FAQs

Basics

What age are Magna-Tiles® appropriate for?

Magna-Tiles® and Magna-Qubix® are for ages 3 and up. Children and adults of all ages love them. They captivate your mind and inspire imaginative play no matter how old you are!

What makes Magna-Tiles® different from other magnetic building sets?

Magna-Tiles® are the original, premium magnetic building sets that have been family owned for 20+ years! You’ll instantly notice the high quality of the plastic, the vibrancy of the colors and how the magnets firmly “click” together. Each shape contains either top-quality ceramic magnets or rotating Rare Earth Neodymium magnets. Safety is our number one priority, that’s why each and every magnet is held safe and secure inside Sonic welded, BPA free, ABS plastic. Ongoing safety tests guarantee each Magna-Tiles® product is safe for children ages 3 and up.

What is educational about Magna-Tiles®?

Magna-Tiles® and Magna-Qubix® fuse math, science and creativity. Children will develop spatial and tactile skills as well as math and science skills as they stack, sort and “click” together their creations. They are a great STEM toy and often used in the classroom.

How long will my Magna-Tiles® last?

Magna-Tiles® and Magna-Qubix® are durable and built to last for years!

How big are Magna-Tiles®?

Each Magna-Tiles® shape has a base measurement of 3 inches. Each Magna-Qubix® shape measures approximately 1 inch by 1 inch.

Are all Magna-Tiles® sets and products compatible?

Yes, all Magna-Tiles® and Magna-Qubix® sets are compatible!

Are Magna-Tiles® compatible with other magnetic building sets?

There are some magnetic building sets that are compatible with Magna-Tiles® and Magna-Qubix®. However, they may not connect and hold together as strongly.

Safety

Are Magna-Tiles® safe?

Yes, the high-quality magnets are safely secured inside each tile or 3D shape. Magna-Tiles® and Magna-Qubix® exceed all applicable safety standards.

What kind of plastic is used to make Magna-Tiles®?

Magna-Tiles® and Magna-Qubix® are made with food-grade ABS (BPA FREE) plastic. They are free of phthalates and latex and do not contain any toxic materials.

What type of magnets are used in Magna-Tiles®?

Magna-Tiles® are made with Ceramic magnets while Magna-Qubix® are made with Neodymium magnets.

Where are Magna-Tiles® made?

Magna-Tiles® are made in China and Magna-Qubix® are made in the Philippines.

Ordering

Where can I purchase Magna-Tiles® in the US?

In addition to our online shop, Magna-Tiles® and Magna-Qubix® are available from toy stores, educational shops, and school supply companies across the country. Please use our store locator to shop local. Be sure to call ahead for store hours and product availability!

Our products can also be found on Amazon and at all Target and Barnes & Noble retail locations.

Where can I purchase Magna-Tiles® outside of the US?

Magna-Tiles® and Magna-Qubix® are available all around the world! To find a retailer near you, please use our store locator or purchase from Amazon.

Do you accept Purchase Orders?

Yes, please contact us to submit a Purchase Order. Don’t forget to ask for our educator’s discount!

Use & Care

Is an instruction guide included?

Magna-Tiles® and Magna-Qubix® are open-ended toys that encourage imaginative free play. We don’t include instructions because our goal is to encourage children to explore and create anything they can dream! However, we do provide inspirations, activities and lesson plans on our website.

Are Magna-Tiles® waterproof?

Magna-Tiles® are not waterproof. If submerged, the magnets may rust. If water does get inside of your tiles, we recommend standing them up against a wall and allowing them to drain and dry. Magna-Qubix® are waterproof and will float in water! However, we do not recommend leaving them in water for long periods of time.

How do I clean my Magna-Tiles®?

To clean your Magna-Tiles® and Magna-Qubix®, we recommend wiping them off with a damp cloth. Do not submerge Magna-Tiles® in water; they are not waterproof (see above).

Styles

Which set do you recommend for a 3-year-old?

The Magna-Tiles® 32-Piece set and the Magna-Qubix® 19-Piece set are the perfect starter sets for a Magna-Maker of any age. They have enough pieces to learn about shapes and start building anything a 3-year-old can imagine!

Which set do you recommend for a family or classroom?

The Magna-Tiles® 100-Piece set and the Magna-Qubix® 29-Piece set have plenty of pieces for a family or classroom to share.

Which set do you recommend as a gift?

The Magna-Tiles® 48-Piece Deluxe set makes a great gift! It includes special pieces like an arch, wheeled chassis, imagination pieces, a door and a door frame that are exclusive to this set.