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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Identified Special Needs Challenges: ADD/ADHD,
"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! "
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!
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.
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