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What is Tangol?

Tangol is an innovative word game that continues and expands upon “Sator Square” word grids, first documented in the ancient ruins of Pompeii (the five words of that puzzle were: Sator, Arepo, Tenet, Opera, and Rotas). Typical Sator squares are five-word palindromes, a 5×5 square with symmetrical words mirroring one another horizontally and vertically. Tangol also includes those that are 3×3 and 4×4.

Game Modes

Players have a multitude of choices in how to play Tangol in-app: single player classic puzzle mode, advanced classic puzzle mode, timed challenges, and, in Q1 2020, the Solitaire version of the card game! Create grids sizes 3×3-5×5, with larger grid sizes planned for future releases.

Feats Don’t Fail Me Now

Track your progress in-game with the Feats menu, showing everything you’ve accomplished so far! In future updates, you’ll be able to save your data to the cloud, taking your progress across multiple platforms.

No Ads!

By choice, we have decided to not include annoying ads or pop ups in Tangol. The game is low revenue; its demo is free and offers plenty of game play in and of itself. The full game unlock is priced at only $1.99, affordable for most players yet providing financial compensation to a hardworking independent game development studio. Players can also buy hints on the Tangol store but hints are not necessary to have fun deciphering the word grids — no pay to win here!