TAMASHIDO is an innovative puzzle which has been refined for years in GATARIS workshop before it comes to you. From the first 1988's prototype up to current product it benefited from constant evolution while we sold about 10 thousand copies.
With the magical tool and the 'secrets' pages of the booklet you will achieve equilibrium feat within minutes. But don't be fooled. It's a true challenge which can take you some months to succeed in to build all the models.
TAMASHIDO present unique mixture of mind and motor challenges suitable for both children and seasoned puzzle enthusiasts. Dexterity, logic, funny physics are all involved in TAMASHIDO solving process.
You can have a look at the demo, for better and quicker understanding.
TAMASHIDO XL has all Tamashido standard features with little more equipment. With 84 balls it's possible to fulfill the triangle base. Separate plastic lid gives opportunity to play without losing balls or scratch the box. Tamashido XL also comes with small damping mat, helpful for smooth base rotation during critical phases, giving opportunity to work with best angle.
-One metal box with plastic lid.
-84 stainless steel balls.
-Double sided red base.
-Tool with adjustable magnetization.
-24 sheet color booklet.
-Separate transparent plastic lid.
-Small damping mat.
Find how to build various pyramids shown in the manual. Balls are not magnetized but there is an adjustable magnetization tool included in the box, aimed to help balls handling. Find tool usages is important part of the game. It's there to help, but how? hands can be used, but are they always more handy than the tool?
Even if the game requires some dexterity and can help develop fine motor skill it's mostly a brain teaser game. Some kind of mechanical sense is needed: Does it stand if I remove this ball?
Most difficult models requires true engineering work to be achieved, with design of reinforcement structures aimed to avoid collapses during critical phases that can be safely removed after the process.
Building methods are often mildly complex and they have to be found in order to avoid hundreds failures. Not only tool usage but also red base secret have to be discovered and understood to step forward.
When tips are known, most models are easy to build, but each one have specific one.