When I saw this toy, I just had to have it. It is much different than regular yoyos. I had never tried to use one. This toy takes much coordination to use. I have tried it and have had very little luck. "Kendama is an extremely addictive wooden skill toy that comes from Japan. It strengthens hand eye coordination, balance, and reflex. It can be played by young and old alike. There are endless trick possibilities for both the beginner and the seasoned master.