On a recent Target trip, we purchased this Marble Run game for my 4.5 year old daughter who is a HUGE fan of marbles. I’m glad I did- it’s a quiet toy with no batteries, that really exercises her mind. You’ll find 55 pieces in the box and 15 marbles, and all you need to do is build your very own run however you like, pop your marble in and watch it follow the path.
But does it really provide “endless” fun like the box claims? It does! You can constantly move around the pieces and have the marble follow different paths.
At first, my daughter would just watch me build the runs and I thought I might have wasted my money, but after the first few days, I could hear her quietly take the pieces out of the box and build her own small run. She would then come to me and proudly show me her creation. It’s now a fun game for her to play alone or with others.
Because the towers can topple over, your child will learn how to make them balance by adding more pieces to the bottom, and they will also figure out which way they need to put the pieces so that the marble doesn’t fall to the ground, but instead, follows their route. As my little one understood how the drops and pieces worked, her confidence grew, and now she’s able to make more complex runs.
We store all the pieces and the marbles right back in the box, so clean up is quick. At $34.99 and with endless possibilities, this is a great toy to encourage creative thinking!
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Please note, this product does contain marbles which are a choking hazard. Do not give these to a child who is under 3 years old and always monitor those children who are playing with them.