Kapla essay .doc - Kapla Kapla is a construction set for children and adults The sets consists only of identical wood planks measuring 11.7 cm x 2.34 cm

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Kapla Kapla is a construction set for children and adults. The sets consists only of identical wood planks measuring 11.7 cm x 2.34 cm x 0.78 cm. This 15:3:1 ratio of length:width:thickness is different than the dimensions used for traditionally proportioned building blocks (such as unit blocks), and are used for building features such as lintels, roofs and floors. They are known for their stability in the absence of fastening devices.[1] ====Name origin==== "KAPLA" is an abbreviated form of the Dutch phrase "kabouter plankjes," which means "Gnome Planks." ====History==== KAPLA was invented in 1987 by Dutchman Tom van der Bruggen. A student of art history, Bruggen had hopes of building a castle from an early age. Inspired by an old abandoned farm on the Tarn River in the South of France, Bruggen converted the farm into his dream castle, complete with carriage entrance, fountains, and towers. To help him visualize the finished construction of his castle, Tom van der Bruggen used wooden
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