Everything about this delightful little project rubs me the right way. First off, if you didn’t play Tangrams as a kiddo, you missed out. Making animals out of wood shapes ranks high on the list of elegant, frill-free ways to exercise your mind. But we all know it’s impossible to keep anyone’s attention for too long these days without a carcinogenic wireless gadget close at hand. Time to appify this mind game.
Andrew Hunt’s on it. A graphic designer and software developer by trade, he’s bringing this classic to an app store near you (phew!). What makes this project totally brilliant, though, is that he’s also offering handmade wood sets, too. For just $15, you can have a polar-opposite, totally tangible version of the classic game. You can also theoretically play Tangrams all day long every day from any location from now until the end of apps (or wood, whichever comes first).