What is Tantrix ?
Tantrix is an elegant coffee-table strategy game from New Zealand. Its intriguing mixture of skill and chance makes Tantrix a fun family game, at the same time as being utterly addictive to the serious player. Tantrix also includes a comprehensive collection of solitaire activities such as the Discovery and Rainbow puzzles.
|The Game Pack
Tantrix has become world renown as an elegant and addictive strategy game for 2-4 players. This edition, which came out in 2000, is called the "Game Pack" and represents 12 years of game development. It contains the award winning multi-player game and enough solitaire puzzles and activities to last a lifetime. The set consists of 56 unique black tiles, all numbered and colour-coded on the reverse side, a practical colour travel bag and a new edition of the 50-page illustrated activity guide. Inside you'll find :
NEW TANTRIX PUZZLE PACK
| Tantrix Gobble is the latest version in the evolution of Tantrix, following on from the Tantrix Game Pack. It includes all the best features of the Game Pack, plus some significant improvements. The main addition is an interactive party game for up to six players. It is frantic, high-speed fun, rewarding quick thinking rather than careful strategy. Other improvements include: a friendly instruction booklet, a softer bag, and sculpted tiles which are easier to handle and pick up. Great for the whole family.
The Discovery is our most addictive puzzle creation yet! As a progressively challenging solitaire activity it was singled out from the Game Pack to provide the perfect introduction to Tantrix. The concept is simple: Ten tiles numbered on the reverse from 1 to 10. Start with three tiles, then slowly increase the difficulty by adding more tiles - it's guaranteed to hook you.
Contains 10 hexagonal tiles in a wood or chrome stand. The puzzle is designed to sit on your coffee table and drive your guests to distraction. Also available in a black mesh bag. The Discovery is the best way to learn about Tantrix concepts and improve your spatial skills. This is the one to start with!
Tantrix Xtreme is a more fiendish alternative to the Discovery, mainly aimed at keen puzzlers or experienced Tantrix players. It contains eight Discovery-type loop puzzles with an extra twist: no colour clue is given for each level. Two new tricky pyramid puzzles are added that provide an even greater challenge.
Your aim is to build loops of various shapes and sizes starting with just three tiles. Each new tile added gives you a different and more challenging puzzle. Xtreme tiles come in chrome and wooden stands as well as mesh bags. Available with black tiles only.
Tantrix Match is a new puzzle concept designed to train your spatial and logic skills whilst providing heaps of fun. Match contains 13 unique tiles, a wooden tray and a selection of puzzle cards sequenced in order of difficulty from easy to extreme. There are lots of ways you can use your powers of deduction to help you find the solutions!
With over 22 million puzzles possible, the difficulty of each puzzle is determined by the number and position of pre-placed tile clues. To play, a card is placed into the tray, the starting tiles are copied and the puzzle is solved by fitting the remaining tiles to make all colours match.
| Tantrix Match Add-On Packs
Three additional sets of puzzle cards are available for Tantrix Match. Each of those "add-on" packs contains 12 cards of increasing difficulty and is suitable for all ages. Student and Family packs are aimed at people without any prior experience at solving Tantrix puzzles, whereas the Expert set starts off at a moderate level and quickly becomes very hard, which makes them more suitable for Tantrix fans and puzzle enthusiasts.
Student Pack: Mostly easy to medium difficulty.
Family Pack: A range of difficulties from easy to hard.
Expert Pack: Mostly medium to hard difficulty.
A lightweight travel version of the popular Game Pack, inspired by the inventor's mountaineering friends. A full Tantrix pack weighs around half a kilo, and after carrying a standard set to high altitudes in the Himalayas, there had been demands for an "alpine" edition which just couldn't be ignored.
The new pocket edition contains all the puzzles and games of the standard-sized set, yet only weighs 120 grams. The tiles are still hand painted and made from a virtually unbreakable synthetic resin. It's handy size and light weight makes it the perfect set for posting or travelling overseas.
Tantrix Solitaire is the deluxe version of our classic Discovery puzzle. The set contains 14 tiles instead of 10. The tiles are slightly larger and thicker, about four times the weight of standard tiles, and subtly curved on the top and bottom surfaces. Apart from classic loop puzzles, you can play the Solitaire version of Tantrix, which is "half a puzzle, half a game".
Tantrix Solitaire comes in four different editions, each with their own 3-colour combination of links. The tiles of each set are numbered from 1 to 14. Combining all four editions together creates a full large-tile set of Tantrix needed to play the multiplayer game.