What could this be? 

was my question when I received a box addressed to me with my blog name on the address. 

I don't remember ordering anything to review.   But then again, I don't remember a lot of things!

Upon opening, I find 2 boxes encasing round balls with what looks like mazes in each ball.  

What is this? 

I  was....perplexed, confused, mixed up, baffled, befuddled, bewildered, discombobulated, jumbled, mystified, stumped, surprised, and even puzzled!  

Then I opened the boxes and began 'playing' with the ball that states "Rookie"...

now I'm even MORE perplexed, confused, mixed up, baffled, befuddled, bewildered, discombobulated, jumbled, mystified, stumped, surprised, and puzzled....this 'rookie' ball is not easy.

So what is it I am holding in my hands causing all this craziness in my head??? 

 It is 

(very aptly named)

My 13 year old daughter couldn't wait to get her hands on this!  She just knew she could do it...and, of course, she did, but it took a while.  She spent the rest of the evening turning, twisting, moaning and starting over until she conquered the Rookie!

Here is a description from the Perplexus website:

"PERPLEXUS is a maze game where players maneuver a small marble around challenging barriers inside a transparent sphere. Unlike traditional flat-surface mazes that are composed of one path, PERPLEXUS houses various challenging tracks with 100 barriers providing a frustrating three-dimensional experience. Players select the track they would like to attempt and must work with gravity to carefully shift, flip, and twist the sphere to guide the marble."

I can tell you that Perplexus has been popular with everyone we have shown it to.  My friend's son wanted one so badly that she has already purchased 2.  She wanted one for a family get together over the holidays. When she couldn't decide which to choose, she decided on TWO!

Notice the  picture on the blue box that shows one person attempting to solve the maze with others standing behind watching, oohing and ahhing?  That is EXACTLY what happens.  My son brought ours to a gathering we attended...he was the most popular kid there :)

Here's a video that was used the  Dallas toy preview in October 2009:

I am pleased to be able to offer 2 giveaways from Perplexus.  

One is for the Rookie, the other the Epic!  Enter both and  maybe you can win one!

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  1. Awesome looking toy!! I think it could occupy a lot of time!
    Thanks for the giveaway.

  2. entered epic and rookie
    robinlscott4 at hotmail dot com


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