Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Perplexus Epic

Perplexus EpicIMG_5091
Last year, we had the privilege to review the Perplexus and it was a big hit for our kids  to the point that I seriously thought it was time to have another one.   So I contacted Plasmart and asked if I could review the newer version – the Perplexus Epic.
The Perplexus Epic is geared for ages 8 and up and possess 125 challenging barriers with a difficulty level of 8.    The game is quite easy to do – you simply have to move the ball from one point to the other. The Epic possess four major points to complete.  Each of the point contains challenges where you have to be careful not to drop your ball while going through them.
Needless to say, my kids are becoming very good at manipulating the Perplexus Epic and completing it.    Me?  Well let’s just say that I haven’t had a lot of opportunities to hold it in my hands yet!  Though I had some fun time when it got into my hands.   It demands concentration and skills to be able to go through the barriers without looking the little ball.
On a disappointing note, I find this Perplexus more fragile than the Original one.   The game is bigger and the plastic surrounding the labyrinth thinner.   Consequently, if you don’t handle it carefully – like dropping it on cement at the campground for example (yep it happened to one of my younger kids) – the plastic might crack.   To “repair” the crack we put some transparent duck tape which limits the visibility as a section is not as easy to see through- a new challenge perhaps for my kids.
The Perplexus Epic would make a wonderful birthday or Christmas gift for a child who loves challenges.  Actually, any of the Perplexus would make a out-of-the-ordinary gift for either a child or an adult in your life.   
The Perplexus Epic can be found at any toy store carrying the games.   There are four different models to pick from – The Original, The Epic, The Rookie and the brand new Perplexus Twist.  Check out the different models on the website - http://perplexus.net/.
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Disclaimer: I received the product for review purposes. I was not monetarily compensated for this review. Please note that the review was not influenced by the Sponsor in any way. All opinions expressed here are only my own.

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