FAQ


How To Play

Are instructions included?
What makes Squaregles different from other magnetic building toys?
What...err...WHO are Oggs?
Are all sets and products compatible?
Can you make a gift recommendation?
How do you clean Squaregles? Are they waterproof?
These are the best magnetic building toys! Are there more sets coming out?
What ages are Squaregles appropriate for?
Are Squaregles building toys best played with alone or as a team?
How long will my Squaregles last?
Where do Oggs live?

Ordering and Shipping

Where can I buy Squaregles?
What payment methods does Squaregles accept?
How can I view my order history?
Argh! My password slipped my mind. How do I reset it?
When will my order be delivered?
What do you charge for shipping?
Help! An item I ordered was not included in my package!
Uh-oh, something arrived broken. What now?
Do you accept returns or exchanges?
How do I unsubscribe from Squaregles emails?

Squaregles + Education

Is Squaregles a STEM or STEAM toy?
What is educational about Squaregles?
Which Squaregles do you recommend for the classroom?

Safety

What type of magnets are used?
Where are Squaregles made?
How do you know Squaregles are safe?

About Squaregles

Where are you located?
Where does the name Squregles come from?
What is Squaregles’ mission?
How can I get in touch?
Okay, if you’ve made it this far, you’re pretty dedicated. We’ll give you a little secret…

How To Play

Are instructions included?

Yep! While there are endless ways to Build Outside the Box, we’ve all had our ‘don’t repeat that word’ moments when assembling something that's supposed to connect but doesn’t … (Insert famous Scandinavian furniture company’s name here)... So we’ve got you covered! Each Essential and Expansion Set comes with a card showing how to connect panel pieces and pop them into frames.

Help is also available in the images here as well as on our boxes. You can also check out how others build with Squaregles on our Share and Watch page. And, hey, if you have more questions, we’re happy to answer them! Reach out using the Contact Us page. 

What makes Squaregles different from other magnetic building toys?

Whoa nelly, how much time do you have… We’ve got a global patent portfolio to prove there is no toy like Squaregles. We're the only toy with magnetically connectable frames and a series of panels that pop in and out of those frames.

Determined to make the best magnetic building toy imaginable, Squaregles spent years in development. We heavily engineered a toy that is gorgeous and simple to use, yet extremely complex in cognitive functional design. In other words, an unassuming square or triangle (or Ogg!) enables each child to Get Lost in Play in their own unique way. This is special to Squaregles. The joy and development a child experiences when they Get Lost In Play is off the charts. (And the time parents get for conquering parenthood is, well, a lifesaver.)

Squaregles allows for both semi-directed and open-ended play which:

1. Enables personal and emotional development 

2. Leads to much longer periods of engagement than other types of play (which means more time to tackle parenthood!)

3. Grows with the individual through childhood, with the storylines and premises re-directing as your child’s interests and maturity levels develop and change

Unlike other toys, Squaregles are both fun to build with AND fun to play with. You know those deer in headlights moments, “Mommmmm, I’ve got nothing to play with” moments? Well, we’ve got you covered. Squaregles are specifically designed to make it easier for your child to use other toys while playing with Squaregles. It’s a Squaregles party and everyone is invited!

Lastly, obsessed only begins to describe how we feel about testing and product quality. Squaregles promises to always go to Oggs Universe and beyond to ensure every product is safe, durable, and totally fun!

What...err...WHO are Oggs?

Only Squaregles are both fun to build AND play with. We’re the only building toys with magnetically connectable frames; a series of panels to pop in and out; paperboard panels for arts and crafts; 3D themed panels for storytelling; and (*drumroll please*) Oggs! Oggs characters are unique in both how they work and who they are. Their heads are balls and they’ve got magical… nope, you almost had us! We’ve said too much! Oggs embody the spirit of play and represent the diversity of play styles. You'll have to discover the rest for yourself. . .

Are all sets and products compatible?

You bet! One of the things that make Squaregles the best magnetic building toy is that you can incorporate ALL of our pieces, including frames, themed panels, Oggs and their totems into your Squaregles universe!

Can you make a gift recommendation?

If you’re looking to give the best magnetic building toy then… All Squaregles sets make great gifts! 

The whole shebang. In one gift. 

An Essential Set like the Starter or Warmup sets come with all the frames, poppable pieces, Oggs, and totems needed to soar straight into the Squaregles Universe. 

Gifts Under $30

Snag a set of More Set like the More Squares & Edge Frames or More Triangles & Edge Frames set for the perfect addition to build even more spectacular structures and stories. And when they soon become available, Ogg packs and other small expansion sets will make awesome gifts too!

For the already Ogg-obsessed… 

If you know someone already knee-deep in frames and tubes, then make their day with an Expansion set! Just make sure they have an Essential set. All Expansion sets need Squaregles magnetic frames from an Essential set like the Starter or Warmup Set to play. 

