Rating: ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️
Recommended age: 3-year-old and above
Animal puzzle from PlanToys. This is one clever game gifted by a friend many years back. The game doesn’t seem to be available for sale anymore (can’t find it online), so I would call it a little adorable piece of “antique”. 😂
Why I love ❤️ it:
(1) The Wood Material: “earthy”, sustainable, and loving the cute colours and shapes of those animal tokens!
(2) Simple Rules: the boy has been playing with this since 3 and is still loving it today (he’s 4.5 year-old now!). The aim is to place each of the four animals in the same quarter, and ensuring that the same kind of animal is not placed on each of the horizontal and vertical row. I am impressed how much fun and concentration this easy instruction generated!
One “downside” is that each game can be ended really fast, the most we get to is 2 to 5 minutes per game, and we can play it 3 to 5 times consecutively when the kid is in the mood. So this is probably not the best toy to occupy a long-stretch of time, but is undoubtedly a good fun way for a little distraction from routine.