Hexcells Plus is a standalone expansion to Hexcells that contains 36 new and more challenging puzzles.
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Very Positive (36 reviews) - 91% of the 36 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (710 reviews) - 94% of the 710 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Feb 19, 2014

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Includes 3 items: Hexcells, Hexcells Infinite, Hexcells Plus

 

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“The puzzles themselves, and clearly this is the most important point, are sublime. They are so well designed, so utterly brilliant in construction and delivery, that I wonder at Brown’s brain. There’s even a wit to them, moments that make me smile as I play, as I realise how carefully and deliberately a puzzle has been designed...”
Rock Paper Shotgun

About This Game

Hexcells Plus is a standalone expansion to Hexcells that contains 36 new and more challenging puzzles.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP or later
    • Processor: 2.0Ghz+
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Shader Model 2.0+
    Minimum:
    • OS: OSX 10.5 or later
    • Processor: 2.0Ghz+
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Shader Model 2.0+
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 10.04 or later
    • Processor: 2.0Ghz+
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Shader Model 2.0+
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Very Positive (36 reviews)
Overall:
Very Positive (710 reviews)
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bondi
( 16.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 24
Great game! Get the bundled 3 game pack.
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Alenarne
( 16.7 hrs on record )
Posted: July 17
Really great game. I would recommend clearing the original Hexcells prior to this one as it serves as a great introduction to this much more challenging version - Hexcells Plus.
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scrapsofyarn
( 15.7 hrs on record )
Posted: July 13
A great continuation of Hexcells that I'm having trouble putting down.
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Aussiedroid
( 7.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 13
Hexcells Plus is essentially more of the same puzzle sets introduced in the original Hexcells earlier in 2014. As such, my earlier review comments 'here' still hold true. Where I feel Hexcells Plus differs is in the difficulty. I found most puzzles relatively easy in the original, but in Plus there were a number that kept me scratching my head. These took me approximately 20% longer to get through; I certainly enjoyed the increased challenge.

Your deduction & logic skills will need to be sharp to get a perfect run on some of these levels! Well worth playing .. would flex my brain muscles HARDER again! Great puzzle game!


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Loafie493
( 17.6 hrs on record )
Posted: July 12
This game is a nice mix of sudoku and minesweeper. The puzzles get increasingly harder as you progress through the game and it is very satisfying when you perfect at level quickly. I highly recommend all of the Hexcells games, but if you are to buy only one get Hexcells Infinite. That one adds some mechanics on top of the ones presented in this game, and best of all includes a random puzzle generator for when you complete the game for added hours of fun.
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Grey
( 8.7 hrs on record )
Posted: July 12
In my opinion this is a good puzzle game. Of the three Hexcells games, this one is the best. The levels are challenging. It took me 8 hours to complete every level perfectly.
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svarnypetr
( 11.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 12
I like Hexcells and the Plus challenge is certainly a move in the right direction. Some smaller problems, however, do not allow me to recommend this version of Hexcells. Currently, there is no way how to save your progress in a given puzzle which becomes a real pain in the later worlds. Either you spend a lot of time working on a single puzzle or you rush it and make useless mistakes (or have a permanently running game in the background).

CZ: Hexcells je skvělá hra, ale tuto verzi nemohu doporučit. Zejména kvůli tomu, že nemá možnost uložit pokrok v řešení a tedy musíte řešit velké závěrečné hlavolamy najednou.
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Natje ;D
( 26.0 hrs on record )
Posted: July 7
Product received for free
This game is such a mind puzzle. I have no idea how I managed to complete it 5 times. It has a really good price for what you get. Everytime I am bored I come to these kind of games and this one isone of the best puzzle/mind games I've played. The tactics you have yo use to solve the puzzles are amazingly fun to think about. I'd recommend this game because of the price and fun you'll have with it!
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seserakh
( 24.0 hrs on record )
Posted: July 7
I picked up this game because I enjoyed the original Hexcells, which took me an hour or two to beat. I thought that Hexcells plus would be similar. Challenging, entertaining, engaging, and a little relaxing.

Wrong.

This game is HELL. Please play it if you like staring angrily at the same puzzle for a half hour at a time. I lost many evenings to this game. I don't know if I regret it or if I want more.

...I think I want more.
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max
( 21.0 hrs on record )
Posted: July 6
One word for each aspect of this game.

Story - N/A.
Gameplay - Charming.
Graphics - Minimal.
Sound - Exquisite.
Music - Relaxing.

Overall - Wonderful.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
7.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 13
Hexcells Plus is essentially more of the same puzzle sets introduced in the original Hexcells earlier in 2014. As such, my earlier review comments 'here' still hold true. Where I feel Hexcells Plus differs is in the difficulty. I found most puzzles relatively easy in the original, but in Plus there were a number that kept me scratching my head. These took me approximately 20% longer to get through; I certainly enjoyed the increased challenge.

Your deduction & logic skills will need to be sharp to get a perfect run on some of these levels! Well worth playing .. would flex my brain muscles HARDER again! Great puzzle game!


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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
21.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 6
One word for each aspect of this game.

Story - N/A.
Gameplay - Charming.
Graphics - Minimal.
Sound - Exquisite.
Music - Relaxing.

Overall - Wonderful.
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 30
I totally recommend this game, however I want to point out a big issue which is really annoying and game "breaking"
I really enjoy playing this game because it's very good brain and attention training and I'd totally recommend it to anyone because the price is great for what you get (Brain training, attention training).
For me as a programmer it helps improving my attention when programming a lot, this is the main reason I own this game.
So all in all it's awesome.

