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December 29th Surprise

There are some folks out there who must think that all I do is play these silly puzzle apps. In fact, I do manage to read some books, usually on my NYC subway commute.

Here’s what I read this year.

Feel free to make book recommendations in the comments below.
The Best iphone, ipad Puzzle Apps and Mechanical Puzzles

Merged! Another Update: Big Surprise

Last month I reported on the 2 before/after images here. Merging three 4′s, 5′s, 6′s and M’s yielded 1588 points.  At the time I assumed that would be the highest possible point combination.  I was very wrong.

A few days ago something new turned up.  It didn’t even occur that this could happen, or I would have taken before/after screen shots. I had another combo lined up: two 1′s, two 2′s, two 3′s, and two 4′s. An empty space would connect them all. I got a single 1 and placed it in the center. As expected, it made the other 1′s a set of three and they morphed into a single 2, which merged with the other 2′s….you get the idea.

Here’s what’s unexpected. Below everything were two 5′s. The 4′s turned into a 5 and then merged with the 5′s underneath to form a single 6.  That 5-plex combo yielded over 5000 points.  Which makes me wonder what would have happened had there been two other 6′s nearby.
The Best iphone, ipad Puzzle Apps and Mechanical Puzzles

Connect Infinite: free puzzle app game for iphone, ipad There is a surprise

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We’ve seen many ‘connect the pipes’ type puzzle apps. Connect Infinite comes from Glen Dizon.

The object is to rotate the pips, in their fixed places, so that no steam escapes. I did the first 25 or so levels rapidly while watching the news. I checked the leaderboard and saw only 50 players.

A couple of things are different: see the double pronged gray pipes? That’s new. Look at the yellow shapes: those are pipes that must be connected – but you don’t know what the opening/closing valves look like.

Big surprise: see the red circles? Tap on them once and that whole square region will rotate. Very interesting.

One negative element: each time you start a new level, the top of the puzzle is obscured by that blue bar with the time. I didn’t realize, until level 60, that you’re supposed to drag the playing field down. Ugh.

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Major Surprise: Starting at level 76, there are red circles, whose squares share some pipes. This means that pipes can migrate from one square region to another. At this point, Connect Infinite becomes a serious, hard set of puzzles.
The Best iphone, ipad Puzzle Apps and Mechanical Puzzles