Parents' Choice Foundation: Reviewing Children's Media Since 1978



Fall 2009 Games
Ages: 8 & Up
Manufacturer: Family Games Inc.
Price: $29.98
Fans of block-fitting puzzles will find multiple challenges with this set of 17 3D pentacubes. The object is to remove one of the shapes, then fit the remaining 16 blocks into the playing perimeters. This means, of course, that there are 16 possible solutions, depending on which block is eliminated. And you can't tell whether you've succeeded until near the end, because the first 12 or so shapes can easily be manipulated to fit together. Consider inviting a friend or two to brainstorm.

The instructions include three other ways to play, by constructing boxes that fit within different series of dimensions. A helpful chart identifies the shapes by number and color, as well as the relationship of the 12 shapes that are mirror images of each other.

Ruth B. Roufberg   ©2009 Parents' Choice

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