Original 3-D Puzzle

By Perplexus

$24.95 More on the way


Maneuver a small marble around challenging barriers inside a transparent sphere. Unlike traditional flat-surface mazes that are composed of one path, Perplexus houses various challenging tracks with 100 barriers.

  • 100 barriers
  • Over 23' of track
  • For ages 8 and up
  • Dimensions: 8" diameter
  • Weight: 0.8 lb.

56 Reviews (4.6 out of 5 Grommets)

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Gave these at Christmas to the adult guys in our family.


All 3 of them loved it! The competition started right away. My son-in-law is going to purchase the other 2versions to give as gifts in his family. Grommet was very quick to fill my order, and I couldn’t be happier with my purchase.More > < Less


fun and frustrating


Great challenge and if you loved mazes this will drive you nuts.
I can't imagine anyone gets to the end but one of these days I will.


Non electronic fun!


This sits on the kitchen counter, it gives people who are hanging around, something to keep their hands busy with. Visiting teens gravitate to it.More > < Less


Excellent gift


This was the hit of our family gift exchange game at Christmas! It was "stolen" often and many sought to trade for the 3-D Puzzle.


Keep it in the car!!


I gave this to a family of four children, and they keep it in the car. They have all solved it, but this is the kind of puzzle that they love to solve again and again. Their mother tells me that someone picks it up whenever they are riding in the car, even if it is for a short ride. All their friends go crazy trying to figure it out.More > < Less

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Perplexus - 3D Maze Game

About Perplexus

Amazing Space

These days solo gaming nearly always comes in the form of handheld electronics. Want to keep the kids busy? There's an app for that. But the truth is, there are remarkably innovative games that don't involve batteries or computers.

Perplexus is unlike anything we've ever seen before—and it may just be the most fun you can have without batteries. It's a marble maze that works in 3-D, on every plane, all twisted up inside a ball. Imagine one of those tilting labyrinth marble mazes contorted in on itself, reimagined in color and somehow married with both a playground and a fun house. It's the brainchild of Michael McGinnis, who first came up with the concept in the late 1970s as a project for an art class. Getting it to market was an enormous challenge with lots of ups and downs as Michael tried to navigate the toy industry, but Perplexus was worth the wait.

Perplexus challenges the mind, fine motor skills, and hand-eye coordination. In the Original version, which contains more than 23 feet of track inside a 8" diameter sphere, there are 100 separate goal points, divided into three different skill levels. The Rookie version is easier for small hands to manipulate, while the Epic version adds greater complexity and the ability for users to do stunts. Twist is the brand new addition to the Perplexus family, and it requires a player to turn the knob that realigns the tracks to escape traps and decoys.

All the models are easy to take in the car, or anywhere else you'll have to keep kids ages 6+ entertained. Just don't be surprised if you find yourself playing with Perplexus just as much as they do!