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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Social Sessions Game by Nicholas Hester FREE

iPhone Screenshot 1  iPhone Screenshot 2
Nicholas Hester is the author of Social Sessions Game.  It's group therapy. You're the unseen psychologist trying to get everybody happy. It took me a while to understand what the objective is and the mechanics. I'll try here.
iPhone Screenshot 3  iPhone Screenshot 4
The objective is to get everybody in the room to be happy at the same time.
1. Everybody starts off feeling neutral.
2. Look at the first image. The girl on the left connects with 3 people. A blue line means that they like each other. A red line means they hate each other.
3. Same 1st image: see the blue and red squares?  If you tap on the blue square, the girl on the left will become happy. Her friends will become happy too. Her enemy will become unhappy.
4. Alternatively, if you tap on the red square, her enemy will become happy while the others will be unhappy, like her.

I had to undergo a week's therapy to finally get it.

This game is quite serious and needs a dose of humor.  How about this: electroshock therapy if everybody's happy except for 1 person. Lots of possibilities there.

The mathematics behind this game is deceptively cool. I'm not an expert on graph theory, but that's what's going on here.

Social Sessions is very unique and smart.  I solved all the free levels and moved up to the paid ones. Trying to get everybody happy using the minimum of moves requires thinking backwards. Definitely give this game a try. Stay sane out there.  Read Nicholas's May 25, 2016 blog entry.

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