The Swipea line of Tangram puzzle apps is impressive. These apps, including Swipea Tangram Puzzles for Kids: Transport, manage to take a very popular puzzle game that children have been playing for decades and transform it into an engaging, colorful mobile experience that takes full advantage of the features of the iPad and touch screen controls. While the lack of clear labels can be confusing as you get started, once the game is underway, your children will have a blast.
One thing that makes Swipea Tangram Puzzles for Kids: Transport so much fun is that nearly everything in them is shaped like a tangram puzzle. This is also an issue, however, as it is not immediately clear what every menu option does. Some are obvious and others are not, but more than once we were directed to the app store after tapping the wrong menu item, a problem that will surely frustrate children trying to play a game. Once you get started, however, it's smooth sailing. Instead of just any shapes, everything in this themed game is related to cars, boats, and airplanes. Rotating and moving the objects is very simple and the onscreen guides are clear. The pieces don't lock together, which makes the experience even more engaging as children can be more imaginative in solving puzzles.
If you are eager to share a game with your children that uses classic game mechanics, works their minds, and looks and feels like a solid, well-polished app, Swipea's Tangram Puzzles for Kids: Transport is a great place to start. Fantastic design, numerous free puzzles, and kid-friendly controls all make this a perfect place to start when introducing children to tangram.