For the ultimate mind freak, the Mind Flex is a brain-powered game that relies on your mental activity to control the height of a ball suspended in a column of air. Don the headset then start concentrating to make the purple orb rise; relax and it lowers. There are six total game types but all entail getting a ball over, under and through a variety of hoops and the like, sometimes against a clock so that you can challenge your friends. Type: Board Games Gender: Unisex Age: Child,Teen,Adult
A game where players compete in the ultimate mental marathon Mindflex Game A lightweight headset containing sensors for the forehead and earlobes measures your brainwave activity. When you focus your concentration, a small foam ball will rise on a gentle stream of air. Relax your thoughts and the ball will descend. By using a combination of physical and mental coordination, you must then guide the ball through a customizable obstacle course-the various obstacles can be repositioned into many different configurations. MindflexTM combines advanced technology with the power of thought to create an interactive experience unlike any other- a game where players compete in the ultimate mental marathon! For ages 8 and up. Requires 4 "C" and 2 "AAA' batteries.
I rated this a 4 because it does what it advertises, it's fun, but it really isn't exciting for multiple players. I bought this to help lower my stress and increase my mental focus. I read that using the EEG to control cognitive load will help improve focus. For this purpose, it works very well. It does freak people out when you can raise or drop the ball at will. I took it to some game nights and most of my friends looked at it, tried it, but were more interested in playing other games in a group. It..
It's a novelty... It works on concentration, but doesn't actually work with your mind. The more you concentrate, the higher the air blows the ball up to about 6 inches. Also, it doesn't work with anything else but the game, which is a real bummer. If you're going to make a game that works with your mind, lets make it do more than measure ones concentration.