What is it? Scatter Brainz is aimed at boys aged 5-10 years. They are collectable dart characters that have sticky brains that stick to things.
We tested the Scatter Brainz Mental Case. This set consists of a case to hold your Scatter Brainz and it can hold up to 60 darts. It also includes 4 exclusive darts to add to or start your collection. When you open up the carry case, it has a mechanical, clockwork, spinning dartboard for you to aim your darts at. It comes with 4 designs for the board so you can swap them over.
In Play The characters all come from one of 12 different themes. By taking off the individual, plastic tops you expose the sticky brainz. Throw the darts against a hard, smooth surface or onto the dartboard that forms part of the Mental Case. They stick very effectively and so far they have remained sticky. The dartboard spins round for about 15 seconds before it stops. You can use the darts when the board is spinning round or when it is standing still.
What stopped play? H has found winding up the dartboard a bit tricky. I think this is a developmental thing and should improve as he gets older. I had no problems winding it up.
Overall I can’t say that I find the Scatter Brainz darts very attractive, but then I don’t suppose I’m meant to do so. H likes them and the Scatter Brainz Mental Case and I think their appeal is based in part at least, on their attractiveness to kids that like yucky things. He’s had fun playing with these and would like one of the guns that are available to go with it. Many children will like the idea of collecting something and there is a wide range of different darts available.