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X-Ball-Red [With Toy] [Toy]

Roger von Oech
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X-Ball-Red [With Toy] + Star-Ball Magnetic Puzzle + Ball of Whacks: Six-Color: A Creativity Tool for Innovators, Artist, Engineers, Writers, Designers, and You [With 30 Pyramid Magnetic Building BlocksW
Price For All Three: 56.89

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Product details

  • Toy: 96 pages
  • Publisher: Creative Whack Company; Box edition (15 May 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0911121064
  • ISBN-13: 978-0911121063
  • Product Dimensions: 14 x 9.7 x 4.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 572,306 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Product Description

Magnetic Geometry Made Fun The X-Ball is a collection of (30) convex magnetic Xs which will grab onto each other to make nearly endless geometric forms, including a skeletal icosodecahedron. Combine the Xs with the Ball of Whacks' pyramids to create even more permutations. It comes with a 96pp booklet of creativity exercises. Plenty of desktop noodling fun, but a lot more than just a toy.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Entertaining 24 Mar 2010
By Keith Appleyard VINE VOICE
So interesting - only bothered making the regular ball - so amazing that it can be made by pieces that are all the same shape. Magnets good and strong. Deceptive in that when you get to the last 3 pieces you think you've lost one but suddenly there it is all complete.
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Amazon.com: 4.8 out of 5 stars  21 reviews
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5.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyed by the whole family 13 Feb 2010
By E. Kuo-Harrison - Published on Amazon.com
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Durability: 5.0 out of 5 stars    Educational: 5.0 out of 5 stars    Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
I purchased this toy/puzzle for my 7-year old daughter. However, everyone in our family uses it, particularly myself and my 4-year old son. It is very well made and fun to use (a bit addictive, actually), especially with the accompanying book. We also purchased the Ball of Whacks, which is a great companion to this toy. The pieces of the two puzzles work together.
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Pointless fun 28 May 2009
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This toy is fun to play with, has a lot of kind of neat shapes you can make, and is a fantastic snack-sized diversion. A critical feature of this over puzzles like Rubik's cube: there is no goal, no point, no end destination. You just kind of mush it around, assemble it in different ways, and watch it interact with itself as you put the little shapes together. It's strong enough to be tossed hand-to-hand, and when it starts to come apart the magnetic component keep the parts from flying all about.

Everybody at work seems to think it's a lot of fun too. Kind of amusing to be talking to another engineer about whether or not the FlibbleBlotz should go in the BoogerTorble (yes, we write a lot of Java code), and then said engineer will just pick up the X-Ball and start absentmindedly futzing with it. One guy ended up making a lunar lander module, and another guy who saw it flipped a few pieces and made it improved. Much more fun than a puzzle with a solution (which are good for other things).
7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Love the xball 30 Jan 2010
By Shawn Higgins - Published on Amazon.com
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Durability: 5.0 out of 5 stars    Educational: 4.0 out of 5 stars    Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
My daughter received the x-ball for Christmas and already had the ball of whacks. She loves the x-ball even more and is always creating with it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great gift for 5 to 14 year olds (and up probably) 26 Dec 2012
By M. Boggs - Published on Amazon.com
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I bought this and one of each of the others (star ball, y ball, ball of whacks, Couple of things to note:

The whack, X and Y ball are very easy to do and good for younger kids. The star ball is much more difficult, as its has 2 shapes AND multiple polarity pieces. I would avoid giving that one to anyone younger than 10.

These were very popular gifts in the households I gave them too. Even the adults kept playing with them.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Endless Fun 24 April 2009
By Philip Dhingra - Published on Amazon.com
I've had the X-Ball for a couple months and it's endless fun. It's a permanent fixture on my desk now.
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