The Gift of the Day
Have you ever experienced people gathering around one activity because it is so much fun. Everyone taking turns with the fun, new gadget. I recently had that experience.
We were at a small Christmas gathering. One of the gifts that day turned out to be a huge hit. The group of us were occupied with it for the remainder of the day. Even as we sat at the table eating our dessert, we passed this toy around the table.
"We" consisted of five adults - aged youngish adult to senior adult. We passed this ball around, taking turns for hours. And had a great time doing it. We helped each other, competed against each other, and some of us pulled out flashlights in order to try to get a leg up. I found myself wishing that my adult children had been there to play along. This toy could easily have gotten 3 to 4 generations playing together.
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The Perplexus Epic Review
The Perplexus is a clear plastic ball containing a small metal ball and a maze of ramps, steps, teeter-totters, bridges, and other obstacles. There are a variety of Perplexus puzzles, including; Original, Twist, Epic, and most recently the Perplexus Star Wars.
We fell in love with the Perplexus Epic that day. It is advertised as "Easy to Play...Hard to Master". They weren't exaggerating. It was not easy to master. In fact, none of us have completed it successfully yet. But that did not stop us from having a blast.
- The Perplexus Epic is a slightly larger ball (9" diameter at the largest section) - approximately the size of a volleyball.
- It is made of visually pleasing colors; grey, white, and blues.
- The inside ramps and obstacles are stamped with numbers - so everyone can brag about how far they've gotten
- 125 Barriers
- Epic - the most challenging Perplexus maze
- It is "unplugged" gaming fun. No batteries or electricity needed
- Self-Contained - no pieces to lose
Everyone Wanted One
By the days' end, we had already announced that we were all buying one for ourselves. Had the stores not been closed for the holiday, we would have stopped on the way home. By the end of the week, we each owned one. And now, almost a month later, we still play with ours in our home. When we tire of the Epic version, we will most likely buy the Star Wars version. If I still had school-aged children in my home, I would choose the Perplexus Original. I'm fairly certain that before too long, I will own one of each. Yes, I like Perplexus just that much. And I think you will too.
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