Rating: ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️
Recommended age: 3 year-old ++
Who would love this: Kids/ adults who love fidget toys / easy & portable brain puzzle
Why I love ❤️ this toy:
(1) Colourful & Addictive Fidget Toy + Puzzle - Remember the nostalgic and classic Rubik Cube with its frustrating six colours mini dice-like components locked within a cube that can get you busy for eternity? This Magic Rainbow Ball is a much “easier” and “resolvable” version of Rubik Cube, suited for younger kids, but equally engaging for adults. With only just 11 beads of variety of colours and 12 holes, this magical puzzle in the shape of a ball has a straightforward colour-matching rule that even my two-year-old can understand. I mean, how hard can it be, RIGHT? Well, that’s where the catch is! Once the beads are jumbled up, the pliable foam within would keep each beads securely locked within their respective slots. The only beads that can be moved are the five adjacent to the empty hole. The configuration immediately changes each time a bead is passed to a new location. We need to keep relocating a bead from its already “correct position” (just like a Rubik Cube) in order to strategically solve the puzzle. It’s a process of scrambling, searching, analysing, and planning. It takes an adult a few minutes to get to the solution (and trust me, you would want to play it for another round!), and a younger preschool kids a little more time. This is a great toy to train up problem-solving, colour recognition, and hand-coordination skills.
(2) Fidget Toy With Audibly Sound - This is a perfect “fidget” toy when I need a little (not too exhausting) brain exercise while keeping my hands busy. I find the audibly “clicking” sound of the moving beads kind of satisfying to hear (although I suspect some people might find it annoying).
(3) Compact & Perfect For Travel - I love the compact size for easy portability. The ball also comes with a removable black carry strap.
(4) Cool & Trendy Design - I find the soccer-ball-lookalike design really trendy. Tastic Toys offers selections of white and black.
# gifted in exchange for review
[The review was first written and published in Instagram on 14 November 2021]
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