Standing on a base with a smooth black finish and surrounded by eight metal sticks, the seven wooden pieces with contrasting colors complete what seems to look more like a trophy than an actual puzzle. Solving this apparently simple challenge will prove to be a more arduous task than you’d think.
The pieces are comprised of six tetrominoes and one tromino – I actually am not exactly sure [Read More...]
Here’s a link maze using playing cards instead of symbols. Start on the ace of spades in the top left-hand corner and find a route to the king of clubs in the bottom right-hand corner using a series of horizontal or vertical jumps.
You start by jumping to a card of the same number, then to a card of the same suit, and so on, alternating between matching numbers and matching suits.
For example, from the ace of spades on the starting square you can jump to the ace of hearts in the top row, or the ace of hearts in [Read More...]
The name of the game is Cognitile. The object of the game is to get from one side of the maze to the other. There are many objects that will stand in your way but the catch is you will not see them when you need to.
You will be shown the path that you must walk through for 3 seconds. Then you will have to rely on your memory to make your way through the maze. there will be snakes and rocks and pits to keep from getting to your end goal.
This game gets trickier as [Read More...]
Start from the knight in the top left corner, and find the shortest route to the bottom right corner by jumping between chess pieces.
Each piece you land on determines where you can move next. As in chess, from a bishop you can move diagonally, and from a castle you can move horizontally or vertically. From a knight you can jump in an L-shaped knight’s move, and only the knight can jump over other pieces.
The pawn is special – it mimics the last piece you were on. So when you land on a pawn, the pawn behaves in the same [Read More...]
Cryptica is a well made puzzle game with very well done visuals. I have been playing this game for quite awhile and still come back to it as I have hardly gotten through the levels. This is no ordinary puzzle game. The levels are very challenging and the visuals are very nice to look at.
The object of the game is pretty simple. Move the stones to there correct resting place. The only problem is that all the stones move at the same time. You will have to use all the objects in the puzzle to maneuver [Read More...]
The Cone, from the German manufacturer Philos, is a very nice wooden puzzle, designed by Andrew Snowie, which will show you that appearances can be deceiving. At first, it doesn’t look like it’s difficult at all, because the pieces all have distinct shapes, but as you start to disassemble it you’ll soon discover that it may be harder than you were expecting it to be.
The concept behind the Cone is quite original, but I guess they ran out of originality when it came to name the puzzle as simply Cone. They could have used some puns with [Read More...]
The smart kind people at ThinkFun sent me a promo code to play Chocolate Fix. Like many of their puzzle games, there are easy, medium, hard & expert levels.
You are given clues about the arrangement of the chocolates: brown, pink, white combined with circle, square, triangle.
These puzzles have to be solved with a little trial and error.
So far, I’ve done all 100 medium levels. That was to get my feet wet on this concept. I’ve done 12 of the hard levels and 10 of the expert levels, including. For good measure, I did the last 5 of [Read More...]