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QuintillionsQuintillions is the name that Kadon Enterprises gives to their
beautiful wooden version of Pentominoes . The name 'pentominoes' comes from
the resemblance to dominoes, which are composed of two adjacent squares (albeit
with dots on them). The twelve pentominoes in Quintillions are all of the
possible planar arrangements of five cubes, in this case, lasercut from maple.
An included gameboard allows gameplay with the rules included, and the enclosed
pamphlet shows many different shapes which are puzzles to be constructed with
the pieces.
Enjoyment of the geometric properties of these shapes is greatly enhanced by learning their names, so as to become separately acquainted with each of the shapes. In the picture below, the shapes, roughly from left to right and top to bottom, are identified with these letter names, which bear an obvious relationship with the shapes: L, Z, Y, T, N, P, W, F, I, U, X, and L. Posted: Thu  May 27, 2004 at 09:07 PM 
