Brainstrings

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

$17.00

String Theory

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 81 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (52)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (20)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Entertaining (64)
  • Fun (59)
  • Thought provoking (44)
  • Educational (39)
  • Interactive (32)

Cons

  • Boring (3)

Best Uses

  • Family (60)
  • Adults (53)
  • Children (44)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Parent (47), Educator (13), Avid gamer (9), Thrifty (8)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (111), No (4)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Christmas or hanukkah (60), Other (8), Birthday (7)

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4.0

Fun gift idea

By 

from San Diego, CA

About Me Parent

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Educational
  • Entertaining

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Family

    Comments about UncommonGoods Brainstrings:

    The recipient loved it and had it open before he had opened some of the other gifts.

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

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    5.0

    Fun Gift!

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    from Erie PA

    About Me Parent

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    Pros

    • Can Withstand Use
    • Challenging
    • Entertaining
    • Fun

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Adults
      • Family
      • Travel

      Comments about UncommonGoods Brainstrings:

      I bought this as a Christmas gift and ended up playing with it myself as well.

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

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      4.0

      Good toy, could be better quality

      By 

      from Boston, MA

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      Pros

      • Challenging
      • Entertaining
      • Fun

      Cons

      • Weak construction

      Best Uses

      • Adults
      • Family

      Comments about UncommonGoods Brainstrings:

      I had gifted it to my partner's father for Christmas, and right after taking it out of the wrapping, my partner's mom exclaimed that she loves puzzles. Subsequently, each person who walked by the living room table would pick it up and try to solve the puzzle. A few days later, it became a personal challenge and competition for my partner's mom and brother, where they would challenge each other to solve the puzzle. Only downside was that we noticed a cord that looked like it was detaching from one of the heads after a few plays. Good to buy as a gift for an individual, and it will get picked up by the family! Its unique design makes it hard not to wonder what it is on a tabletop. #sweepstakes

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

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      4.0

      Brainstrings

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      from Sydney, Australia

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      Pros

      • Challenging
      • Entertaining

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Adults

        Comments about UncommonGoods Brainstrings:

        Boyfriend loves activities like this, kept him occupied for hours.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes, Yes
        • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
        • Anniversary

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        5.0

        It made Christmas

        By 

        from Port Angeles WA

        About Me Parent

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Educational
        • Entertaining
        • Fun
        • Interactive

        Cons

        • None

        Best Uses

        • Family

        Comments about UncommonGoods Brainstrings:

        He thoroughly loved it. The whole family played with it all day long.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

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        5.0

        This is an excellant Brain Teaser!

        By 

        from Lakeville MN

        About Me Grandparent

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Challenging
        • Educational
        • Entertaining
        • Fun
        • Interactive

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Family

          Comments about UncommonGoods Brainstrings:

          It's a great sit down brain teaser that didn't involve using an Electronic Device!

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

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          4.0

          yes

          By 

          from Ports., Va.

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Can Withstand Use
          • Challenging
          • Entertaining
          • Fun
          • Interactive

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Family

            Comments about UncommonGoods Brainstrings:

            quality product, unusual, visually pleasing

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes, Yes
            • 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

            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
              • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
              • Christmas or Hanukkah

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              (14 of 14 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
                      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                      • Christmas or Hanukkah

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