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Things Are Not Always as They Appear

We'll admit, it was the combined presence of a mirror and strategy that made us look at one another with raised eyebrows. Clever, we conceded. Classy, too.

And then we proceeded to actually play the game and found Reflection to be unlike any game any of us had ever seen or played before. Reflection is an intelligent journey into another dimension. Illusion, insight, intuition and imagination combine. Players must think in multiple dimensions.

The object of Reflection is to determine which line of axis to place the mirror to achieve the most sphere points BEFORE the mirror is actually placed.

Note: The playing field contains many lines of axes. "More Images" (above) will enable you to see these lines along the edges of the base. Along any of these lines of axes the mirror could be placed.

1. First, a card is placed on the rotating base and the colored spheres are studied for point value, points described later. (Mirror is not used yet).
2. Next, players use their colored peg to mark the axis where the mirror will be placed to achieve the highest score. (The mirror still not used.)
3. Then, players take turns placing the mirror along the axis they chose to assess the points they've earned.
4. Finally, the points are recorded.

Reflection is the game that will test the outer limits of your imagination and give insight into the power of illusion. With 60 unique cards to work from the game will be different each and every time!

SCORING (Easy. Easy. Nothing intimidating here):

RED & BLUE Spheres
Key: Always subtract the lesser color from the greater color.
For example:
5 Red, 3 Blue = Score of 2
5 Blue, 3 Red = Score of 2
4 Red, 4 Blue = Score 0
3 Red, 0 Blue = Score 3

GREEN Spheres
Always add one point for each Green sphere

YELLOW Spheres
Always subtract one point for each Yellow sphere

Now, here's the real question...
How well will you be able to imagine the Reflection of sphere points if the mirror were placed along different axes of the same card - before you actually do so?

Reflection was created by famed puzzle writer, author and inventor, Ivan Moscovich - which heightened our curiosity and the game's credibility too. Ivan Moscovich was founder of the first Museum of Science & Technology in Israel in 1964. Enthusiasm for Ivan’s concept of an “interactive museum” circled the globe. San Francisco’s Exploratorium science museum opened in 1969 with exhibits for visitor interaction, including Ivan’s artistic mathematical conceptions. We do like Ivan.

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 8 years of age.

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  UPC 182129000618
  Manufacturer SKU FA057-1
  Date Added to Fat Brain Toys 2/18/2011
  Manufactured In Peoples Republic of China
  Manufacturer Recommended Minimum Age 8 years
  Fat Brain Toys Monthly Sales Ranking #1789

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

  • Total Customer Reviews: 5
    Average Customer Rating: 4.60 (site average 4.56)
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    Review of Reflection
    Posted 1/15/2013 by Christy Law

    The instructions are a little hard to follow but other then that its awsome

    Rating: 4
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    Very thought provoking
    Posted 12/27/2012 by Kevin Kiefaber

    I only played this game twice, as I gave it to my brother's family for Xmas, but I'll probably be purchasing one for myself soon. It's a great game for visual skills, concept development, visualization and utilizing basic math skills in a quick thinking, ever challenging game. Our group was aged 16 to adult, but younger kids could play this game easily, as long as they can manage sequential additions and subtractions.

    Rating: 5
    7 of 9 customers found this review helpful.
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    Review of Reflection
    Posted 12/10/2012 by betty cowman

    have not used toy yet

    Rating: 5
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    A rating of Reflection
    Posted 12/27/2011 by mary HUGHES

    haven seen her play with it as this was a gift

    Rating: 5
    5 of 25 customers found this review helpful.
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