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  1. Posted on Oct 15, 2006

    Views: 984

    Pardon Our Dust!

    Hello everyone – please excuse our dust as we launch this new web site. We are experiencing some minor issues in moving our site from the test environment to the full scale web server environment! We will be running smoothly very shortly.

    So what is Tanga? Simply put, it’s the place to stop every single night to shop for incredible deals on games, consumer electronics, gadgets and other great geeky stuff. It’s also a place to come and have fun! Our Daily Fun area will be filled with lots of entertaining things to do including puzzles, games, videos, or anything else that we find fascinating and fun. You will still be able to collect Tanga points by visiting and/or participating in our Daily Fun. But now you have to do it on the day it’s released. Just like our products that are “Here Today, Gone Tomorrow”, so is the ability to get Tanga Points for solving a puzzle or checking out the Daily Fun page!

    We will be announcing what you can do with Tanga Points shortly, but some of our ideas include upgrading to Super Tanga User (STU) status, participating in blind auctions for cool products, buying Tanga Trash among other things.

    Have fun and enjoy the deals and the Daily Fun! And again, thank you for your patience as we get everything running as smoothly as our pre-launch puzzle site!

  2. Posted on Oct 14, 2006

    Views: 1,340

    Tanga Launch (Pre-Info)

    Tanga Launch is Coming Sunday October 15th at 7:00 p.m. PST!

    Thank you for participating in our pre-launch puzzle extravaganza! If we had a dollar for every email we received begging for hints, we wouldn’t have had to start this business. We hope you had as much fun solving these puzzles as we had watching the threads on

    Most of you received Tanga Points for solving the daily puzzles. Tanga Points are a form of currency that can be used for a variety of activities that will be announced in the future. We will also be adding additional fun things to do with your Tanga Points to our site randomly throughout the year. This may include blind auctions for really cool products, registering for Super Tanga User status, buying Tanga Trash, performing the Macarena or other cool and zany things.

    Starting on October 15th, solving a daily puzzle will still reward you with Tanga Points but because our products are “Here Today, Gone Tomorrow” so is the opportunity to earn Tanga Points for solving a daily puzzle. You can come back and play the puzzles at any time, but if you wish to earn Tanga Points, you need to solve them within 24 hours. But guess what? Chicken butt – AND there will be other ways to earn additional Tanga Points that we will announce shortly.

    You will also notice that we renamed the puzzle area to “Daily Fun.” This is because we will be offering something fun and exciting to do or see every night at 7:00 p.m. PST (10:00 p.m. EST.) This could be a puzzle, a contest, a Podcast, a or anything else that we think is entertaining. For right now, we are going to entertain you with incredible puzzles that will be even more fun and interesting than the last 30 we published!

    Oh, one more thing. We know that some people will try to create multiple accounts to try to collect as many Tanga Points as possible. If we catch people trying to cheat (and we have our ways to find out), we’ll have to eliminate those accounts from our system! It’s kind of like Elimi-Date on MTV but without all the hot women. So please play nicely with the other Tanga users and remember to please wash your hands after you go potty.

  3. Posted on Oct 14, 2006

    Views: 930


    The winner of the grand prize of an XBox 360 Premium Edition is one who has solved all 30 puzzles, didn’t sleep day or night for an entire month just to figure out the answers, and someone who has promised to tatoo the name Tanga on their chest. That man happens to be Aaron Hallien! Congrats to Aaron and thank you to everyone who played for the past 30 days. We had a blast!

  4. Posted on Oct 14, 2006

    Views: 909

    The Winner of the 3D Settlers of Catan is...

    Daniel Reynolds! Congrats Mr. Danielson, you will receive a brand new copy of the anniversary 3D edition of the Settlers of Catan. Who cares of the ports aren’t printed correctly on the wood frame and if you can’t see the numbers on the round chits after you roll them! Hey, this game comes in a crate AND has clay molded 3D pieces! What other game compares? None I dare to say. Congrats on winning!

  5. Posted on Oct 13, 2006

    Views: 1,166

    Have a Holly, Jolly Christmas!

    Well, at least we’ll know that Tom Jolly will have a holly, jolly Christmas – a few months early! Why you ask? Because Tom is going to receive a nice little present in the mail. A SlingBox – the device everyone is talking about that lets you time-shift your TV viewing to any computer that is connected to a high-speed connection. Even Santa is jealous!

  6. Posted on Oct 13, 2006

    Views: 947

    The "Obvious" Winner for Wednesday is...

    Help Help me Ronda! Ronda Schmidt is the lucky winner of a brand new iPod Shuffle. Not the ugly, old model but the new silver model that everyone is clamoring after. We placed an order for one so as soon as it arrives, it will be sent out to Ms. Ronda!

  7. Posted on Oct 12, 2006

    Views: 1,041

    Final Prizes Announced!

    Ok you crazy puzzle solvers. We want you to get as excited as a little school girl in a Build-a-Bear store. So in order to accomplish this feat, we are announcing the final prizes for the Tanga Pre-Launch Extravaganza.

