-------------------------------------------------------------------------------Here's a roundup of the best deals on all the magnetic building sets out there. I know some of you want only the original Magna-Tiles and some of you want a set that's a little more value-oriented. So here are THE deals on these building sets: their prices, their ratings, their awards, and their compatibility with other sets.
Please note that there are some new model sets out there, like the brand new Magna Tiles Glow set, the Playmags Dome set or the 4D Blocks set, so even if you've already gotten your child a set, there are lots of ways to renew their interest in playing with it with an "expansion" set.
The original Magna-Tiles are included near the end of this post, and I've also included a small selection of magnetic tile building idea books at the very end.
No matter which set you end up buying, make sure you download this FREE 15-page Magna Tiles Shape Guide from Valtech (the makers of the original Magna Tiles) to help stimulate your child's creative imagination as he/she plays with these wonderful magnetic tile sets.
PLAYMAGS, $69.99 for 100-piece set (and free stabilizer board):
Amazon has got the Playmags 100-piece Clear Colors Magnetic Tiles Deluxe Building Set with car and storage bag for $69.99 with free Prime/SuperSaver shipping. 4.6 out of 5 stars over 640 customer reviews. Winner of the Dr. Toy 2013 Award and National Parenting Seal of Approval. From reading the reviews, these appear to be compatible with Magna Tiles.
As of 12/4/16, you will receive a free 12" x 12" Playmags Stabilizer Board (value $24.99) when you add it to your cart along with set and enter promo code 35IX8JGS at checkout.
Amazon also has a 38-piece Playmags set for $24.99, and but enter promo code 30OFFPLM at checkout and that price drops by 30% to $17.49 with free Prime/SuperSaver shipping.
- Blocks easily connect
- Inspires creativity and brain development
- Teaches patterning, shape recognition, building and motor skills
- Includes Bonus Magnetic Car
- Winners of Dr Toy 2013 award and National Parenting Seal of Approval
If you'd like a larger Playmags set, the 150-piece Playmags set is $99.99 with free Prime/SuperSaver shipping and includes a free 18-piece Clickins set. 4.6 out of 5 stars over 122 customer reviews.
Brand new this year is the Playmags 28-piece Dome Set for $19.99 with free Prime/SuperSaver shipping on Amazon. 4.3 out of 5 stars over 8 customer reviews.
4D BLOCKS, $33.06 for 72-piece set:
4D BLOCKS, $33.06 for 72-piece set:
Amazon has got this 72-piece set of 4D Blocks Magnetic Building Blocks for $38.89, but enter the exclusive Daily Cheapskate Amazon promo code CHEAPSKT at checkout, and that will price will drop by 15% to $33.06 with free Prime/SuperSaver shipping.
Looking for a larger set? Amazon has also got this 84-piece set of 4D Blocks Magnetic Building Blocks for $49.89, but enter the exclusive Amazon promo code CHEAPSKT at checkout, and that will price will drop by 15% to $42.41 with free Prime/SuperSaver shipping.
These sets are new so there are no reviews on Amazon yet, but if you look at the 40-piece 4D Blocks set (currently out of stock), it got a whopping 4.9 out of 5 stars over 42 customer reviews. This set is not compatible with Magna Tiles, but is compatible with Magformers (according to the reviews).
Amazon has this Magnetic Stick N Stack 100-piece set priced at $69.99 with free Prime/SuperSaver shipping. This set received a 4.8 out of 5 stars over 732 customer reviews. According to the Amazon listing, these are compatible with Magna Tiles, so if you already own a Magna Tiles set, you can integrate these. Magnetic Stick 'N Stack won a Tillywig award as well as a Parent Tested Parent Approved award.
- A total of 100 piece set 98 magnetic tiles & 2 wheel bases. Includes windows.
- Fully compatible with other brands.
- Clear transparent tiles in red, orange, blue, green and yellow.
- Made of top quality & safety-tested to all American guide lines.
- Comes packaged in a beautiful blue box with a bonus storage bag.
Amazon also has got this Stick 'N Stack 154-piece Magnetic Tile Set for $99.99 with free Prime/SuperSaver shipping. It got 4.7 out of 5 stars over 199 customer reviews.
- A total of 154 piece set. Set includes 2 wheel bases, windows and porches
- Includes windows Porches and much more. Fully compatible with other brands.
- Clear transparent tiles. Colors: red, orange, blue, green.
- Made of top quality & safety-tested to for all American guide lines.
Amazon has this Magnetic Stick N Stack 120 Classic Plus Set priced at $79.99 with free Prime/SuperSaver shipping. This set received a 4.7 out of 5 stars over 243 customer reviews.
- Total of 120 piece set 12 different shapes.
- Includes windows, doors, gates, 2 car bases, porch pieces & much more .
- Fully compatible with other brands.
