Developer: Arash Payan
Price: $4.99 Download on the App Store
Jabeh, an interesting logic puzzle app, is a mixture of Sudoku and Minesweeper. Your goal in Jabeh is to find the 12 hidden stones on each puzzle board.
The arrows on the board are to help point you in the right direction of the hidden stones. The columns and rows are filled with numbers that tell you how many stones are in each column or row. Using the arrows and the numbers you can make your best guess as to where the stone is. You can also cross out boxes to help you make a closer pin point decision on the stones location.
Jabeh comes with a nice user interface that is aesthetically pleasing. There are 10 different theme songs and all of the art work is original. The simple actions of a tap on or a swipe across boxes are used to discover the stones.
Jabeh has a 5-page instruction section that explains what objects mean all the way to tips on solving the puzzle. The settings are adequate enough with toggles for all the sounds and a choice of difficulty for each puzzle. The easy setting displays lots of arrows and users can easily figure out where each stone is in a column or row. Each level you move on your way up to hard involves losing arrows and the numbers become more sparse.
Jabeh features original art and a soothing soundtrack. In fact if you like the songs, the developers even offer the full soundtrack for free at their website Jabeh.org.
The only downfall in my opinion is that Jabeh lacks excitement. Once I found the stones, there wasn't much of a reason to come back for more.