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CONNECTION By WebAvenue Unipessoal Lda FREE

 How many times have we seen a puzzle app game where the object is to trace a path that covers all the squares?  So many times. CONNECTION is another one with some nice features.

1. Some grids need to covered with 2 or 3 different lines.
2. Some spots can only be traversed with one color.
3. Some spots must be covered twice. It can be the same color, twice.
4. Wormholes

I started this game on my phone (iphone 4 small screen). Way too small a screen.  I did about 50 levels in 30 minutes, which included ad time.  And there are too many ads. So turn off your data & wifi and the ads seem to disappear.

Overall, the graphics are good, but the puzzles are not that hard.

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/connection/id1361313065?mt=8
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Escape the Room article

http://gamasutra.com/view/news/219711/Designing_a_reallife_Escape_the_Room_experience.php

Thanks to Nicola Salmoria for sending me this article.  Escape the Rooms are popping up all over the place.
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Block Boss – puzzle game for all devices

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Block Boss has been on my radar for a couple of months.   The object is to shift the tiles around each other and then slide them to the borders to catch the stars.

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Not sure about this game. It’s a good idea. But I don’t understand why I can’t make certain moves.

I have not play tested this enough.
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/block-boss/id1008761731?l=fi&ls=1&mt=8
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=net.ragemode.blockboss

2015 PAGY Awards – December 30th & 31st. Exciting.  Oh! I have a little surprise for December 29.
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Recent Twitter Conversation

After playing 1 game of Stickets for almost 3 weeks, I got a score over 3000 and moved into second place on the leaderboard.  Then I got this message from the person who is #1.

Mr Top Gnu@TopGnu Mar 7

@LabMicePuzzles WHAT DO YOU THINK YOU’RE DOING?! STOP IT AT ONCE
My response:
@TopGnu I have retired from playing Stickets. Now I’m playing Threes! And am struggling. Check out Tripevo,
His response:
@LabMicePuzzles this sounds like subterfuge. I’ve got my eye on you.


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Pluszle: Brain Logic Game by Huckleberry BV FREE

Do you remember the game Qwhizzle? I loved it! Unfortunately, it’s no longer available. Hopefully, if you’re a Loyal Blog Follower, you downloaded it.

Recently Eljo Bosman contacted me about his team’s new game: Pluszle: Brain Logic. It’s another math puzzle.

The object is to highlight numbers in the grid so that the selected numbers add up to the numbers on the right and the ones down below.

What I particularly like is that each level can be solved in 6 degrees of difficulty. 
(This concept is not new. Tower Locked comes to mind.)



Pluszle has an excellent feature which makes this more manageable & fun: one button adds up only the numbers already selected.  Another button adds up all the numbers which makes it easier to see which numbers must be eliminated.

At the hardest setting, I need about 10-15 minutes.  At level 5, I’m gotten my time down to 3-4 minutes.

At the moment, I’ve done about 35 levels.

Whereas Qwhizzle had me very hyped, Pluszle has a more calm feel to it. Definitely a fun math puzzle.

iOS: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/pluszle-brain-logic-game/id1327839430?mt=8
https://www.pluszle.com/
Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.pluszle.game


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Route-Out 2: A Thinking Puzzle

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Route-Out 2: A Thinking Puzzle is the sequel to Route-Out from 2 years ago.
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In order to play this game, I had to install the latest ios version – something I was very reluctant to do.  But this game is a worthy of it.

I haven’t solved all the levels yet. In fact, I still haven’t solved 3 levels from the previous version, which I think makes it very close to perfect.

2015 PAGY Awards – December 30th & 31st. Exciting.  Oh! I have a little surprise for December 29.
https://itunes.apple.com/lc/app/route-out-2-a-thinking-puzzle/id1048744105?mt=8
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EnigmOn: puzzle app game for iphone, ipad

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EnigmOn is a puzzle app game that is similar to 100 Floors and all of its clones.  There are 28 levels to solve.  See the key? That’s level 1.

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See the safe? That’s where I’m currently stuck.

Right now the price is $ 1.99.  I got it for free because AppsGoneFree keeps track of cool apps – of all types – that become free for a limited time. About 2 weeks ago, they featured Can’t Stop about a week after I paid $ 1.99. Oh well.

On another note, looking at newly published puzzle apps – there is a deluge of clones of Threes! and 2048! There must be at least 100 of these. What’s disappointing is that it’s harder to find the real gems under the rubble.  If you find something good, do send me an email.

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/enigmon/id459892261?mt=8
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Math Puzzles – IF, THEN… by Viacheslav Komarivskyi FREE

 Math Puzzles – IF, THEN… comes from Viacheslav Komarivskyi. The object is to look at a set of numbers, find the pattern and then prove that you have cracked the code.

There are 30 levels and they get hard pretty quick. I spent way too much time on level 11.

At the moment, I’m somewhere around level 18.

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/math-puzzles-if-then/id1367115275?mt=8
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2 Cars: free reflex game for iphone, ipad

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The images above tell the whole story. I have to admit, I love this little game. It’s too fast for me though. My high score is only 40. Often, when changing lanes, I sideswipe a square. 

To really appreciate this game, first play it a few times. Then check the high scores on the Leaderboard. Who are these people and how do they do it?
https://itunes.apple.com/app/2-cars/id936839198

Update 2/20: my new high score is 60.
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Puzzle Wizard (IQ 130+) – puzzle app game for all devices.

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Loyal Blog Follower William Hu told me about Puzzle Wizard (IQ 130+)

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This is unquestionably, one of the hardest maze games around. Most maze solvers know the essential hint: work backwards.  Impossible here.

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Your goal is to pick up the key to exit.
When your man is on the green field, he can only transfer to another field via a portal. However, the fields can change colors.

I did not get far in this game. Probably because I’m trying to play test other worthy games to keep blogging 5x/week. 

Puzzle Wizard (IQ 130+) demands your full attention for a solid week or more. If you have played this game, share your thoughts in the comments section below.
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/puzzle-wizard-iq-130+/id796300430?mt=8
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.cheekymammoth.puzzlewizard
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