Katamino Family

Katamino Family Rules

Win your dad! is an expansive game that can be played from 3 years old by 1 or 2 players. The game allows you to do puzzles, construction, and challenges.

Contents of the Game

  • 18 pieces:
    7 Pentominoes: piece made up of 5 juxtaposed cubes.
    5 Tetrominoes: piece made up of 4 cubes.
    6 Miniminoes: piece made up from 1 to 3 cubes.
  • 1 numbered game board
  • 2 rulers to move forward on the board
  • Double-sided cards:
    27 puzzle cards 
    9 two-color cards
    4 3D cards
  • 1 rulebook
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The Goal of the Game

To be the first player to take up a challenge by making a penta or a construction.

What is a Penta

A player achieves a penta when they manage to arrange all of their pieces on the part of the game board delimited by the rulers.


  • The two players stand at the two sides of the board.
  • The 18 pieces are placed on the table.
  • The players agree on the level of difficulty: beginner, easy, medium, difficult or expert.
  • Each level is represented by a color:
    Beginner: yellow
    Easy: green
    Medium: blue
    Difficult: red
    Expert: black
  • Once the level has been determined, choose a puzzle card with the corresponding color.
  • The puzzle card is placed next to the game board, between the two players.
  • Both players refer to their half of the puzzle card to choose the pieces they need to complete the puzzle.
  • Once the pieces to be used have been chosen, the pieces are placed on the board.
  • You will find on the cards the indication Penta with a number. It determines where to place the rulers.
    • Between 3 and 4 for beginner and easy levels, and between 5 and 6 for medium, difficult, and expert levels.

How to Play the Game

  • Each player will hurry to place all their pieces on the delimited part of the board.
  • The first to perform a Penta wins a point.
  • The loser can choose which piece from the draw pile they want to add to their opponent’s starting pieces and vice versa.
  • At the end of each round, move the pieces forward.
  • For the last round, only one ruler will be used.
  • At the end of the last round, the points are counted.

How to Win

  • The player with the most points wins the game.
  • In the event of a tie, the players exchange the pieces used during the last round for a final tiebreaker round.

Games Between a Parent and a Child

  • Use the two-color cards.
  • The child will play with a beginner level by referring to the yellow part of the card.
  • The parent will play by referring to the purple part of the card.
  • A game is played over three rounds.

Games Between Children of Different Ages

  • The red and black puzzle cards will be used.
  • For the game to be balanced, the starting player has the right to replace 1 piece from their game against 2 smaller equivalent pieces from the draw pile.
  • A game is played over three rounds.

3D Duels

  • To play, use a 3D card with a green background.
  • In turn, the two players will choose 1 Pentominoes then 1 Tetromino for their opponent until one player has 3 Pentominoes and 3 Tetrominoes, and the other 3 Pentominoes and 2 Tetrominoes.
  • Then referring to the first puzzle on the card, each player takes Miniminoes.
  • The first player to form a 2 x 3 x 5 parallelepiped of 30 cubes wins the round.
  • Refer to the card for the second and third rounds.

Doing a Solo Challenge

  • Take a 3D card with a white background.
  • For a 3D challenge, choose a challenge number on the card, put the pieces together and try to form a 3 x 3 x 3 parallelepiped of 27 cubes.
  • You can also refer to a challenge number to create a Penta.
  • To do this, put the ruler between 6 and 7, and add the piece or .
  • Add a Pentomino from the draw pile each time you move the slider up a notch.
  • From the 3D card with a beige background, choose a challenge number and build a parallelepiped with the pieces and within the dimensions indicated.
  • You can also refer to blue, red and, black cards.
  • Use only one of the two halves of the card then add 3 Pentominoes and 1 Minimino to your pieces.
  • Then try to build a 3 x 3 x 4 parallelepiped of 36 cubes.

The Katamino

  • Choose a card and challenge number.
  • Refer to the card to place the ruler and to choose the pieces.
  • As the ruler moves up a notch, follow the directions on the card to find out which piece to add to your game.
  • Once at Penta 7, add a Minimino to the 8 pieces you have in hand and try to build a 3 x 3 x 4 parallelepiped of 36 cubes.

The Booklet

The booklet is full of challenges that you can complete.

  • 3D construction
  • Puzzles for children.

The Kataboom or balancing game: one after the other, the players will place a piece on top of the previous one. Whoever manages to put the last piece without bringing down the building wins the game.