Mattel Mindflex Game
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- The mental agility game
- Compete in the ultimate mental marathon
- Move the ball with the power of your thought
- An interactive experience unlike any other
- Play solo or against friends and family
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Ever dreamed of moving an object with the power of your mind? Mindflex, the new mental acuity game, makes that dream a reality. Mindflex combines advanced technology with the power of thought. By using a combination of physical and mental coordination you guide your ball through a customisable obstacle course.
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Well, hard to explain because when you see somebody else play you'll find yourself being rather skeptical about it - until you try!! I promise you it's great fun, people do the most funny things when playing it, because you're 'desperately' trying to control the ball's height but you just don't know what to think to make it be where you want it to be.
After some time you learn how to control it - which thoughts generate which levels of concentration - and you'll be able to enjoy the different game modes and challenges.
There are lots of level parts so you can be quite creative in your levels of difficulty. Some are quite interesting and challenging.
I promise you it's great fun and a totally different concept of gameplay.
It's a great gift and a rather original one, in my opinion, capable of delivering lots of family fun time.
If you can find the Mindflex at a good price, and want to try something a bit different, please give it a go.
The Amazon rating criteria does not do the Mindflex justice.
As controlling the ball is not exactly fun, as intriguing.
While clearly, well made and so could be said to be durable, it's not the kind of toy you would give to a child who was not really careful with handling things, as bits are easy to break etc.
It was clear a lot of time and effort had gone into its style, presentation and manufacture.
The Mindflex is something that will take me time to complete... though find the ability to control the ball's movement up and down funny... and when I went through my first hoop then I LOL.
In terms of operation, a headband controls the airflow high/low. Ball rides on this airflow, and turning a knob moves the airvent around a ring of obstacles. Therefore, head controls up/down while knob controls left/right.
Dont expect to be able to perform the obstacle course immediately, as needs quite a lot of time practising first... and for me have yet to succeed.
Anyways, the game is surprisingly robust. There are lots of parts, the packaging practical for easy storage.
The game itself - well, I haven't quite worked out if it works by coincidence or if it's really brainwaves making the air blow up. As there are many different types of brainwaves, I'd say it's difficult to really pinpoint how it actually works and what the benefits may be.
I found the headset quite uncomfortable and not easy to position correctly, but the boys don't mind at all.
The main thing is that the boys have great fun with this game. They love setting up the obstacle courses. One has the head-set on and the other "pilots" the ball through the hoops and tunnels, giving directions to the "thinker". Then they take turns.
It's definitely an interesting game and I'm glad we bought it. I can recommend it - my kids are 8 and 12 years old.
So we tried it out and could barely get the ball in the air - but after reading the instructions properly, it comments that if you think of mathematical equations while doing it, this would help and sure enough, it did! Then if the ball was in the air and the other person spoke, the ball would fall because the thought had been interrupted?
We are far from experts on this and haven't even got around to trying the course, in some ways still a little sceptical, but loving it never-the-less and it will be a great party game when friends come over :)
The product is very well made and easy to setup. The headset was uncomfortable for my daughter and my wife and needed a lot of adjustment before we could play. I think the manual is quite poor and leaves a lot to trial and error before you can (maybe) control the ball.
After using this for 3 or 4 days we were still not sure what exactly controlled the ball since it would rise even when our minds were completely distracted by something else - in fact if you sit and read a book the ball will rise and fall at regular intervals. The game has stayed in the box since the day before new year and I suspect it may still be there next Christmas.
The 3 stars are for build quality!
Overall quite disappointing!
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