Of course, it is a matter of opinion, but the Cuboro marble run sets just may be the best wooden marble run made! I am not just saying that because it has won several prestigious toy awards. I am saying that the Cuboro Wooden Marble Track System is the best because it has so many unique aspects that really set it apart from other marble runs. Here are all the features that my kids and I love about Cuboro.
The Cuboro Standard Wooden Marble Run was provided by Oh! Toys in order to facilitate review.
What Makes Cuboro Marble Run The Best?
1. Cuboro Wooden Marble Run is an eco-friendly toy.
One may assume that wooden toys are eco-friendly but Cuboro are high quality and they go a step further. Cuboro wooden marble track system is made from FSC compliant sustainably harvested wood and the excess wood left by the manufacturing process is reused to fire the kilns that dry the wood. These wooden blocks feel so good to hold – smooth, beautifully finished wood. This wood set is also a “green toy” in the sense that Cuboro is a heritage toy. These marble run building blocks can be played with for generations as it doesn’t get damaged easily and can be reused over and over.
2. Cuboro Standard is a block system.
Cuboro is made of sustainably harvested beech wood blocks that are micro sanded smooth. The Cuboro blocks have tunnels bored over them and/or through them and some tunnels even turn inside the blocks. They come with traditional glass marbles. There are two basic sets available- the small wooden marble run set, Cuboro Basis, and the large wooden marble run set, Cuboro Standard. There are also supplementary sets that can be added on later as the child’s skill level increases that provide new block functions like racing marbles or even going magically up a level!
The Cuboro Standard Wooden Marble Run comes with 54 blocks consisting of 12 different types of blocks that each offer their own building function.
The Cuboro Basis Wooden Marble Run comes with 30 blocks consisting of 12 different types of blocks that each offer their own building function.
3. Wooden Cuboro makes your child think and encourages creativity.
Cuboro is the best wooden marble run because it is an educational toy that does not limit your child to following instructions to complete one set up. Instead, Cuboro allows your child to be creative and build hundreds of different marble tracks as long as they line up the blocks correctly. When building Cuboro marble runs, your child learns problem solving, planning ahead, and simple principles of gravity and physics. It is a toy that your child can use to build more and more complex designs as they grow older so it fascinates your child for years. It’s a new toy every time you play with it. What do you want to build today? It is really fun watching and listening to the marble zip through all of your different creations. Older children can use these wooden marble run toys to build complex structures which is great for their brain development.
4. Cuboro builds self confidence.
It is also a great marble run for younger children. As younger kids are trying out different ways to build they are also increasing their hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills. Every child and adult loves that totally satisfying feeling when your marble goes through their creation perfectly. I am so proud when I hear, “Mommy! Come look what I did!”
5. Adults love to play with Cuboro Wooden Block Marble Run too.
Because Cuboro offers so much room for creative thinking, adults love to play with Cuboro too and that means more family play time which is so important to kids. Cuboro is great for solo or collaborative play. A child (or adult for that matter) can have fun playing with the blocks by their self.
6. Many Uses of Cuboro Wooden Marble Tack Set
Cuboro was developed in 1976 by Matthias Etter when working with special-needs schoolchildren. Cuboro became available as a family game in 1985. Besides winning several awards and having a large community of players, Cuboro also gradually gained attention as a comparative system. Thus, today, cuboro is not “only” played for pleasure, but is also used as teaching material, in scientific studies on spatial imagination, in occupational therapy, in team trainings, for aptitude tests, in promotional concepts, in theme parks and for championships!
7. Wooden Marble Run Review
On a personal level, Cuboro is the best wooden marble run for children because it is fun! My kids are 5 and 7 and it has been fun watching them learn to build more and more complex things over this last year. They are always combining the blocks in new ways so they never get bored. The Cuboro wooden marble track set run keeps my kids occupied building, testing, and rebuilding for long periods of time. I plan on keeping this set always and passing it down to my grandchildren- it is that kind of toy!
8. New Cuboro Creative Thinking Card Deck
Cuboro has just introduced this awesome Creative Thinking Card Deck for the Cuboro marble track system. It is a great teaching tool for getting children learning spatial sense and logical reasoning in an interactive, fun way! For both the true Cuboro-holic and the elementary school teacher who uses Cuboro in the classroom, this Creative Thinking Card deck poses challenges that will fascinate kids and grown-ups alike! It is just one more thing that makes Cuboro the Best Wooden Marble Run! The fun activity ideas are a great way to foster problem-solving skills and STEM skills.
Why buy Cuboro? Part marble run, part puzzle and part developmental and educational marvel, Cuboro is truly a toy which children will come back to time and again over days and years as they grow and become more sophisticated about their creations.
I hope you found this best wooden marble run review helpful. Let me know if you have any questions at @familyfocusblog or @ohtoys!