Posts Tagged: puzzle

Tri It! Triangle Puzzle

The game play for Tri It is simple and pretty ingenious. The game board is a shape divided into a bunch of triangles of the same shape. Equilateral perhaps? The game piece is 1 or 2 triangles positioned somewhere on that board. The easier puzzles start with one triangle – Your objective is to move the triangle to another place on the board by “flipping” it along one of its sides. You keep doing this until the triangle ends up at the goal. This is interesting because the movement isn’t intuitive…you can’t just follow a straight line. Additional challenge is introduced by having barriers between certain places on the board, more than one triangle (all of which are affected by each swipe), having “transporter” places, different colored triangles, or having “enemy” triangles that you have to move out of the way (in the same manner). If you like this type of game, I think it’s pretty innovative and worth a look.

Survival Score: A couple dozen levels before it was too difficult for me

Tri It! Triangle Puzzle

The game play for Tri It is simple and pretty ingenious. The game board is a shape divided into a bunch of triangles of the same shape. Equilateral perhaps? The game piece is 1 or 2 triangles positioned somewhere on that board. The easier puzzles start with one triangle – Your objective is to move the triangle to another place on the board by “flipping” it along one of its sides. You keep doing this until the triangle ends up at the goal. This is interesting because the movement isn’t intuitive…you can’t just follow a straight line. Additional challenge is introduced by having barriers between certain places on the board, more than one triangle (all of which are affected by each swipe), having “transporter” places, different colored triangles, or having “enemy” triangles that you have to move out of the way (in the same manner). If you like this type of game, I think it’s pretty innovative and worth a look.

Survival Score: A couple dozen levels before it was too difficult for me

Anticlon

I didn’t think I was going to like this game. It’s one of those maze games where you have to go through every box once-and-only-once. Well, I was wrong. The game has just the right learning curve, and chunks the levels so that can sit and do a dozen levels or so and then take a break and not worry that I’ll completely lose what skill I’ve gained. The interface is simple, responsive, and very fast. In higher levels, you deal with blocks that have different abilities — like the first one is a block that explodes if a line runs into it. There are 15 chunks. (About a dozen levels in each chunk with a “boss level at the end of each chunk,” which is just 3 puzzles you have to solve in a row with a time limit. I think it’s funny to call it a “boss.”). I’ve played 7. I may or may not play the rest. I like it, but I don’t feel compelled to complete it. That would feel too much like work.

Survival score: Didn’t delete it right away! Over a dozen sessions, 5-15 min per session.

Anticlon

I didn’t think I was going to like this game. It’s one of those maze games where you have to go through every box once-and-only-once. Well, I was wrong. The game has just the right learning curve, and chunks the levels so that can sit and do a dozen levels or so and then take a break and not worry that I’ll completely lose what skill I’ve gained. The interface is simple, responsive, and very fast. In higher levels, you deal with blocks that have different abilities — like the first one is a block that explodes if a line runs into it. There are 15 chunks. (About a dozen levels in each chunk with a “boss level at the end of each chunk,” which is just 3 puzzles you have to solve in a row with a time limit. I think it’s funny to call it a “boss.”). I’ve played 7. I may or may not play the rest. I like it, but I don’t feel compelled to complete it. That would feel too much like work.

Survival score: Didn’t delete it right away! Over a dozen sessions, 5-15 min per session.

Jibber Jabber

This is like mastermind, but with words. You know, that game where you have to guess which 5 color pegs go in which order. Here you are given a couple letters of a word, and you have to guess what the word is. The game tells you if you have a letter correct, and whether it is in the correct place or not. You only get a certain number of guesses, and a certain amount of time. I like the words in the dictionary, and when I get a word right, I like getting the reward — a compliment, such as “You’re Awesome!” Who doesn’t like that? It’s fast paced, and automatically loads you to a new word.

Survival Score: Permanent spot, 30-45 min game play per session

Jibber Jabber

This is like mastermind, but with words. You know, that game where you have to guess which 5 color pegs go in which order. Here you are given a couple letters of a word, and you have to guess what the word is. The game tells you if you have a letter correct, and whether it is in the correct place or not. You only get a certain number of guesses, and a certain amount of time. I like the words in the dictionary, and when I get a word right, I like getting the reward — a compliment, such as “You’re Awesome!” Who doesn’t like that? It’s fast paced, and automatically loads you to a new word.

Survival Score: Permanent spot, 30-45 min game play per session