Grab These Puzzle Balls By The…. Balls!

These fun puzzle balls are sure to test your puzzle-solving skills!

9 months ago   •   9 min read

By Jason

Now before you start thinking about bright-colored puzzle balls that are designed for toddlers, do not worry! That is not the kind of thing we are looking at today, although no judgment if you like messing around with those.

Some people in the Geek’s Oasis office have kids and we must admit there is something strangely mesmerizing about playing around with those as if we were David Bowie from Labyrinth.

In the 80s classic Labyrinth, David Bowie as Jareth The Goblin King likes to play around with these crystal balls!

Although there are puzzle balls for all ages, what we are looking at today are puzzle balls that are more aimed at grown-ups.

The kind of things that we are looking at today are designed to test your mind, help you relax and in some cases, give you something cool to have on display too!

Using Our Crystal Ball To Summon The Best Puzzles

Thankfully we did not have to dig the old crystal ball out of the Geek’s Oasis cupboard to summon a spirit to jump online and find the best puzzle balls for us today. We had a good look and decided to go for a mixture of fun and challenging so that there would be something for everyone on this list.

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KINGOU Wooden Puzzle Ball

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Why We At Geek’s Oasis Love It

How awesome is this KINGOU Wooden Puzzle Ball? The idea here is that you need to figure out what order to put the piece into.

It is the kind of thing that seems super easy, but this is one heck of a challenge. It is the kind of thing you could imagine Nathan Drake having to use before getting a piece of treasure!

Nathan Drake is the main character in the awesome Uncharted series of video games. He was also played by Tom Holland in the live-action movie adaptation.

A neat little bonus of this is that if you're lucky, you'll receive a selection of random metal puzzles for you to solve as well. They sometimes send them as gifts.

Out of all the puzzle balls on this list, you could argue you get the most bang for your buck here.

Good To Know

  • Recommended Age: 5 years and up
  • This puzzle is made from wood and that makes it look very cool
  • It may come with a selection of bonus metal puzzles as well

Paladone Star Wars 3D Death Star Maze

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Why We At Geek’s Oasis Love It

Wait, isn’t this a list about puzzle balls? Ok, so technically this Paladone Star Wars 3D Death Star Maze is not a “ball” but it is half of one, and the Death Star that this is based on is a ball so we did some mental mathematics to justify having this on our list!

Anyway, this is a ton of fun. The idea is that you need to guide the little ball all the way through the Death Star so that you can blow it up.

This is a lot of fun and you will be feeling like you are Luke in the classic Star Wars arcade game. Plus, this thing is fun to play with, but it would also look amazing on display with the rest of your Star Wars collection.

The Star Wars Arcade Game by Atari in the early 80s features the classic scene where Luke was trying to blow up the Death Star. It is an absolute arcade classic!

Good To Know

  • Recommended Age: 6 years and up
  • Trying to blow up the Death Star is way harder than you would think!
  • It is a fun and challenging puzzle, but it makes for a cool collectible too

YongnKids Amaze 3D Gravity Maze Ball Puzzle

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Why We At Geek’s Oasis Love It

This YongnKids Amaze 3D Gravity Maze Ball Puzzle is available in a few colors, we have gone for the multicolor that has 156 obstacles. Pink is the easy level and then we have orange which is a medium-difficult.

No matter which one you go for the objective is the same, and it's going to be a fun challenge. You need to guide the little ball from the start of the maze all the way to the end, rotating the ball to move it!

This is very tricky and like a 3D version of solving a maze that was on a place mat at Mcdonald's back when they used to like kids to have fun!

Good To Know

  • Recommended Age: 5 years and up
  • There are four difficulty levels to choose from
  • Looks like a toy, but it's tough if you pick one of the more difficult ones
  • Trying to get that ball to the end of the maze is very addictive

Coolplay 3D Crystal Soccer Puzzle Ball

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Why We At Geek’s Oasis Love It

We will admit that we were unsure of including this Coolplay 3D Crystal Soccer Puzzle Ball on our best puzzle balls list, but as we write this the World Cup is in full swing and it does look cool.

This is made up of 77 pieces and once you put them all together, you have this awesome-looking crystal soccer ball that sits on top of a stand.

It makes for a cool display piece and putting it together is like putting together a regular jigsaw puzzle but in 3D!

