The Orb was very similar in principal to the Rubik's Cube. The Orb was a grey sphere, slightly bigger than a softball. It had two halves that could be twisted to turn the multiple slots with coloured beads into one continuous slot where all the beads ran together. Since each slot had it's own colour of bead, it was challenging to get each colour bead back where it should go. A solution booklet was also available for purchase with The Orb.