This award-winning children's game develops spatial skills in youngsters 5+. Remove the blocks from the tray, slide the divider bar between the notches marked #4, select the orange, dark blue, pink and brown blocks (use the color chart for choices). Try to fit all four pieces into the notched-off area. If successful, move the divider bar between the notches marked #5. Add the purple block and try to fit all 5 blocks in the notched-off area. The more blocks you add, the more challenging Katamino becomes. Hours of fun are had with over 149 puzzles to attempt.
The game consists of 12 different pieces constructed of right angled blocks so each piece is made of 5 "squares". (Think Tetris pieces, but 5 squares instead of 4.)
The gameboard is constructed with a movable divider so one can take sets of 4 up to the whole set of 12 pieces and form them into a 5 block by X rectangle. (Where X = the number of wood blocks in your set.)
The two or three player strategy game is accomplished on a square board divided into 64 smaller squares. Players take turns to place a piece on the gameboard. The first player who cannot place a piece anymore loses. (Similar to Blokus)
The two player puzzle game mode is accomplished by dividing the board into two sections, each player chooses five blocks and are also given 4 small "filler" blocks of 1 and 2 squares. The first one to fit all their blocks perfectly into their half of the rectangle board, wins.