## Thursday, August 25, 2016

### Logic Traces by Kongregate Free

Logic Traces comes from the prestigious Kongregate. The object is to fill the grid completely.

Look at the second image.  See the 4 in the upper left corner? That means it can stretch to the right or down or a combination of the two directions to fill up 4 squares.

This concept is not new at all. It was first done in an old Rubik CD-ROM game and it was called Cover-Up.  On that game, the graphics were so much better than this game.

Beam Puzzle from 5 years ago was better than this.

Why don't I like this game? Because there are too many puzzles with multiple solutions. I should say, I solved all 30 of the 6x6 grids. I'd rather dig out the old Rubik CD-ROM and replay that, than this game.  Sorry guys.
Oh yes, thanks to Loyal Blog Follower Joel for pointing this game out. He also told me about another game Wall Logic that is very similar. I'm also not a fan of that. Oh well.
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/logic-traces/id1081609724?mt=8

## Tuesday, August 23, 2016

### Squares: A Game about Matching Colors: by Simple Machine, LLC Free

Squares: A Game about Matching Colors is a point scoring puzzle app.

Look at the second image.  At the top are 3 little squares: Yellow, Orange, Yellow. You must place them in the grid as a connected string so that there will be a group of 3 matching colors. They disappear and you score points.

The game ends when you cannot fit a new string.

Why this game is good
1. It starts out very easy with just 3 colors.
3. Combos: if you manage to get a cluster of 2 colors at the same time, you get more points. This leads to a bit of gambling. Should you take the easy points or go for combos?
4. The game takes no more than 15 minutes to play.

At the moment, my top score is 2100.

## Monday, August 22, 2016

### Teeter Slope by Miroslaw Zielinski Free

The objective in Teeter Slope is to tilt the balls until they hit a wall and hopefully get the white balls into the black square.  It's very very similar to Tip & Tumble by some friends of mine at Clickmazes.com.

There are 45 levels which I solved pretty quickly.
This is a great concept. However, the graphics really should be better.  Also, I found that some of the 'hardest' levels to be actually quite simple.
https://itunes.apple.com/US/app/id975874035

## Friday, August 19, 2016

### Not a puzzle today.

I posted this a couple of months ago: on the last day of school, I chopped off my very long beard at a school assembly.  Watch it here:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EyyIDW9Pj90
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Last week Nancy Ray Taylor, artist extraordinaire, (also my partner!) painted my profile before the chopping. I am honored and humbled by her talent.  She does everything: murals, portraits, and art classes.
http://www.nancyraytaylor.com/