CHOKING HAZARD -- Small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.
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- Perplexus Epic is the original challenging 3D Labyrinth contained within a sphere!
- Inside of the Perplexus Epic you'll discover 22 feet worth of track containing 125 challenging barriers!
- Flip twist & spin your way to the finish line! Perplexus is easy-to-use, but hard to master!
- Perplexus Epic is the ultimate challenge for ages 5+.
- Includes: 1 Perplexus Game Sphere
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December. Have worked with the Epic for some time. My opinion has not changed in that it is an advanced kid/adult puzzle. I did find starting "practice" spots: A at 33; B at 56; and C at 91. They all lead, eventually, to nearly impossible tracks for the ball. I'm still fascinated by maze and hope to make it to #125 some year.
The first Epic had a misaligned section of the maze that offset several key points, making them almost impossible. Eventually I realized it WAS impossible at a point because the ball didn't have room to go under an obstacle. Returned it. Amazon sent another.
Second Epic looked good, but on closer inspection the piece that the gondola slides along has a spur in the plastic that won't allow the gondola to slide all the way across to the other side. Returned it. Amazon sent another.
Update: The third Perplexus is defect-free, I'm happy to report. It was almost a game in itself trying to get one that wasn't defective. I'm glad that Amazon makes returning and exchanging items easy.
There are some manufacturing inconsistencies, as others have said. My co-worker also has an Epic. On his Epic there is only one wall on the path at 18, where mine has two walls; he also claims that my see-saw works better. Having now played all the way through, I've found one flaw in the manufacturing of mine: after 114 but before the blue circular barrier, the blue tube passes too close to the gray track and the ball cannot continue. I've tried bumping the ball up and over this unintended barrier but without a lot of luck. There's also one especially soft spot in the transparent sphere.
The Epic provides three extra starting points along the path -- Practices A, B and C, which drop you into the path at 33, 56 and 91. Other practice points become available if you use a small magnet to bring the ball up and drop it onto the track. Points that are especially accessible this way include 24, 45, 49, 117, 63 (the steps), 104, 31, and 80. I definitely recommend this trick for repeated practice of specific parts of the track that are giving you trouble, or parts that are impassible due to a loose screw.
AGE?? I'm saying for kids at least 10 yrs old or so. They can figure it out, but the hand/eye coordination will be a struggle. You can see by my PICTURE how I calmed my senses and worked diligently thru the stages. :-0
There are many areas where you can restart the ball on a recent track by jerking the thing up and landing the ball there. Also, every so often there are stages for re-entry without going back to the start. I shook it pretty good sometimes. It is pretty well built. But if you plan on taking it on a trip for the kids or yourself, handle it with care. Plus, in a moving vehicle, it will be that much more difficult.
( I replaced the plastic stand with a more sturdy holder )
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I had conquered the epic's smaller sibling before and thought I was up to the challenge... I was wrong! Read morePublished 2 days ago by martin
This is a fun though sometimes frustrating puzzle -- giving a feeling of accomplishment when you get through a challenging section and baffled when the ball goes completely off... Read morePublished 6 days ago by Steven
i hate this thing, its a terrible game and makes you want to throw it across the room. i gave it to my mom and she hates it and hates me for it. Read morePublished 10 days ago by sploiz
Love this. Hours of fun when you're 8 months pregnant and not much to do.Published 10 days ago by Jojo
Love Love this game! We use it in our 5th & 6th grade classroom and the kids absolutely love it. It's even hard for the teachers to do too. Read morePublished 15 days ago by Tricia Miller
I like the challenge, but a big part of the challenge I have faced is that the ball constantly gets stuck EVERYWHERE. All the time. Read morePublished 16 days ago by arbie