What makes PICO PAO - Pentaminos Linea fascinating is its initial simplicity, the object of the traditional Pentaminos game varies, and with time and practice, a variety of problems and enigmas can be created.
Unlike a 1000-piece puzzle, which has a single solution, the Pentaminos Linea, while consisting of only 12 pieces, has thousands of possible solutions.
A Pentaminos is a polinimo, a term coined in 1953 to describe geometric figures made up of identical square sides joined by their edges. Polinimos fall into different categories: minós, which are made up of a single square, dominós, consisting of two squares, triminós, having three squares, tetraminós, made up of four squares, and pentaminós, with five squares.
Altogether there are twelve different Pentaminos, each designated by a different letter of the alphabet: (F, I, L, N, P, T, U, V, W, X, Y, Z). Pentaminos obtained by joining others at their axis or by rotation are not considered to be ‘different’ Pentaminos.
PICO PAO - Pentaminos Linea is three-dimensional, meaning that the figures that you build can stand freely and be seen from different angles. All of these features provide practically limitless possibilities for the construction of fascinating visual worlds.
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