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Katamino Classic Puzzle and Game

Katamino at it’s best – an addictive puzzle you can’t put down!

Katamino is a superb puzzle, and a challenging game in which players try to make rectangles, known as ‘Penta’ of varying size. They can begin with just 3 pieces or use 4, 5, 6 right up to using all 12.

The more pieces they use, the harder the puzzle is making Katamino suitable for any age or ability. With over 350 puzzle suggestions in the box and more than 36,000 ‘Penta’ combinations Katamino is outstanding value.

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Katamino Classic Puzzle and Game Reviews

Product Tested By Deanna Marie Hubbard – Samuel 9 Years

Deanna Awarded The Katamino Classic Puzzle Game 5/5

My first thought was how clean and sturdy the box it came in was and looking at the photo on the box just knew my son would love it. I thought it was a clever puzzle who even got me stumped on how to complete it. I love how you can make the board smaller so you can start of simple and get harder. Very simple instructions, easy to read and understand. My son understood the concept of this puzzle/game. My son jumped straight into the deep end and tried to solve the puzzle on its hardest level and kept him quiet for some time. This certainly helped him understand geometry more. Was also good at helping him improve his problem solving skills and logical thinking. My son was very entertained and even though he got frustrated he liked that he could make it easier if needed. my son also liked to challenge his sister who is 7. This was played 2-3 times a week. My son played this game with his sister and myself and everyone seemed to enjoy it. My liked that you could put the pieces together. I liked how you could start off easy and get harder if you wanted to. I think this is a good educational game because it gets you to think outside of the box to make all the pieces fit. The overall quality of the product is amazing, it is made from very sturdy wood and its bright in colour. I think the age suitability was ideal for my son and his sister who is 7 years old. I would say this product is good value for money because of the versatility of the product and a great family game. I would buy this. My son loves anything that makes his brain work and this puzzle goes to top along with chess and backgammon. I would recommend. I believe every family should have this puzzle as it makes anyone who plays it really put their brains into action to be able to fit all pieces in. Top marks for this puzzle game, I love the fact it is wooden and all different colours, I like that you can start off small and work your way up to the harder levels, my youngest who is 3 can tell me her colours whilst her siblings play. My overall experience with this puzzle game is that it can be challenging. It forces you to think before placing your pieces and it’s very mathematical. This is a game that I would have picked off the shelf for my son as he loves games/puzzles like this. The game is wooden which adds to the nostalgia of classical brain teaser games which I really took a liking to. Deanna Marie Hubbard – Samuel 9 Years

Product Tested By Elisa Miles – Son 7 Years

Elisa Awarded The Katamino Classic Puzzle Game 4.4/5

Looked a good quality puzzle when arrived. Very colourful. The instructions were easy to follow. My child found this easy enough to use and play. Liked the fact you could start at different levels, easy to advanced. This did keep my son entertained in small doses. I think this does help to teach patience and problem solving and would be ideal to have in schools. It is very good quality, the box is very sturdy and the board and blocks are a good size and won’t break. My son is 7 and very good at math and problem solving usually but did struggle a bit with this. He does also have some issues with patience too but enjoyed it in small doses. The quality of the game is brilliant, from the box to the board and pieces, it’s all very sturdy and would be very difficult to break so will last many year. Unfortunately I probably wouldn’t buy it at the price as I feel it doesn’t suit my family but I’m hoping in a few years my son will enjoy it. Even though it’s very well made there is limited play unless you love doing games that involves fitting pieces in certain size squares. I would recommend if this is the kind of game that your family enjoys and would get lots of use. It is very well made and would last many years. I think the age from needs to be a bit higher due to how hard this can be to complete and for the patience of a child. Overall I think this is a great quality item that will last many, many years. The blocks are very solid and quite thick and easy to hold for those that may have issues with their hands. The book shows you how to play the game and what blocks you use for each numbered game and they get harder and you go down the grid. My 7 year old did enjoy playing with it in small doses as he gets bored easily, but has managed to complete a few lines from in the book. It’s a very easy game to understand and follow the grid in the book and there is an option to do a 2 player game as well. If you love the kind of games where you have to work out how to fit blocks into a square then this is the game for you and will be thoroughly enjoyed. Elisa Miles – Son 7 Years

Product Tested By Jenny Price – Isabella 8 Years

Jenny Awarded The Katamino Classic Puzzle Game 5/5

Looked bright, colourful and an interesting puzzle game. I thought the ideal of this puzzle game was unique and would challenge children’s abilities as they advance from easy to harder puzzles to complete. Instructions clear and easy to follow. My daughter totally understood how to play this. She started off and the easy level and over time progressed to the harder levels. I feel this puzzle game has a lot to offer as certainly helps her to get to grips with geometry, solving problems and logical thinking. This did keep my daughter entertained and once she had mastered one level she would move onto a harder level. This was played with weekly. My daughter would challenge me and her dad and we all enjoyed this game. My daughter loves puzzles and like the many, many ways she could use this. I liked how it kept her entertained as so many different challenges to this puzzle. I think this is an ideal puzzle game that would be very beneficial to have in schools. The quality is superb and this will last for years and years. For my daughter the age suitability was ideal. Really this is great fun for all the family no matter what age you are. Taking into account the various combinations on offer, the challenge of the puzzle/game and how it entertains all ages definitely good value. I would buy this as a gift as my daughter loved it and we have all had fun using this. I would recommend for all the reason above. This is a superb puzzle/game. It challenges how you think and you have to work out how to make the shapes and puzzles. A great brain teaser puzzle which was enjoyed by all the family. Plus the quality is excellent and this will last for so many years offering continued entertainment. Jenny Price – Isabella 8 Years

My overall experience with this puzzle game is that it can be challenging. It forces you to think before placing your pieces and it’s very mathematical. This is a game that I would have picked off the shelf for my son as he loves games/puzzles like this. The game is wooden which adds to the nostalgia of classical brain teaser games which I really took a liking to.

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Deanna Awarded The Katamino Classic Puzzle Game 5/5

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