This is the three-dimensional spherical labyrinth that challenges the limits of your manual dexterity and spatial understanding as you maneuver a marble through its entire course. The Superplexus is a complex network of chicanes, multi-planar hairpin turns, spirals, and staircases.

Perplexus (as it called now) was co-invented by teacher and sculptor Michael McGinnis and toy inventors Brian Clemens and Dan Klitsner of San Francisco-based KID Group -known for the invention of the games Bop It, HyperDash, and other titles. McGinnis first sketched ideas for three-dimensional labyrinths in the late 1970s but it was several years before showing the sketches and rough prototypes to Dan and Brian in 1999.

After a year of collaboration and many prototypes later, they perfected the play so that it was easy enough for a young child to start, yet challenging for any age due to its many levels. A version with an electronic timer named SuPerplexus was launched in 2001, but with limited availability.

Updated: 6 Oct. 2019

Superplexus value and price guide

What's your 'Superplexus' worth? Here are some recently sold items (USA).

Picture Title Date Sold for
Huge 9 Perplexus Epic Starwars Twist 07/2019 $150.00
6 Perplexus 3d Game Maze Puzzles Ellent 08/2019 $99.99
Perplexus Twist Rookie 30 70 Challenging 09/2019 $79.96
Perplexus Epic 3d Puzzle Maze Ball Game 09/2019 $14.99
Perplexus 3 Puzzles Original Epic Stem 09/2019 $20.00

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