We're always working to expand Oggs world and are releasing new sets regularly. To be the first to know about all of our exciting releases, sign up for updates on the bottom of our homepage or create a Squaregles account

How do you clean Squaregles? Are they waterproof?

Waterproof, like, as in deep-sea diving or bath time? No, Squaregles are not waterproof. But life can get sticky. When it’s time to clean your Squaregles, please do not submerge them in water or place them in the dishwasher. Instead, use a disinfectant wipe or damp cloth to wipe them down.

These are the best magnetic building toys! Are there more sets coming out?

For sure! We’re constantly developing new Expansion sets, Oggs sets, and more. Create your account here to be the first to know about all releases. And maybe even be let in on an Oggs secret or two? Or not. Who knows? Except the Oggs…The Oggs know...

What ages are Squaregles appropriate for?

Squaregles are recommended for ages 4 and up. If you were to ask for an exact range, we might say children between 5 and 10 years old will likely experience the highest engagement. We recognize, however, that not everyone the same age is at the same ability level or development stage, so we consider ages 4+ to be our best guide to help provide the best play experience possible for your child.

Warning: Squaregles sets contain small parts and small balls, which are choking hazards. Squaregles are not for children under 3 years old.

Are Squaregles building toys best played with alone or as a team?

Your child’s play with Squaregles can vary day-to-day and evolve with them as they grow physically and develop emotionally. Children can compete with build challenges and play together for teamwork skill-building.  Additionally, by empowering children to build their own structures, connected systems (like Rube Goldberg structures), and stories, children creatively explore the type of play that most interests them while developing problem-solving skills and achieving a sense of accomplishment. That’s truly powerful.

How long will my Squaregles last?

Years and years! Under normal play conditions (assuming you’re not playing with elephants or jackhammers), Squaregles can be played with over and over again for extended periods of play for years!

Where do Oggs live?

Ahh, thought you could sneak one by us, huh? Nope, good try! Oggs are clever, cheeky and adventurous (much like some small humans we know), and their story is unique to each child’s imagination. But we can tell you if you build it, Oggs will come …

Ordering and Shipping

Where can I buy Squaregles?

Squaregles are exclusively available on our e-commerce site squaregles.com. Currently. We say currently because…. Something BIG is coming! 

What payment methods does Squaregles accept?

Squaregles.com currently accepts all major credit cards as well as Shop Pay, Apple Pay and Google Pay. Tradesies for your leftover Halloween treats are not accepted at this time (If Oggs had their way, though...).

How can I view my order history?

To view your order history from a desktop computer, click the My Account link in the upper right corner of your screen. If you’re on a mobile device, you’ll find the My Account link toward the bottom of the navigation pop-out on the left side of your screen. Once you’ve clicked My Account and sign in, you should see your previous orders and the shipping addresses you’ve saved.

Argh! My password slipped my mind. How do I reset it?

We all have our Dory days. To reset your password, simply click the Forgot Your Password? link under the Sign In button. Then keep an eye on your Inbox. We’ll send you an email to reset it right away.

When will my order be delivered?

Orders placed between 11/19 - 11/23 will ship by 11/26.

Your orders are shipped from just outside of Chicago, so shipping time will depend on how near or far you are from the windy city; We ship via FedEx or UPS which typically have shipping timeframes of 3-5 days.

What do you charge for shipping?

For standard 3-5 day shipping on orders under $99, shipping is a flat rate of $10.99. Shipping is free for all orders over $99 within the contiguous U.S.

Help! An item I ordered was not included in my package!

Oops! We apologize that your Squaregles delivery was missing an item. Please fill out our contact form here with your order number and let us know which item is missing. We’ll straighten this out right away.

Uh-oh, something arrived broken. What now?

Having something not work is the worst. We’re really sorry. Let us help make it right. For support with the replacement of a broken/defective product purchased from squaregles.com please reach out via our Contact Us page here.

Do you accept returns or exchanges?

Yes, we’re happy to help you process return or exchange your purchase from squaregles.com with the original receipt! To return your Squaregles:

To return your Squaregles:

All returns or exchanges must be made within 90 days of receipt

Let us know that you will be returning your Squaregles by contacting us here and choosing 'Returns' from the dropdown menu. Please remember to include your order number and reason for the return.

Your items must be in the condition received and in the original box and/or packaging.

Opened Squaregles sets purchased from www.squaregles.com must include the original packing slip or receipt and can be returned for exchange or refund.

We are unable to issue refunds to gift recipients.

Once you have provided the information needed for the return or exchange, we will issue a return label for you to print and send in your items.

Refunds:

If you would like to request a refund for a Squaregles product, please reach out to us here and share with us why you are requesting a refund. 

