By Brian Wurster
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This modern version of the classic Chinese puzzle game will challenge your mind as you attempt to arrange the seven shapes called "tans" into a variety of forms. The puzzles themselves often represent animals and people, as well as many other interesting shapes.
The rules are simple, arrange all seven geometric pieces to match the presented puzzle silhouette. This can be harder than it sounds, and offers an entertaining bit of fun for a spare moment or a few hours.
- 565 puzzles included, the most of any Tangrams app, with more updates coming!
- Receive visual hints to help solve tough puzzles
- New improved puzzle snap eases placement of pieces
- Single handed gameplay, perfect for the bus or subway
- Simple, intuitive controls
- Casual gameplay is easy to pick up, hard to put down
- Challenging puzzles of varying difficulty
As seen on Macworld & PCWorld
PocketGamer had this to say,
"As casual as they come and as addictive as crack cappuccino"
What's New in Version 1.3.4
- Database migration changes
**Note** on the first launch after update, please wait a moment as the puzzle database is migrated to the new version. Subsequent application launches will proceed normally.
Fun and theraputic
Love the app.
Would love to make it 5 stars + but if there was a timer after each puzzle comparing it to how fast u did it, if you did it before if you were faster or slower than the time before, your average speed etc...
Also comparing it to how fast other users do it.
Also different shapes on different puzzles would be cool, level of dificulty setting.
A great idea to increase interest would be to have the number crunchers figure your break even number, and then your desired proffit numbers, then look at your app sales histories, and figure out how frequently you could offer a $100, $1,000 and/or a $10,000 prize for best over all times by a user or what ever, you could have a crazy MMOC, massive multiplayer online competition,.
When doing your mid to long range discovery into the prize $, don't forget to look at potential sales of other apps through "strip advertising" at the bottom of the app, because of decreasing new sales of the app.
Sorry for the epistle, but I love your app, it's very good at helping me focus on a potential solution when I'm blocked on an idea. I'm a currently unemployed executive who's needed to think through a lot of solutions and as I said before, your app has been both helpful and theraputic.
When you use these ideas, please think of me and maybe slip me an app or two...
Close to perfect
I am suprised by how much I like this app. I play a half dozen games on my phone and this one has quickly risen to the top. What I think would make this game perfect is competition. I'd like to see a timer, player stats and unlockable levels. I get the idea that it's a 'zen' game but I'm an American and I like to beat stuff! How else can I validate how much time I've spent on this?
Perhaps it's just me, but I downloaded the Lite version and became addicted in about 3 puzzles. I was actually happy to be able to get 500+ new puzzles for $1! Who'd ever have thought 5 triangles, a square, and a parallelogram could be so challenging and fun. I've recommended this to my friends already. The music/graphic/art types seem to be the biggest fans.