What It Is
The original Mindflex game challenged individual players to control a floating ball through a maze using just the power of their minds. In the new Mindflex Duel, you have the same action but for two players.
Whenever you concentrate, you generate brain wave activity. Mindflex Duel uses a variation of EEG technology to "read" the intensity of brainwaves via sensors on the headset that are positioned on your forehead and ear. These sensors don't generate or interfere with brainwaves. They only read what is already there. The headset transmits a signal to a fan within the game console. The fan controls the ball levitation. Your brainwaves, in turn, control the power of the fan. The more effectively you concentrate, the stronger the fan blows and the higher the ball floats. Relaxing your mind relaxes the fan's airflow, which lowers the ball.
The game comes with six obstacles that you can use to build a customizable obstacle course, and then try to get the floating ball through it successfully using just the power of concentration to keep the ball up in the air. Take turns seeing who can get through the obstacle course the fastest or play one of the six built-in competitive and cooperative games. In Freestyle, players can practice their concentration skills with no time limit. Power Push is head-to-head competition for two players. The first player to push the ball into the other player's end zone wins. Mental Marathon 2.0 can be played by one or two players. Travel from one end of the game console to the other as fast as you can. Race the Lights has a solo mode with three difficulty levels, or you can play against another player to race a blinking light to the opposite end of the console. In Cortex Collision, one or two players concentrate to build up enough power to smash their way to the opposite end zone. In Basketblaster, one or two players score as many points as they can by blasting the ball into the basket.
Mindflex Duel comes with a game console, two headsets, four balls, one flex tower, one wind wheel, one score wall, one flip frame, one cannon, one basket, and an instruction booklet. It is for one to two players.
Why It’s Fun
As with the original Mindflex, this is a game you have to see to believe. It takes some skill to concentrate hard enough so that the ball moves, but with practice, your mental muscles will be toned. Kids will like watching the ball float and move in the air and knowing that they're moving it with their mind.
Who It’s For
Mindflex Duel is for ages 8 and up.
What to Be Aware of
Each of the headsets requires three AAA batteries and the game base requires 4 C batteries, which are not included.
The game goes into sleep mode after four minutes of inactivity.
Do not press, crush, or squeeze the foam balls or you may damage their ability to float. Store the balls in the compartment on the underside of the console.
Mattel wants consumers to know that this game is not designed as a diagnostic tool, form of therapy, or clinical intervention, but rather as a form of entertainment. We're not sure what it would be diagnosing; we just thought it was fun.