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Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Squares: A Game about Matching Colors: by Simple Machine, LLC Free

iPhone Screenshot 1  iPhone Screenshot 2
Squares: A Game about Matching Colors is a point scoring puzzle app.

Look at the second image.  At the top are 3 little squares: Yellow, Orange, Yellow. You must place them in the grid as a connected string so that there will be a group of 3 matching colors. They disappear and you score points.

The game ends when you cannot fit a new string.

Why this game is good
1. It starts out very easy with just 3 colors.
2. Gradually, more and more colors are added.
3. Combos: if you manage to get a cluster of 2 colors at the same time, you get more points. This leads to a bit of gambling. Should you take the easy points or go for combos?
4. The game takes no more than 15 minutes to play.

At the moment, my top score is 2100.

Monday, August 22, 2016

Teeter Slope by Miroslaw Zielinski Free

iPhone Screenshot 1  iPhone Screenshot 2
The objective in Teeter Slope is to tilt the balls until they hit a wall and hopefully get the white balls into the black square.  It's very very similar to Tip & Tumble by some friends of mine at

There are 45 levels which I solved pretty quickly.
This is a great concept. However, the graphics really should be better.  Also, I found that some of the 'hardest' levels to be actually quite simple.

Friday, August 19, 2016

Not a puzzle today.

I posted this a couple of months ago: on the last day of school, I chopped off my very long beard at a school assembly.  Watch it here:

Last week Nancy Ray Taylor, artist extraordinaire, (also my partner!) painted my profile before the chopping. I am honored and humbled by her talent.  She does everything: murals, portraits, and art classes.