Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2011


Trust us, the Perplexus is just as mind-boggling as its name suggests. The basketball-sized maze challenges users to maneuver a metal ball around its circular labyrinth, creating an encased 3D maze you can hold in your hands. The Perplexus will be sold more widely in a mass release this Spring, along with two new puzzles: the Perplexus Rookie for beginners and the Perplexus Epic for the advanced set. It may not be quite as tough as that nefarious Rubik's Cube, but its challenge is no less mentally threatening.

Price: Perplexus, $19.99; Perplexus Rookie, $17.99; Perplexus Epic, $24.99