Architect Blocks Logic Games (Tangramino/Equilibrio/Architecto/Cliko)
If you're provided the plans, can you build the structure? Each of these games challenges players to take a structure represented on a page, and recreate it using a certain number of Architect blocks. The games act as a series, increasing in difficulty as each set forces the player to strengthen their visual/spatial skills a bit more. Each game set includes a spiral-bound book of model structures to build and a set of 18 sturdy plastic Architect blocks. The books feature 50-60+ models to recreate; each challenge includes a simple illustration of the structure to build, a difficulty rating, and a list of blocks the player must use. Because the same set of blocks is used in every set, puzzle books are also available separately, so you can easily add on to one complete set.
In Equilibrio, players are challenged to create upright, 3-D structures with the blocks. The book depicts simple two-dimensional illustrations of the structure, and it's up to the player to determine the correct placement of the blocks and ensure that their structure can stand independently. Architecto takes the building challenges another step by offering simple 3-D illustrations of structures for players to recreate. In many of these puzzles, the number and shape of blocks used to create different parts of the structure is fairly ambiguous, so building these is a challenge! The most advanced puzzle set is Cliko. This puzzle book also provides 3-D challenges, but players must use two-dimensional illustrations from a "straight on" perspective to build the 3-D structure. This is a puzzle series that can definitely grow with a child's development - and stretch any adult's spatial skills too!