Who doesn't LOVE Galt Toys? They truly are fab! We've been a fan of Galt Toys for - well since forever pretty much.
My boys got to choose something each from their awesome collection so we could do some reviews for them. Jack chose Marble Run and opted for the 30 piece set. I remember playing with this as a kid, my Hubby still has his! And Jack has played Marble Run at school.
Marble Run is a CLASSIC!
Galt Toys focus on Educational Toys and at first I thought "is Marble Run really all that educational?" But it is! You need to put some thought into those towers.... build it wrong and your marbles DON'T RUN! Do it right and you have hours of fun making complicated tracks, racing marbles to the bottom, and working out what does and doesn't work. It's great for problem solving, as well working those creative ideas. Certainly in our house it's one of those toys that encourages cooperation too when Jack and Tom want to play with it together because they always have very different ideas of how to build! Which ideas will work? Can they work both ideas into the same run? Will they need to take turns?
A huge advantage to Marble Run is that it is expandable.... the 30 piece set we have here is a great starter set and includes 6 marbles. We're adding Hubby's set from his youth to make bigger and more complex runs. There are also the Super Marble Run and Mega Marble Run sets which add and extra dimension with roundabouts, pin-wheels, and more (which we will no doubt add to our collection soon with Christmas and Birthdays looming).
So how much are these Marble Run boxes?Surprisingly affordable! Our 30 piece set is just £10.99!
Marble Run: £10.99
Super Marble Run: £19.99
Mega Marble Run: £29.99
Where can I buy them?Most good toy retailers will stock this classic game, but why not make life easy as visit their website: www.galttoys.com and see what Christmas Offers they have (like free P&P with the promotional code available on the site, and Christmas Delivery on orders before midday Dec 20th - UK only)
We have been asked to play with and review some games and toys from Galt Toys. We have not been paid to do these reviews, all opinions expressed are our own. We did get to keep the products.