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Katamino: A Puzzle for All Ages

Disclosure: We were sent Katamino for review purposes. Honestly I think this would make a great game to any household or classroom.

Katamino Puzzle box with puzzle

My youngest is always looking for something to challenge him and regular puzzles just don’t seem to keep him occupied for long. As soon as he does it one time he tends to have it memorized. I was so excited when I found a gorgeous wooden puzzle that would not only challenge him but the family as well. Katamino is a puzzle that is constantly changing no matter who is playing or which way you start it. This is a great way to get the young and old to stimulate their brain, get one going and trying to figure out how to get all the pieces to fit together nicely.

Everyone in my family loves playing board games, it doesn’t matter what type. Some like the brain games that you have to really think out or strategy. Others like smart games that you have to know math or facts. Nicoli loves puzzle games and memory, he’s got one of those minds that just amazes me.  I like games that can be displayed in the living room, on end tables and of course ready to be brought to the table/floor at a moments notice.

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katamino puzzle game
Katamino: A puzzle Game for All

This is a great game that can be done by yourself or with another player. There are 12 pentaminos which means you can split it in two (using the slider) and see if you can get them all to fit up to 6. Challenge yourself by timing how long it takes for you to do a full board or half a board. If you can do this keep sliding the slider over to see if you can keep doing it with less space.

Nicoli loves doing this by himself and pulling out the book to copy what the pictures show. Honestly, I didn’t really think he was ready for it. But he proved me wrong. He really can do it with or without the book. This little guy has a thinkers mind, he can think further ahead on pieces which is really neat to watch. Yes as you can see he even did the block. Oh and not pictured Nicoli and BabyGirl worked together on making a small village that reminded me of Mine Craft.

katamino puzzle
Katamino: The Brain Game. Can you do it?

Katamino calls on thinking ability and develops observation skills.  The game becomes harder and harder as you place the pieces on the board. This is a game that is meant for all ages, 3 yrs to 99 years old. As long as you can move the pieces and follow the pictures you can do it. But I must admit not all of us can do it in the time allotted.

The kids loved trying the different structures, especially trying to make the animals (elephant, cat, duck), cubes, etc. Nicoli could do this, but I had a harder time getting the pieces together without using a book.

Includes 10 pentaminos, 3 small brown, and 5 small red pieces, 1 setting stick, 1 grid, instructions. For 1 or 2 players ages 3 and up.

Play by yourself or as a pair.
Great for developing spatial intelligence.
Great for children for children 3 years and older and adults too.

P.S. The box itself is very sturdy, which I love with my family of seven.

katamino brain game
Katamino Puzzle Game: Challenge accepted!

The pieces are chunky which is perfect for little hands and older hands that have a harder time grasping. They are different colors and bright which also makes it attractive and fun. I highly recommend Katamino for purely entertainment purposes or holiday gifts. The best part is it would make a great gift for any age.

Where Can You Purchase it?
You can purchase Katamino on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, local games stores. I saw one today at Barnes & Noble when I took Nicoli to story hour. He thought we were allowed to play with it because we have it at home. Oops. 

If you plan on traveling for the holidays there is a pocket Katamino that holds the pieces in a small travel box that connects with the board.

Gigamatic World has agreed to provide one winner with the Katamino puzzle game! Fill out the rafflecopter for your chance to win.

Katamino puzzle game

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69 thoughts on “Katamino: A Puzzle for All Ages

  1. I like SPECIFIC A game as cunning as a fox!
    Thanks for the contest.

  2. Accontests6 says:

    That’s a pretty neat game.

  3. Quoridor looks pretty fun!!!

  4. Chrisy Beason says:


  5. ColorPop just looks fun

  6. imagidice looks like a fun game!

  7. elizabeth miller says:

    My daughter would really love Fatal rendez vous. She loves to play Clue so this would be right up her alley.

  8. The Happy Party game looks fun

  9. I learned that you can download the educator’s guide in English, French or German.

  10. James Stringham says:

    Quixo sounds interesting.

