Kendama is a really addictive wooden skill toy.
Kendamas originate in Japan. They are great for strengthing hand/eye coordination, balance and reflex. It can be played by any age, young or young-at-heart. Beginners can do it, and those who practice can do some amazing things. The word "Kendama" is made up from Ken (handle) and the Tama (ball) which is connected to the handle by a string. The handle has 3 cups and a spike, creating almost endless tricks for the seasoned player.