If you spliced together Newton’s Cradle, the Rubik’s Cube, Silly Putty and bubble wrap, you would end up with the most addictive plaything in all of humanity – also known as Nanodots

Unlike any puzzlesome toy we’ve ever encountered, this brilliant boredom buster consists of 216 powerful rare earth magnets that can be shaped, squashed, sculpted, pulled apart and snapped together in unlimited ways. It really has to be seen to be disbelieved. 

Re-arrange these supernatural spheres to form countless shapes, create chainsinvent gamesmake jewellery, leave messages on the fridge and much, much more. You can also use them as a stress reliever: simply manipulate them, mangle them, crush them, re-arrange them and your troubles will float away. Maybe. Think of it as a miniature therapist. Indeed, the only thing you’ll need treatment for is your hopeless Nanodot addiction. 

Although it’s touted as a puzzle, there is no solution or pre-set ending to Nanodots. You simply fiddle with them. And fiddle with them. And fiddle with them. This otherworldly collection of north and south polarity boasting balls is completely unputdownable. Shove one in your pocket and you’ll never be bored again.

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