When my Dad was alive, he would spend a fair bit of time with the wooden or metal puzzles that tested your brain. As a result there was usually a few laying around the house, so it was inevitable that I would pick one up and attempt to test my brain by solving the puzzle.
The Smart Egg is quite small on first appearance, but would make a great stocking filler gift idea or as an extra gift as it’s priced at around £5.99 from Waterstones. In the packet you receive the egg and the wand to use to solve the puzzle.
The idea behind the challenge is to place the want in the top of the egg and manoeuvre it around until you can remove the wand from the bottom of the egg.
I did think the wand might be a little flimsy, especially when attempting to manoeuvre it around some corners that it obviously wasn’t meant to go. I think an adult would be fine with the flexibility in the wand, but an over zealous child may snap it with some force.
Our egg was quite easy to solve and I managed it after around five minutes. Some of the more difficult eggs can take up to three hours to solve according to Esdevium Games.
I think these puzzles are a great idea to switch off for a little while. If your brain is full to bursting and you need some distracting then these are a great idea.
Disclosure – we received the smart egg free of charge but all opinions are our own