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Classic Tangrams

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The Tangram is a dissection puzzle consisting 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 or silhouette) using all seven pieces, which can not overlap. Alternatively the tans can be used to create original minimalist designs that are either appreciated for their inherent aesthetic merits or as the basis for challenging others to replicate its outline.

It is reputed to have been invented in China sometime around the late 18th century CE and then carried over to America and Europe by trading ships shortly after. It became very popular in Europe for a time, and then again during World War I. It is one of the most widely recognised dissection puzzles in the world and has been used for various purposes including amusement, art, and education.

Includes instructions with over 200 silhouettes to follow.

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