Top 5 apps for puzzle fans
You did it! You’ve solved the puzzle of installing apps on your smartphone or tablet. Now, you can scratch your head and solve your way through the five greatest puzzle apps around.
This is a great option as your first puzzle app as it simulates something familiar; a traditional crossword puzzle. Read the clues onscreen, then touch the grid to place your letters. There are thousands more word-based puzzle apps where that came from.
Around The World In 80 Days
This is part of the ‘match 3’ genre, where players need to match 3 or more coloured icons to clear the board. Around The World In 80 Days is based on the Jules Verne novel and features beautiful graphics.
Critics raved about Threes! in 2014. You’re given a simple 4 x 4 grid with a few number tiles. Sliding all the tiles until they hit another tile – or the edge of the grid - allows you to combine two numbers (eg 2 + 1) into a “3”. Then two 6 tiles to make a “12”, and so on. Much more fun than it sounds - a must for number fans.
Cut the Rope
One for fans of cute cartoon characters. A lolly is suspended by a rope at the top of the screen. You need to ‘swipe’ the screen to cut the rope and feed a cute character below. Each level uses real physics and objects such as bubbles and pendulums to add variation and challenge.
For a more ‘physical’ puzzle challenge, try this app. The Room is a three-dimensional game for tablets where you’re presented with a series of mysterious boxes, locked by physical mechanisms. You need to touch the screen to flip switches and turn keys to open the boxes and solve the mystery.
For hours of fun, download these apps right now!