Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Review :: Puzzleball Globe

If you love puzzles (and learning), you are sure to love the Puzzleball Globe! (Available at Timberdoodle.) 
The Puzzleball Globe is just what it sounds like - a puzzle, in the form of a ball, that creates a globe. The puzzle pieces are a printed plastic, with a portion of the map on one side and a number and arrow on the back side. 
There are two ways to put the Puzzleball Globe together. The first way is the traditional way for a puzzle - matching up the image side of the pieces, fitting them together until the puzzle is complete. The second way is using the back side. Simply put the pieces together in numerical order, adding the next piece in order to the side where the arrow is pointing. 
For being a ball shape, I was unsure how the Puzzleball Globe would hold up during assembly. I was pleasantly surprised at how sturdy the globe felt while it was being put together. Although you can't toss it around during construction and expect it to stay together, it doesn't crumble at basic handling. The plastic pieces are a definite plus for keeping this globe sturdy and looking nice. As a bonus, there is a special plastic stand for use during the assembly (shown in the picture I took, above) - it is very helpful for keeping your Puzzleball Globe from running away. Once you have the Puzzleball Globe fully assembled, there is a separate plastic stand for display.

All in all, our family has been pleased with the Puzzleball Globe and will be building it again and again. It is a great piece to have for homeschool or for learning in general. 
FTC Declaration: Timberdoodle has provided me with a complimentary copy of this product. This does not change the fact that I will give my honest opinion in my reviews.

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