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LetsTans Checkered

3.2 out of 5 stars 5 customer reviews



Product Description

LetsTans Checkered is a dynamic Tangrams experience for Kindle. You are given a set of seven checkered tans that you can combine into thousands different checkered shapes. The trick is that for each puzzle, you need to create exactly the shape given!

FEATURES
- 100 hand-crafted puzzles!
- Medium to Hard difficulty level.
- Move, rotate, and flip pieces.
- Need help? Use hints.
- Time counter with pause option.
- Earn stars for each solved puzzle.
- Advanced score system.

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

Product Details

  • Version: 1.0
  • Release Date: December 4, 2012
  • File Size: 632 kB
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Grabarchuk Puzzles
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • ASIN: B00AI2L7AC
  • Publisher License: Read
  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars 5 customer reviews
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,747,459 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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By J. Chambers HALL OF FAMETOP 10 REVIEWER on December 21, 2012
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One of my favorite games on my iPad 1 (before I sold it) was "LetsTans Deluxe" by the Grabarchuk Family. It's a great take on traditional tangram puzzles. In case you're not familiar with these puzzles, tangrams consist of seven flat shapes, called tans, which are put together to form shapes. The objective of the puzzle is to form a specific shape (given only an outline) using all seven pieces, which cannot overlap.

Tangrams are a natural fit for digital devices. No more bulky wooden blocks or cutting out cardboard shapes. With digital, you simply select a piece, move it into place - rotating or flipping it as necessary (tap to rotate, double tap to flip) - and adjust the pieces until they all fit. The developers have done a splendid job of adapting tangrams for the e-ink Kindles. I played LetsTans Checkered on a Kindle Paperwhite, where it ran smoothly with no problems.

Don't make the mistake of thinking these tangrams are as simple as those you may have solved as a child. Some puzzles are relatively easy, but some are considerably more difficult. The LetsTans Checkered puzzles are similar to those in LetsTan Classic, but there's a little twist - each piece is checkered, which visually breaks up the patterns and makes the puzzles more difficult, in my opinion.

Just to add to the pressure, a timer is running. Even with a puzzle you've already solved, you can go back and try to beat your best time. At any time, you can press the "+" key and see the time that has elapsed, and pressing a lightbulb symbol will give you a hint about where a piece fits. However, using hints lowers your score, so use them sparingly.

(If I had one wish, I would add a casual mode with no timer. However, it's a count-up timer, so you don't have to worry about time running out anyway.)

LetsTans Checkered is one of those puzzles that's not only fun, it's a complete mental and aesthetic experience. Not only that, be forewarned that it's highly addictive!
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I am hooked on this! I got this a little bit ago and time is just flying by! I am in love with puzzles and these are amazing! I know what I'm doing on my break and at lunch at work and at home for a while!

If you are an avid puzzle fan then this is for you! Even if your not, even if your just curious about puzzles then you can not beat this price! It is amazing! A must have and a must buy for people who love puzzles!

Or give it as a gift for someone who loves puzzles! It is Valentines Day and this is a great gift idea! Fun, hours of entertainment and you can do the puzzles together as a couple!
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I had recently downloaded another Grabarchuk puzzle book, so I already knew the book would deliver fun. Lets Tans is an electronic version of an ancient puzzle game. My kids played with wooden tans when they were young, to make pictures and solve simple puzzles. This updated electronic version contains both simple and advanced levels that challenge the brain with lateral thinking. Each puzzle requires you to imagine how the image would be completed by the shapes available. The puzzles are quick and ideal for those times when you have a few minutes to kill.
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After playing the classic version I really wanted to play next mode. And checkered is even more fun and challenging. You have all pieces colored into square and you need put together them into checkered shape. Fun :) almost all shapes are new if to compare with classic version. I guess will also try duo mode later. And, as usually for Grabarchuk toys - high quality for good price.
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I did not like this game. at all. Not user friendly and immediately removed it from my kindle because I felt it was a waste of time. Would not recommend this to anyone..
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