An optical illusion is a difference between what is real and what your brain thinks is real. With Illusion Cubes, your teen will use patterns to create images that others’ brains will find baffling.
Explore optical illusions with Illusion Cube’s 24 double-sided plastic 3D Illusion Cube tiles. These tiles allow your student to confront 120 tasks that will challenge his own grasp of spatial awareness and visual perception. The cube tiles colored black, white, and silver can be assembled in unlimited ways. Discover how tricky it can be to accurately interpret the images from the guidebook and create them with the Illusion Cubes tiles.
The Illusion Cubes are a series of identical 'virtual cube' building tiles that can be assembled in an almost unlimited number of ways. Each six-sided 'cube' is represented by one double-sided tile. The six faces of the virtual cube are colored black, white, and silver. Each is constructed using three diamond-shaped faces on each side, which form a hexagon. One face on each side of the Illusion Cube has been "lowered', to allow certain faces to slide together. This means that as you build an illusion, the upper face of one tile can overlap all or part of the lower face of an adjacent cube, making it easier to create more complex illusions.
There are 120 challenges for you, split into eight levels of complexity: LEVEL 1 uses between 3 and 4 cubes LEVEL 2 uses between 5 and 6 cubes LEVEL 3 uses between 7 and 9 cubes LEVEL 4 uses between 10 and 12 cubes LEVEL 5 uses between 13 and 15 cubes LEVEL 6 uses between 16 and 18 cubes LEVEL 7 uses between 19 and 21 cubes LEVEL 8 uses between 22 and 24 cubes
The rest is up to you! Design, create and rotate your own illusions with the cubes; add more cubes from more sets if you wish.
Manufacturer's Information Manufacturer: The Happy Puzzle Company Age Recommendation: 6+ Grade Recommendation: 1st+ Faith-Based: No Consumable: No Challenges: 120 Number of Players: 1
CHOKING HAZARD - Small parts. Not for children under 3 years.
Review by Flanders Family Homelife:
”Although it was designed to be played by one person at a time, there are enough tiles that several of the simpler designs can be built simultaneously. And that fact means two players can race to finish those easier challenge, which my kids thoroughly enjoyed doing until they reached the more difficult designs farther into the booklet.”