The Mindflex game prompted quite a stir when it was originally released last year, as it appeared to take the standard board game to another level. It looks somewhat like the well-known mousetrap game but from another dimension or possibly more to the point another century. The Mindflex game is truly a board game for the 21 st century. This short article will discuss exactly what the Mindflex game is all about and who it really is aimed at.
The mindflex game is a recent development by Mattel, considered one of the largest toy companies going round the block. And for the sake of clearness, it's a toy, not a gizmo which will turn you into the lawnmower man (old movie about dullard who becomes superhuman by using technology to train his brain - Google it !). The makers do not claim that you'll grow any super sensory powers nevertheless it is purported to help with such things as concentration also it does aim to help you think about improving your mental expertise (which must be a good thing...if you think about it).
So how does it work? Well the intention of the mindflex game is to move a foam ball round an obstacle course. The unique method in which you do this is with the power of your brain waves. Huh? Brainwaves? What you talking about Willis?
I understand it seems a lttle bit like a science fiction picture but you strap on a headset and natty little ear clips. These devices monitor the extent and intensity of your brainwaves and feed them back into the game. And this affects how you can manipulate the ball (there are a few other things that make the ball progress but I will not spoil it for everyone). The ball literally will soar on thin air and you can transport it through tunnels and funnels. Over hoops and additional obstacles. There's even an obstacle described as a teeter tot.
You'll find five challenges out of the box. These comprise manipulating the ball through the course and performing an assortment of tasks, like shooting the ball at a target. If you get fed up of these then you may make your own personal course since the obstacles are fully configurable.
Mattel haven't revealed how the system works but it has certainly marveled a lot of crowds at assorted expos and trade fairs earlier in the last year. To this degree it is certain to be a definite favorite as a gift or present for teenagers and adults alike. I'd say it is a superb gift for kids 8 and over as it does need focus to work and a good attention span.
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