Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Mega Magnetic Tile Review Series: Brain Power MagTiles

Next up in our magnetic tile review series is Brain Power MagTiles, and thanks to the company for providing a set for this review series.  This 65-piece set (currently $29.12 on Amazon) averages $0.45 per tile (super affordable for magnetic tiles).

Brain Power MagTiles includes the following shapes: 18 equilateral triangles, 8 right triangles, 6 isosceles triangles, 4 big squares, 24 small squares, 4 windows, and 1 car base. Read on past the page break for more details!

Appearance: Brain Power MagTiles have a slightly concave design (the main middle portion of the tile is indented).  This is done to protect the tile from scratching.  They are made with ABS plastic and have rivets. Instead of inside lattice supports that other brands have been utilizing, these tiles have one central stabilizer stamp in the middle of each tile.  They are colored translucent red, orange, blue, green, yellow, and purple.

Magnetic Strength:  I would rank the magnetic strength of Brain Power MagTiles as fair.  This didn't interfere with the building aspect of the tiles, but it did make the structures more more wobbly and sensitive to falling if bumped too hard.  All magnetic tiles will fall if bumped too hard, but these were just more prone to this then some stronger sets that I have seen.

Safety: These tiles meet ASTM F963-11 standards.

Company:  Brain Power MagTiles have a 1 year warranty and a 100% money-back satisfaction guarantee.  They have been kind and responsive in all my interactions with them.

Unique Traits: This set contains 4 large squares and a car base.  Usually a purchase of a larger set is required for such pieces.

Here are a couple creations using Brain Power MagTiles. As I said in other magnetic tile posts, I recommend that you have 60-80 magnetic tiles per child to cut down on frustrations and arguments.  You will be amazed at the creativity of your kids!

Thanks for reading and stay tuned because there are more brands to come in this mega review series.  Here are the links to the first two posts in the series.

My Little Architect Magnetic Tiles
Magnesia Magnetic Tiles

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