Brain Puzzle Game, 3D Magical Intellect Ball Kids Toys Gift Intelligence Toys, sold online by SoFu. $9.99
At approximately six inches in diameter and with a ridge that extends out approximately one-quarter of an inch on the equator, this spherical three-dimensional puzzle is easy to hold on to and manipulate. This is critical, for it requires a set of steady hands to move the ball through all phases of the maze.
It is constructed from a set of tracks where the goal is to cause the ball to transverse from the start to the end point. Getting it into one of the three start positions is fairly easy, there is a red structure that is attached to the side. The start position opens to the yellow-colored plane of tracks, the green-colored plane is perpendicular to it and the blue-colored plane has two sections that are perpendicular to the other two while one section is tilted at approximately a sixty degree angle.
The ridges on the track are generally very low, so it is hard to keep the ball from dropping off of it. One very interesting characteristic is that the ball can travel on both sides of the tracks. This increases the distance that the ball must cover before you can declare success.
Solving this puzzle requires the player to engage in some three-dimensional thinking and planning. You must always be looking ahead and be ready to tilt it when you reach the end of a track in one of the dimensions. It can keep you occupied for hours.
This item was made available for free for review purposes.