Our modern version of the ancient tangram is constructed of beautifully handcrafted monkey-pod wood, making it the perfect piece of "playable art". The 7 wooden puzzle pieces, known as tans, are cut thickly and precisely to ensure success whether puzzles are being solved by the hands of a small child or a grown adult. The object of the puzzle is to form a specific shape, given only in silhouette, using all seven pieces without overlapping any of them. Each set includes 50 glossy silhouette cards printed in vibrant, easy to discern colours. Each of the three categories of silhouettes, animals, people, and abstract shaped, contain puzzles of varying degrees of difficulty to challenge tangramists of all skill levels, with solutions to each puzzle printed on the back of the card. The tangram arrives in its own artistically-designed wooden box and matching lid with storage space for both the puzzle pieces and challenge cards, making for easy clean-up and attractive display. Give the Monkey Pod Games tangram set as a birthday gift to dad to keep his mind sharp for years to come or as a new source of endless hours of fun for children of all ages. Research has proven that puzzles such as tangrams can increase children's memory, spatial reasoning, problem-solving abilities, focus, speed, and language. In adults, they have been shown to boost long-term mental performance and improve memory retrieval and the ability to process new information, making this the perfect piece of exercise equipment for strengthening young minds and older ones too. And finding the solution is such addictive fun, we dare you to try and walk away from one of the challenge cards unsolved!