## Wednesday, July 22, 2020

### Three new twisty puzzles

Recently I ordered some new twisty puzzles from Lightake.com.  Here's the first batch.

## Monday, July 20, 2020

### Bambubbled by Parker Crist FREE

Do you remember ColorTrek from 2016? It was a color maze game that started out very simply and quickly became incredible complicated. Unfortunately, it seems to be no longer available. Bambubbled from Parker Crist is very similar but different.
The goal is to move Your Man, the bubble, to the star. Below the grid you will notice either 2 or 3 rectangles. Those rectangles will fill up with the colors that you acquire by landing on the squares with dots. If your rectangles are red and blue, that means you can land on red and blue squares.  However, the rectangle colors keep changing as you land on new dots.
Bambubbled has 100 free levels and 6000 additional levels for \$1.99.  I'm paid up!  I've been doing the 3x3 expert levels. In the 100+ levels that I've done, the number of steps is between 13 & 16.  Some of them: I thought they were impossible.

Parker: keep up the great work.

https://apps.apple.com/us/app/bambubbled/id1521782632/

Logisquares is Parker's very good puzzle app from 2013. It's no longer available.

## Friday, July 17, 2020

### 500 days in a row

Flow Free Bridges really is an outstanding game.  I've been playing it for a really long time.  The stars on the right mean that I solved each level using the minimum number of moves.

## Friday, July 10, 2020

### Newton's Cradle Puzzle Game \$1.99

It's a 'minimalist' game. This means that the rules are never explained. Theoretically, I shouldn't describe them, so I won't. I'll just say this: it has mysteriously vanished from the App Store. But it is on Steam - a platform that I've stayed away from.
There are 32 levels and I'm stuck on #19. I think I've tried every permutation of moves!

The graphics are a bit out-dated. But that's not important here. The levels have been designed with utmost care.  I don't know who made it either! He/She/They did a great job.

The author is Peter Hijma.

## Thursday, July 9, 2020

### Words for a bird: A little word puzzle game by Bart Bonte FREE

Words for a bird: A little word puzzle game comes from Bart Bonte. At the bottom of this page is a list of his games that I've played. I'm a big fan of Bart's.
The object of this game is to complete the sentence with the missing words. The letters below the tree will spell out the word. But not all the letters are necessary.

It's a very cute story. Kind of short.  And besides, it's free.

https://apps.apple.com/app/words-for-a-bird/id1515900670

Other Bart Puzzles:
Factory Balls - excellent
Boo! - a mini sequel to Factory Balls
Blocky XMAS - fun and at times hard

## Wednesday, July 8, 2020

### Lonely Line Puzzle by Marcelo Pars FREE

My puzzle friend Marcelo Pars has come out with Lonely Line Puzzle. The title is a bit sad, but the puzzles are interesting.  The object is to rotate the hexagons and pentagons to form one continuous loop.
Marcelo has explored this genre in depth. See the list of his other games below. What's particularly interesting in this game is that I don't recall another game using hexagons and pentagons. Also, some of the loops have two different strings to connect.

'Only 32 puzzle pieces give 892.616.806.656.000.000.000.000 combinations.' Fortunately, each level has 3 free hints.

There are 100 levels.  I've solved about 6 levels. They are not easy. However, this game is so much easier than his last game One Line Weekly.

Keep up the good work Marcelo!

https://apps.apple.com/us/app/id1517001621