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Thursday, March 31, 2016

Thermometers Puzzles

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Do you remember Thermometers which I covered back in September? I really liked it and wanted it to be turned into an app. Thermometers Puzzles recreates it but not quite.

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The object is to place the mercury or alcohol on the segments so that the total number in each row and column match the numbers outside the grid. 

The grid sizes go from 5x5 to 11x11.  For the most part, they're fairly easy, which is okay because I like feeling smart. The other game which I played 6 months ago was harder because some of the thermometers were curved. Also, some of the grids had funky shapes.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Sudoku Maze: free puzzle app game for iphone, ipad

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Sam Wormald recently contacted me about his puzzle app game Sudoku Maze.  I have not had a chance to play it.  But it looks interesting.

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If you've played it, please describe it in the comments section below.

Other Innovative Sudoku Puzzle Apps (I'm sure this list is incomplete too!)
Kropk'i Sudoku  This is really a Latin Square with a couple of innovative ideas. It plays fast.
Quindoku Same as Logi5Puzz
Logi5Puzz  Same as NumDom. But NumDom has larger grid sizes.
Spindoku is totally different, but still very cool.
Hi-Lo Sudoku is one of my favorite variations.
Cryptdoku I played it so long ago, but it's cool.
Stimko Gold - outstanding version of squiggly Sudoku.  Handcrafted puzzles.
Kakooma - interesting for about 3 levels
RollDoku - never even solved 1 level, so hard
Cohabit- played this on my ipod touch - before ipad was invented
FlowDoKu - one of my favorites. Will not delete this.
Sudoku Mine combines Sudoku with Minesweeper
Sudoku Killer  combines Sudoku with Kakuro. I've spent a lot of time on this one. I can do the easy levels in about 10 minutes.
3Doku - a cubic version of Sudoku
Pokergreen Puzzles - a poker version of Sudoku
Star Sudoku

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Brain Puzzle Game 2525

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Brain Puzzle Game 2525 is a physics puzzle that came out last December. I played it then and only now am getting around to reporting on it.

The object is to get the yellow smiley face to crash into the blue frownies.   There are 48 levels and I've solved all but 2 of them.

Other Physics Puzzles
Super Sharp
Amigo Pancho
Quantum Game
Zen Sand

Monday, March 28, 2016

Polarity Puzzle - Connect positive to negative poles

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Polarity Puzzle - Connect positive to negative poles comes from Hexagony and Pushopolous.
Both are decent point scoring puzzle apps. Of the two, I prefer Pushopolous. But I haven't played either in a long time.

The object in this game is to place the New Tiles from the bottom into the grid so that all the Positives match the Negatives.  There are 3 grid sizes.  I did the small grid & large grids and got 100%.

Interesting game, but it's definitely not the type to play over and over again.

Friday, March 25, 2016

Tiles - Relaxing Puzzle Game

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Andrew Kite and Joseph Falzon' Tiles - Relaxing Puzzle Game is a topology puzzle app game.
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The object is to start at one yellow square, end at the other and pass through all the orange tiles. When an orange tile is passed over, it turns blue and can no longer be traveled on again.

Look at the second image. See the orange square with the red border? It must be traversed twice.  Also, see the black squares all connected? They act as train tracks.  The orange square on it will travel to pick you up and will drop you off anywhere on the tracks.

I've done a lot topology puzzle apps.  See the list below. Yes, I've done thousands of levels.
I like this game - particularly because of the train tracks.  I solved all 75 levels of this game, but they took a while.

One thing I thought was a bit confusing at first: look at the last image.  See the arrows that point down? They must be landed on from the tile above.  Once you're on those squares you do not have to continue downward.

Some other good topology games:
Lines Numeric Fun
Space Dots
Just Routes
Square Time
Numeric Paranoia
Number Painting
Water Colors
Colors the Addictive Game
Number Escape
Flow Draw A Line