  11. Quixo seems cool.

  12. Della Dabner says:

    I think Wazabi would be fun. Me and my daughter and son in law are always looking for fun games to play.

  13. jeremy mclaughlin says:

    Like Quixo

  14. Imagidice looks really fun!

  15. The TUTTI FRUTTI game also sounds fun!

  16. I learned that it is one of the games purchased most often by schools! Neat!

  17. Heather D says:

    I like the Fatal Rendez-vous game. I’ve never played a murder mystery game like it.

  18. golden storm says:

    i like the COLOR POP game

  19. ERICA WEAVER says:

    GLOOBZ looks kind of interesting i would love to try it out

  20. ERICA WEAVER says:

    i learned that Katamino has received multiple awards worldwide,

  21. Hargow Wong says:

    I would be interested in the Quoridor.


  23. I like the COLOR POP game

  24. molli taylor says:

    i like pylos. it looks fun and its very pretty1

  25. Terra Heck says:

    I like the Difference Junior game. Thanks.

  26. I would like quarto

  27. Corey Olomon says:

    Panic Lap looks fun.

  28. Julie Lundstrom says:

    I would like the Difference Junior.

  29. Julie Lundstrom says:

    I learned that is has With over 500 challenges included with the game, you’ll always have another puzzle to solve.

  30. Michelle StPierre says:

    Color Pop looks like it would be great for the whole family!!

  31. Jamie Williams says:

    Another game I would like to have is QUIXO MINI

  32. sheri anderson says:

    Would love to try the HAPPY PARTY game and my grandson has a birthday next month so would be fun, thanks!

  33. Marilyn Nawara says:

    The Papayoo card game sounds like it would be fun and

  34. I think PanicLab would be fun to try with the kiddos

  35. I learned that the game has received multiple awards worldwide!

  36. melissaandkeith miller says:

    Moving game !

  37. Kelley Roach says:

    i like the COLOR POP game

  38. Annmarie W. says:

    I’d also love their Color Pop game!

  39. Mary Jacobowitz says:

    I would like the Imagidice

  40. Jessica Medina says:

    Wow! There are aa lot I like. MARRAKECH is one of them.

  41. Jessica Medina says:

    I learned there is a duo version of the game!

  42. Lissa Crane says:

    Another game I am interested in & my kiddo’s would love to play is the DIFFERENCE JUNIOR game! They love these kinds of games and I love that it makes them think as they have fun!

  43. Deborah gard says:

    Looks really cool

  44. I’d love to play El Capitan

  45. Morrighan Crowe Anne Perry says:

    I am interested in the SPECIFIC game.

  46. Susana Williams says:

    I like the Imagidice. They look like they would be fun to make stories out of like Story Cubes.

  47. Renee Thompson says:

    Looks like something my grand kids would enjoy.

  48. Dorothy Deakyne says:

    I liked QUIXO MINI

  49. MARRAKECH sounds like a fun game to play as a family during the winter months.

  50. Julie Waldron says:

    QUIXO MINI looks fun!

  51. Julie Waldron says:

    I learned that it’s one of the games purchased more often by schools.

  52. Vikki Billings says:

    IMAGIDICE looks like a lot of fun!!

  53. Charlene S. says:

    Picmix looks like a fun game to play.

  54. stephanie scales campbell says:

    i think my kids would have fun with gloobz

  55. I also love the Difference Junior game
    Thank You for the chance

  56. I learned that Katamino has received multiple awards worldwide
    Thank You

  57. LYN WILLIAMS says:


  58. Michelle H. says:

    I am interested in Quixo.

  59. Shannon Baas says:


  60. I like tutti fruitti.

  61. Meredith Miller says:

    I would love to try Specific with my niece.

  62. Gloobz game

  63. I love the Marrakech.

  64. The Pylos game.

  65. Amazing, the Katamino Deluxe.

  66. The Fatal Rendez Vous.

  67. The great Karibou Camp.

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