Mattel Mindflex Game

Mattel Mindflex Game

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Mattel Mindflex Game Product Description

UPDATE: Mattel's Mindflex game continues to be a huge hit in 2010, and now is your opportunity to get it at a great price! With Christmas 2010 approaching you can bet that the price will be going back up as the retail stores begin selling out - and they will.

How high will it go? It's hard to tell - though it's doubtful it will exceed the $250+ that it did in November and December last year, considering its continuing popularity you can guarantee that the price will not be this low again - at least not until after the 2010 holiday season.

So, if you want to get a Mindflex before Christmas 2010 and haven't ordered yet, don't delay and do it today. When you see the prices continue to go up over the next couple of weeks you'll be glad you did!

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About the Mindflex Game

How do you play? Simply focus your concentration to use your "mind control" to lift a foam ball. Relax your concentration and thoughts to lower it. You then use physical controls to "steer" the foam ball around an obstacle course. The Mindflex game utilizes a lightweight headset you wear that has sensors to monitor brainwave activity.

The Game's headset reads your brain waves and then controls the levitation of a foam ball. This mind control game is truly the kind of game that has to be seen to be believed. Mattel's Mindflex is recommended for players aged eight and older, the game begins when you strap on the headset so you can use your powers of concentration (mind control) to move the ball around the custom obstacle course of the game.

Mind power controls the up and down motion of the ball and a dial-in console lets you guide the ball lifted on a cushion of air, but raising and lowering the ball must be accomplished by alternating concentrating and relaxing your mind.

Mindflex
At a Glance
    Ages: 8+

    Requires:
  • 4 "C" and 3 "AAA" batteries (not included)
  • Screwdriver for battery installation
What We Think

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The Good: Adults and kids guide a foam ball through obstacles using the power of their minds.

The Challenging: Players unable to perceive a relationship between their minds and the ball's height may grow impatient.

In a Nutshell: Foam ball really does rise and fall, and choice of games and obstacle courses provides hours of amusement.
Mattel Mindflex

Your telekinetic fantasies becomes a reality with the Mattel Mindflex. 
Mattel's Mindflex

The Mindflex's challenging obstacle course will hone your mental focus.

Headset Measures your Brain Waves
Tired of games that depend on the roll of a die or lucky draw? With the help of advanced technology, Mindflex introduces a whole new way to play--by using the power of your mind!

You'll feel like a character in a science fiction movie as you strap on the headset, connect the clips to your ear lobes, and align the metal forehead sensor just above your left eyebrow. But even this strange accessory won't prepare you for the sight of a foam ball quivering five inches above the game console!

Move the Ball with the Power of your Mind
Skeptics will be quick to point out that the console's movable fan nozzle holds the ball aloft on a cushion of air. However, as players learn to alternately focus and relax their minds, the ball will respond by rising and falling. An instruction manual provides various concentration and relaxation techniques to try such as math problems or visualization and practice exercises.

Once you feel like you've mastered the art of this mind flex game, you can test your mental acuity with five challenging games designed for groups of one to four players. Use the game console to select your game, set the difficulty level, and track your scores.

Design a Mind-Bending Obstacle Course with Mindflex

A variety of hoops, hurdles, funnels, and a teeter-totter can be positioned however you choose on the game console. Players use their minds to move the ball under, over, or through the obstacles. Mattel's Mindflex game has several games that test speed, while another challenges players to lift a ball up and through a funnel, shooting it across the game console to score points.

While Mindflex's advanced technology is sure to intrigue, mastering the games may prove difficult for some. Because concentration techniques will vary from person to person, the game rewards patience and a willingness to experiment. Fans of mazes and brain teasers will appreciate the mental challenge, and creative types will like designing the obstacle courses.

The Mattel Mind flex game console requires four "C" batteries (not included), and the headset requires three "AAA" batteries (not included). The four foam balls should be handled with care to keep their ability to levitate. Fortunately, the Mattel Mindflex game console features an inner compartment for safe ball storage.

What's in the Box
Game console, headset, four foam balls, and various obstacles. (Batteries not included.)


Mattel Mindflex

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Mind Game Customer Reviews

Mattel Mindflex Game has been getting a ton of raving reviews by customers that have already got theirs. The following Mind Game customer reviews are just a sample of some of the most recent from Amazon.com, in no particular order. You can click here to see the complete list of Mind Game user reviews.

