WHAT THE KIDS SAY
I like it because I can build my own maze and build the ones on the cards. You can make some really cool ones with all the pieces and use the ball to test them out to see if the path is clear or if it is too big. I like building the mazes when the board is flat more than when it is going in all directions. There are a bunch of balls that you can release and will go through the maze. It would have been cool if there were more pieces so I could cover the entire board with a maze. Or maybe different size balls.
I like that you can make different mazes. I liked making the different mazes on the cards but I liked making my own mazes even more. My favorite pieces are the little blue pieces. You can use them to make a circle. I liked the net pieces best because it looks like soccer. I liked making my own mazes best but sometimes the pieces wouldn't fit all together at the same time and still get the ball through. I liked that you could use all 4 balls at the same time.
I really like this game. It is fun to try and build the mazes that are shown in the instructions and then help your marble move its way down to the goal. My little brother (M6) likes to make his own mazes instead. Both ways are fun I guess.
I like that there are lots of different shapes and obstacles. The piece that spins is cool. I like the goals at the end so the ball has a place to land. I like that there are nets so you can have a goal to get the marbles from one goal to the other. I like that there are cards to copy with challenges at the bottom that get harder with the higher numbers - I wish that there were even more challenge cards. I wish that there were more pieces and that the pieces clicked in better to the board.
WHAT ADULTS THINK
This game is huge, way bigger than I expected. The pieces are sometimes difficult to put in the holes and my son (7) had issues with some of the more complicated pieces. He was very interested at first in this game. He enjoyed not only copying the images on the cards but creating his own. in fact we had more fun making up our own mazes than we did recreating the mazes on the cards. After the first few play sessions his initial excitement for the game wore off. He enjoyed it better without the tilting feature. The toy is large in size and does take up a lot of room. It folds down slightly for storage. The quality of the toy is high and it is very well constructed.
Big, cumbersome game but I guess that is part of the excitement. All three of our kids enjoy playing this game... our youngest (F2) likes to try and help build the mazes and then watch the 2 oldes maneuver the balls through to the nets. She gets happy and claps when the other kids reach their goals. Our oldest (F9) likes to recreate the mazes on the cards and our middle child (M6) likes to design and build his own mazes. Even though the toy itself is pretty big, the kids seem to be able to hold it comfortably. They really enjoy playing this game. Our 6 year old son seems to like the game more than his 9 year old sister does as he plays with it a whole lot more. The only thing I would like to see different with this game is to have more maze pieces.
This is a very interesting challenge game where you can either follow the cards or make your own designs for your marble maze. The variety of pieces was good and the toy captured the kids imagination to see what new puzzles they could invent. The delivered designs were good but I wish there had been even more. I do wish the pieces clicked in better as they could come loose sometimes. The variety of pieces was good and the toy captured the kids imagination to see what new puzzles they could invent. The goals work well for having a start and end position for the pieces and there are a nice variety of interesting pieces to make for different maze designs . My son 8, likes using the suggested maze designs and is really good at maneuvering the marble through the maze. My daughter 5, likes to make her own mazes better then using the suggested ones. She has a bit more trouble with moving the marbles through the maze but still enjoys seeing if she can do it.
Put your best-laid plans into motion with this brain-boosting, make-you-think game! Build a maze with curvy, colorful pieces by following the designs pictured on the Activity Cards. Then, push hand-eye coordination to the limit as you map a path through the maze, tilting the board and guiding the ball around the obstacles and into the goal. Give it a try by creating your own design! It’s a one-of-a-kind challenge that revs up engineering and critical thinking skills. Endless combinations of designs provide multiple levels of play. Board measures 10’’L x 2’’H
Item # LER 2823
17 Maze pieces