This toy was a 2014 Toy Award winner. Gravity Maze will put your problem-solving skills to the test with 60 different challenges from beginner to expert to support all skill levels.
It boost logic and problem solving skills.
The components of the game are good quality, solid plastic. They are designed with clear exterior framework and brightly colored interior elements that can direct the ball in a range of directions. Each size is a different color, and the pieces are color coded on the Challenge Cards.
This one is very different than Shell Game thanks to the inclusion of an entire additional dimension! Your goal is to use the included pieces to build a structure that, once you place your metal ball in the top, allows the ball to travel to the end piece in one continuous path. And while advertised as a single-player game, we quickly found that because it was 3D, it lent itself very well to teamwork!
Using cards and blocks,you have to get your marble through to the target tower. Offers an engineering STEM focus.
Keep in mind that this marble run is completely easy to use, thanks to the easy to the clear, high-quality instruction manual it comes with. And oh! It’s also built using high-quality (and SAFE) materials to ensure durability and fun for many years.
The end result of your building struggle is a very satisfying 1 or 2 seconds of gravity mastery as you watch the marble bounce off the various ramps and openeings of the towers, making a distinctive clickety-clack all the way to the target.
Unlike traditional games that require two or more players, Gravity Maze has no competition structure. Students can take turns completing marble runs or collaborate on completing a maze.
I really appreciate that while this game is recommended for ages 8 and older, the challenge cards come in 4 different levels, so an older child and younger child can both have challenges that are appropriate to their abilities. My husband and I also enjoy playing, because the challenges really do get more intense as you progress to the “expert” level!
- Only Passionate Curiosity
The translucent towers in Gravity Maze look cool. Kids will have fun snapping towers together, going horizontal or vertical and experimenting with different orientations for the towers. Drop a marble in, watch it race down a 3D Marble Maze…all fun stuff.
When I play these games I generally start at the first puzzle and go as far as I can. I stick with a puzzle until I complete it and don’t cheat. Eventually I move through all 60 cards. I love the challenges that these games have and switching up my way of thinking to solve the problems.
- BenSpark Family Adventures
Gravity Maze is one of the first marble runs that combines itself with logic. It’s addictive, fun, and difficult.
This gravity powered logic maze is sure to put your visual perception and reasoning skills to the test. The colorful, translucent towers can be arranged in a plethora of visually stimulating structures but, for each challenge, you’ll have to think carefully to build a path that will successfully carry your marble to its target. 60 challenges, ranging in difficulty, will give you plenty of creative building time while you maneuver the maze in your mind!
In Gravity Maze, you can work through each puzzle step by step, adding a piece at a time and running the marble through to see where it ends up, then adjusting as necessary.
The Gravity Maze fits so nicely back into the box, making it easy to store and get out again to play with. This would be a great travel game as well to challenge your family and friends.
- A Year of Jubilee Reviews
The next item it comes with is the base the pieces go in and the colorful square pieces. Plus 3 marbles. You only need one so they give you 2 extra. Cause like most games that don’t come with extra. Kids seem to always loose pieces.
Each game comes with pre-made towers, cards to help construct the maze, and your ball to see if you executed it correctly. Conceptualizing what the card is showing you forces you to talk with your kids about how you might build the track, and then the fun part is actually using the towers to assemble it.
The 3D puzzle challenges really stretch the mind as they become progressively more difficult. Solving these puzzles requires critical thinking and hands-on trial and error. It teaches spacial reasoning and planning as well as some basic geometry.
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