We had the opportunity to review Architecto from Foxmind games and truth be told we were relatively pleased.
Architecto was one of 6 different games that Foxmind offered us to review and surprisingly enough even though they are all educational type games they are all actually fairly interesting.
This particular game is based on the concept of looking at pictures and building a 3D representation of the picture using only the what you see in the picture. As you get better at the game you can go up 6 different levels. This type of concept was something that always challenged me growing up and yet it is something that is also quite enjoyable, watching a 3D object take shape from simply the blueprint that you are provided is something that gives most people a lot of enjoyment and a sense of accomplishment.
We gave this game to our son, however the truth is that I spent a lot of time working with him playing it. Not only working to show him how to make the idea work but also playing for the sheer enjoyment of it once he understood the basics of the game enough to enjoy it himself.
This game is something that I would recommend for anyone to try as it teaches kids how to create and yet gives them the opportunity to enjoy it as well by not making the original levels to difficult to master.
Our children are all creative in their own way, and no matter how good they are at it, we always encourage them to try hard at what they enjoy doing because the joy involved when you actually create something, whether it is art, music or even a structure like this game, is something that is unmatched.
Players construct 3D models based on illustrations in perspective. From simple shapes to complex structures, players develop stronger notions of geometric concepts and 3D visualisation. While providing solid educational skills, it’s also captivating and exciting!
Architecto is part of the Architecto line, which consists of 4 exquisite games of spatial visualization. In these games, players progress at their own rhythm, as puzzles gradually become more challenging. All games include the same set of Geoblocks and a spiral book with
6 color-coded levels of difficulty.
- 18 Geoblock
- 1 booklet that includes the rules,
- 50 models
- the solutions
- Game of the year – Creative Child Magazine – USA 2010
- Spiel Gut – Germany 2008
- 6/6 Recommended – Consumer Guide -Canada 2006
- Triple Star Award – The Canadian Toy Testing Council – Canada 2005