Australian Council on Children and the Media

Tangram Quest - 5minutes Fun

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Tangram Quest is a geometry based brain-teaser game.

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No gambling content found in the levels played

This review of Tangram Quest was completed by the Australian Council on Children and the Media (ACCM) on 21 January 2015.

About the app

This section contains details about the app provided by an ACCM Reviewer.

Name of app: Tangram Quest
Developed by: 5minutes Fun
Platform reviewed: Google Play, Facebook
Cost: Free
Developer’s suggested age: Google Play Store: Everyone; Facebook: 13+ years
ACCM suggested age: 6+
Gambling content advice: No gambling content found in the levels played

ACCM review

This review of Tangram Quest contains the following information:

The level to which the game was reviewed

This review examines all of the levels within the app.

App description

This app appears to be a geometry based brain-teaser with a range of levels – each of which increases in difficulty as levels progress. The objective is to complete each level by using seven tangram shapes to form a larger image. The skills required are spatial awareness, lateral thinking and motor skills.

Reviewers comments

When the app is opened, players are taken to a menu with three options: Play Regular, Play Masters and Settings.

Play Regular opens to a list of categories and shapes. Within this option, players are shown a variety of images and must arrange the tangram shapes in a manner that results in them matching the image displayed in each category. There are a wide variety of images that must be fitted together using the tangram shapes.

The advanced mode of Play Masters is based upon the same fundamental concept, however the puzzles are more complex. The controls allow the player to move individual shapes, as well as to change the angular skew of individual shapes in order to fit them into specific places. Within the Settings menu, the app offers an option called ‘pieces selector’ – this allows players to change the texture of their tangram pieces, as well as options to turn the sound on and off. It also provides a timer and a reset button.

There appears to be no inappropriate material for children and is a good way to reinforce geometric learning skills.

Gambling

No gambling content found during this review.

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