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PAGY AWARDS 2014: Best Puzzle Apps of 2014

The famous PAGY awards are bestowed annually to the Puzzle App Games of the Year.
Congratulations to the winners.

Sudoku Killer
Threes!
Shapist

Perspecto

BoxOff
Folt
TRUpuzzlE
Titanic By SmartGames
Puralax
Stroke!
Tapes
Number Painting
Quetzalcoatl
Dwelp
Tip & Tumble
Game About Squares
Perfect Paths


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Best Puzzle App Games of 2014: The Nominations

Puzzle App Players & Designers,

Below is the famous List of Best Puzzle Apps of 2014.  I have play tested all of these extensively. My biggest regret is that I am sure that I’ve omitted many good games. I try to go through the new puzzle apps published weekly. People send me recommendations. I don’t get to them all.

What are the qualifies of a good puzzle app game? Fun is most important. Originality is a close second. Graphics and overall presentation are third. Finally, and most obviously, is the difficulty: is there a tutorial? Are there easy levels to get your feet wet? Does the game have 100 levels or a 1000? Less is more sometimes.

Some of the games listed below are not strictly puzzles, but they often get lumped into that category by the authorities at the iTunes store. Specifically, I’m referring to the point scoring games and the games that test your reflexes. You’ll find both types of those here, but not a lot.

If you scrutinize this list very closely, a couple were published in 2012 and 2013. The reason I included it now – I missed those games back then. If I missed your game this year, send me a reminder! You’re eligible for 2015.

Quell Reflect +
Puzzle Chain Reaction
Sudoku Mine
Quell Memento

Sudoku Killer
Threes!
Shapist
iceMazeAD
Slidercrash
Astro Mined
Perspecto
Nixie
BoxOff
Folt
TRUpuzzlE
Titanic By SmartGames
Puralax
Two Dots
Stroke!
Tapes
Fold the Adventure
Number Painting
Quetzalcoatl
Dwelp




Park Seasons
You Have One Box
Colors – The Addictive Game
Point to Point
1 to 25 Number challenge
Buffalooh
LostLands
Caveboy
Pathle
Connect Infinite
Amid Worlds
The Impossible Dodging
Nino
Square Push Square
Blokkology
TwoDots
Stop Crows
SpinIn
Colors Mix
Numberino
Flip Puzzle Game
21 Dice
Petals
Fiz
Atoms HD
Dozen!
Color Shape Tile Puzzle
Nexionode
Har*mo*ny
Noda
Twelve Hardest Puzzle
Andy’s Trains
Fruit Dating
Tealday

GOAT
Tip & Tumble


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The Best Puzzle App Games of 2013

Ladies & Gentlemen: here are the Best Puzzle App Games of 2013. Tomorrow’s list will be ‘The Very Best Puzzle App Games of 2013. 

What’s the difference? The Very Best Puzzle App Game: I’ve played them a lot more.

Judging all these puzzle apps was subjective. During 2013, I played every one of these. And a lot  more that did not make the cut.

The order of these puzzle apps is based on approximately when they came out.

Let’s talk money. Nobody has paid me anything.  A lot of these puzzle apps are free. None cost more than $ 3. Please download these.

Rynglets
The Angel’s Cube
Gravox
Dodgeball
Word N-Puzzle
Turnacle
Denki
Colorooh
Book Tower
Pentapuzzle
Spinpossible
Nonogram Style Lite
Swapagon
KubeZ
7 Planets
Snake Walk
Tinct
Put The Dot
Find the Mafia
Chainphoria
Make Me Blue
Sudocross
Zen Sand
Quantum Game
Marbly
Super Bubble Crush
TupTap
Block Path
Dizzy Squares
Temple Trap
Flip Stones
Brain Twirler
Tertiary
Amigo Pancho
Hexagonator
Disctrail
Blinkys Escape
Paint It Back
Tip Tap Overlap
Dice Jockey
Pathika
Super Squares
Mystery Lighthouse
Simple
Critter Fitter
Forcos
Arrows XD
Move Dots
Spooky Manor


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The Very Best Puzzle Apps of 2013

Ladies & Gentlemen,

each week, the ITunes Store publishes approximately 200 new puzzle app games. I’ve taken it upon myself to sort through them and play test as many as humanly possible. I skip the ones that look like clones of Bejeweled, the 15 Puzzle and Candy Crush.

Yesterday I published a list of The Best Puzzle Apps of 2013. What distinguishes today’s list from yesterday’s? I was hooked on these more and played them more extensively.

The order is loosely tied to the order in which they appeared. Please download these. A lot of them are free!

RoadBlock
Puzzle Retreat
Rotago
Just Routes
Chemin
Ripple Effect
Directional Gem Matching
Fields
Squarescape
Go Round
LogiSquares HD
Color Zen
Space Dots
Stickets
HexConnect
Fizzy Factory
Push Box
Flip Stones
Flowdoku
Help Me Fly
10
Qwhizzle
Arrows Maze
Ins and Outs
Even Up
Voro
Route-Out
Cross Blocks
BlockSwipe
Fizzy Factory
Zen Garden
Tubes
Path Puzzles!

Note: last year I was extremely remorseful because I forgot to include a really great fun puzzle. If I have written a good review of your game this year and forgot to include it in the list today or yesterday, it’s probably an oversight on my part. Please shoot me a note, but don’t shoot me.

It’s also possible that I never played your game!  If that’s the case, do let me know so I can play-test that.


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Best Illusion of the Year – Vote Today!

http://illusionoftheyear.com/  Today is the last day to vote for the best of 10 illusions.  Very cool stuff.

annecoleviolinmaker.com  Anne Cole is a longtime Loyal Blog Follower. Scroll to the bottom to check out the PBS video of her making violins.

Considering all the horrific incidents in the news, these 2 items form a nice respite and hope for humanity.

As always, if you’re playing a good puzzle app that I have not blogged about, let me know.
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