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12/11/2016

The best deals on magnetic tile building sets like Magna Tiles, including MagWorld, Magrific, PlayMags, Stick 'N Stack, 4D, Picasso Tiles, and the original Magna Tiles (updated 12/13/16)



This is one of my most popular pieces on Daily Cheapskate (900,000+ hits), that I first posted over two years ago, and have been updating ever since.  Since Chanukah is a mere 2 weeks away and the deals on these magnetic tile sets are becoming scarcer, it was high time I updated this again and bumped it up to the top of the website. This is basically THE most comprehensive roundup of magnetic tile deals that you'll find online. 

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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.


  • 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:





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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
If you'd like an even larger Stick 'N Stack set, the 180-piece Engineer Stick 'N Stack set is $139.99 with free shipping (currently not available).



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.

MAGWORLD TOYS, $99.99 for 100-piece set:



Amazon also this 100-piece Magworld Toys set for $99.99 with free Prime/SuperSaver shipping.  4.3 out of 5 stars over 101 customer reviews.  These are compatible with Magna Tiles
  • 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
MAGRIFIC, $60.57 for 100-piece set:


Amazon has this Magrific 100-piece 3D Magnetic Tile Building Sets for $60.57 with free shipping.  4.5 out of 5 stars over 30 customer reviews. According to the consumer questions posted on the site, these are not compatible with Magna-Tiles.  (Walmart also has this set for $199.99 with free in-store pickup.)





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.


  • 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.



  • 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:




Brand new this year is the Magna -Tiles 32-piece Glow Set for $54.99 with free Prime/SuperSaver shipping.  These tiles actually glow in the dark!  This set is a great addition to any Magna-Tiles sets that your children might already own.  This set is so new, there are no customer reviews out yet.


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 shipping4.6 out of 5 stars over 130 customer reviews.


You can also get the clear Magna-Tiles Ice 32-piece set for $49.99 with free Prime/SuperSaver shipping on Amazon. 4.6 out of 5 stars over 73 customer reviews.


You can also get the Black Magna-Tiles 32-piece set for $49.99 with free Prime/SuperSaver shipping on Amazon5 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):

Jet:

Free shipping over $35, so all of these sets do ship free:

Discount School Supply: 
Creative KidStuff:
Magic Beans:
A D V E R T I S E M E N T


BOOKS ON MAGNETIC TILE BUILDING IDEAS:


There's the Magnetic Tiles Idea Book from Stick 'N Stack over here for $9.99 on Amazon.  4.5 out of 5 stars over 141 customer reviews.

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.


Finally, there's the Magna-Tect Imagination book for $9.99 on Amazon. 3.5 out of 5 stars over 6 customer reviews (currently not available).


3 comments:

  1. Shape Mags are pretty awesome! My 2 year old has been gnawing on them and pretty much putting them through all sorts of abuse, and they're still intact! These are really great learning toys.

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  2. Thank you for gathering and sharing the info. I get so overwhelmed by all the brands out there. I love how you also provide stores/sites that sells them along with typical discounts and sales.

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  3. Thank you! The code worked perfectly for the free stabilizer with the purchase of the Playmags :)

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