Reptangles: Turtles that snap
Fat Brain Toys Reptangles

Details: design, create, build, 24 geometry turtles in 6 different colors.  Learn, play, puzzle, create thousands of possibilities.  Some designs are like: Third Order Rotational Symmetries, Truncated Octahedron, Lesser Rhombicuboctahedron.  Can you flip, slide, and turn?  Two Reptangles can snap together in more than 100 ways.  More than 50 puzzles, over 80 structures, essential math concepts.  Ages 6 and up.

Information: We checked this toy out from the PERC center at the Orem Public Library.  My 4 year old can usually play with toys up ages 6, but this one is very frustrating to me as the parent.  These turtles are supposed to connect in tons of different ways, by just using 2 turtles.  But I struggle just to get the turtles to connect in 3 different positions.  I'm not impressed with this educational toy at all.  Trying to follow the instructions is impossible, it takes forever just to get the stinking things to connect.  I do not recommend buying this toy at all.  I've played with legos, kintex, tinker toys, Lincoln logs, and trio blocks.  I design beaded jewelry, and paint so I know I've got skills to be able to work with things that are complicated, but this product just doesn't work.

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  1. Do you think you were really frustrated because you couldn't use these, or that your children couldn't? You said its for 6 year olds, but from other posts you don't have a 6 year old. Just wondering.

    1. You make a very good point. However, I checked out this toy from references of other parents who used it with their younger children, who enjoyed this toy. Each review is purely an opinion, and no two children are the same, nor will enjoy the same type of toy all the time. Thank you for taking the time to comment and follow us!