Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Perplexus Review & #Giveaway 2012 Educational Toy of the Year Contestant!


PlaSmart the wonderful company behind such awesome toys as the Plasmacar and Wedgits building sets have outdone themselves again with a wonderful and intriguing toy.  




Perplexus Original is a maze game where players maneuver a small marble through several types of barriers; 100 barriers to be precise.  The unique game is housed in a 3 dimensional transparent sphere that is 8" in diameter and allows for players to use gravity to flip, tilt and twist the complex and mind boggling hands on game to see if they can beat their best time or beat their friends time if they dare compete.


The game is recommended for ages 6 years and up however both T-Bone (age 13 years) and Tates (age 22 months) both enjoy playing with the challenging hands on puzzler.  Tates is always supervised because there is a small marble inside.  The colorful 3-D toy is interesting to look at and almost irresistible as you feel you have to try to master it!  This will definitely be a toy that challenges the boys for years to come!

Not only does our family think this is a great game but so does the Toy Industry Association,  the people behind the Toy Of The Year Awards!  You can vote for Perplexus to win the TOTY Award for 2012 by simply clicking the vote icon below!  Want to know exactly why this toy is up for this great award?  Well this toy offers some great educational benefits on top of the fact that it is entertaining and FUN!

Here are some of the great benefits of this toy:
  • Thinking – Each path is numbered and leads to the next path, offering 100 chances to test visual processing and subtle control
  • Perseverance – Learn to try and try again. Some people call this frustrating, others an addictive challenge. Either way, you are learning patience
  • Visual Stimulation – Colorful and 3-dimensional, players must navigate through over 12 feet of twisting, turning, paths and never lose sight of the metal sphere
  • Fine Motor Skills – Perplexus is an exercise for hand and eye coordination. Players rotate, flip, angle, and make subtle adjustments to speed and balance to make it through the maze
  • Self-Esteem – There is nothing like the satisfaction of solving Perplexus, or just improving on your last attempt



Buy It:
You can locate a retailer nearest you on the Perplexus website!

Win It:
One lucky reader is going to win a Perplexus right here!  AND one lucky reader will one one from my friend Nicole over at Some Call It Natural too! So enter here and then head on over to enter there too!



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33 comments:

  1. I love puzzles! I love how challenging this toy is, how it makes you think of possibilities...

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  2. I love how it drives my kids insane, yet they won't put it down!

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  3. It makes you use your brain!

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  4. I love that it would keep me interested, I'm easily distracted when I'm bored.

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  5. I love that this would be challenging for my soon to be 12 year old!

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  6. You have to think when using it! And it looks exciting!

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  7. I like that it uses fine motor skills

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  8. I love how puzzles make you think!

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  9. i like how challenging it looks

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  10. I love the challenge. My son loves puzzles.
    morales_y at yahoo dot com

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  11. I like for my daughter to challenge herself in different ways. This looks challenging yet fun.

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  12. I love that it has no batteries and challenges kids to use their brains.

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  13. I love that it is so colorful and how it would help with eye coordination - (emscout9 at Hotmail dot com)

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  14. I shared this giveaway on Facebook (Paul T….emscout9 at Hotmail dot com)… https://www.facebook.com/emscout9/posts/159903294113833

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  15. Shared on facebook - http://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=117735968344819&id=100003004488291
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  16. Love that it is a maze. The fact that it is an enclosed ball maze is even better. (Teri Hardy)

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  19. I love how this toy would make you really use your mind! Lori Davis

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  20. It would really make a mind work

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  21. i like that it makes the brain work that's for sure..

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  22. Who does not like toys that make you think....

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  23. FB share today
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  24. It uses brain power instead of batteries.

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  29. i like that it looks challenging

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  30. I love that it's a challenging puzzle and makes your child think.

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  31. I love that is is 3 D and quite complicated.

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  32. I love that not only is it fun but it makes you use your brain at the same time =)

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  33. I love that it is challenging, makes you think

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