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  Roger von Oech's Ball of Whacks
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Every day you play with it is a new education. The sheer pleasure of play leads to exploration and endless discovery with this kinetic toy.

When you first see the Ball of Whacks, you may think, “Ah, another Rubik’s Cube.” Not so. The ball shape is formed by 30 rhombi (a rhombus is an equilateral quadrilateral, opposite sides are parallel). Held together magnetically, these rhombi can be combined in endless ways to form amazing designs. The magnetic ball is easy to reform. If you are genius enough, tackle the 5 platonic solids.

Because the magnets attract and repel on different surfaces, putting the Ball of Whacks together is addictive and challenging. Even more fun is the fact that the magnet toy's pieces subtly shift and slide- often choosing a better connection than the one you first initiated. Just like in the fascination of a great experiment, the unplanned results are often better than the strategized ones.

Enhance creativity and initiate problem solving sessions with The Ball of Whacks. Stimulate playfulness and add fun to your learning/working environment. The Ball of Whacks is invaluable to the classroom, therapy sessions, and can provide help with pain management. It provides a valuable tool for distraction and refocusing the mind. This tactile, sensory toy rewards the auditory and tactile senses with a satisfying "click" as smooth, pyramid-shaped pieces attach.

Let yourself grow in creative play. Connect right & left sides of the brain for a thinking/creative experience. Expand your logic capabilities with first focus on abstract shapes, then try geometric shapes – polygons, patterns, stars… combine more than one Ball of Whacks for incredible constructions, even mix other items with magnetic Ball of Whacks for more creative stimulation! If you purchase one playful creativity-inspiring resource, the Ball of Whacks is an excellent choice.

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 right & left sides of the brain for a thinking/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, aficionados of Lego toys, 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




    NOTE: The orange color in the charts above indicate ages that are LESS than the manufacturer suggested age. Please purchase at your discretion if your child is younger than 14 years of age.



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      UPC 861000000021
      Manufacturer SKU BOW31BLU
      Date Added to Fat Brain Toys 10/9/2007
      Manufactured In Peoples Republic of China
      Manufacturer Recommended Minimum Age 14 years
      Fat Brain Toys Monthly Sales Ranking #421
      Diameter 3 inches
      Pieces 30

    WARNING:
    CHOKING HAZARD - Small parts.
  • Not for children under 3 yrs.

  • We've collected valuable feedback from our customers on how this item is being used by children with special needs in hopes of providing guidance for other special needs caregivers. Click here to view these "Special Perspectives"...

    Identified Special Needs Challenges:
    ADD/ADHD, Aspergers, Autism, Developmental Delay, Learning Disabilities, Sensory Integration Disorder
    "Many of the children I work with have autism. They loved this hands on toy. I like that the pieces are not going to be easily lost, they can be easily washed and really encourage creativity. Everyone who walked into my office played with it. It was wonderful toy. "

    Identified Special Needs Challenges:
    ADD/ADHD, Aspergers
    "My ADHD sons like to touch and handle objects, and the Ball of Whacks is a great thing to take apart and put together again. It's also very hands on and is a concrete way of practicing problem solving skills."

    Identified Special Needs Challenges:
    Aspergers, Sensory Integration Disorder
    "My Aspergers's sons probably spend a lot more time using this toy than other teenagers might. They do get obsessed with things, and right now it is the Ball of Whacks. I am thrilled that it is an excellent and quiet fidget that is age-appropriate and acceptable to teenagers. We needed a good fidget that didn't look like it was for little kids! "



    Total Customer Reviews: 190
    Average Customer Rating: 4.71 (site average 4.56)
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    Pretty good.
    Posted 7/29/2014 by rjm

    They're good for just about any age, but they only hold your attention for about 5-10 minutes at a time.

    Rating: 4
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    Ball of Whacks
    Posted 7/3/2014 by Jennifer

    I bought one of these for each of my kids (ages 8 & 12) for a long road trip. It was in their hands CONSTANTLY. They had contests of who could build something faster, they would put the pieces together to make one large model, or sometimes it was just something to fiddle with while looking out the window. Make sure you buy each kid their own, because sharing is not an option with this one!

    Rating: 5
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    Whack a Ball Wonderfulness
    Posted 4/12/2014 by ANDREW M GOBEL

    I was very pleased with the quality of this product. The plastic is a good quality and texture for this product and the magnets that are inside each piece are strong but not too strong and not too weak.

    Rating: 5
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    Funs toy for the office
    Posted 3/31/2014 by Ernest Sorochan

    Great product. Everyone picks it up and does not put it down.

    Rating: 5
    1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
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    Roger Oetker's Ball of Whacks
    Posted 1/9/2014 by Nancy Bevilacqua

    Very creative toy for a very creative boy!

    Rating: 5
    1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
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