Alternate Tangram Constructions

Is the normal Tangram construction truly so good that all others are not worth trying? If so, why, but the premise seems unlikely. At the very least I would expect there to exist many other constructions with their own pros and cons compared to the classic. Contrariwise, though, I am unable to find a single alternative construction.

Here is the classic construction for reference followed by some alternatives I’ve been thinking about, though I was certainly not the first to come up with these designs given the Tangram’s long history.

The Classic Tangram Puzzle:


Alternative 1:


Alternative 2:


Many other possibilities exist. I think using the tetrominos or tetrahexes could provide interesting possibilities as well.

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