Architecto

( 11 )

Overview

Explore Structure and Design!

Players construct 3D models based on illustrations shown in perspective. As players progress, the models become more complex, thereby developing an intuitive understanding of 3D forms, geometry and spatial vision.

Creative free form play with the Architect precision blocks ...

See more details below
Item
$34.95
BN.com price

Pick Up In Store

Reserve and pick up in 60 minutes at your local store

Other sellers (Item)
  • All (1) from $43.95   
  • New (1) from $43.95   
Note: Kids' Club Eligible. See More Details.

Overview

Explore Structure and Design!

Players construct 3D models based on illustrations shown in perspective. As players progress, the models become more complex, thereby developing an intuitive understanding of 3D forms, geometry and spatial vision.

Creative free form play with the Architect precision blocks further stimulate the imagination.

For ages 7 and up.

Warning: Choking hazard. Not suitable for children under 3 years. Contains small parts. Keep this information.

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781400664801
  • Manufacturer: Foxmind
  • Publication date: 5/30/2007

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4
( 11 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(7)

4 Star

(1)

3 Star

(1)

2 Star

(1)

1 Star

(1)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing all of 11 Customer Reviews
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 2, 2007

    Best group game ever...

    When I received this game, the first thing I did was call my three closest friends to come and play. Since it isn't a player vs. player game, we were able to have a lot of fun simply going back and forth on ideas for the puzzles. The first few were very simple, great for parents playing with children. However, as we started to get into the 3-angle and 4-angle puzzles, we would spend almost 15-20 minutes on each page. This is really a wonderful game for both intellectuals and small groups looking for a fun time.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 27, 2007

    Too easy? Don't get fooled - it's a challenge!

    How often do we get to build things nowadays? The goal of this game is to build a 3-D shape given a set of different-shaped blocks. Sounds easy, doesn't it? Well ... the first few shapes are pretty straight forward, BUT don't get too complacent! The difficulty ramps up and before you know it, you are working on the same puzzle for a good 20-30 minutes. By the way, as you struggle, watch your kids speed right past you! I loved this game because it levels the playing field between parents and kids, people with lots of mathematics background and those with none. Whether you play alone or with a group of friends (as the other reviewer mentioned), everyone has fun and everyone gets a mental workout. This is certainly one of my favorite games!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 7, 2008

    A fantastic game for kids who usually like to take things apart

    I bought Architecto for my kids. They opened the box and immediately started playing the game together. How refreshing not to have to go out and buy batteries, install a program or read a whole booklet of instructions before playing! The geometric shapes/building blocks are very well made. The high quality means the structures not only look like the diagrams, but are also to scale. Every sturcture my kids completed, stood exactly like the one pictured in the booklet. It may be obvious to say, but this game really strenghthens perceptive skills. I've even noticed that their drawings are getting better and more subtle. Archtiecto also has a long playing life since the blocks can be used for creative free form play as well for solving the included puzzles. This game will not sit on your shelf!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted December 21, 2009

    Another great game by FoxMind

    I purchased this game after greatly enjoying my previous purchase of MetaForms, and seeing as it was from the same authors I tried it out. Very simple to start playing, it also progresses nicely and I must say I've sunk more time in this than I intended to. There are not enough quality games out there that are good for parents and their kids, and actually help them learn useful logical thinking skills.

    I highly recommend this game, soon enough I'll be checking out other games in the line with the success I've had with these two!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted February 15, 2010

    Never again!!

    I bought this for a Christmas gift, and was I ever disappointed. There were maybe 12 blocks in this box and a book of structures. It was not a pleasant experience. The child who received it was really disappointed.
    Grandmas should do better shopping!!

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted February 7, 2010

    My son loves this game!

    I purchased this game for my five and a half year old son, he loves the challenge and my 5th grade daughter likes it as well. It's something he can do on his own, or that we can do together. It comes with a booklet of designs you can build, the first being the easiest and the last being the most difficult. Each design comes with a picture of the blocks/pieces which will be needed to build the puzzle and then a picture of the finished puzzle and you have to figure out how to create it, no step by step instructions. Definitely teaches spatial skills and is supposed to be good for developing math skills as well. A step up from the standard wooden building blocks.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted January 19, 2009

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted December 14, 2009

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted May 13, 2009

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted September 15, 2009

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted October 23, 2009

    No text was provided for this review.

Sort by: Showing all of 11 Customer Reviews