The recently released Tally Board is being referred to as "the new Sudoku". It requires players to use basic calculations, the kind which they use in their everyday life, to improve their mathematical skills while advancing in the game.
Tally Board starts with a large grid that resembles a checkerboard that is filled with numbers. The player sets of after a quick tutorial to combine numbers by either adding them or multiplying. Numbers can be switched around and they need to both place the numbers correctly, and make sure the board doesn't fill up.
"With the increasing dependence on smart phones for quick calculations, this game helps keep cognitive skills sharp while still entertaining users," said founder and developer Runar Trollet Kristoffersen. "In turn, progress within the game is even more rewarding as people realize that their logic and mathematical aptitude has improved."
The game is ideal for casual gamers, students, or even mathematicians that are looking to settle their bragging rights with a digital alternative for ciphering. Success hinges on the user ability to plan ahead, place numbers strategically, and seeing numbers that fit. Tally Board represents a challenge for people that enjoy a good puzzle game, no matter what their mathematical skill level.
* Combines math, logic, strategy and entertainment
* Addictive gameplay
* Engaging alternative to traditional number games.
* Impressive chalkboard graphics
* Various difficulty levels to choose
"Some people constantly search for applications that help them kill time while waiting for various engagements," said Kristoffersen. "This app offers a sense of productivity so that users can feel like their building toward something, rather than continuously searching trendy apps that are saturated with ads."
Players are likely to find themselves addicted to the new game dynamic, tossing their old Sudoku books and pencils aside for an engaging new challenge.
Tally Board 1.4 is available now on the App Store for $0.99 (USD) in the Games category.