Tuesday, July 11, 2023

Duncan Brain Game Set, By Duncan - REVIEW

Nature/ Type:          Brain Games - 3 in 1 set  

Rating:                     ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ 

Recommended age:  6 year-old ++   

Who would love this: Collectors of fidget toys/ brain games/ travel games 

 “Duncan Brain Game Set” is a box of 3 classic “fidget toys” that would intrigue anyone who is up to a challenge. If you are someone who loves “creating order out of chaos”, then you should check out this fascinating set (thank you VR Distribution for providing a copy).

Why I love ❤️ this set: 

(1) Quick Cube: The Smoothest Cube With Great "Corner Cutting"

In this set, you would find 3 games - Quick Cube, Color Shift, & Serpent. Let me first tell you about the Duncan version “Quick Cube”. Also known commonly as “Rubik’s Cube” or “Magic Cube”, this three-dimensional puzzle is no stranger in the universe of toys. I’m not a speed-cuber, but I’m immediately amazed by how easily twistable this Duncan cube is. In fact, this is by far the smoothest cube I have ever played with; the “corner cutting” feature (ie the twist-ability of the cube when the layers are not aligned perfectly) is superior. Like I said, I’m not a professional, but I think a smooth, quiet, friction-less cube is essential to train up a speedy and serious cube-solver! 

(2) Colour Shift: A Child-Friendly Colour Matching Game 

“Colour shift” is a ball with 12 holes, 11 of which are filled with a colored ball. It has the colour-matching concept like Rubik Cube, but is WAY easier to solve. Once the beads are jumbled up, the pliable foam (“inner core”) keeps the beads securely locked at their slots. Players would have to repeatedly search for the 5 “moveable” beads adjacent to an empty hole, with the aim of relocating the beads back to the right positions (ie the slot with corresponding coloured ring). This is a puzzle that both of my kids really love, and I like the audible “click” sound when the bead is shifting from one slot to another. 

(3) Serpent Puzzle: Creative Building Toy For Kids & Adults 

My personal favourite is the Duncan Serpent Snake Puzzle. I have played with other versions that look kind of similar to this (but different in material and “feel”). This Duncan version is probably the best by far. It has a good grip, solid feel, right size, and is easily twistable. It is more than a puzzle; it is also a “building toy” in a chain of triangular prisms. Each of the individual brick can be twisted, and collectively transformed into a dog, ball, snake, rocket, giraffe, and more! 

# gifted in exchange for review 

Where to buy this: 

https://www.woolworths.com.au/shop/productdetails/242732/duncan-brain-game-combo-set (Australia) 

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