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Thursday, March 31, 2016

Thermometers Puzzles

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Do you remember Thermometers which I covered back in September? I really liked it and wanted it to be turned into an app. Thermometers Puzzles recreates it but not quite.

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The object is to place the mercury or alcohol on the segments so that the total number in each row and column match the numbers outside the grid. 

The grid sizes go from 5x5 to 11x11.  For the most part, they're fairly easy, which is okay because I like feeling smart. The other game which I played 6 months ago was harder because some of the thermometers were curved. Also, some of the grids had funky shapes.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Sudoku Maze: free puzzle app game for iphone, ipad

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Sam Wormald recently contacted me about his puzzle app game Sudoku Maze.  I have not had a chance to play it.  But it looks interesting.

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If you've played it, please describe it in the comments section below.

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Brain Puzzle Game 2525

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Brain Puzzle Game 2525 is a physics puzzle that came out last December. I played it then and only now am getting around to reporting on it.

The object is to get the yellow smiley face to crash into the blue frownies.   There are 48 levels and I've solved all but 2 of them.

Other Physics Puzzles
Super Sharp
Amigo Pancho
Quantum Game
Zen Sand

Monday, March 28, 2016

Polarity Puzzle - Connect positive to negative poles

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Polarity Puzzle - Connect positive to negative poles comes from Hexagony and Pushopolous.
Both are decent point scoring puzzle apps. Of the two, I prefer Pushopolous. But I haven't played either in a long time.

The object in this game is to place the New Tiles from the bottom into the grid so that all the Positives match the Negatives.  There are 3 grid sizes.  I did the small grid & large grids and got 100%.

Interesting game, but it's definitely not the type to play over and over again.

Friday, March 25, 2016

Tiles - Relaxing Puzzle Game

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Andrew Kite and Joseph Falzon' Tiles - Relaxing Puzzle Game is a topology puzzle app game.
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The object is to start at one yellow square, end at the other and pass through all the orange tiles. When an orange tile is passed over, it turns blue and can no longer be traveled on again.

Look at the second image. See the orange square with the red border? It must be traversed twice.  Also, see the black squares all connected? They act as train tracks.  The orange square on it will travel to pick you up and will drop you off anywhere on the tracks.

I've done a lot topology puzzle apps.  See the list below. Yes, I've done thousands of levels.
I like this game - particularly because of the train tracks.  I solved all 75 levels of this game, but they took a while.

One thing I thought was a bit confusing at first: look at the last image.  See the arrows that point down? They must be landed on from the tile above.  Once you're on those squares you do not have to continue downward.

Some other good topology games:
Lines Numeric Fun
Space Dots
Just Routes
Square Time
Numeric Paranoia
Number Painting
Water Colors
Colors the Addictive Game
Number Escape
Flow Draw A Line

Thursday, March 24, 2016


Remember the Point Scoring game Lines 123? My high score is now 31,020. Unfortunately, there is still  no leaderboard for this game.  My highest # for that particular game was 12. Or may 13. Sorry, I'm not sure. It's one of my favorite point scoring puzzle games because it only takes about 20 minutes to play.

March: Simple Chess - I've completed all 30 levels.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Light Up the Grid

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Ajitha Samarasinghe's Light Up the Grid combines 2 old puzzle elements: connecting the energy source to the light bulb, and the element of 'all the tiles slide together' action.

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Other Interesting Things
1. Some pieces need to be rotated.
2. The Blue Squares are instant freezers: any tile landing on it will lock onto it.
3. Fragile tiles - crashing into them once will demolish them.

At the moment, I've about 55 levels.

Monday, March 21, 2016

Brain Game University

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Dan Hansen recently contacted me about his new puzzle app game Brain Game University. (I think you can get a degree in playing his puzzles. Maybe get a job writing a blog about puzzle apps. Make your parents proud or extremely disappointed. Wasting so much time. It's really okay. I don't need your sympathy and/or pity. My grade point average could be a bit higher too.)
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Dan's description:
The multiplayer brain game app you've been waiting for: 41 challenging brain games, each with hundreds of variations, that let you play alone or in Game Center while earning your Bachelor of Gaming Arts degree.

Can you make the dean's list? Wreck the curve? Get straight A's? Getting schooled has never been so much fun.

The Brain Game University Curriculum:

• 2048 - Earn the 2048 tile before the grid fills up
• 4 Letter Words - Solve a puzzle filled with 4 letter words
• Arrows Away - Swipe in the direction of the most arrows
• Block Star - Tap on groups of blocks to remove them
• Boomer - Avoid exploding tiles while swiping paths
• Brink - Slide puzzle tiles into the correct positions
• Card Sharp - A card game where it's 21 or bust
• Code Breaker - Tap colored pegs to solve the code
• Color Match - Match tiles with reversed colors
• Concentration - Match hidden letters, numbers & shapes
• Connect: Connect dots with matching colors
• Deja Vu - Try to remember which tiles you've seen
• Edge Match - Match puzzle tile colors & patterns
• Fifteen - Slide tiles into the correct order
• Flash - Simon Says using flashes & sounds
• Fruit Crunch - Match 3 fruits to crunch them
• Grid Guru - Repeat increasingly complex patterns
• Heap - Try to move all the playing cards onto the heap
• Hopscotch - Slide letter tiles between rows to spell words
• Hunt & Peck - Create words by tapping letter tiles
• Mines: Uncover tiles without detonating mines
• Misfit: Tap the item that doesn't belong
• Number Crunch - Answer math expressions with swipes
• One & Only - Find the unique tile color
• Paired Up - Tap the matching pair of colored animal tiles
• Peg - Peg Solitaire with colorful marbles
• Rounders - Slide round tiles until the numbers match
• Scramble - Slide letter tiles to unscramble words
• Shape Shift - Match shapes before they shift
• SlideWays - Slide tiles until they match the board
• Smashed - Smash groups of blocks as fast as you can
• Sudoku - Fill each 3x3 box with the numbers 1-9
• Tetravex - Slide tiles until all adjacent edges match
• Total Recall - Memorize & recall words
• Treys - Find 3 cards that are all the same or all different
• True Colors - Tap tiles that are true to their color
• Unity: Unite matching tiles by swiping them together
• Word Crunch - Find words by swiping in a straight line
• Word Hunt - Form words by tracing adjacent letters
• Word Warrior - Recall letter tiles in order to create words
• Yacht - Roll 5 dice to make 12 different combinations

I reviewed Dan's other game Edge Match about 5 years ago.