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47 of 48 people found the following review helpful
on 24 June 2005
Bought one of these for a fellow thirty-something gadget fiend friend. He loves it - and so do I! Great fun for small groups. It's spent some time at his office. Apparently it spins quite well on desks...
Engaging little thing, this is. Doesn't look much, just a disc with a fold-up spindle to turn it into a top. But the LED display is timed so that it can show all sorts of things: revolutions, high score, etc. Very addictive.
I've scored it 4 for durability because it's quite cheap and one wouldn't expect it to be perfectly solid for the money, however the spindle mechanism isn't perfect so I think that a little "play" would develop in the movement over time. The top works well even so.
It's not really educational hence the low rating.
Really good fun though. In addition to the built-in games I'm sure it could be used for all sorts of forfeit/bonus type games for adults as well as children.