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Roger von Oech's Ball of Whacks - Red


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

  • Subjects: Math

  • Product Type: Book, Toy

  • Shipping Time: Products from this seller ship within 0-1 days

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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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      Review of Roger von Oech's Ball of Whacks
      Feb 13, 2017

      Have not opened the toys yet but they appear to be of high quality and the price was appropriate. The survey below was a guess of how the toys will be used.

      Steve M - Homeschooler
      annoyingly fascinating
      Feb 13, 2017

      This is a very clever and quite beautiful little thing. The magnets aren't strong enough to resist much hand pressure so complex pointy structures can fall apart - but that just means you get to play some more and recreate and explore. Hard to put down. And it looks so intriguing just sitting there - so then you play some more... Perhaps a little pricey, but a really neat little thing.

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

      Grandson loved it and continues to creat shapes with it. The operative word is 'create'. It is what we had hoped for, something that stimulates creativity, is non electronic, and apparently will maintain his interest for some time going forward.

      Steve M - Homeschooler
      A rating of Roger von Oech's Ball of Whacks
      Jan 14, 2017

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

      Simona I - Homeschooler, Parent, Teacher, Super-hero
      A rating of Roger von Oech's Ball of Whacks
      Jan 05, 2017

      It seemed like a good idea in theory; in practice, however, it's just a silly toy that works best as a paper weight.

      Lauren B - Homeschooler

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