Grandson's Birthday Present
Product Reviewed: Mattel Mindflex Game
Review Date: October 16th, 2010
Reviewer: Grandma Carol (Amazon Verified Purchaser)
This was purchased for my grandson on his 10th birthday, he is having a ball with it. I looked several places to find a Mindflex game and amazon was priced well below the other places. I appreciate paying no shipping as he lives away from me, and I had it shipped to him. The price was well below what I found in stores.
Awesome!
Product Reviewed: Mattel Mindflex Game
Review Date: September 21st, 2010
Reviewer: Donald Miller (Amazon Verified Purchaser)
Seemed like a lot of money for a toy that, quite frankly, I was skeptical of. However, I have a 10 year old with a thirst for Science, and so I ordered it. To my amazement, it has given him many hours of enjoyment and surprised his friends, as well. Not to be left out, I tried it and with a little concentration, I was able to successfully guide the object ball through each obstacle. When my son tires of the game, we will pass it along to the younger kids in our extended family for its educational and entertainment value.
Good Biofeedback Toy
Product Reviewed: Mattel Mindflex Game
Review Date: August 23rd, 2010
Reviewer: Karen Sasse (Amazon Verified Purchaser)
My 8 year-old son has ADHD. He received this last month for his birthday. Between setting it up and trying to navigate the ball through the course, it sustains his attention nicely. He must concentrate on the ball to control its height. When he doesn't, the ball falls. I tried the toy myself so I know it works. I have hopes that as we to use it he will continue to sustain better concentration.
TPGFK (The Perfect Game For Kids)
Product Reviewed: Mattel Mindflex Game
Review Date: July 10th, 2010
Reviewer: A Kid's review (Amazon Verified User)
I just got this three days ago as an after birthday present and I love it!!! my dad was worried about me getting tired of it very quickly but that has not happened yet (and it probably will never happen). This is a great present for a girl (or boy) that loves to use their brain a lot.
Great toy!
Product Reviewed: Mattel Mindflex Game
Review Date: June 12th, 2010
Reviewer: Keycollector (Amazon Verified Purchaser)
I bought this toy for my grandson and the whole family is having a great time with it. My grandson who is ten just loves it! I personally believe that learning to control your mind and your thinking is a great exercise that will be of benefit for life.
My son loves it!
Product Reviewed: Mattel Mindflex Game
Review Date: May 18th, 2010
Reviewer: R.Oki (Amazon Verified Purchaser)
I bought this item for my son's 9th birthday due to his request. He likes it and I think it is good for improving his concentration.
Mindflex
Product Reviewed: Mattel Mindflex Game
Review Date: April 15th, 2010
Reviewer: L.Peterman (Amazon Verified Purchaser)
Pretty fun toy. Watching everyone trying to relax enough to keep the foam ball up is interesting. My nephew who has ADD was the best at it! He could do the hoops inside and out. Not a toy for everyone. Kind of a biofeedback type toy.
We enjoy Mindflex
Product Reviewed: Mattel Mindflex Game
Review Date: February 5th, 2010
Reviewer: Dan Larson (Amazon Verified Purchaser)
This is a difficult toy to master (if mastery is even possible) but it is fun and chlalenging to try!
Interesting Game
Product Reviewed: Mattel Mindflex Game
Review Date: January 28th, 2010
Reviewer: Jennifer King (Amazon Verified User)
We have an ADHD child and he loves this game. It is mind boggling how it works, but it does and we as a whole family enjoy this game.
Quadriplegic hubby , Therapists, Patients, Caregivers, Kids and Family All Agree - It Is Great!
Product Reviewed: Mattel Mindflex Game
Review Date: January 13th, 2010
Reviewer: PamR (Amazon Verified Purchaser)
Fun and Therapeutic!

I bought this as a Christmas present for my husband who is quadriplegic from a Brain Stem Stroke. He loves it. While I have to rotate the fan under the ball to move it around the board. He can move the ball up and down quicker and more accurately than the rest of us . Ie. family and friends, from 4 yrs to 68 yrs. So he can maneuver it through the obstacles faster and win the game. ( some games are timed with the game keeping track of players 1-4's time and announcing the winner). My husband is finally able to join in the fun and really excel at something.

Caregivers, et al, have noticed my husband responding verbally more after playing this game. (He is usually mute, but has been saying yes and no, and other responses occasionally) . He is obviously making gains therapeutically that he hasn't in many years. Seems like new connections or brain pathways are being formed, and/ or neurons are firing better...great for his attention deficit too!

Back to the fun.... My 68 yr old Mother really enjoyed it , 4 yr old nephew could play, with a little help, 32yr old caregiver loves to play , but I think my 17 yr old nephew may love it most, besides my husband and I. I am thrilled!

It was another big hit at our New Years Eve Party. With everyone waiting for their chance to play. I have even taken it to therapy and now we are planning on having Mind Flex tournaments.

I think this game was WAY worth the price. But I will be happy when the price comes down because I want to purchase more to share.

Btw, buy it! Read the directions before you play and practice moving the ball with your mind. It makes all the difference in understanding how the game works.

Excellent invention! I just hope there are more games using EEG technology to come!
More than I expected...
Product Reviewed: Mattel Mindflex Game
Review Date: December 30th, 2009
Reviewer: Sheldon (Amazon Verified Purchaser)
Mindflex comes across as a novelty toy but actually does work how it is stated to.. My wife, daughter (she's 7) and I have all played with it and gotten some pretty fascinating results.

I would say that I doubt we would play with it much after it's initial arrival for Christmas, but some families might find the toy much more engaging than we did after it's initial use. I'm sure we'll end up bringing it out for friends and relatives to try out as they visit though, as everyone should give this a try.

Overall though, great toy, works like it's suppose to work, is made very well and is a lot of fun.. I would highly recommend this toy for purchase as long as you aren't paying too much over the manufacturer suggested price.
Gift for Grandson
Product Reviewed: Mattel Mindflex Game
Review Date: December 28th, 2009
Reviewer: Anna R. (Amazon Verified Purchaser)
I puchased this toy for my 12 year old grandson and he loves it. We have all had fun playing with it.
Lots of fun and great for the whole family
Product Reviewed: Mattel Mindflex Game
Review Date: December 8th, 2010
Reviewer: E. Bastick (Amazon Verified Purchaser)
This toy is great and the kids really like it including the adults. I am glad I went to Amazon because they were out of the toy everywhere. Thanks again
Mindflex - A Christmas Hit!
Product Reviewed: Mattel Mindflex Game
Review Date: January 30th, 2010
Reviewer: Branda Smith (Amazon Verified Purchaser)
At Christmas time I looked everywhere for this game. No one had mindflex (all sold out). Went to amazon.com and there it was. Had to pay more , however the look on faces on Christmas was worth the amount I paid.