What is FlipStir?
In this day and age it’s almost hard to find activities that don’t require looking at a screen. Everywhere you look people are playing games and participating in activities on their computers or mobile devices. FlipStir on the other hand is a fun activity that doesn’t require a screen. Better yet the products are one person based, so you don’t need to worry about finding someone that will play with you as is the case with most games.
Trying out the FlipStir
The first day that I worked on the puzzles I started with the level 1 jar. I was actually able to get a few pieces together. I was quite proud of myself. Before I could work on it anymore though Nick decided that he wanted a turn. He’s too young to be able to actually figure out the puzzle (they’re made for ages 7 and up), but it actually kept him occupied for a few minutes while he desperately tried to pull the stick out of the jar.
My Thoughts on the FlipStir
Personally I really liked playing with the puzzles. I thought I would have a really hard time, and I was worried that I’d be frustrated, but I wasn’t. Truthfully I wanted to play with them again as soon as I was done solving the puzzles!
There are a lot of things to like about FlipStir. First, all of the puzzle pieces are kept inside a jar, so you never have to worry about loosing any. I also like that once you’re done playing it’s easy to mix the pieces back up to play again. I suppose in a few ways the puzzles might get a tiny bit easier, but they continue to be a good brain workout. A huge part of the game is figuring out the strategy, and how the pieces end up, and the moves that you make will change every time.
My family is full of people that like to fiddle and play with things, so as soon as I saw these I knew they’d be a hit with my family. I’m sure that one of my uncles in particular would love them. I plan to take them with me on Easter so my family members can have a chance trying them out. I think everyone is going to have a really good time playing with them!
Do you think you would have fun with the FlipStir?