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QB – a cube’s tale by Stephan Goebel $1.99

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QB – a cube’s tale comes from Stephan Goebel. It’s a maze game with obstacles.

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The object is to get Your Man, the black cube, to the black square.

Features:
1. Landing on a red square will destroy the square immediately forward. It matters whence you land on it.
2. The yellow towers must always be destroyed, by landing on a yellow square, which will fire a laser. Again, landing on the yellow square from the correct orientation is critical.
3. The blue squares enable you to jump 1 square.
4. The little black squares indicate that Your Man can only traverse that space once.
5. The green square: the forward and back squares will swap places. Very cool.
6. Not shown in these images: red/blue, red/yellow and blue/yellow squares. If Your Man lands on a red/blue square with red being up and blue down, it will act as a red piece. But will then flip upside down to act as blue the next time.
7. The green, white & black squares slide 1 space. They show up in the last 10 levels.

There are 60 levels (a perfect number!). There’s a lot of trial and error. Some good ‘aha’ moments.

It took 3-4 hours, but I solved them all.

https://itunes.apple.com/app/qb-a-cubes-tale/id1289455886?mt=8
http://20edges.com/

Announcement:
The annual PAGY Awards are fast approaching. Each year, I nominate the best Puzzle App Games of the Year on December 30.  The winners will be named December 31.

Note: the PAGY Awards are very subjective. (Just like the Oscars, the Grammys and the Pulitzers.) The first purpose is to draw more people to the joy of puzzles. The second is to recognize the indie gamers who put forth their best creative efforts. Sadly, many of these games are unprofitable. It’s the elephant in the room. But we hope they continue.

 To be sure, I have play tested every single game thoroughly. A constant regret of mine: overlooking a puzzle. If I’ve missed a worthy game, send me a note, and I’ll include it for 2018.


The Best iphone, ipad Puzzle Apps and Mechanical Puzzles

Flat Cubes: a 2D Rubik’s Cube by Christophe Scholly FREE

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Flat Cubes: a 2D Rubik’s Cube comes from Christophe Scholly. How many times have we seen puzzles described as a 2-dimensional Rubik’s Cube?

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The object is to slide/transfer the colored tiles onto their targets.

Interesting: not all the rows/columns can slide.  Only the ones that have the black borders can slide.

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There are 100 levels and I solved the first 25 in about 30 minutes.  Last night I solved the next 40 levels in about 45 minutes. 

If you’ve never done this type of puzzle, then definitely give this a chance. The graphics are really very polished.

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/flat-cubes-a-2d-rubiks-cube/id1303173025?mt=8
https://www.chrisscholly.com/

Similar Games (This list is very incomplete.)
Slangle
Rubik’s Block
Cryptic Cross
Digits Square Puzzle Game
iRectangle
Align It!
Cube 2D
Pixel Shift


The Best iphone, ipad Puzzle Apps and Mechanical Puzzles

Connect Cubes: free puzzle app game for iphone, ipad

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Connect Cubes is an edge matching puzzle. Red squares can be rotated, but not moved. The blue ones can move, but not rotate. The pinks can do both.

There are 200 levels. I’ve done about 40 of them.
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/connect-cubes/id870093531?mt=8
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A simple trick to crack all Rubik’s cubes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-NL76uQOpI0&feature=em-subs_digest-vrecs

This video is perfect for new twisty puzzle people to figure out how to come up with your own algorithms for solving any twisty puzzle.  As opposed to copying somebody else’s formulae.
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Frozen Ice Cubes Fall Strategy Challenge: free puzzle app game for iphone, ipad

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Frozen Ice Cubes Fall Strategy Challenge is a deceptively good set of puzzles.  The object is to move one ice cube to one pail. The ice cubes can drop into the pails from the top or sideways – okay that’s a bit weird.  Ice cubes travel together – right, left, down, but never up. 

Frozen Ice Cubes Fall Strategy Challenge reminds me of another outstanding puzzle app game: Vubu: http://gottasolveit.blogspot.com/2012/09/vubu-puzzle-app-for-iphone-ipad-review.html

This is the second time in recent memory that ice cubes have been used as a puzzle element: http://gottasolveit.blogspot.com/2013/02/puzzle-retreat-puzzle-game-app-for.html

Great feature of this game: each level can be solved at 3 modes: easy, medium, hard. Essentially, the easy modes allow you to solve the same puzzles with more moves.  Regardless, some of the puzzles are hard with an unlimited number of moves. Tricky is a better word.

There are 120 levels & I’ve done 63 so far.

Undone Panda has done a great job here with this puzzle game app.
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/frozen-ice-cubes-fall-strategy/id864197998?mt=8


The Best iphone, ipad Puzzle Apps and Mechanical Puzzles