Saw this in my local Tesco's. Looked a steal at this price.
Ok, well that's just not possible. How can a small plastic ball with a few flashing LEDs on it keep someone occupied for hours on end without firing anything, playing any music or, like... doing anything at all much? Simply by reading your mind, of course. OK, it doesn't read you mind, but it does manage to tell you what you're thinking with alarming regularity.
Remember the game '20 questions' - you know, all that Animal, Vegetable or Mineral stuff? Well the 20Q original and the updated Version 2 are past masters at it though we've no idea quite how they manage it probably something to do with algorithms. You think of an object, and they will then ask you a series of questions, and much to our surprise, manage to guess what it was you were thinking of. There are occasional questions which have you wondering about its sanity, such as "Does what you are thinking of weigh more than a duck?"... what kind of duck? A wet duck, or a dry duck - hey, how much does a duck weigh anyway???
Nevertheless, mad as it all may seem, these utterly compelling little beasts are darn good guessers - you really begin to wonder how they crammed all the intelligence in there. If the little blighters manage to guess what you are thinking within 20 questions, it wins; if not, you win. It's rather depressing just how many times they succeed!
Choose between the original 20Q or the new, Version 2.0 which has a UK database (so that means the vocab is more lift than elevator), is up to date on current trends, and features an undo button for changing your mind. Whether you win or lose, you're guaranteed to be addicted to the 20Qs for one heck of a long time (and it makes commuting time go in a flash!).
To see how the 20Q actually works, take a look at http://www.20q.net
and try some of the questions...