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Tuesday, February 25, 2020

TRUEChallenge - new mechanical puzzle

I just got this new mechanical puzzle at the NY Toy Fair.  The object is to spin the top hemisphere and the bottom in order to get all the magnets to be attractive to each other.

There is 1 turning axis.  Like the old Master Ball puzzle. 

The magnets are neodymium super strong. Designed by Ilya Osipov. This won an award at the International Puzzle Party 2 years ago.

When the layers spin along the equator the magnets go back and forth depending on the attraction. It's fascinating to watch the magnets move so quickly.  This puzzle has a great tactile feel.

According to a reliable source, Ilya says that a 'hard core' version will come out in 3 months.

As it is. I think this version is a bit too easy. I don't want to give it away though.  The title of the puzzle does not feel right. Something more descriptive would be more catchy.  Maybe:  The Crazy Magnetic Hemisphere Challenge.

The packaging is perfect.

This world needs more twisty puzzles.

Is it possible that all the magnets will repel?  I'm not sure.

Reminds me a little of the Turbo Mind Twister.

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

SwipeTrix by Rakshak Kalwani FREE

SwipeTrix comes from Rakshak Kalwani. The object is to move Your Man, the rainbow square, to pick up the jewels without crashing into the death squares.
Harder levels include picking up a key first. Of course there are wormholes.

Look at the last image.  See the yellow thing on the bottom right? It travels in the opposite direction Your Man travels. He must be destroyed by crashing into him.

The graphics are very good.  The action is speedy.  100 levels. I did them all in about 90 minutes.  Some are tricky.