Let's get over to a very annoying issue which can break your joy.
The problem is the wiggling orange Hexcells, once you hover over them. The wiggling motion reveals what's hidden behind them. For example I am using my mouse to keep my attention on a Row/Column and I hover over one cell. It wiggles and reveals what's underneath so either it is blue or black and once I see that I already know without thinking. It's very distracting a frustrating because I missed the chance of thinking on my own.
Please fix (make it grey or something, or orange below)!
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49 of 52 people (94%) found this review helpful
13 people found this review funny
Recommended
12.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 6, 2015
I have died and gone to Minesweeper Heaven. This makes the original Windows game look like a joke. The number of strategies you need to use to solve the puzzles is incredible and gives the game far more depth than Minesweeper. The only reason I wouldn't recommend this game is if you could not beat the original Hexcells. The puzzles here are brutally difficult, much harder than the original, and some may take you hours to figure out. If you're up for a challenge, you'll find that this game truly hexcells.
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40 of 44 people (91%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: February 19, 2014
[I know this shows 0 hours played, but my achievements should prove that I'd previously bought and beaten this game. In fact, I played it three or four times over!]

Hexcells Plus is everything I am always looking for in a puzzle game, distilled to a deceptively simple interface. Though comparisons to Minesweeper are not unwarranted, these comparisons miss a crucial difference: in Minesweeper, the final moves often (and annoyingly) come down to chance, debasing all the carefully planned moves you'd made before should you--at the end of a long game--happen to click a mine.

In Hexcells (and Hexcells Plus), however, the game gives you JUST enough information to never, ever have to guess. But you will often spend many, many minutes searching for and debating your next move. While the game provides various clues as to where you can find Hexes and numbers, it does not (at least past the first few levels) make this obvious (as it is in a game like Picross, for example, where every column's number of squares is provided). It only provides clues for a limited number of columns, rows, sections, etc.; based on this, and based on tricks you'll pick up and teach yourself as you go along, you'll have to very carefully make your next move.

And this is the crucial difference: any mistake you make in Hexcells is your own fault--thus Hexcells corrects an unfortunate norm in the puzzle genre. So, between chess-like demands on your every move, between the security of knowing the game will not force you to guess, between the pleasing visuals and soothing ambient soundtrack, Hexcells Plus is one of, if not THE, best puzzle games I have ever played, and I play many.

5/5
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24 of 26 people (92%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
8.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 19, 2014
Regular Hexcells is like super happy fun puzzle time. Hexcells Plus is the diabolical demon from hell version of the game. It's a whole lot harder than the regular version. There were points where I couldn't find the next logical solution in the puzzle and had to guess. That doesn't mean there wasn't a logical move, just that I couldn't find it! The boards are much bigger and there are added game mechanics that result in more complicated play. It's way more like sudoku, with times when you have make complicated deductions based on the overlap of number clues.

If you want a nice, relaxing puzzle game, buy regular Hexcells. If you want a challenge, grab Hexcells Plus. Better yet, both. I think I slightly prefer regular Hexcells just because I like the more relaxing puzzles, but there is a certain sense of accomplishment to be found in Hexcells Plus that regular Hexcells lacks.
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23 of 25 people (92%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 30, 2014
Hexcells Plus is a solid zenlike puzzler that has the player use minesweeper-esque logic to determine whether adjacent hex cells are part of a pattern or not. Addictive, challenging, but also relaxing and satisfying.

This definitely ups the difficulty from the first Hexcells.
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25 of 29 people (86%) found this review helpful
Recommended
30.1 hrs on record
Posted: February 19, 2014
Like its predecessor, this is the best puzzle game I have ever played. This is more of an expansion than an actual separate game, but the price is so cheap that it doesn't matter. Both games are worth far more than the asking price, in my opinion.

The music and sound effects are spot-on fantastic, the puzzles are lovingly and painstakingly crafted, and the difficulty progression is just perfect from one puzzle to the next. Hexcells Plus adds a few things over its predecessor: additional types of puzzles, a couple of new types of clues, and a bit more difficult end puzzles.

I simply cannot recommend both games enough.

The mechanics are similar to Minesweeper and if you find yourself clicking the wrong mouse button (like me), you can change the button configuration from the Input tab of the configuration menu when you first start the game. Also, keep in mind that there is never a time that you must guess.

This game makes me feel smart.
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23 of 26 people (88%) found this review helpful
Recommended
12.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 4, 2014
After Hexcells Plus, previous Hexcells looks like mere demo. Or easy mode. Or rather tutorial for the _real_ game. Hexcells Plus looks visually the same as previous game, including the same achievements and same amount of puzzles. But Plus version adds new mechanics, and is much, much more challenging. I enjoyed it. Too bad that all puzzles are handmade, so no more games possible after finishing existing set. Otherwise I could use this game as substitute for Minesweeper on the regular basis. Recommended!
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17 of 18 people (94%) found this review helpful
Recommended
33.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 22, 2014
The first Hexcells game is basically the tutorial to Hexcells Plus. If you thought the first game was too easy (and let's face it, that surely includes everyone) then this is the real game right here. The first Hexcells only gets interesting in the last few levels; well, Hexcells Plus starts off from that point, so it's logically a much better game. The concept is simple: find which cells are occupied and which are empty using surrounding clues that tell you how many occupied cells are in a row, how many occupied cells are adjacent to each occupied cell, and how many occupied cells are found within a certain radius of an occupied cell. It looks like Minesweeper at first glance, but it's far more interesting than that. Some of the later levels here get pretty tough, and there are times when you find it difficult to believe that it's possible without guessing, but then suddenly you'll spot a line of reasoning that you've missed and a few more pieces of the puzzle fall into place. It's highly addictive, and not to be played at 2am when you're half-asleep. Great puzzle game, recommended, but if you're new to the series then start with the first one.
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