- Clear transparent tiles color red blue green purple & yellow.
- Made of top quality & safety tested to for all American guide lines.
- Includes a cloth storage bag for easy clean up.
Stick 'N Stack has also got this 40-piece Rainbow Mags Igloo set for $24.99 with free Prime/SuperSaver shipping. 4.8 out of 5 stars over 66 customer reviews.
- 100-piece set of magnetic building tiles in six bright colors made of high-resistance BPA-free plastic with secure grommets
- Includes 4 large and 50 small squares; 20 equilateral, 12 right angle, and 14 isosceles triangles
- Strong magnets adhere on all edges to support 2D and 3D building
- Concrete, manipulative toy helps develop mathematical concepts and geometry skills--great learning toy from pre-K on
- For children 3 and up; lifetime warranty; meet or exceed Toy Safety Standards ASTM F963 11
Amazon has got the 100-piece clear set of Picasso Tiles for $69.95 with free Prime/SuperSaver shipping. These highly-rated magnetic tiles got 4.8 out of 5 stars over 863 customer reviews (88% of those reviews were 5 stars). These are compatible with Magna Tiles.
Amazon has also got the 60-piece clear set of Picasso Tiles for $50.99 with free Prime/SuperSaver shipping. These got 4.8 out of 5 stars over 623 customer reviews.
- Suitable for all ages (3+ and up).
- No limitations, scalable to build as big as desired by adding more pieces.
- Children will acquire strong sense of color, geometrical shapes, numbers, magnetic poles.
ValTech, the company that makes the original Magna Tiles, has a special Amazon storefront for all of their products located here (including a few sets not mentioned on this post).
Get the Magna-Tiles Clear Colors 100-piece set for $119.99 with free Prime/SuperSaver shipping on Amazon. 4.9 out of 5 stars over 1,616 customer reviews.
- Magna-Tiles easily connect for hours of open-ended play
- Create cubes, pyramids, and other geometric shapes - think in 3-D!
- Be creative with imaginative, hands-on play to build anything you can imagine!
- Develop math, science, spatial and tactile skills
- Parents, teachers, and children of all ages love Magna-Tiles!
You can also get the clear colors Magna-Tiles sets in different tile quantities:
There is also the Magna-Tiles Solid Colored 100-piece set for $109.99 with free Prime/SuperSaver shipping on Amazon. 4.6 out of 5 stars over 180 customer reviews.
Amazon also has this Magna-Tiles 33-piece Geometric Solids set + Connection Guide, $56.50 with free shipping. 4.8 out of 5 stars over 15 customer reviews.
It also comes as this Magna-Tiles 48-piece Solid Color Deluxe set, $64.50 with free Prime/SuperSaver shipping. 4.6 out of 5 stars over 130 customer reviews.
You can also get the Black Magna-Tiles 32-piece set for $49.99 with free Prime/SuperSaver shipping on Amazon. 5 out of 5 stars over 16 customer reviews.
Magna-Tiles also had a number of "expansion sets" available on Amazon:
STORES OTHER THAN AMAZON WHERE YOU CAN BUY MAGNA-TILES (these other vendors often run sales and promo codes on Magna-Tiles. Shipping charges vary by site):
Free shipping over $35, so all of these sets do ship free:
- Magna-Tiles Clear Colors 100 Pc Set, $124.99 with free shipping
- Magna-Tiles Clear Colors 48 Piece DX Set, $74.50 with free shipping
- Magna-Tiles Solid Colors 48 Piece DX Set, $64.50 with free shipping
- Magna-Tiles 33-pc GS set + Connection Guide, $56.50 with free shipping
- Magna-Tiles Solid 32 piece Pack, $59.99 with free shipping
- Magna-Tiles Clear Colors 32-pc Set, $51.50 with free shipping
- Magna-Tiles ICE, 32 Piece Set, $49.99 with free shipping
Discount School Supply:
- Magna-Tiles 80-piece Clear & Solid Colors set, $118.99
- Magna-Tiles 100-piece Solid Colors, $149.99
- Magna-Tiles 100-piece Clear Colors, $134.99
- Magna-Tiles 32-piece Clear Color, $56.99
- Excellerations Building Brilliance Magnetic Shapes 150-piece set for $149.99
- Magna-Tile 100-piece sets $119.99
- Magna-Tiles Clear Colors 32-piece Set, $52.00
- Magna-Tiles Ice Set $49.99
- Magna-Tiles Black Set $49.99
- Magna-Tiles People Blocks Solid Colors Building Set, $59.99
BOOKS ON MAGNETIC TILE BUILDING IDEAS:
Then there's the Magnetic Tiles Idea Book 2 from Stick 'N Stack over here for $9.99 on Amazon. 4.2 out of 5 stars over 41 customer reviews.