This challenging new version of Move the Box by Otizito is one of the best games available for IPhone and Android on the market. While the game itself has very simple rules, the puzzles can be anything but. In fact, you may find yourself engrossed for hours on end as you attempt to make your way through each new challenge gaining in trickery as it goes.
You begin with a series of boxes on your screen and the goal is simple: move the boxes around to clear the dock as quickly as possible. The catch is that your number [Read More...]
Sporos is really good set of puzzles that are similar to the 8 Queens puzzle. In the 8 Queens puzzle, you must place 8 Queens on the board so that every square is attacked and none of the Queens are attacking each other.
Sporos is similar. You are given 2 or 3 ‘Sporos’ and must place them carefully. Some Sporos point in all directions. Others do not.
There are 300 ‘Essential labs’. I’ve solved about 100 of them. They go pretty fast, Though some are hard.
I was ready to move on to the next puzzle app, when I [Read More...]
Each level of this second installment to Continuity, the game board is drawn as sliding tiles. You must solve the puzzle by rearranging the sliding tiles to allow your character access to the next level. Each level increases in difficulty but it is challenging in a good way, meant to challenge your mind. The masterfully designed game-play will keep you busy for hours with simple but fresh graphics, a truly innovative puzzle game.
LynzFree comes from Matthew Little.
It is an edge-matching puzzle with funky colors. There are 3 levels: beginner, intermediate and advanced. In the beginner levels: trade the 9 tiles in a 3×3 grid. In the intermediate level: same as beginner, but some tiles can also rotate.
Advanced levels: they’re not ready.
I’ve been doing edge-matching puzzles for many years. It’s not something I actively seek out. However, I do like these graphics. Right now I’ve done 2 of the beginner and 2 of the intermediate levels.
It’s a free puzzle app game. Kids will like this.
Hex Maze comes from Xia Pei Ming. It’s not a maze. There’s nothing maze-y about it! I suspect that the author used ‘maze’ as a synonym for puzzle.
Rearrange the tiles so that each one has the correct number of tiles surrounding it. For example, do you see the yellow 2? It’s good because it’s next to 2 tiles. Red means that too many tiles are touching it. Green – not enough tiles.
We’ve seen this type of puzzle many times before with a rectangular grid. So it’s nice to see this. Also, the graphics are good.
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This new addition to the loved story line of Broken Sword brings with it a new narrative and story line that makes this game worth every penny. Our heroine Nico Collard finds herself in the middle of a conspiracy when she is invited to interview statesman Pierre Carchon after a brutal murder in Paris.
You will soon find yourself sucked in to the dark, mysterious storyline as the two travel the world solving puzzles and battling a dark conspiracy surrounding the Knights Templar. The beautifully executed graphics will have you stunned as you travel with the characters to each [Read More...]
Penguin Plunge: Stuck in Antarctica is exactly like Lunar Lockout from ThinkFun.
ThinkFun has been getting ripped off too many times. Too often, somebody comes out with a version of Rush Hour.
This is the second ripoff of Lunar Lockout.
Nob Yoshigahara was the creative force behind Lunar Lockout. I recall sitting on the side during an International Puzzle Party in Tokyo and he was performing a magic trick. He told me that it was ‘so simple’. But I don’t think anybody could figure it out. He was a character.