Good To Know

  • Size: 2.7 x 3.4 inches
  • Recommended Age: 14 years and up
  • If you put some LED lights behind this thing it would look amazing


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One of the more challenging puzzle balls that we have for you is this Meffert GEAR BALL. Do you know the classic Rubik’s Cube? Well, what we have here is a fun new take on that.

The idea is the same, make sure each part of the ball is the same color, however as this is a ball, it makes sliding each piece much tricker and it will really get your mind working overtime.

This is the kind of thing that is so addictive that you will get frustrated, slam it down like you are The Hulk, and then pick it straight back up to have another try.

Good To Know

  • Recommended Age: 7 years and up
  • If you enjoy Rubik’s Cubes, you will love this
  • It may shock you just how much more challenging this is because of its round shape!

Spin Master Games Perplexus Maze Game

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Why We At Geek’s Oasis Love It

Talk about a mind-blower! This Spin Master Games Perplexus Maze Game may look small, but inside this is 22 feet of track and over 120 obstacles that you need to move the little metal ball through to get to the end of the maze!

This is fun and one very challenging puzzle. It looks cool too and has a kind of Steam Punk vibe to it which many people in the Geek’s Oasis office thought was pretty neat.

You have to twist and turn the ball to get the ball to go where you want it to and let us tell you, this is easier said than done!

Good To Know

  • Recommended Age: 7 years and up
  • With lots of tracks and over 100 obstacles, this will take you a long time to solve
  • The whole design of thing this is very, very cool!
  • The price is higher than in the previous ones, but it's top-notch quality and actually great value for money!

Ravensburger The Earth 3D Jigsaw Puzzle

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Why We At Geek’s Oasis Love It

We thought that we would bring this best puzzle balls list to a close with this very fun and challenging Ravensburger The Earth 3D Jigsaw Puzzle.

This is pretty much a standard jigsaw puzzle, but the twist here is instead of making a flat image, you are making a full globe!

It makes for a challenging jigsaw puzzle and while 540 may not sound like a lot of pieces, the ball shape of this makes it much trickier. It even comes with a stand and a spinner so it is a fully functioning globe once you are done.

If you're into 3D by the way, we've looked into some pretty cool 3D puzzles including a cool marble run and the one-and-only Star Wars Millenium Falcon!

Good To Know

  • Size: 10.5 x 10.5 x 3.25 inches
  • Recommended Age: 10 years and up
  • It is awesome how this is a puzzle, but once you are done you have an actual globe to display
  • Three other variations: Kid's version of The Earth, the planets of the Solar System, or you can bundle The Earth with Eiffel Tower

FAQs About Puzzle Balls

Forget looking into a crystal ball to find out the answers to any puzzle ball-related questions you may have! Instead, check out our FAQ as we feel it has the most commonly asked questions about puzzle balls covered.

Are These For Kids?

As we said in the intro, we have picked puzzles that we feel are more suited to adults. While some may also be targeted toward children, there is no reason an adult could not have fun with them as well!

Will It Roll Off The Desk?

Hey, do not laugh, this is a serious question. While some of these do look cool, if you want to display them (unless they come with a display base) you will need to think about how you will make them stand.

The last thing you want is a puzzle ball chasing you down the hallway as if you are Indiana Jones! Make sure it is sitting on a sturdy base to keep it in place. Some of them, like the Ravensburger The Earth, include a stand.

SIDE NOTE: That was a fun little reference to the iconic scene from Raiders of the Lost Ark where Indy is chased by a giant boulder.

How To Solve These Things?

Well, trial and error, hard work, blood, and sweat. Sounds like a lot of fun! That is the way to go really, but if you want to have a little shortcut, search for videos about these puzzle balls on Youtube - there are plenty of them where you can learn some tips and tricks. If you want to master these, check out how the pros are doing it

A Little Parting Wisdom About Purchasing A Puzzle Ball

We are very happy with the suggestions that have made up this best puzzle balls list. However, we just want to help you get the one that is right for you or the perfect gift for a special someone.

We suggest that you think about what you or they like! If you are more of a fan of classic jigsaw puzzles, go for a round jigsaw puzzle. If brain teasers are what you desire go for one of those.

At the end of the day, the best bit of parting advice we can give you is to pick the one that looks the most fun to you!

Thanks for stopping by!

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