Perplexus Rookie Review and GIVEAWAY!

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My review of the 'Perplexus Rookie' Maze ball!  And a giveaway!        

As you all may know I have a very unique four year old. One thing you may not have known about him though is he loves doing puzzles and figuring things out.  So recently when I was given the chance to do a review for "Perplexus Rookie" I was super excited, because I knew my son would enjoy it. 

I received The Perplexus Rookie On Friday June 22 and as of Tuesday June 26 it has passed the 5 day test!  Are you wondering what the 5 day test is?  On day 1 my son loves his new toys, to the point of being unable to put them down.  If my son still loves a toy on day 5 it passed the 5 day test!  I know it's silly, but any mom who ever bought a toy and after a day or two has seen it lying there no longer being played with, will understand the 5 day test lol :)  So yes "The Perplexus Rookie" has officially passed the 5 day test.

 I will do my review as a question and answer review.  I will post a question that I think I would ask and give my honest answer. 

What is a Perplexus Rookie?
It is a ball with a complex maze that you have to work a smaller metal ball through. You must twist and turn and sometimes even completely turn it upside down to work your ball from the start to the end.  The path is numbered so you don't lose your way.  There is 70 barriers you have to work your way through.  The Rookie is just the first in the series and is recommened for 4+.  There are also the Original and the Epic Perplexus mazes.

What are some of the benefits of this toy?
On the first day my son had a hard time getting the ball on the starting point.  I had to show him a few times.  By the end of the day he could do it himself.  So this proved to me it helps to build motor skills and hand-eye coordination.  My son has yet to make it to the finish, but each day I notice he does a little bit better!  And he is so proud of himself when he does.  He isn't perfect with his numbers yet so he keeps telling me things like, "Mom I got to the squiggly yellow thing."  Or, "Mom I made it all the way to the red bumps!"  From the photo I'm sure you can see it has my 1 year old entertained too.
Another benefit is the size.  I loved being able to take this in the car and have a peaceful ride!  (We just got home when I took this photo.  My car was parked in my driveway.  I was not driving and taking photos lol!)  My son did get frustrated though when I would hit a bump and knock the ball off the maze.

Is this just for children?
  No! "The Perplexus Rookie" is fun for the whole family.  We played it on our family game night.  We were each given 5 minutes to see who could get the farthest.   I will post photos of the non-camera shy members of my family.
This is my hubby playing.  I think he made it to 43 as his highest barrier.
This is my brother's girlfriend.  She wouldn't let me see how far she got!

 My little brother... hmm well he is 20 years old now and over 6' tall.  Maybe I should say my younger brother ;)!  He claims he got to the end, but the ball fell out before any of us could see...  Another great thing about this is my brother can't cheat!  He has been known to move a chess piece or rob the monopoly bank.

And this is my younger sister's boyfriend playing.  He got to 50 on the barriers! 

Wondering who won??  ME!!!  I couldn't take a photo of myself so I took a photo of the ball!  And yes there was a victory dance! 

We had a blast playing this and a few times had to make my dad give it up after his 5 minutes were up.  Everyone enjoyed it and I think it has become a permanent addition to our family game night!

Is there anything you would change?
The only thing I may change are the numbers on the course that let you know how far you are.  They just blend into the track.  I would have preferred them in black ink or some color so they stuck out more.  It was not an issue for me, more so for my dad who kept being unable to see them.  He does wear glasses though and was not wearing them when we were playing. 

Where can I find more information on this product?
Perplexus      This is the website.  You can also find out what stores near you sell the rookie.

And if you have any questions about my experience feel free to ask. 

My family and I really enjoyed the Perplexus Rookie.  It is a great challenge for the whole family.  And for my 4 year old it is a great motor building skill toy.  So I definitely recommend this product to other families :)

Disclaimer:  I received this product for the purpose to review and keep.  All opinions in this review are from my family experience.

The wonderful people at Perplexus have agreed to let me do a giveaway!!

GIVEAWAY RULES!  Don't not ignore read this please!!

The giveaway will be in rafflecopter form the first two entries are mandatory. You must follow Perplexus on twitter and like their facebook page.  You will see these entries on the rafflecopter form.  And I will check to make sure this is done.
You must be 18+

Because of shipping reasons you must live in the US (excluding Hawaii and Alaska).  Giveaway is also opened to Canada :)!!  
NO PO BOXES, this item can not be shipped to a PO box.

As part of the giveaway guidelines other review/giveaway bloggers are not eligible to win. 

I am not responsible for shipping, I forward all your information to the sponsor and they ship it to you.

Thank you everyone for understanding and following the rules!

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