The term PENTA refers to a group of Pentaminos which completely covers the space defined by the slider on the game board. Katamino includes 500 PENTAS to challenge you.
To play with two players, use the grid on the back cover of the rulebook. Place the 12 Pentaminos next to the grid. The first player selects one pentamino and places it anywhere on the grid. The piece must lay flat and completely inside the grid area. The second player then selects a pentamino and does the same. The winner is the last player to place a Pentamino completely on the grid.
- 12 wooden pentaminos
- 1 game board
- 1 slider
- 1 rulebook (download here)
Dimensions: 12.3 x 7.5 x 1.8 in
Weight: 1.88 lbs
Release date: 1992
2003 National Parenting Center’s Seal of Approval
2003 Parent’s Choice Recommended
2004 NETS Gold Star Award
2011 Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Seal Award Winner
SAHM ReviewsRead the full review
"How does one design a game that is easy enough for a pre-K child, yet still challenging enough for an adult? You make it so you can choose a custom level of difficulty each time you play."
Meeple MountainRead the full review
"If you enjoy puzzles or have/know kids who do, Katamino is a good entry into the pentominoes and their puzzle-y possibilities."