from Fort Collins, CO United States
We have played with a lot of different "make blocks or tiles into such-and-such a shape" toys. There are a few things that distinguish Block Buddies. The blocks are not standard geometric shapes. This can make the creation of the "pictures" more challenging because the pieces don't "fit together" in a nice neat fashion, and it is also a little more playful/fun. The cards have the actual colors and shapes of the blocks, which helps younger kids pick out the right pieces to play.
My 3-year old had quite a bit of fun playing this game, though she has not mastered the harder levels. My 6-year old found it pretty easy, but played with some of the harder projects for a while. The one big advantage of Block Buddies is that the shapes are nice quality wood, and fun and different enough that unlike many of these types of games, there is some opportunity for free play with them. When you have a small handful of neatly-sized standard geometric shapes, there is less of that.