MindFlex Game an Exercise in Mind Control
Contol your Thoughts to Control the Foam Ball
A game that requires you to coordinate your mental thoughts and your physical dexterity simultaneously is surprisingly difficult to play – at least until you learn to control your thoughts at will. The MindFlex game (by Mattel) is designed for ages 8 years old and up. However, age probably has little to do with success and failure. Whether you like to play a solitary game or if you prefer the company and competition of other people, MindFlex is a game that will attract anyone that loves to be challenged. The MindFlex game offers numerous ways to play and multiple games pieces to custom design the obstacle course which is the centerpiece of the entire game.
The MindFlex consists of a game-board of sorts although it is not a board at all. A circular base of white and blue plastic is the main component with areas to attach hoops, loops, funnels, hurdles and even a teeter-totter in any configuration you wish. There is a moveable lever on the base that controls the air cushion used to keep the foam ball in the air (a few inches above the base). A head-piece made of plastic, elastic, a small metal disk and clips that attach to each of the player’s ear lobes is used to read the brain waves that will maneuver the foam ball through the obstacles located around the game-board.
MindFlex may not be for everyone. If you are easily distracted, get board easily or if frustration causes you to stomp off in a fit of rage you may not enjoy the deep concentration and time that it takes to play. Even after you play the game many times – each time will be different. Admittedly the concept is an odd one, but you will be amazed how the ball reacts to your thoughts. Although the foam ball floats above a stream of air it will drop if you turn your head or concentrate on something not related to the game. The ability to concentrate as well as the ability to turn off or dial back concentration is what MindFlex tries to capture. Concentrate too hard and the foam ball goes to high to fit through the various obstacles – Lose too much concentration and the foam ball falls to the surface of the MindFlex base. Control your thoughts and the foam ball can be maneuvered around and through the obstacles.
The ability to move objects with your mind is called telekinesis. Some believe that this ability is possible others do not. Honestly – I do not know whether it is possible or not – however, I do believe that the power of the mind goes way beyond what we can verify at this time. If there are five people playing and if even one of them can make the foam ball move in-and-out of the individual obstacles – who could say that MindFlex is a hoax? The mind is trained just like any muscle in the body. The more you use it the stronger and more controlled it will become. The MindFlex game will exercise your mind and can increase your concentration. When is that a bad thing?
The MindFlex game base requires 4 C cell batteries (not included) and the headpiece requires 3 AAA batteries (not included).