    Wednesday – a new iPod shuffle – completely redesigned and even more hip!

    Thursday – a Slingbox – watch your home TV from anywhere in the world!

    Friday – a $400 3D Settlers of Catan Anniversary Edition. Who cares if you can’t fit the number tokens on the hexes or even read the number, it’s still cool!

    Saturday – the Grand Prize is an xBox 360 Premium Edition Game Console. We will pick one person randomly who has solved all 30 puzzles!

    Good luck and good night.

  8. Posted on Oct 12, 2006

    Views: 685

    Mr. Gore - did you invent the internet?

    Not only did Mr. Gore (Thomas) invent the internet, he also won a Sony PS2 Slim version from the wackos at for solving Tuesday’s “bone-head” of a puzzle. But Gore shouldn’t be faulted for saying he invented the internet. He was just really tired when he made that statement. You see, he was up all night the day before inventing the camcorder and was feeling a little loopy.

    Note: “Bone-Head” does not a reference to Mr. Gore or Mr. Thomas Gore but to the actual puzzle as there is a skeleton pictured. It could have something to do with the author of the puzzle however.

  9. Posted on Oct 10, 2006

    Views: 1,163

    Sugar Pie Honeycutt!

    Sugar Pie, Honeycutt
    You know that we love you
    We can’t help ourselves
    We love your puzzle solving and nobody else

    In and out my life (in and out my life)
    You come and you go (you come and you go)
    Leaving just your bits behind….(ooh)
    And we’ve scanned them a thousand times (ooh)
    When you snap click your mouse, or tap that keyboard,
    We come a-running to you
    with a brand new fetching iPod,
    And there’s nothing more that we can do (until the 15th of October at 7:00 p.m. PST)

    We can’t help ourselves,
    No, we can’t help ourselves,

    ‘Cause, Sugar Pie Honeycutt!
    We’re cooler than a Web site should be
    We can’t help ourselves
    We’re a Web site in pre-release ’ya see

    SUGAR PIE HONEYCUTT! Miss Jessica Honeycutt is a winner of a brand new iPod Nano – in fact, one of the just released iPod Nanos! Woohooo Jessica!

  10. Posted on Oct 9, 2006

    Views: 983

    Brian Carroll wins big on Sunday the 8th!

    Brian will soon be snuggling with a nice warm copy of Ra by Reiner Knizia and Uberplay. It’s the closest he’ll get to Dr. Knizia himself.

  11. Posted on Oct 9, 2006

    Views: 999

    Trey Hedden - the Saturday puzzle winner!

    Hey Trey, Hey Trey, get your groove on! Trey wins a copy of Princes of Florence. This is an oldie but a goodie. Congrats on your win. Only a few more days left!

  12. Posted on Oct 9, 2006

    Views: 1,069

    Prizes for Mon-Wed - announced!

    Here are the list of prizes for the next three days. As you’ve noticed, our front page mentions nothing about what types of prizes we planned to give away during our first 30 days of pre-launch madness. So now, you can win some cool tech!

    Monday – Ipod Nano 2GB Silver
    Tuesday – PS2 Slim (Playstation 2)
    Wednesday – Ipod Shuffle (New redesigned version)

    Good luck and may the force be with you.

    Edit – ok, so we DID mention the board games. When I read it through I didn’t see it on the front page! This was our evil plan all along ;-) And if you win and don’t like the product, sell it on Ebay and buy a game of your choice!

  13. Posted on Oct 7, 2006

    Views: 1,153

    Krista Kilmer is our winner! What prize you may ask?

    She is the winner of Friday’s puzzle (October 6th) and will be receiving one of the best games this year – CAYLUS! Everybody say it with me now – CAYLUS! CAYLUS!

  14. Posted on Oct 6, 2006

    Views: 1,161


    TangaJoe is trapped in a dark hotel room with the other unshowered Tangadenizens slaving away at for three days straight. And we’ve ran out of Diet Coke. UNACCEPTABLE.

    In other news, TangaJoe’s wife is at home alone and has no pizza (left her cell phone at work), water (the house’s water pump broke), dishwasher (clogged), or car (keys lost). As Earl would say, “Do good things and good things will happen. Do bad things and bad things will happen.” I figure that’s what she gets for childishly demanding pizza the other night.

  15. Posted on Oct 6, 2006

    Views: 1,267

    Who's Your Daddy? is! Congratulations to Mr. Josh Bluestein and Mr. B. Warren for winning the Wednesday and Thursday puzzle contests. Mr. Bluestein will be receiving a copy of Wildlife from Uberplay and Mr. Warren will be receiving a copy of Blue Moon City by Fantasy Flight.

    Can you believe the launch of Tanga is just a little over a week away? Our team has been busy getting the site ready to launch and the team of The Swan have been helping with a makeover of the site. Today, the front page will be getting a tummy tuck and tomorrow, the FAQ will be receiving a large injection of Botox. Soon there will be a competion to see which page in the site is the hottest and we will award that page with a crown, flowers and a check for $100,000 and the coveted title of “The Swan.” Mark your calendars and be sure to visit at 7:00 p.m. PST sharp on October 15th.

