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Perplexus Review & Giveaway {CLOSED|

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***GIVEAWAY CLOSED***

Ok, so I know that Christmas has gone by us already and we are facing the New Year. Wow...I have been SO busy with the holidays that I have completely taken a mini-vacation from blogging. Hubby has been on vacation from work all this week and we are just really enjoying being a family and taking time together. It has been so refreshing and restful after our busy holiday. Did you get what you wanted for Christmas or did you have to return gifts to get what you wanted? I pretty much did very well...I do not ask for much at all because I already have been blessed with so much. So, I have to ask. Do you have someone on your list who is/was extremely hard to buy for? I do. My dad. He buys what he wants throughout the year so when Christmas rolls around, he needs nothing. He is also really picky about what he gets so that makes things hard as well. This year, I got him the best gift of all and it truly out-shined all the rest.
Perplexus is exactly what it sounds like...perplexing! This toy is suitable for all ages and is probably one of the most challenging, yet fun puzzles around. Perplexus is a product of Plasmart, a Canadian based distributor of children's toys. Plasmart has been in the toy industry since 2003 and has been very successful; expanding internationally to over 5 continents and 60 countries. So, they are definitely well-known!

Before I continue, here is a bit more about about the Perplexus and how it got it's beginnings...


The concept behind PERPLEXUS was created by 3-D design teacher Michael McGinnis in the late 1970′s as a project for an art class. Michael envisioned turning his creation into a toy. He had no idea this vision would turn into a decades long odyssey to get the game to market.

After almost 20 years, Michael met the inventors at KID Group, one of the premier inventing houses in the toy industry. They collaborated on the design to make it more suitable for consumers. It was finally ready. The original product was marketed as Superplexus.

Through many twists and turns in the toy industry, Superplexus got tangled up in some changes and ended up being shelved just as it was getting started. But that isn’t the end of the story…

In 2008, a group of enthusiasts contacted KID Group about licensing Superplexus. Busy Life, LLC acquired the rights to Superplexus and launched PERPLEXUS in its current form.

So even though the process took awhile, it has been worth it! I am so glad that I came across Perplexus because it solved the most "difficult to buy for" person on my list this year.
For this review I was sent an original Perplexus to play with and check out. I was impressed. This LOOKS easy to do, but it actually is very challenging. I got through about half of it but had to stop because my children needed help with something. It is very addicting and difficult to put down once you have started.

The real test would be when my dad opened his Perplexus on Christmas day. Would he like it, or throw it in his pile of stuff to look at later? I was really curious as to how he would react. You see, if my dad REALLY likes something, presents pile up around him while he plays with his favorite present. Soooooo, as he opened our gift, I was paying very close attention.
I think it is safe to say that he liked it...alot. He played with it for a long time and thought that the small steel ball inside was supposed to come out. I showed him how it worked and then he was hooked. My brother's girlfriend was also very intrigued...
My daughter (who is 3) just thinks it is a really neat toy that makes noise when you shake it. :)  Her and daddy played with it for a little bit tonight and they had lots of fun with it. 

As you can see, once someone gets Perplexus in their hands, it is hard to carry on a conversation with them and they have a hard time putting it down. Once you start, you don't want to stop!! :) The Perplexus is a puzzle in which you have to guide a small steel ball through a maze. You have a starting point and a stopping point. The idea is to keep the ball on the tracks without having it fall out. It is NOT as easy as it looks!!!
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Perplexus is available in many areas of the country, including Canada. It retails for about $25.00 and there are also different varieties from which you can choose. They also make a Rookie version for those of us who want to take it slow and take our time learning.

So, in my opinion...Perplexus is a wonderful toy! It is also a very intriguing puzzle that will hold the attention of  just about anyone. I love how my dad played and played with it...I think it was one of his favorite gifts and THAT is not an easy accomplishment for the gift giver in my family. I would definitely recommend this product to anyone looking for that perfect birthday, Christmas or anytime gift. Your recipient won't be disappointed!!
Plasmart has offered to give away an original Perplexus to one of my readers! This giveaway is open to my Canadian readers as well so enjoy! :) Here are your entry options...



Mandatory Entry:
Like Perplexus on Facebook and tell me your Facebook user name. :) You do not have to be a blogger to enter, but you must have a valid email where you can be reached should you win. If you do not leave an email address, it must be where I can easily find it. This giveaway is open to US (mainland US only) and Canadian residents and will end 1/13 at 11:59 pm EST. The winner will be chosen using random.org and will be notified by email. The winner will have 48 hours to respond, or another winner will be selected.
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Want to increase your chances of winning? Here are some Extra Entries! :)

1. Follow Perplexus on Twitter. 2 entries, so 2 comments.

2. Vote for Perplexus by clicking on the link provided HERE. Scroll down the page and select the Perplexus by clicking in the circle. 3 entries, so 3 comments.

3. Become a GFC follower of My Opinion. Leave a comment to let me know that you did/ do. 3 entries, so 3 comments.

4. Follow me on Twitter. Leave a comment to let me know that you did/do. 1 entry

5. Tweet about this giveaway. Leave a comment with the link. 1 tweet per day. 1 comment per day.
Feel free to use this tweet:

Enter to #win an Original Perplexus Toy {open to US & Canada} @Perplexus1 and @coupons4moms Ends 1/13 http://tinyurl.com/7w3odva

6. Vote for me on Picket Fence Blogs. 1 entry per day, so 1 comment per day.

7. Leave a comment on any review only post. 1 entry per post commented on..tell me the name of the post on which you commented. Unlimited.

8. Add this giveaway to a linky. Leave me the link to the linky list it was added to. 1 entry per linky.

9. Blog about this giveaway. Leave me a DIRECT link to your post. 5 entries, so 5 comments.

Disclaimer: I received no monetary compensation for this post. I did receive a Perplexus for review purposes. All quotes and stock photos are from the Perplexus website and email. Prize is being mailed by the sponsor. All thoughts and opinions are 100% mine.

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