Perplexus 3D Maze Puzzles

Perplexus 3D Maze Puzzles
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What is Perplexus?

Good question. It's a three-dimensional maze puzzle, a labyrinthine obstacle challenge, a sort of marble run in a sphere.

You position a metal ball at the start area, then steer it along a numbered track by rotating the globe in any way necessary to keep the ball on course. You will need to flip, spin, twist, and turn through 360 degrees to reach the finish line. If the ball drops out of play, you need to head back and start again.

Spin Master, who has acquired Perplexus, says it is easy to play, hard to master!

Perplexus 3D maze puzzles are a lot of fun but probably more suitable for older kids than the ages recommended. Spin Master suggests an age range of eight years and up, but some eight-year-olds might struggle to finish the game.

There are three games of increasing difficulty, plus a compact travel version, a special Harry Potter sphere, and a motorized disc maze.

How to Play Perplexus 3D Maze Puzzles

Epic is the most complex Perplexus sphere. This is how to play.

Perplexus Rebel

Perplexus Rebel, 3D Maze Game with 70 Obstacles (Edition May Vary)
Perplexus Rebel - marble run in a sphere

Perplexus Rebel is the entry-level 3D maze ball from Spinmaster. You will need to negotiate hazards such as the Igloo, Terrible Tube, and Scary Stairs as you steer a ball along a prescribed route without drifting off the track.

Ages: 8 years and up.

Perplexus Beast

Spin Master Perplexus Beast, 3D Maze Game with 100 Obstacles
Spin Master Games Perplexus Beast, 3D Maze Game with 100 Obstacles (Edi

Perplexus Beast has over seventeen feet of track in the sphere and 100 obstacles for you to overcome. You need to pass along the Tightrope, the Spiral, and Jester's Curve.

Ages: 8 years and up.

Perplexus Epic

Perplexus Epic the ultimate marble run in a sphere
Perplexus Epic, 3D Puzzle Maze Game with 125 Obstacles (Edition May Vary)

Perplexus Epic has twenty two feet of track and 125 obstacles. You must overcome the challenges of the Serpentine, Launch Ramp and Escher's Stairs to reach the end of the maze.

Ages: 8 years and up.

Perplexus Go! Spiral

Perplexus GO! Spiral, Compact travel version of challenging marble run in a globe game
Perplexus GO! Spiral, Compact Challenging Puzzle Maze Skill Game

Perplexus Go! Spiral is a compact version and a great travel toy. It has thirty-five new obstacles to complete.

Ages: 8 years and up.

Perplexus Harry Potter Prophecy

Perplexus Harry Potter Prophecy Sphere
Harry Potter Prophecy Perplexus game

This Harry Potter Prophecy sphere has 70 challenges to tax your mind and make you wish you had a spell to get you through to the end of the maze. It comes with a three-serpent display stand on which to rest the sphere.

Ages: 8+

Perplexus Revolution Runner

Perplexus Revolution Runner Motorized 3D Gravity Maze Game
Revolution Runner Maze Game Brain Teaser Fidget Toy Puzzle Ball

Revolution Runner is a maze puzzle in a disc, not a sphere. It is a motorized puzzle toy that continuously moves, making the obstacles change constantly. There are four speeds to master. Switch mode to a higher speed once you have made it to the center of the sphere at the slowest rate.

Requires 3 x AA batteries.

Ages: 8 years and up.

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