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12/04/2017

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 12/5/17)



This is one of my most popular pieces on Daily Cheapskate (hundreds of thousands of hits), that I first posted over three years ago, and have been updating ever since.  Since Chanukah is less than 4 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 almost ll 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.  I couldn't cover every magnetic tile set, as there are so many different kinds, but I did hit all the major ones as well as the major vendors.

Please note that there are some newer model sets out there, like the 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.

One of the nice things that I noted when I updated this post for the 2017 holiday season that almost universally, prices on magnetic building sets are down by about 15% (except for the original Magna Tiles).

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, $55.99 for 118-piece set


Amazon has got the Playmags 118-piece Clear Colors Magnetic Tiles Deluxe Building Set with car and storage bag for $55.99 with free Prime shipping 4.7 out of 5 stars over 988 customer reviews and an Amazon #1 Best Seller.  Winner of the Dr. Toy 2013 Award and National Parenting CenterSeal 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 168-piece Playmags set is $119.99 with free Prime shipping and includes a free 18-piece Clickins set.  4.7 out of 5 stars over 217 customer reviews.
New from last year is the Playmags 28-piece Dome Set for $19.99 with free Prime shipping on Amazon 4.3 out of 5 stars over 15 customer reviews.

4D BLOCKS, $27.89 for 72-piece set:




Looking for a larger set?  Amazon has also got this 84-piece set of 4D Blocks Magnetic Building Blocks for $34.46 with free Prime shipping.  4.8 out of 5 stars over 18 customer reviews. 

There is also a smaller set, a 40-piece 4D Blocks set for $24.89 with free Prime shipping4.4 out of 5 stars over 75 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 124-piece set priced at $54.99 with free Prime shipping.  This set received a 4.8 out of 5 stars over 1,012 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.

Amazon has this Magnetic Stick N Stack 120 Classic Plus Set priced at $49.98 with free Prime shipping.  This set received a 4.8 out of 5 stars over 557 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.
If you'd like an even larger Stick 'N Stack set, the 200-piece Engineer Stick 'N Stack set is $89.99 with free Prime shipping4.7 out of 5 stars over 42 customer reviews.



Stick 'N Stack has also got this 40-piece Rainbow Mags Igloo set for $25.00 with free Prime shipping.  4.6 out of 5 stars over 80 customer reviews.

MAGWORLD TOYS, $135.08 for 104-piece set:



Amazon has this 104-piece Magworld Toys set for $135.08 with free Prime shipping.  4.4 out of 5 stars over 50 customer reviews.  These are compatible with Magna Tiles
  • Playing with Magnetized Geometric Tiles Teaches Shape Recognition, Spacial Recognition, Counting, Magnetic Properties and Other Critical STEM Skills.
  • Magnetic 2D and 3D Buiding Encourages Brain Development and Creativity.
  • Stack & Pack design! Quick clean-up; Neat storage; Easy on-the-go play.
  • Patent pending design; Secured with grommets on all sides of the tile.
  • Drop tested and torque tested to ensure the integrity of each sonic weld and rivet.
MAGRIFIC, $68.99 for 100-piece set:


Amazon has this Magrific 100-piece 3D Magnetic Tile Building Sets for $68.99 with free Prime shipping.  4.6 out of 5 stars over 51 customer reviews. According to the consumer questions posted on the site, these are not compatible with Magna-Tiles.  (Walmart also has this set for $68.99 with free 2-day shipping or in-store pickup.)





Amazon has got the 100-piece clear set of Picasso Tiles for $59.99 with free Prime shipping.  These highly-rated magnetic tiles got 4.8 out of 5 stars over 1,363 customer reviews (90% 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 $39.97 with free Prime shipping.  These got 4.9 out of 5 stars over 1,220 customer reviews, and are an Amazon #1 Best Seller.

  • 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.



Get the Magna-Tiles Clear Colors 100-piece set for $119.99 with free Prime shipping on Amazon.  4.9 out of 5 stars over 1,823 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:




Just out last year is the Magna -Tiles 32-piece Glow Set for $54.99 with free Prime shipping.  These tiles actually glow in the dark3.8 out of 5 stars over 21 customer reviews.  This set is a great addition to any Magna-Tiles sets that your children might already own. 


Amazon also has this Magna-Tiles 33-piece Geometric Solids set + Connection Guide, $59.99 with free shipping.  4.8 out of 5 stars over 17 customer reviews.

It also comes as this Magna-Tiles 48-piece Solid Color Deluxe set, $64.50 with free Prime shipping4.5 out of 5 stars over 123 customer reviews.

You can also get the clear Magna-Tiles Ice 32-piece set for $49.99 with free Prime shipping on Amazon. 4.6 out of 5 stars over 92 customer reviews.


You can also get the Black Magna-Tiles 32-piece set for $49.99 with free Prime shipping on Amazon4.8 out of 5 stars over 27 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.  At Jet, the more you buy, the less it costs, so you might want to get together with a bunch of friends to save money:

Discount School Supply: 
Creative KidStuff:
Magic Beans:
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BOOKS ON MAGNETIC TILE BUILDING IDEAS:


There's the Magnetic Tiles Idea Book from Stick 'N Stack over here for $9.99 on Amazon.  4.2 out of 5 stars over 136 customer reviews.

Then there's the Magnetic Tiles Idea Book 2 from Stick 'N Stack over here for $9.99 on Amazon.  4.0 out of 5 stars over 44 customer reviews.


Finally, there's the Magna-Tect Imagination book for $14.99 on Amazon. 3.6 out of 5 stars over 7 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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