Make a square – a different kind of puzzle

In this short post I wanted to share a beautiful game my mom brought for the boys from Russia. This game is a sort of puzzle game, but is very different from the usual puzzle games. You can order the game from online here (although it seems like there is new packaging for it now) or you can probably DIY it from colored card stock paper.

The game consists of 36 squares cut into various parts. A child learns to assemble a square from the pieces. The division into pieces goes from a simple one with just 2 or 3 parts to a rather tricky ones, where it takes time even for us adults to figure it out. 🙂

Here are some things this game helps developing. They are rather obvious, but I thought to mention them anyway. 🙂

  • Logical thinking
  • Creative thinking required to solve tasks
  • A wide range of color recognition
  • Concentration
  • Knowledge and recognition of different geometrical shapes

Where to buy

You can order this game here on a website in Russia. The website is in Russian and I’m not sure if they ship overseas. But if you have difficulties placing an order — let me know by leaving a comment here or sending me a message through Instagram and I’ll be more than happy to help you with that.

So far we haven’t used it as a puzzle much. Assembling a puzzle is concept that just recently started becoming interesting to Ale and Eleon’s favorite game is to dismantle anything and everything :)). Ale does like making different shapes with the little colored pieces. Which is also fun! And now that he is staring to get interested in putting puzzles together I’m planning to bring this game out more frequently and hopefully he’ll enjoy working out how to put the squares together as much as I do :))

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