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Toss the Kids An Addictaball And Buy Yourself Some Quiet Time

 

Kids definitely need time to run and play, but they also need some quiet time now and then to wind down.  For some kids reading is an pleasurable quiet activity, while others like to kick back and watch a movie.  Still others like to challenge their minds by putting all of their focus and concentration into a puzzle or game.  It is great to find a calm pursuit that your child has some interest in so that you can both get enjoyment out of the peace and quiet.  If your kid is a game person then the Addictaball may be a great choice.



Unlike most toys these days, this one requires no power other than the mind and coordination powers of the user.  The interior of the ball contains a numbered series of loops, twists, curves, and turns.  It looks like a miniature extreme roller coaster. 



The goal is to guide the metal ball through the numbered sections in order.  There are two Addictaball sizes; the small has 100 sections and the large has 138.  This looks like the kind of toy that may cut down on video game time and even give parents a run for their money.   

Source: Firebox.com

Comments
May 16, 2010
by Anonymous

I have one of these!

I have one... or something similar. I got it when I was 13 and now I'm 19 and I've still never never completed it! It's a constant source of amazement for the kids I babysit for - especially the competitive one! He wouldn't let anyone near it.

I originally bought it as a christmas present but loved it so much I kept it :D

May 16, 2010
by Kim Patterson

That's great!

It's fun to hear from someone who has one.  I've read a few reviews on it and everyone seems to agree that it's so hard to put down.

May 17, 2010
by Anonymous

Where to order online

Both links don't seem to work!

May 17, 2010
by Kim Patterson

Links okay

I just tested the links and they both go to the site.  Once you are there just enter "addictaball" into the search box on the left and it should come up.

May 20, 2010
by Anonymous

Great Fun

i finally found it in my country, Italy, on www.doxbox.it.
Great Fun!!

May 20, 2010
by Kim Patterson

That's great!

Thanks for the info!

Sep 27, 2010
by Anonymous

please stop whining

Mr mcginnis I don't understand why you are whining you don't have a patent & they don't use your name which is your only rights, I understant u created it & thank you for it, but should I not buy genetic medicine(when the original patent expires), because some1 else created it? You charge more than double for the same item.so since you don't have intelectual rights on the actual product, make as much money from perplexus (from those who want to pay double for the same item) but don't tell people its bootlegged, which only applies if intelectual rights.were infringed upon, thanks again your a great mind, keep 'em coming, but let other people live too. I bet you don't hold back buing diffrent brands of bandaid because it was created by some1 else. Good luck

Sep 27, 2010
by Anonymous

please stop whining

Mr mcginnis I don't understand why you are whining you don't have a patent & they don't use your name which is your only rights, I understant u created it & thank you for it, but should I not buy genetic medicine(when the original patent expires), because some1 else created it? You charge more than double for the same item.so since you don't have intelectual rights on the actual product, make as much money from perplexus (from those who want to pay double for the same item) but don't tell people its bootlegged, which only applies if intelectual rights.were infringed upon, thanks again your a great mind, keep 'em coming, but let other people live too. I bet you don't hold back buing diffrent brands of bandaid because it was created by some1 else. Good luck

Dec 19, 2011
by Anonymous

Copyright

I recently bought an addictaball.. If I'd known it was a copy, I would have gone for Perplexus. A guy has to earn a living. Imagine seeing your idea copied and someone else making money out of it.

McGinnis.. can't you sue or do something?? It's a great game either way.

Feb 20, 2012
by Anonymous

Exact copy?

Michael, at first I was to believe that the addictaball was SIMILAR to your perplexus. After looking and comparing the pictures above to my Original Perplexus, this is a blatant rip off. It appears to be the same steps in the same order. Besides, a patent would be useless most the time, if they changed the puzzle slightly the patent would not cover it. But again, this looks to be a blatant rip off. Can't wait for you to make another one. I have all 3.