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Mate in 3? Ok! chess puzzle app

Mate in 3

‘Mate in 3? Ok!’ is the title of this chess app.  The program has 210 problems. There are 10 free levels and I’ve done them all.  The next 200 levels cost $1.99. Which comes to 1 penny per puzzle.

I know lots of people are reluctant to make such a purchase but are perfectly happy to spend $4.50 on a cup of coffee that lasts 15 minutes.

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Crystal Sliders: puzzle app for iphone, ipad

Crystal Sliders

Surprisingly, it’s rare that a puzzle app developer gives a great description of their app.  This is one of them, below.  I think it’s unique and fun.  Am I addicted? No. But this is good! I’ve played it 8 times. I enjoyed it.

“Crystal Sliders is a deceptively simple but fun and challenging new puzzle game!  Your goal is to remove all crystals from a starting arrangement by selecting groups of two or more adjacent crystals of the same color.  The larger the group removed at once, the larger your score.  But there’s a twist: the remaining crystals slide and [Read More...]

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Century Puzzle: old puzzle comes back in the modern form.

Century Puzzle

Bakos Lucian recently contacted me about his new puzzle app game: Century Puzzle.  The object is to swivel the rings so that each column of numbers adds up to 100.

This is a very old type of puzzle. I have a paper version of this – it was hard to solve. But I did it. I’m not sure where it is, but I think it has 5 rings.

Century Puzzle has 6 rings – a lot more difficult!

There are 100 levels here. I don’t expect this puzzle to gain popularity because once you’ve done 1, there’s no urge to [Read More...]

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TapGem: puzzle app for iphone, ipad

Tapgem

TapGem is a very interesting puzzle app game.  The object is to place 4 gems on each colored region and ensure that each row and column has the correct number of gems as indicated. See the left margin and the row of numbers on the top.

If a number is in black, then you have satisfied the correct number of gems in that row or column. You can then white out the other squares because they cannot have gems.

There are 60 free levels. I’ve done all the easy and medium levels.  Here’s what I don’t like: many of these [Read More...]

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Chemin: puzzle app for iphone & ipad

chemin 1

Chemin is by Enrique Brandariz:  http://www.enriquebrandariz.com/chemin/CheminEN/Home.html

You are given numbered red squares – already fixed in the grid. Your task is to till the missing numbers so that there is a snake pattern from start to finish.  By the way, the word Chemin means road in French.

The grid sizes are 4×4, 5×5, 6×6 and 7×7.  25 levels per grid size. I raced through them and completed everything within 2 days.

The concept is not new. Marilyn vos Savant, supposedly the smartest person in the world, calls her version Numbrix. So I’ve been doing these for ages.

Chemin’s user [Read More...]

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Denki: puzzle app for iphone, ipad

Denki Blocks

Have you played  Tile’M All and Jelly Blocks? I love them both.  They are rock solid challenging puzzle apps where the object is to get all the colored shapes together.

I’ve been told that the original concept was known as Denki Blocks.  It’s not new. And it’s a bit expensive at $4.99. But I think it’s well worth it.  Most of the puzzles have 2 objectives: first to get all the colored shapes together. The second, more challenging goal is to make each final shape identical.

There are over 100 levels.  I have not solved them all. I’ve done about 70 [Read More...]

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Book Tower: puzzle game app similar to Tower of Hanoi

book tower

Book Tower has all the rules of Tower of Hanoi, but color is added.

 

I’ve seen 3 or 4 version of this exact same puzzle. I don’t remember the names though. What I particularly like about this version is the theme of books and the library background. They did a nice job on that.

http://gottasolveit.blogspot.com/

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