If you are looking for a fun and creative gift for a birthday party I suggest the Back Spin double sided puzzle. This is unlike any puzzle we have every tried before. It reminds me of a cross between a rubix cube and a puzzle. And it’s double sided! So how does this work? Well, on both sides of the puzzle there are colored pods, in each pod 3 balls fit but the trick is to get all 3 balls in the color of the pod! The only pod that should have 2 balls is the purple the rest should all have three. So how do you do this? By turning the puzzle to line up and let the balls drop between the two sides.
The Back Spin is a fun, unique and interesting game that can be played with one player making it perfect for road trips. When Peyton say the puzzle she was instantly drawn to it. The bright colors make the game intriguing for children and draws them into it. The little balls also grabbed her attention. It took her a few moments to figure out she couldn’t take them out, that the balls stay inside the puzzle and she can only move them around within the confines of the pods. Peyton felt this was a challenge and she was up for it. So I mixed up the balls and let her try it out.
Now, remember Peyton is only 5 and the game is suggested for 8 years old and up so I expected her to struggle with it. But to my surprize she did awesome! Peyton is obsessed with patterns and shapes making the Back Spin a fun challenge for her. I will admit I did not mix up the colors too much. I didn’t want Peyton to get discouraged and give up, so I only moved around a handful of balls. I was impressed with how long it kept her entertained. After about an hour Peyton came back with her puzzle solved! She was so proud of herself.
You can purchase your own Back Spin on Amazon.
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