WARNING: MAY MAKE YOUR HEAD SPIN

From Myst to the popularity of tablet games like The Room, digital puzzles have stepped it up. But there’s something rewarding about manually manipulating a puzzle to its solution. The proof that physical puzzles haven’t gone the way of the dodo is here. This little sphere contains a really cool three-dimensional maze with a ball bearing inside. Your job is to get the little ball inside the ball from one end of the maze to the other.

You’ve got to rotate the A-Maze-Ball Maze Game in 3D to get our old friend gravity to pull the ball bearing around corners and along walls to get from end to end. And just like the three bears gave Goldilocks, we’re giving you three choices on the theory that one of them will be just right for you. There’s an easy one (red), a medium-level difficulty (orange), and a hard one (blue).

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Tea Dragon Society Card Game

Tea Dragon Society is an award-winning, all-ages comic by Katie O’Neill, about a young girl that becomes involved with the world of tea dragons. Tea Dragons are small dragons that grow tea leaves from their horns or antlers, depending on the type of dragon. Greta falls in love with the dragons and the people that care for them. It was an excellent comic that started on the web and was then published by Portland-based Oni Press.

Mistborn: House War Boardgame

Become the head of a Great House of Luthadel in this game of negotiation and betrayal set in the world of Brandon Sanderson’s Mistborn novels.

Mickey The True Original Chess Set

For a mouse who’s 90 years old, Mickey is still pretty spry. He just goes on whistling as he drives his steamboat down the river without a care in the world. He just want to spread that special joy and nostalgia that only he can bring to the table. The kind of joy that makes you want to crush your opponent at chess.