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Brainstring ‘R’ Review

My seven year old son will spend hours trying to solve a problem so brainteaser toys are frequently included in our homeschool curriculum as well as during playtime.

Brainstring ‘R’ is a great toy that is sure to keep kids (and adults) engaged for hours while trying to solve the puzzle. How does it work? This simple yet fun toy features a movable ball with a 360 degree spin. The object is to “twist, turn, stretch and slide” the puzzle in every possible direction in order to unravel a tightly wound knot of string. The puzzle is considered solved if all of the strings are separated and not touching in any way. My son worked for over an hour on the Brainstring ‘R’ in his first effort and declared it “so challenging but I LOVE IT!” as he continued to work to try and find a solution. It is portable and does not have a lot of pieces so it is great for taking on long cars rides and trips. Even my younger children

Brainstring R

I love that this game can be played again and again because once it has been solved then the player can start a new game by making a new knot achieved by rotating the halves.

Available by Recent Toys USA, the Brainstring ‘R’ would be a great holiday gift idea for all ages, especially those who love puzzles and brain teasers. You can visit Recent Toys to find a retailer near you or it is available for purchase at for $16.99.

Disclosure: I was not financially compensated for this post. I received a sample of the product for review purposes. The opinions are my own, based on my personal experience with the product.


Maureen is a SAHM who left the Corporate healthcare field to home educate her 6, 7 and 8 year old children. She is a voracious reader for both herself & her kids and also enjoys a natural and organic lifestyle. She lives in Orlando, Fl with her husband Mark, three children and 5 year old boxer, Jack.

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