Friday, June 30, 2023

Gully Balance Game - 5 Legs, By Gully Boards - REVIEW

Nature/ Type:          Hand-held balance game 

Rating:                     ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ 

Recommended age:  5 year-old ++   

Who would love this: Collectors of wooden games, and generally, anyone! 

Have you seen the latest “Balance Games” range from Gully Boards ? Intuitive, not much explanation required, and no fixed rules whatsoever on how (and in what other ways) you can play with it! Today, I’m going to talk about this beautiful, timeless new Gully Balance Game - “5 Legs”! 

Why I love ❤️ this toy: 

(1) Classic & Timeless Handheld Game

“5 Legs” reminds me of a handheld gaming console - save that it is not battery-powered, no fast-paced screen movement, and no press-able buttons. Instead, you get a wooden board with 5 steel balls securely encased beneath a clear “screen”, running freely along a horizontal path that branches out into 5 separate “legs”. Your first mission? Simply tilt and twist the playing field, guide the balls to achieve “one ball in each leg”. The game is straightforward, but not as simple; slightly challenging, but possible! The game is instinctive, addictive, calming, and has amazing replay value. It teaches us to focus, challenges our dexterity and hand-eye coordination. 

(2) A Versatile Toy: So Many Ways To Play!

 I love that there are more than one way to play with this game! Apart from the basic “one ball in each leg”, the ultimate challenge is to get “all five balls into each leg” from the leftmost branch to the right. We struggle (and are still trying to figure out the secret trick) to navigate all 5 balls into the 2nd, 3rd and 4th leg branches. Our 7 year-old also loves inventing his own rules, setting specific goals, and testing out different technique (for example, form pre-determined patterns, play by holding the board vertically, pre-set a time limit, upside down challenge etc). 

(3) Travel-Friendly Game With Quality & Durable Materials 

“5 Legs” are crafted using sustainably sourced Victorian Ash timber and coated with a natural hardwax oil. I love the thoughtful rounded and curved corners. The steel balls are securely encased with safety screws. The game is durable and is built to last a lifetime. I love that it is light weight, compact, easily portable (perfect for a car journey). 

(4) Classic Wooden Game For All Ages! 

I love that this is a game for all ages. The adults and our 7 year-old love it. Our 4 year-old enjoys simply shaking the board randomly and watching them running around the course without an aim. 

# gifted in exchange for review 

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