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Hands On! Tangrams


$15.00 Released November, 2009

Product Shot 1 The Pros:Classic puzzle game. No mess to clean up, lost pieces. Helps develop basic mathematical / geometric skills/sense.

The Cons:Simple premise is difficult to stay interested in. No visible timer makes it difficult to know if you're on track or running out of time - not available even as an option. Poor replay value.

Hands On! Tangrams is a puzzle game released in November 2009 exclusively for the Nintendo DS. This game uses the unique touch-pad controls to play the the ancient Chinese puzzle game, Tangrams, dating back to the 1800s.

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Tangrams use seven shapes, or "Tans", which are positioned to create different figures, often with multiple solutions. The seven non-changing "Tans" consist of two large triangles, one medium triangle, two small triangles, one square and one rhomboid. Tangrams are meant to develop positive attitudes towards geometry, promote an understanding of basic geometric shapes and interaction and further shape recognition and organization skills. Hands On! Tangrams has over 100 fun and challenging puzzles for hours of enjoyment.

Specifications

  • Developer: Island Officials
  • Publisher: Storm City Games
  • Platform: Nintendo DS
  • Release date: NA November 2009
  • Genre: Puzzle game
  • Rating: ESRB: E

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Pros
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    classic puzzle game

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    no mess to clean up, lost pieces

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    helps develop basic mathematical / geometric skills/sense

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    straightforward and intuitive controls

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    timers on each puzzle with progressive difficulty level

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    affordable price

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    easy to pick up for casual gaming

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    timer is kept from distracting you while you work on the puzzle

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    simple premise is difficult to stay interested in

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    no visible timer makes it difficult to know if you're on track or running out of time - not available even as an option

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    poor replay value

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