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Cotrio by Bartosz Bialek FREE

Bartosz Bialek’s game Cotrio is pure math. The object is to get each of the 6 circles in the big triangle to be colored. To color one circle, it must be the sum of 2 other numbers, provided that all 3 circles form a triangle.

Each round consists of 33 moves. Each round consists of just 3 numbers. Image #4 shows an example.

Solving for the extreme circles is easiest because they are part of the Big Triangle. One rule that is important is that no two adjacent circles can have the same number.

Cotrio is a very serious, yet simple to learn, pure math puzzle.  I’ve done only 12 levels but will certainly do more.
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/cotrio/id1217055123?mt=8
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Caveboy Escape: free puzzle app game for iphone, ipad

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Desmond Lee recently contacted me about his puzzle app game Caveboy Escape. It’s a maze game. The object is to get the caveboy from the bottom star to the arrow on top.  He must travel on like colored tiles in groups of three. For example, he can travel brown, brown, brown, gray, gray, gray, tan, tan tan. I have 1 qualm. When I step on a brown tile, it changes its shade so I sometimes loose track of things. But it’s a minor complaint.
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There is a time limit to solve these puzzles in groups of threes.  There are some 500 levels which translates into 1500 puzzles. But they go pretty fast. I played the game yesterday for about an hour and solved about 75 levels. They’re fun! I did get stuck a bunch of times, so that’s good.
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/caveboy-escape/id718644916?mt=8



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Number Combine Puzzle: free puzzle app for iphone, ipad

Number Combine Puzzle is a rip-off of a pretty good puzzle called Even Up. I believe that Number Combine Puzzle has new puzzle levels. However, the author has totally taken the same graphics.  C’mon!

Play this game instead. http://gottasolveit.blogspot.com/2013/12/even-up-puzzle-app-game-for-iphone-ipad.html
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Ten Sum – free puzzle app game for iphone, ipad

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Marc Sockel recently contacted me about his new puzzle app game Ten Sum.  The object is to eliminate all the tiles by combining adjacent tiles that add up to 10.  Naturally, the remaining block fall down.
There are 84 levels and I think they’re a bit too easy. But I must admit, some of them are a bit tricky. Marc said he might update his game with negative tiles.
https://itunes.apple.com/app/ten-sum/id963510211


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Berry Puzzle: free puzzle app game for iphone, ipad

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The object in Berry Puzzle is to fill the board with berries by forming one continuous path from start to end.  The key is to figure out which square is the starting point and your path will bounce off the insect walls.

We’ve seen this type of puzzle app numerous times.  Berry Path has nothing new to offer.
https://itunes.apple.com/app/id1000400635

Similar Games

Filling - Much easier than Full Monster.
Block Path - essentially the same thing
Snake Walk - essentially the same thing
Mortal Coil - this is a much better version. For a variety of reasons.
Stroke! - this version is similar but adds a color matching scheme that makes it devilishly hard.
Full House Touch Basically the same thing but with arrows on the squares.
Full Monster Puzzle – basically the same thing.


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Arrowed: The Arrow Puzzle – free puzzle app game for iphone, ipad

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Remember Game About Squares? Arrowed: The Arrow Puzzle is very similar.  The object is to tap on the arrows and move them in their stated direction to the black holes.

An arrow can push 1 other arrow, but not two arrows.  There are 60 levels. That’s a perfect number to solve! I’ve solved 27 of them. I really like this game.

https://itunes.apple.com/app/arrowed-the-arrow-puzzler/id915709204?mt=8&ign-mpt=uo%3D4
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powerline.io by Andre Almeida FREE

 powerline.io comes from Andre Almeida. The object is to get your snake to avoid collisions with others while gobbling up the remnants of dead snakes to make your tail grow longer and score points

I caught 2 students in a class playing this game. Instead of being remorseful, they wanted to know if I’d give it a try.

 This is definitely an interesting game. But it’s hard to stay alive for more than 5 minutes.  10 minutes is like an eternity.

Interesting: you can kill your opponents by snaking close to them.  If you do, your speed increases and you can cut across in front of him. Apply defensive maneuvers!

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/powerline-io/id1267397935?mt=8
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Point to Point: free puzzle app game for iphone, ipad

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Point to Point comes from Emre Dagli. Here is his description of the game: I am so excited and glad to introduce an unexplored puzzle game ‘Point to Point’.

‘This game is based on planar connected graph under Mathematics.

Simply there are points which have the connection counts around them. You are supposed to connect points without intersection. On some levels you will face with movable point(s); in this case it may be hard to find the correct position.

‘Point to Point’ may have multiple solutions. You can gain more stars after each level, if you find the solution in less number of tries.’

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We’ve seen the 2 elements Hashi & Untangle of this puzzle as separate, so combining them is a very nice novelty. 

I solved the first pack of 15 puzzles and enjoyed them.  Point to Point is definitely worth your time.
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/point-to-point/id720747411?mt=8


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MatrixLines: free puzzle app game for iphone, ipad

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MatrixLines looks very similar to another puzzle app from about a year ago.  LaserBox is the title.
Back to MatrixLines: there are only 20 levels and I polished them off very quickly. I should note that the user-interface is terrible.
What’s different: the last few levels have clear squares: they act both as a reflector and as being transparent. Therefore, when the light hits it, two rays emerge.  Also, some squares add color to the beams which then means that some targets are red or green and must be hit with a matching ray.

The moral of the story: even bad puzzle apps that seem awful at first may end up being half-way decent.
https://itunes.apple.com/US/app/id991269498?mt=8
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‘Parks – Seasons Free Brain Teasers’ puzzle app game for iphone, ipad

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‘Parks – Seasons Free Brain Teasers’ comes from Andrea Sabbatini. Andrea produced ’84 Logic Games’. I reviewed that ages ago when it was called ’63 Logic Games’.

The object in Parks is to place 2 trees in each colored region. Trees cannot touch – not even diagonally.  Also, 2 trees must be placed in each row and column.

For the smaller grids, like the one pictured above, you must place 1 tree in each column, row & region.

About a year and a half ago I reviewed Twin Beams, which is basically the same concept.  Click here to read that.
Parks Season is a fine set of puzzles, but I must confess that Twin Beams is more polished.  On the plus side, Parks Seasons has the very easy puzzles for novice puzzlers.


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