Tangrams are one of the world’s oldest and most popular puzzles. There are literally hundreds, if not thousands of sets of these puzzles that have been sold over the years. This is a well-made and packaged set at a very reasonable price. It comes with a booklet of 87 puzzles to challenge you. In other words, 87 different puzzles to solve. If you think that is a lot; that’s just the beginning of your fun with this puzzle. There are thousands of other Tangram puzzles that you can find in other books or even on the net.
Jerry Slocum, one of America’s best known puzzle experts ,and who owns one of the world’s largest collection of puzzles, wrote a book on Tangrams, “The Tangram Book” and on which I wrote a Review on January 6,2004;which tells the history of this puzzle. It is the definitive book on Tangrams, has hundreds of tangram puzzles to solve, and a Bibliography which includes many other books of Tangrams.
I have several hundreds of puzzles and books of puzzles, as well as enjoying puzzles for over 60 years, and I have no hesitation in recommending this puzzle for people of all ages. It makes a great gift, stocking stuffer, a travel companion (Napoleon himself carried one with him ),a great gift to bring to a shut-in which costs about as much as a card or flowers, and will give anyone much enjoyment.
I dare say that it is the only puzzle that comes close to having entertained more people than Rubik’s Cube. However; there is one great difference; while with a little patience anyone can solve the puzzles, whereas, most people are unable to “solve the cube”.