Good cheap stocking filler - this Tangram Mania for the DS is just £4.98 delivered @ Gamestation!
The Tangram originated in China and is often refered to as the Chinese Puzzle. With its long history, some claim that it's the oldest cutting puzzle in the world with a history that traces back to the late 18th century. In China, Tangram is known as Qi Qiao Ban which literally means 'Seven Boards of Cunning', and now for the first time this ancient art has been transferred to the Nintendo DS.
A Tangram is a square divided into seven parts that includes two large triangles, one medium-sized triangle, two small triangles, a smaller square and a parallelogram. The player must rearrange these differently sized shapes to create a new recognisable shape such as a rabbit or a swan.
Tangram Mania is incredibly easy to get into and hard to put down. As the game progresses, the complexity of the Tangrams increase and challenge the player to think about the new forms and shapes. Players can also create their own Tangrams to challenge friends in the free play mode.