  16. Posted on Oct 4, 2006

    Views: 970

    Tuesday, October 3rd winner is?!?!?!

    Mr. Tim Klein! Wahooo for Tim! We are going to send Mr. lucky-pants Klein a nice copy of Ticket to Ride Marklin published by an effervescent French man and his company, Days of Wonder. Congrats to Tim and keep on solving these puzzles! Only a few more puzzles until the launch of

  17. Posted on Oct 3, 2006

    Views: 1,151

    John Morgan & Lindsey Dubb - Come on Down!

    You are the next contestant on the Tanga is Right! And you have both outbid everyone else for the past two Tanga puzzles and will receive:

    1) John – a copy of Hansa by Uberplay / Sunday the 1st of October puzzle.
    2) Lindsey – a copy of Thurn and Taxis by Rio Grande / Monday the 2nd of October puzzle.

    Congratulations! Good luck to you all…

  18. Posted on Oct 2, 2006

    Views: 1,350

    Saturday, September 30th winner - Erika Osterbur!

    Puzzle #17 winner is Erika Osterbur! She will be sent a copy of Day’s of Wonder’s new game, “Cleopatra and the Society of Architects.”

    Cleopatra was born in 69 BC and was 18 years old when we father died and left his kingdom to her. Did you know that Cleopatra actually spoke 8 languages and was the only one in her family in a long period of time to speak Egyptian? A little known fact about Julius Caeser and Cleopatra’s child is that his name was Ptolemy Caeserion and he was the first human to be born using a Caeserion Section (C-Section.)

  19. Posted on Oct 1, 2006

    Views: 1,268

    Who's the winner of Puzzle #16 - David Pugh!

    Go David! Go David! Go David Pugh. You are the lucky contestant winner of a beautiful copy of China by Mr. Michael Schacht and published by Uberplay. Congrats on being picked and good luck with the future puzzles!

  20. Posted on Sep 29, 2006

    Views: 1,422

    Congrats to Walter Holladay - Winner of Puzzle #15

    Holladay Celebrate!
    Holladay Celebrate!

    If we took a Holladay
    Took some time to celebrate
    Just one day out of life
    It would be, it would be so nice

    Everybody spread the word
    We’re gonna have a celebration
    All across the world
    In every nation
    It’s time for the good times
    Forget about the bad times, oh yeah
    One day to come together
    To release the pressure
    We need a Holladay

    You can turn this world around
    And bring back all of those happy days
    Put your troubles down
    It’s time to celebrate
    Let love shine
    And we will find
    A way to come together
    And make things better
    We need a Holladay

    Holladay Celebrate!
    Holladay Celebrate!

    Come together in every nation and play some Roads and Boats Baby!

  21. Posted on Sep 29, 2006

    Views: 1,106

    Having Login Problems?

    I’ve heard a couple (i.e. two) reports of people having problems logging in. Not sure what’s up with that.

    If you are trying to login, and you keep getting redirected to the front page (with no special “login failed” message) — or you know someone else that is having login problems — please send a electronic message (“e-mail”) to (or leave a comment below). Please provide some detail about what happens when you try to login.

    In other news, my wife had a fit last night until I got her pizza. Women.

  22. Posted on Sep 29, 2006

    Views: 1,184

    Congrats to Michael Medlin - Winner of Puzzle #14

    Two, Four, Six, Eight, who do we appreciate? Michael! Michael! Michael Medlin!!! He is the winner of a brand new copy of Ticket to Ride Europe by Days of Wonder and the wonderous designer who we call Mr. Alan Moon who happens to sing a pretty good country tune. (It’s all true – I have heard the pilfered MP3s!)

    Congrats and keep on puzzling!

  23. Posted on Sep 27, 2006

    Views: 1,276

    Congrats to Fritz Schwartz! The winner of puzzle #13

    When I was a kid, my parents made me eat grits for breakfast. When I would throw fits, they’d grab their baseball bats and mits and we’d go outside and let off some steam. Then we’d come back and eat Ritz and more grits. Then I’d have to go to Boy Scouts and I got the Firem’n Chit. And my dog loved to eat Kibbles and Bits. Then I grew up and my girlfriend in high school was quite the ditz. Our web site is getting tons of hits and we now say CONGRATS TO Mr. FRITZ! He will be receiving a free copy of Ra(tz) from Uberplay!

  24. Posted on Sep 26, 2006

    Views: 974

    Congratulations to Mark Gallardo - winner of puzzle #12

    The guy who is named after one of my favorite cars pulls out a win for Monday’s puzzle. He will win a nice, brand-spankin-new copy of The Princes of Florence! Congrats to Mark – and please remember, that there are no losers in this contest. You are ALL winners in the eyes of the Tanga Gods.

  25. Posted on Sep 25, 2006

    Views: 892

    Congratulations to Ashley Nichols - winner of puzzle #11

    Ashley Nicols is the winner of The Motley Fool Buy Low, Sell High game by Dr. Reiner Knizia. Congrats to Ashley for winning today’s puzzle!

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