Pentominoes Wooden Puzzle & Logic Game
The pentomino derives from the misinterpretation of the name domino, as if the „do” syllable were related to the number two. This is how tromino was created which consists 3 squares, teromino has 4 squares and then comes pentomino and hexomino.
Each pentomino consists 5 squares and that leads to 12 different shapes. The 12 pieces received a letter which refers to their shapes:
A standard pentomino puzzle is to tile a rectangular box with the pentominoes, i.e. cover it without overlap and without gaps. Each of the 12 pentominoes has an area of 5 unit squares, so the box must have an area of 60 units. Possible sizes are 6×10, 5×12, 4×15 and 3×20. The avid puzzler can probably solve these problems by hand within a few hours. A more challenging task, typically requiring a computer search, is to count the total number of solutions in each case.
This is played by 2 people on a gridded board, the optimal size is 8x8 grid. They divide pentiminoes between them (6 pieces for each), and then they take turns to put each piece down in a way the all parts of the pentominoes have to be on the grid.
The person who is not able to put down a pentomino loses.
This puzzle game comes in a 17 cm x 11 cm x 1.5 cm wooden box.
It is a clever gift idea for children and adults, women and men!
When we play games, we in fact role play real life situations. Playing games teaches us to live, in all cases. I think that is the reason some people can't or won't play: they forgot how to live. They don't even realize it, they slowly sink into the grey everydays.
These logic games are for all ages but especially for adults because they teach us to think like children: to think differently. We need to start to step off the well trained path and start to view things from a different angle.
Children usually solve these puzzles before adults because they don't try to overcomplicate them. They start one path, one way of thinking and if that doesn't work, they change paths. These toys are perfect for teaching that not everything is black and white, not everything is what it seems.
When you start playing, you will start searching for the solution and you won't be able to stop until you find it! One of the miracles these puzzles offer is that after a short while you will be able to switch off the world and enjoy the game for itself.
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