Brainstrings

Challenge your mind with this knotty little puzzle by Dutch inventor Guido Lap.

$17.00

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This knotty little puzzle is all about thinking inside the box. The brainchild of Dutch inventor Guido Lap, it uses simple elements to stretch your spatial reasoning to new limits. Elastic bands connect colored buttons on opposite sides of a clear, plastic case. Your challenge is to group the buttons by color, sliding them along the slots cut in the clear plastic, without getting yourself (and the cords inside) all tied up in knots. A great brain-teasing puzzle for older children and adults. Made in China.

Brainstring was developed by Dutch inventor Guido Lap. Guido combined an elegant design with an intellectually challenging concept and it was an instant success in Europe. Inspired by that success, he has worked with various inventors throughout the years to produce smart, unique, artfully-designed puzzles that appeal to puzzle-enthusiasts worldwide.

Ages
7+
Made from
plastic, rubber, elastic
Measurements
5.5" Dia.
Item ID
21199

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UncommonGoodsBrainstrings
 
4.5

(based on 74 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (49)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Entertaining (57)
  • Fun (54)
  • Thought provoking (44)
  • Educational (36)
  • Can withstand use (29)

Cons

  • Boring (3)

Best Uses

  • Family (54)
  • Adults (50)
  • Children (44)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Parent (44), Educator (13), Avid gamer (9), Thrifty (8)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (98), No (4)
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Child (34), Other (21), Husband (8), Father (3)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Christmas or hanukkah (55), Other (8), Birthday (7)

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4.0

Brainstrings

By 

from NYC

About Me Parent

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Educational
  • Entertaining

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Adults

    Comments about UncommonGoods Brainstrings:

    My son's coach received this as a gift and loved it He loves puzzles.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Other
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Christmas or Hanukkah

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    (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Poor Quality

    By 

    from Chicago

    Pros

      Cons

      • Poor Quality

      Best Uses

        Comments about UncommonGoods Brainstrings:

        I purchased this for our 8 year old. I thought it would be fun and challenging. However, she never got that far because a plastic handle broke off immediately. It is very poorly constructed.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Xmas present that stood out

        By 

        from Texas

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Challenging
        • Fun

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about UncommonGoods Brainstrings:

            My granddaughter was excited to receive this gift she immediately showed it off to her parents

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes
            • Who was the recipient of this product?:
            • Child
            • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
            • Christmas or Hanukkah

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            5.0

            Everyone liked this gift.

            By 

            from Houston, TX

            About Me Parent

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Entertaining
            • Fun

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Adults
              • Children
              • Family

              Comments about UncommonGoods Brainstrings:

              My nephew is pretty hard to buy for. He's number one in is sophomore class of 625 students. Even though he solved the puzzle the first time within a few hours, it was still lots of fun. Everyone took turns trying to scramble it so he could try again.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes
              • Who was the recipient of this product?:
              • Child
              • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
              • Christmas or Hanukkah

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Fun and easy to use

              By 

              from Watkinsville, GA

              About Me Parent

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Can Withstand Use
              • Easy To Play
              • Educational
              • Entertaining
              • Fun
              • Interactive
              • Thought Provoking

              Cons

              • Colored Parts Come Off

              Best Uses

              • Adults
              • Children
              • Family

              Comments about UncommonGoods Brainstrings:

              It's very easy to learn and you can make it as complicated as you like. Colored pieces can come off easily so not great for little kids.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes
              • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
              • Christmas or Hanukkah

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              4.0

              Fun gift

              By 

              from Minneapolis, MN

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Entertaining
              • Fun

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Adults

                Comments about UncommonGoods Brainstrings:

                Great Christmas present.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes
                • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                • Other
                • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                • Christmas or Hanukkah

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                5.0

                Brainstrings will tie you up!!

                By 

                from midwest

                About Me Child Care Provider, Educator, Parent, Thrifty

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Can Withstand Use
                • Easy To Play
                • Educational
                • Entertaining
                • Fun
                • Thought Provoking

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Adults
                  • Children
                  • Family

                  Comments about UncommonGoods Brainstrings:

                  Simple to understand and so far, is not proving to get disinteresting...the little pegs on the exterior could maybe be a bit larger but not a game changer...

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes
                  • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                  • Father
                  • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                  • Christmas or Hanukkah

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                  4.0

                  Great puzzle

                  By 

                  from Va

                  About Me Parent

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Play
                  • Entertaining
                  • Fun
                  • Thought Provoking

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Family

                    Comments about UncommonGoods Brainstrings:

                    Great toy. Unique, atleast I haven't seen one.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes
                    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                    • Child
                    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                    • Christmas or Hanukkah

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                    5.0

                    Fun gift

                    By 

                    from Hudson Ohio

                    About Me Parent

                    Verified Buyer

                    Comments about UncommonGoods Brainstrings:

                    Looks like fun and entertaining

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes
                    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                    • Child
                    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                    • Christmas or Hanukkah

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                    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    FUN AND ENGAGING

                    By 

                    from LA MESA CA

                    About Me Parent

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Educational
                    • Entertaining
                    • Fun
                    • Interactive
                    • Thought Provoking

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Adults
                      • Children
                      • Family

                      Comments about UncommonGoods Brainstrings:

                      MY SON IS NOT A GAMER BUT I THOUGHT HE WOULD ENJOY BRAINSTRINGS. AT FIRST HE LOOKED,SMILED, AND SAID THANK YOU. THEN IN A LITTLE WHILE HE PICKED IT UP AND AN HOUR LATER PUT IT DOWN LONG ENOUGH TO JOIN US AT THE DINNER TABLE. HE WAS REALLY INTRIGUED AND WENT BACK TO IT AFTER DINNER.
                      THIS SON IS 63 YRS OLD.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • Yes
                      • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                      • Child
                      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                      • Christmas or Hanukkah

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