VIDEO REVIEW: Mindflex mind-control boardgame

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“Do or do not, there is no try.”

The immortal words of green, drawf Jedi Master Yoda of the Star Wars films, said to the skeptical Luke Skywalker when he totalled his X-Wing in a swamp. We all know how his lack of faith turned out; with a destroyer of planets lobbing off his arm. Not pretty.

Still, we digress. Well, sort of. just like Yoda raised the X-Wing out of the mud in Empire Strikes Back, you too can test your Force powers with Mindflex, a mind-control boardgame from Mattel that challenges you with floating a levitating ball around an obstacle course using thought power alone.

Available from all good toy shops (and some rubbish ones too) for around £80, check out Gerald putting the game through its paces in the video above. It’s a bit mad, and it genuinely works too.

Gerald Lynch