Take some time to watch this toy commercial for the Perplexus. Don’t worry, you won’t hear any screaming announcer, loud-mouthed kids, or the unnecessary flashy imagery that is a standard for any toy commercial. No, all you will see is the Perplexus toy in action.
As you can see, the Perplexus is a transparent ball with a labyrinth within. The object is to get a tiny metal ball from one side of the maze (which I believe starts with the number 1) to the other side (which ends with 100).
In short, it is like one of those wooden puzzles where the user rotates a small board and tries to avoid as many holes along the way. I don’t see many hole-type obstacles on the Perplexus, but I would imagine that the user has to maneuver this Perplexus in such a way so that the tiny metal ball goes down the right path.
I’m not certain who the audience is for this product, as it looks like a “toy” that could be used by both adults and children. The good news is that there are no complex machine parts inside of it, so batteries are not required. In short, the Perplexus is as addictive as a mobile 3-D video game, but low-tech.
It can be purchased on Amazon.com for a price of about $24.99.