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Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Lateral Puzzles : Series #1 by HYBRIONA TECHNOLOGIES LLP FREE

I've been a fan of Lateral Thinking Puzzles since I was about 12.  The coining of the phrase Lateral Thinking was done by Edward de Bono.


This particular game Lateral Puzzles : Series #1 has 100 puzzles with a few ads thrown in.  I've done 50 in about 30 minutes. Many are old. Some have spelling mistakes.


I'm attaching just 1 image. The solution made me laugh.
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/lateral-puzzles-series-1/id1394753363?mt=8

Friday, June 8, 2018

Hexologic by MYTHICOWL SP Z O O $.99


 Hexologic comes from MYTHICOWL SP Z O O.  It's a math puzzle. The object is to fill each hexagon with either 1, 2 or 3 dots so that the cells, in a row, add to the corresponding numbers. All tiles that have more than 3 dots are already given to you.
The game starts very easy and continues to be very easy until about level 45.


Cells that have a red border must have the same number of dots. I like this feature. Makes things more challenging.
Hexologic was featured in the New Games We Love section of the App Store. I'm not going to rate it quite so high. But it's very good. Think of it as a hexagonal version of Kakuro. Definitely worth $.99. I solved all the levels and was a bit sad when it all ended. Looking forward to more levels.






https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/hexologic/id1343246862?mt=8
http://www.mythicowl.com/






Other Math Puzzles
Pluszle
Math Puzzles If, then
Cotrio
Golden Sum
PuzzleNum
Factors Game
Tap the 3s
Nonplussed
Social Sessions
Chinese-Puzzle
Tower Locked
Tchisla
Nomics
Chisla
Tilemetry
Solvego
Number Chef
Sumaze!
LogicCity
Divide By Sheep
Zeroed Out
Quick Route













































Wednesday, June 6, 2018

9 Maker by Cho KwangHyeon FREE




 9 Maker comes from Cho KwangHyeon. It's a point scoring puzzle game. The object is to place the random numbers into the grid to make sums of 9 or to make 3 of the same number in a row/column/diagonal.
Look at the 2nd image.  Just under the grid are 4 buttons: +, -, ?, *.  Those are power-ups.  Power-ups can be earned by getting, say three 2's within the next 10 moves.  Power-ups can also be earned by watching a 15 or 30 second ad.


9 Maker is a fast game. Unless you end up watching all those ads.  At the moment, my score is over 1000 and I'm first on the Leaderboard. Fewer than 100 people are currently on the Leaderboard.


I really like the graphics.  But the ad watching skews the playing field.  When the game starts, the random #s are just 1, 2 & 3.  So earning a power-up is not too hard.  Once the 5's, 6's & 7's appear, earning a powerup is almost impossible.



https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/9-maker/id1381477539?mt=8




Other Point Scoring Games Worthy of Your Time (Some are no longer available.)
NumberMania
Four Straight Lines
Pushopolous
Stickets
Folt
Nineout
Nineout II
BeeCells Lite
Kindly Colors
HexAgony
Domino Drop
Put Number
Tripevo
Triple Town
Kindly  Colors
COLORswipe
SubaraCity
Virus Pop Smash
+1 Number
4 Way Puzzle
Merged!
Enso

Monday, June 4, 2018

Exiled Digits by Jordan Goulet

 Exiled Digits comes from Jordan Goulet.  It's a point scoring game.  How fast can you tap the number that is NOT exiled. Look at the first image.  That means that the number to tap in the next image must be 8.
8 is now the Exiled Digit that cannot be tapped in the next screen. That leaves 749 to be tapped.  The next screen: the number to be tapped cannot have 7, 4 or 9.


I played Exiled Digits once yesterday and was proud that I was #2 on the Leaderboard. At the same time, I felt a bit inadequate because I was also last.


https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/exiled-digits/id1387370988?mt=8


Other Point Scoring Games Worthy of Your Time (Some are no longer available.)
NumberMania
Four Straight Lines
Pushopolous
Stickets
Folt
Nineout
Nineout II
BeeCells Lite
Kindly Colors
HexAgony
Domino Drop
Put Number
Tripevo
Triple Town
Kindly  Colors
COLORswipe
SubaraCity
Virus Pop Smash
+1 Number
4 Way Puzzle
Merged!
Enso

Friday, June 1, 2018

Scalak by Michal Pawlowski $1.99

 When Michal Pawlowski publishes a puzzle app game, you know it's going to be great.  His other games include Zenge and Blue Box X and "Push".
 Scalak starts off very simple: fit the shapes into the slots.
 Gradually, things get more complicated and rectangular shapes have to be rotated & flipped in order to find the empty spaces to place the edge pieces and face pieces.


There are 90 levels and I solved them all. The last 10 took a while.


One minor issue: sometimes the cubes didn't rotate quite right. The only thing to do was restart.  This was an issue for level 10 (or so) but then I downloaded an updated version. The problem mostly went away, but not completely. 


Scalak is not hard, but the graphics are really excellent.


Maciej Targoni and Michal Pawlowski have teamed up for other great puzzles including klocki.


https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/scalak/id1335784091?mt=8