puzzle games

iPhone and iPad apps tagged "puzzle games."


Expand Your Game Experience with Xpandaballs

I know a game is good when I need to write a review of it and I find myself saying, “Let me just play it once more first.”  Xpandaballs is one of those addictive games.
Xpandaballs is unique. 

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Buy meromy+ match game pack on the App Store

Memory + Adds a Few Twists to a Tired Genre

Memory +, from Pearl Fisher Games, is similar to Concentration, where the trick is to flip card or boxes and recall the image on the opposite side and then pair it with an identical image hidden elsewhere on the playing board.

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Buy PixPop™ Plus on the App Store

PixPop Plus is an Addicting Puzzle Popper Game

PixPop Plus, from developer Spinapse, is a mash up of a matching game, jigsaw puzzle and "Where's Waldo?" Something for everyone, in other words.
Start by tapping an area of an image, which will be encapsulated within a small cube and then matching the highlighted area with a cube or "token" on on the right of the frame.

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Sevens Comes Without Any Luck Involved

Sevens, from developer Nigel Hanbury,  is a spin on the wildly popular Sudoku number puzzler, of which there are several variations in the App Store.
Just in case you've never played Sudoku before: The playing field consists of a 3 x 3 grid of squares.

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Buy :Shift: on the App Store

Shift Is a Fine Puzzler

Echochrome was one of my favorite games of 2008. It was a PSP downloadable puzzle game that was all about changing perspectives and using physics to solve puzzles to complete levels. So when a game brings back memories of spending hours playing through Echochrome, it’s a very good thing in my world.

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Buy Jungle Bloxx™ on the App Store

Jungle Bloxx is Digital Chocolate's Latest Puzzle Adventure

Jungle Bloxx - From their early titles like Chocolate Shop Frenzy to their most recent, Digital Chocolate is becoming somewhat of a giant in the way of App Store games. Many of their games, like Crazy Penguin Catapult and 3D Brick Breaker Revolution have become fast favorites of many users.

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Toki Tori Now for iPhone

I am the world’s biggest sucker for games with cute, colorful, rich graphics and I love an adorable character in a starring role as well. Toki Tori, originally for Gameboy and recently released as Wii Ware, is now available for the iPhone/iTouch thanks to Chillingo and it won me over before I even played it; making me want to adopt the adorable weeble-wobble-like chick for my very own.

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Buy Minesweeper Classic on the App Store

Minesweeper Classic Just Like the Original

Minesweeper Classic - For those of us who toiled away for hours in a cubicle at our Windows NT workstations, Minesweeper was one of the few solaces  in the drudgery of office life. Minesweeper still lives on in the current release of Windows 7.

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Buy Pollys Popping Parrots on the App Store

Toss This Polly a Cracker! Colorful Game Makes Match-3 Even Easier

Pollys Popping Parrots is quite possibly the cutest violent game I’ve played in quite some time. Granted there’s a slight touch of hyperbole in that aforementioned claim, it’s not a bad thing from my perspective.

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Buy Bloons on the App Store

Get it Poppin with Bloons

Bloons - One of the best remedies to a slow day at the office is loading up a good ol’ flash game that can be played through your Internet browser. I wouldn’t dare engage in such a shameless waste of my employers time, but I’m just going by what I hear...

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Numbrosia Adds up to Free Fun with Numbers

Numbrosia - Number, logic, word, and match-three style puzzles find their way onto my iPod touch quite frequently. Some I love, others not so much, and sometimes it just depends.
For review purposes,  I think it’s important to gauge a puzzle game’s quality alongside its value for price.

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Test Your Puzzle Logic with Boxed In

Boxed In is a new logic based puzzle available in the App Store that pretty much encompasses all that a logic puzzle should be. Boxed In has increasingly difficult levels with a simple objective made challenging by specific rules of limitation.

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Buy Sea Rascals on the App Store

Sea Rascals Is Frantic But Fun

It's kind of funny — I grew up in the Florida Keys, so to me (and probably to most people, actually), the ocean is all about tranquility. However, Sea Rascals, which is set in the ocean? Makes me frantic!

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Trixel Makes "Deceptively Simple" Definitely Satisfying

Someone send help; I'm addicted to Trixel! Stopping to write this review is killing me!
Well, OK, it's not that dire. But Trixel, the new puzzle game by ADEPT Games is rather enthralling. It's really simple to pick up, and somehow manages to be both easier and harder than you'd think.

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Diamond Fever Shines On

Diamond Fever - You know, there are some games or applications I download that I'm instantly excited about, and they end up being awesome. Then, there are the ones that sound great at first, but are actually disappointing once I start using them.

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