DIOCTIPOID PUZZLE REVIEW
I love puzzles and when i was given the opportunity to test and review these puzzles I couldn’t wait to get stuck in. As a young girl i had a rubix cube and used to really enjoy playing about with it, but i must admit i did cheat and i used to peel off the coloured stickers and place them all back into the correct places, tut tut!
I was sent a Dioctipoid 1.0 and a 2.0, the latter being the hardest of the puzzles.
The puzzles are of a sphere shape and come already set up, in a box sitting on its own little stand. The object of the puzzle is to slide the shaped segments around the sphere and soon the pattern that was once there becomes lost and that’s when the puzzle becomes challenging.
Dioctipoid 1.0 has 6 coloured different star shapes, light blue, dark blue, yellow, red, green and purple. Each star is made up of 5 pieces and there are 12 white diamonds of which do not slide.
The Dioctipoid 2.0 has 6 different coloured shapes made up of 7 pieces, unlike the level 1.0 their are no white diamonds.
I like that it comes with its own stand because once you have had a little play you can place it safely back onto the display on your side ready for later on in the day when you fancy another little go with it.
Myself and my son who is 9 years old have been both playing about with it for the past week and still to no avail have we managed to solve the puzzle and get it back to its original shape, and there is definitely no cheating with this one as each shape have NO stickers. The puzzle is made of hard-wearing good quality plastic and the slide is smooth. The colours are lovely and bright and very attractive. It fits just right into your hand, roughly being the size of cricket ball, it’s not heavy and comfortable to hold. My son found it a bit fiddly at first but soon got the hang of it and has really enjoyed trying to solve the puzzle.
It is a great little puzzle to take on long car journeys.
It is very challenging, involves concentration and good stimulation.
The Dioctipoid is a great brain trainer for children, as we know children’s brains are like sponges and they have the ability to pick up new skills, it is helping them to problem solve which is a skill that they will benefit from when they are older.
This puzzle reinforces critical thinking, fine motor skills, and very challenging.
The Dioctipoid is designed for ages 8+ and can be bought at here for the 1.0 and here for the 2.0, currently being sold at £9.99 which i must add is a sale price.
There is currently a competition running with Dioctipoid where you can enter to win the swiss bank account. All you have to is to solve the puzzle in the shortest amount of time. To find out more about the competition take a look here.
So why dont you take on the challenge and see if you can do better than me!