Holy shit, I'm feeling epically perplexused just looking at this gnarled sphere of chaos. And that's not even the interactive fun part. Inside the visual affront is a little steel ball, which must be wound around the structure's spiraling channels, and finessed through 125 barriers that dole out varying degrees of fine motor skill smackdown. Future surgeons of the world, let's see your skills. Everyone else, set aside 5 1/2 hours, and prepare to achieve levels of frustration comparable to those of a plumber clearing a sewer pipe invaded by tree roots, or a Cheeto fighting its way through a fat person's digestive system.
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