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.