Plan Toys Plan Toy Balancing Cactus
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- A Fast Paced Exciting Game For 14 Players Ages 38
- Choose Which Pieces To Add To The Cactus Without Making It Fall
- Develops Basic Math Foundations Through Fun Play
- Encourages Cooperative Play
- Winner Of Good Toy Award Thailand Spiel Gut Award Germany German Design Prize And Good Toy Award Japan
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CHOKING HAZARD -- Small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.
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Top Customer Reviews
My children, two and four, were immediately taken with it. We haven't yet played it as a 'game' but that's really just a bonus interpretation of its uses anyway. It's fun to just stack it in really precarious ways (ie. those other than what's pictured) and see how long you can keep it from toppling while building it up as tall or wide as possible. If you were to build the cactus, as is pictured, it is very attractive and proves to be quite stable. This is nice for shelving the toy when I'm too busy to supervise my youngest with it. The real challenges are not in building what is expected, but are self-imposed; pushing the limits of what can be balanced atop this generally stable base.
This toy/game consists of a total of 19 pieces that fit together with a peg-and hole system. Each progressively smaller piece has less holes, and the coral-orange pieces have no holes, and so cannot be built upon. Another reviewer mentioned that the pegs fit loosely in the holes and this is true. A piece will often swivel downward from the weight of a successive piece. This doesn't bother me, but I thought it was worth mentioning.
Here are the pieces that come with this set, and their measurements (information that seems difficult to come by per my observation before ordering):
- 1 Unfinished Wooden Base (5 holes): 3.5" tall x 2.5" (widest point at top) 1.5" (at bottom)
- 3 Large Dark Green Pieces (3 holes): about 3.25" tall x 1.75" wide
- 3 Medium Green Pieces (2 holes): 2.75" x 1.5"
- 3 Medium (Slightly Lighter) Green Pieces (2 holes): 2.75" x 1.Read more ›
we can settle down and teach the grandkids how to use it and play the topple-over game. Fun times! It's cute.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Very fun and challenging while interest lasted, but it's pretty limited in gameplay and we all kind of lost interest in it pretty quickly.Published 1 month ago by Cynthia Negron
My twin grandchildren, who received this toy for their second birthday, are fascinated by this toy. They like the bright colors and the challenge of assembling the plant. Read morePublished 2 months ago by JoyofCreating
My son doesn't quite understand the balancing element of this toy, but we still have fun playing with it. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Scott Z.
Unfortunately my son is completely bored by this toy and has been for the last year. It is well made but just not entertaining enoughPublished 6 months ago by Margaret Kennedy
my daughters like this toy, its colorful its wooden and I have no issue with it. With that being said it can be a little frustrating to build. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Michelle Weinberg
Excellent toy! I bought it for my 20 month old daughter. She really enjoys putting the pieces together and tends to hold the base in her hand which stops it tipping over quickly... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
Adults enjoy this as much as kids! I will agree with some of the other reviewers... this has somewhat limited play value depending on the age and temperament of the kid... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Kittens