Considering buying magnetic tiles for your child? Here’s my complete Picasso tiles review!
There are so many toys for preschool aged kids, it’s hard to know what lives up to the hype and what does not.
One of the more popular toys that you might see is magnetic tiles. They are often referred to as “magna-tiles”, but that is actually just one brand.
But are they lesser quality? Or really a knock off?
Keep reading to find out!
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- Magna-tiles vs Legos
- Magna-tiles vs Playmags
- Magna-tiles vs Magformers
Picasso tiles review
What are Picasso Tiles?
Picasso tiles are magnetic tiles in geometric shapes and jewel toned colors that can be put together to do creative builds.
Magnetic tiles are great for STEM learning, including shapes, geometry, colors, and basic engineering.
They are one of my very favorite open ended toys for independent play in toddlers and preschoolers!
Are Picasso tiles the same as Magna-tiles?
These two tile brands are extremely similar but not identical. However, they are both very high quality.
The most obvious visual difference is that Magna-tiles have metal rivets in each corner, while picasso tiles do not.
It is also said that Picasso tiles have slightly stronger magnets than Magna-tiles, which might cancel out the weight for big builds!
Are Picasso Tiles compatible with Magna-Tiles?
Yes! These tiles are not identical, but the size and magnet placement line up so that they work together perfectly. We mix Picasso Tiles and Magnatiles seamlessly.
Are Picasso tiles durable?
Picasso tiles are highly durable. We have played with ours for countless hours (a lot of cars crashing towers violently) and have never had a crack or any damage to them whatsoever.
Are Picasso tiles high quality?
I think that Picasso Tiles are VERY high quality. I have heard people say that Picasso Tile faces scratch up faster than Magnatiles, but I have not personally experienced that. And my kids are not gentle!
I also really love the jewel cut tiles – it’s subtle but is pretty held up to the light!
Are Picasso tiles strong?
I have found that Picasso Tiles are slightly stronger/can hold more compared to Magna Tiles. You can see in the images below that I can consistently get 6 Picasso tiles to hang, while Magna Tiles give out after 5.
These tiles are great for building towers, castles, and houses. We really enjoy them!
What accessories does Picasso Tiles offer?
Picasso Tiles offers a few accessory packs. Know that any accessories for Magnatiles (like the animals) will work as well.
How many magnetic tiles do you need?
The more magnetic tiles, the better for bigger builds. I suggest starting with a 100 piece set, which sets your kids up to see if they will really enjoy them and want more!
What is the price of Picasso Tiles?
Picasso Tiles tend to run around 45-50 cents per tile full price.
Do Picasso Tiles go on sale?
Picasso Tiles often have sales, especially in big sale times like Prime Day or Black Friday. You can use coupon code “AFF20%OFF” to get 20% off your order on PicassoTiles.com any time!
Are Picasso Tiles worth it?
In my opinion, Picasso Tiles are THE magnetic tiles to buy. They are high quality, very strong, and super fun to play with. They are the best bang for your buck magnetic tile, and enable you to get a lot of tiles for your budget!
Any more questions about Picasso tiles?
Thanks for reading!