This tabletop maze is a fun edition to a playroom or game room! | Source: TOMY/the Toy Insider


It’s always a fun surprise to see a toy that combines so many fun elements in one tabletop package. The Screwball Scramble 2 from TOMY does just that!

Screwball Scramble 2 combines fidgets, mazes, strategy games, puzzles, and sensory play in one 12-by-14-inch rectangle. While kids are having fun, they are also working on coordination, strategic thinking, agility, and patience. It is especially beneficial for kids who struggle with executive functioning as it can show them sequencing, planning, and patterns.

Kids can begin the game by placing the included metal marble at the starting point. Then, using levers, buttons, switches, and knobs, they can guide the ball on a topsy-turvy journey with various zig-zag steps. Kids can direct the marble through a Ferris wheel, stairs, a catapult, and other twists and turns. For more of a challenge, kids can connect Screwball Scramble 2 to the classic Screwball game (sold separately) by using the included bridge, and they’ll have an even bigger maze to navigate through!

Kids can connect Screwball Scramble 2 to the classic Screwball game (sold separately). | Source: TOMY/the Toy Insider

A child can play by themselves or even challenge themselves to see if they can beat their previous time. Alternatively, kids can race each other to see who gets through the maze the fastest or who has the least amount of ball falls! This reviewer even noticed that grownups wanted to play when they saw this, so it makes for a fun adult/child play opportunity (or even in a college dorm room).

Kids can play by themselves or challenge themselves to see if they can beat their previous time. Alternatively, kids can race each other to see who gets through the maze the fastest or who has the least amount of ball falls! This reviewer even noticed that grown-ups wanted to play when they saw this, so it makes for a fun adult/kid play opportunity (or it would also make a great addition to a college dorm room).

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Other than the ball, all the pieces are attached to the base, so players can take the game on the go! The heavy-duty plastic also allows for easy disinfecting, too.

This is an entertaining game that also has a longevity factor: Families can use it for many years throughout many stages of child development. It is fun for kids ages 5 and up, all the way up to grown-ups who are kids at heart!