Tuesday, August 15, 2023

Architecto, By Foxmind - REVIEW

Nature/ Type:          Puzzle with 3D building blocks 

Rating:                     ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️

Recommended age:  7 year-old ++   

Who would love this: Anyone who enjoys a puzzle challenge, especially an advanced-level kind 

I didn’t think much of Architecto by Foxmind at first - after all, it’s just a usual “matching puzzle”, using geometric blocks to build 3D structures that replicate a range of 2D images. How HARD could that be, right?  As it turned out - this game is SUPER, unexpectedly challenging! Thank you Leisure Learning for providing a copy of review! 

Why I love ❤️ this game: 

(1) An Advanced-Level, Challenging Puzzle With 18 Geometric Blocks 

In this set, you will find 18 geometric blocks, and a puzzle booklet with 50 challenges. The rule is pretty straightforward - construct the structures based on the illustrated images, using the type and number of Geoblocks indicated in a window at the bottom of each puzzle page. I have done a few similar puzzles in the past where younger age-group was the target audience; Architecto is the most deceptive puzzle I have ever done - it “feels” simple, but each challenge pushes us to revisualise the final model, and look at those seemingly ordinary blocks from different angles and perspectives. There is no timer, rival, or judge for this game. The process is captivating, rewarding, and you can do it solitarily or share the joy with a team. 

(2) Think Beyond The Surface!  

I love that this puzzle encourages us to “think outside the box” and beyond the “surface”. Two triangular prisms can be combined to form a “cube”. An arch and semicircle are more than just their curvy appearance; put them together to transform the blocks into rectangular form! We also learned how to “hide things” behind visible blocks, and position two trapezoids at right angle to form a “L” shape. And if things get too frustrating for your liking, start your free-form creative play, and build whatever your imagination leads you! 

(3) Challenges Grouped In 6 Different Levels of Difficulty  

I love that the challenges are colour-coded and arranged in 6 different levels of difficulty. I love that this game covers a wide age, skill and experience range. Solutions are provided at the last few pages of the booklet. 

(4) Sturdy & Light Weight Building Blocks 

The plastic blocks are light weight, and I’m loving the bright, bold orange colour! I love the good-size booklet with pages combined with spiral binder, and the very sturdy storage box that keeps everything organised and neat! 

# gifted in exchange for review 

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