Disctrail: free puzzle app game for iphone, ipad

Stefan Carlsson recently contacted me about his new puzzle app game: Disctrail. It’s a topology puzzle.

Object: start at any disc, and clear the board by traveling vertically & horizontally.

There are 16 free levels. I solved them all in about 15-20 minutes minutes. I must admit, I got stuck on a couple.

Disctrail is a free puzzle app game with nice graphics. Give it a try.



Unlock Me Free: puzzle app game

Unlock Me Free is a free puzzle app game.  Looks a lot like Rush Hour and its clones.

I was not able to open this program!  I deleted it and then re-downloaded it.  Maybe it’s because I’m still on iOS 6.

Nevertheless, the author says that there are 80 levels that will take hundreds of hours to solve.  I’m skeptical.

Compulsive: free point scoring puzzle app for iphone, ipad

Compulsive is a very popular point scoring puzzle app. At this moment it has 119 5 star ratings and only 5 ratings lower than that. Impressive.

The object is to swap tiles anywhere on the board to create groups of 4 or more of the same color. They will disintegrate and score you points. Naturally, everything falls down and the results could lead to more groups of 4, thus setting off a chain reaction.

My top score is 140,900. This puts me somewhere in the top 15% according to the Leaderboard. The top scorer has 284,300. Not sure what his strategy is.

I like Compulsive, but I’m not feeling the addiction.

Dots Tails: free puzzle app game for iphone, ipad

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Andrew Kyznetsov is the author of Dots Tails. His description: ‘Dots Tails – is a puzzle game, an intergalactic time accelerator, with the goal of helping Captain Square gather his tails!

Somewhere in the far far galaxy, Captain Square was waging war against the triangle invaders. In one of the heavy battles his ship was seriously damaged, but the captain’s own spirit was not broken; he understood that he had to retreat, or he would be captured by the hated triangles. An intergalactic jump ship was launched. But something went wrong. The computer set a route right through a giant quasar. When the captain found himself in it, he noticed that he had turned into a huge string of dots, and his intellect had ceased to be a single whole, the whole world consisted of his past, present, and future woven together. In order to escape from this trap, he must gather himself together piece by piece. With his last smidgen of strength he calls on you for help!’

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Each squared number must travel over the circled numbers to get to zero.  Look at the 2nd image.  See the 6? It’s going down, then to the right. The 5 is going to the right and then snake up & to the left. The 3 at the bottom is going straight up.
As you pass over a circle, that circle will disappear, unless the circle has a dot or 2 dots underneath. Each dot represents an extra life for that circle.
There are approximately 200 levels & I’m stuck on 98. 
Dots Tails is a good puzzle app. But I’m moving on to other puzzle apps.


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ODMO is a die rolling puzzle app. The objective is to roll the die to match certain numbers on the grid.  I downloaded the Lite version and solved about 18 of the 25 levels. I’ve done a lot of cube-rolling puzzles in the past. This one is fine – especially if you’ve never done one before.

Other Cube-Rolling puzzle apps
Cubot – really great
Dice Jockey
Qvoid – one of the best puzzle apps ever
Cubler – fantastic

Hover Box: puzzle app game for iphone, ipad

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Did you play Flappy Bird? I tried it and could not do it at all. Erik Tysdal Egaas has come up with something more intelligent, but still very hard, with Hover Box. The object is to get your man from the red rectangle to the green one.
Use your left thumb as an anti gravity force.  Use your right thumb to steer left/right. And try not to crash into an obstacle.
There are 30 levels and I enjoyed levels 1 & 2.  After that, I could not solve any of them.

WonderCube: free puzzle app game for iphone, ipad

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WonderCube is a free puzzle app game that’s surprisingly difficult. The object is to score a certain number of points within a certain number of moves to advance to the next level.

The point scoring system is not explained anywhere.  Tap on a group of 1’s and you will score that number of points and they will turn into a single 2 – at the spot where you tapped them out.

Suppose you tap on seven 3’s.  You will score 21 points. Straight forward. But now we come to scoring with a chain. First tap on some 1’s. They will become a single 2. If that 2 is part of a group of 2’s, then you will get double the points. If that group of 2’s becomes a 3 that forms a group of 3’s, then you will get triple for that.

However, suppose you start your chain with the 2’s. When you tap on the 3’s you will only get double the points.

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Strategy: you definitely want to build up to get a chain of 5’s. But your moves are limited.

WonderCube is all about building successive chains.

See the row below the grid? You can swap those tiles when necessary. However, doing so will break the chain scoring.

Regarding the graphics – yeah, they’re geared to the youngsters. There are numerous opportunities to buy your way out of a level.

Bottom Line: WonderCube is actually quite serious. There are 50 levels and I’m stuck on 11. Why? Because after level 10 there’s an ‘energy’ level. I only got 1 star on that and cannot try again for another 7 hours. Unless I buy some energy for $.99.



Recently I’ve been watching CrazyBadCuber review some twisty puzzles on his youtube channel.

He’s definitely a good puzzle egg. He has 463 videos to watch. Now you have no reason to say you’re bored.