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Roger von Oech's Ball of Whacks - Multi-Color


  • Grades: 9th Grade, 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade, College+

  • Subjects: Math

  • Product Type: Book, Toy

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Total Price: $59.90

Product Description

Made up of thirty magnetic rhombi, hands of all sizes can take apart and rebuild this ball in endless ways to form amazing designs. Boost logic, creativity, focus, and more, all with the simple yet fascinating fun of this ball!
Experience the sheer pleasure of play, exploration, and endless kinetic discovery!

When you first see the Ball of Whacks, you might think, “Ah, another Rubik’s Cube.” - Not so!

Made up of thirty magnetic rhombi (Equilateral quadrilaterals where the opposite sides are parallel, for those who were interested), hands of all sizes can take apart and rebuild this ball in endless ways to form amazing designs. The magnets are so easy to form and reform!

Fancy yourself to be a genius? COOL! - Five platonic solids give your brain a delightful challenge. Or, if you're one of the "normal" types like myself, just building them in all kinds of your own ways is loads of fun too.

Because the magnets attract and repel on different surfaces, putting them together is addictive and challenging. Even more fun is the fact that they'll subtly shift and slide, often choosing a better connection than the one you originally wanted.

Enhance creativity and initiate problem solving. Stimulate playfulness and add fun to your learning and working environment.

Invaluable to the classroom, therapy sessions, pain management practices, and more, the Ball of Whacks is a brilliant tool for distraction and refocusing the mind.

Tactile, logic, auditory, focus... It's everything you could ever want in a brain-boosting puzzle!

Still want to boost the fun even more? Combine more sets for more incredible constructions, or even just mix in other magnetic items for even more creative stimulation!

Through shapes both abstract and geometric, Roger von Oech's Ball of Whacks is just the creative and intelligent fun you've been looking for.

Ball of Whacks by Creative Whack
  • A Kinetic, Magnetic Toy; 30 Piece Rhombic Triacontahedron
  • The Ball Of Whacks - 30 design blocks, using magnetism to adhere
  • Endless possibilities for creative & logical connections
  • Connects both sides of the brain for an intelligently creative experience
  • Encourages hand & eye interactions, message delivery to & from the brain
  • Gain confidence in creativity involving forms – rewarding results in seconds
  • Ideal for creative types, intelligent people, entrepreneurs, average Joes
  • Create the symmetries of all five platonic solids
  • A perfect coffee table toy, TV watching accompaniment, travel toy
  • Informational workbook includes ideas for enhancing the creative process
  • Contains 180 rare earth magnets
  • Warning: Keep away from pacemakers
  • Age rating: 14+, due to small magnets contained within toy
  • Durable construction with strong, long-lasting materials
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      Ball of fun with "Ball of Whacks"
      Feb 13, 2017

      High quality toy. At first I felt the price was a bit too much. But after checking all over the internet and after playing with it, I realized what a great deal it really was. Especially if you are looking for the multicolored one, it is always higher priced than the solid ones.. (It adds even more fun to make patterns using the colors, than if it was solid red or blue.) Hasnt lost its entertainment quality. It will last forever because there are many books you can get to keep it interesting. Yeah, definitly worth the price. I leave it sitting out and someone always grabs it to play.

      Steve M - Homeschooler
      Whacky fun
      Feb 13, 2017

      The ball of whacks is a lot of fun. My 9 year old plays with it in the car on long trips. It is easy to use and keeps him entertained.

      Steve M - Homeschooler
      A rating of Roger von Oech's Ball of Whacks
      Feb 13, 2017

      I bought this for my construction minded 6 year old and he has played with it multiple times, i also used it with some of my pediatric therapy patients, some of my older boys with autism have also enjoyed it and I like the fine motor manipulation, in hand skills and perceptual skills that it helps to develop

      Steve M - Homeschooler
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      Jan 14, 2017

      My husband seriously loved this! Best toy ever- even for adult men!

      Rachel C
      magnetic brain teaser
      Jan 05, 2017

      My grandson figured out quickly (age 9) how to put this together, then seemed to loose interest. His older sister got a kick out of making some of the shapes in the booklet. I suspect, once Christmas gifts are boring, my grandson will return to the gift and make additional shapes.

      Lauren B - Homeschooler

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