekend.
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[Disclosure: The giveaway prize will be provided by PlaSmart, but PlaSmart is not a sponsor or administrator of the giveaway. I received the Perplexus game for review on my dad blog. As always, the opinions expressed are mine and I am not obligated to write a positive review.]