Once your request is approved, we'll ask you to mail your item(s) back using the shipping label provided.

Refunds will be credited to your account within 10 business days from the date the return is received.

Please Note: You must contact us and receive approval before shipping us your items. If items are shipped to us without notice and approval, we cannot process your refund. 

How do I unsubscribe from Squaregles emails?

Oh no, was it something we said? Or didn’t say? We’re sorry to see you go but if you must… Click the ‘unsubscribe’ link found at the bottom of our Squaregles marketing emails. Please let us know what wasn't your favorite thing about the email experience so we can keep improving! Your feedback is the best way for us to learn.

Squaregles + Education

Is Squaregles a STEM or STEAM toy?

Here’s the thing. Many toy companies use these acronyms without particularly living up to the name. It cheapens and weakens the term. Now ask us if playing with Squaregles engages your child in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math? For sure. Squaregles are an educational toy and you can’t get much more STEAM than Squaregles. These subjects are literally the essence of Squaregles in both design and use.

What is educational about Squaregles?

Squaregles is designed for diverse play, catering to the developmental stage and interests unique to each child. Is your child more of an artist than a mathematician? Watch as the “math side” of their brain inevitably strengthens while they use Squaregles as an artistic medium. And vice versa… quadrupled! 

Squaregles implicitly requires the application of science, math, design, and technological thinking for building. The paperboard panels incorporate arts and crafts, and storytelling is elevated with Oggs and their gadgets. (See? STEM/STEAM all day every day!) Beyond that, Squaregles is intended to serve as both the focus of play or the backbone of larger play that includes other toys and materials. Squaregles is truly a way to Build Outside the Box using one’s wits, creativity and sheer love of play.

Which Squaregles do you recommend for the classroom?

If you’re a teacher, Squaregles are a GREAT tool for cause-and-effect and simple machines lessons as well as for team building activities, challenge projects and indoor recess fun. We recommend stocking your classroom with a Starter Set (or two or three) so you have plenty of pieces for awesome structures and for many children to build together. Some things have a tendency to disappear into the depths of desks? We recommend keeping a short stack of More Squares and More Triangles on hand too. 

Safety

What type of magnets are used?

All Squaregles magnets are Rare Earth Neodymium. Why does the magnet matter? These are the kind of magnets that give you the satisfying “click” of sturdiness and stability. Rare Earth Neodymium magnets are super sturdy yet easy enough that a 5-year-old won’t get frustrated when they want to pull apart the pieces and start over again!

Where are Squaregles made?

Squaregles are designed in Illinois and made in the USA and in China. (And we are a USA family-owned company!) We invented Squaregles in the Chicagoland area and now manufacture them just outside of Chicago, Illinois as well as with our partners in China.

How do you know Squaregles are safe?

Oggs weren’t born overnight… No, really, we actually had to invent the manufacturing processes to make Squaregles, including Oggs… And it took some time! 


At Squaregles, each product goes through a quadruple-gated development process before it is deemed ready to play. At each stage of development, products are evaluated based on a specific list of qualifications, putting safety concerns under a microscope multiple times. We’re big overachievers and that extends to our testing methodologies. Prove it? Sure! All Squaregles products conform to the safety regulations of ASTM F963 and exceed U.S. safety regulations.

You have our word as both a company and as fellow parents that we’ll always work to get it right for your children and for our own. To learn more, check out our Safety Policy Page.

About Squaregles

Where are you located?

To keep our team safe during Covid, we are all working from home around the Chicagoland area. Squaregles are manufactured and shipped from just outside Chicago, Illinois.

Where does the name Squaregles come from?

Great question! We brainstormed precisely one gazillion names (and there were some doozies). Finally, we combined ‘Squares’ with ‘Triangles’ and got Squaregles! Boom! Okay, we know that it’s a bit of a tongue twister the first couple of times that you say it, but try getting it out of your head afterward… See what we mean?! 

What is Squaregles’ mission?

We’re on a mission to empower every child to get lost in play for lifelong growth, be there for parents to conquer parenthood and build connections that strengthen our communities.

How can I get in touch?

We would love to hear from you! Feel free to reach out any time with your questions, suggestions or love letters to Oggs (they promise to write back!) on our Contact Us page.

Okay, if you’ve made it this far, you’re pretty dedicated. We’ll give you a little secret…

Oggs magically connect with totems on their head, back and feet. What an Ogg can do with a totem really depends on the Ogg, and combining totems can create unique abilities (some may be powers, some...not so much). But the wrong totem on the wrong Ogg? Watch out! We’re still learning how the magic came to be and how it works. But maybe you can help us out with that? Build your Squaregles universe with Oggs, test out their unique ability… *ahem* power *ahem*... and share what you discover!