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Lets Tans

Lets Tans by The Garbarchuk Family

5 stars

(Excerpt from Amazon) Lets Tans is a dynamic Tangrams experience for Kindle.

You are given a set of seven flat shapes that you can combine into over 6500 different shapes. The trick is that for each puzzle, you need to create exactly the shape given! In each puzzle you are shown a shape into which you must fit the puzzle pieces such that no piece overlaps the shape or other pieces.

300 hand-crafted puzzles are included and 3 difficulty modes provided. You can move, rotate, and flip pieces to get them to fit the required shape. Need help? Lets Tans can give you a hint. You can keep track of your time with a counter, and you can pause that timer when you want to take a break. You earn stars for each puzzle completed, and Lets Tans will track your scores so you can track your progress.

A super puzzle for exercising your spatial skills, Lets Tans is a great pastime for young and old alike.

This puzzle is a simple concept, you get 7 shapes and a board to make them all fit. Sounds easy, right? The first couple puzzles in classic mode are easy, but the board starts having shapes of its own that you place the pieces in, and then it starts making you think. When I started my first couple games I could finish them with a minute or two, then my times started going further and further up.

If this doesn’t sound challenging enough for you, there are two other options for playing. There is the Checkered mode where the board is checkered and you have to fit the pieces into the proper places along with in the proper pattern. Then there is the Duo mode where you get 10 pieces but two boards that you have to fill. If that wasn’t enough, you do get 300 puzzles to solve, so you won’t be zipping through this game without really thinking about it.

I really liked this game. There were enough play modes to keep me from getting bored and enough puzzles to keep me playing for quite a while. I admit that it took me a few moments to realize that to select, rotate, or flip the pieces uses different letters on the keyboard of the Kindle. After I figured that out, I was on a role. I really like how there is an index, in case you want to bounce around the puzzles, but it also keeps track of the amount of time that it took you to solve the puzzle. What a great way to keep challenging myself. If you like puzzles, this is going to be one that you will want to get.

I received this game for free from the author in exchange for an honest review.

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