Tangrams 330 Puzles Author:Ronald C. Read What is a tangram? It is more easily seen and understood than defined in words. But to put it briefly, it is a geometric dissection puzzle in which 7 standard pieces [5 triangles, one square, one rhomboid] are used to make images of various objects. It is of Chinese origin, although not new to America, since Yankee sea captains brought books ... more »of tangram puzzles back from China. Edgar Allan Poe and Napoleon enjoyed them.
This collection by Ronald C. Read gathers together over 300 tangrams, the best creations of both Chinese and Occidental puzzle devisers. Some of the tangrams are relatively easy and can be solved without too much brain-straining. Others are difficult, and may demand quite a bit of mental sweat to resolve. All, however, are delightful concoctions and will provide many hours of pleasure.« less