Tangram Fury has arrived!
Tangram Fury released on 11/11/11!See the press release here.
News About Tangram FuryPress Release:
NuFun Games, creator of Tangram Fury, Announces their Daily Tangram initiative On 12/12/12, NuFun Games, a division of Peepsock Press, LLC, announced that it has created a new online puzzle game called the Daily Tangram. This new product line will be made available online from the Daily Tangram page.
The Mining Gazette: Commemorating the U.P.
On 6/2/2012, the Mining Gazette, published in Houghton, Michigan, carried an article about the "Yooper Pack" version of Tangram Fury. A "Yooper" is a person who lives in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, or "U.P." The Yooper Pack is dedicated to shapes that help highlight some of the fun quirks of living in the U.P. from mosquitos to outhouses to Zambonis to the great outdoors. It's a beautiful place in all four seasons with amazing fall colors and horrendous amounts of snow in the winter that make for hundreds of miles of excellent snowmobile tracks. The article points out that this was Doug's nod of gratitude to the unique place where he grew up and still considers "home".
Product Review on the Father Geek site:"Father Geek" had this to say about Tangram Fury:
Sitting down and relaxing while working on a puzzle has been an enjoyable and relaxing pastime for generations. BORING! It's time to kick those puzzle skills up a notch and get your mind and fingers racing as you attempt to complete a Tangram puzzle before the other players do! You'll need razor-sharp focus, nimble fingers, and a mind like a steel trap in order to win this game! It's time to separate the puzzle "builders" from the puzzle "players!" See the full review here.
This had become somewhat of a necessity as the game's cards did not come back from the press sorted. There are 200 cards per game. There were 1,000 games produced for its first run. This meant that there were 200,000 cards that needed to be sorted. Most of the time spent sorting cards is done in the living room. Once a week, Doug's extended family drops by to have a "card sorting party". On these occassions, tables are set up throughout the main floor of the house as it becomes a busy enterprise of sorting, collating and collection of cards.The cards are only the most prevelant item to be accounted for. The 8-sided dice offered their own, unique challenge. They came blank. Doug and his wife, and one of his daughter's spent night after night stickering the 8-sided dice with red, blue, green and yellow stickers. All of this was done by hand, with meticulous attention to detail, to ensure the stickers were put on straight. In all, there are nearly a quarter of a million components going into the first edition of Tangram Fury. This includes a small business card, hand-signed by Doug, congratulating and thanking those who are able to buy one of the first editions of the game.
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