The ball can be programmed to show different lights and make sounds in response to a variety of actions like shaking, dropping and bouncing, so the number of games that can spring from it are limited by imagination only. One of the games the makers suggest is using it to play "Truth or Dare." If you shake the ball and it turns red, it's truth. Simply holding it until it turns blue means dare. The ball can also be used as an alarm clock that you can hurl at a wall to silence -- definitely a cathartic way to start the morning.