Hexcells Plus is a standalone expansion to Hexcells that contains 36 new and more challenging puzzles.
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Positive (18 reviews) - 100% of the 18 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Overwhelmingly Positive (632 reviews) - 95% of the 632 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Feb 19, 2014

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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.

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Windows
Mac OS X
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    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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Positive (18 reviews)
Overall:
Overwhelmingly Positive (632 reviews)
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franiis16
( 5.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 4
Game is great. It doesn't have many levels (only 36) but it's something like 5-6 hours of entertainment (I didn't finish it yet).

Levels are great- it's really amaing that puzzles with this level of complexity doesn't required any guessing (only one level for first 30 that I solved required guess (but maybe I didn't saw something)).

If you think that you'll like this game (from screenshots and description) - you will :)
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Lacie
( 40.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 4
A fun puzzle game. Although it feels repetitive after playing the first Hexcells, I can't seem to quit it. Very addictive if you enjoy puzzle games!

If you're able to, I'd go for the bundle for Hexcells, since you'll want to play them all!
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coe.tony
( 11.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 3
For anyone not familiar with the original game, hexcells plays like a cross between minesweeper and sudoku. It is a well crafted little puzzle game with a range of challenging but beatable puzzles. I picked up Hexcells, Hexcells Plus and Hexcells infinite as a pack in the sale for around 3 Euros and I am extremely happy with the purchase. Hexcells took me around 2 and a half hours to fully complete, whereas Hexcells Plus raises the complexity of the puzzles and took me probably closer to seven hours (although I do like to take my time). Overall I would definitely recommend it if you like logic puzzles like Sudoku.
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Phxuibs
( 16.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 1
Much tougher than the first one!!!

Totally worth it! : D
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THE PUNCHMASTER
( 11.7 hrs on record )
Posted: April 29
Simple, satisfying, and addictive. Starts very much like minesweeper, but adds thing such as seeing the number of mines in a row/column, amount of mines within a radius of 2, and whether the mines are contiguous or not. It doesn't sound like it should be as enjoyable as it is, and I almost put myself to sleep while describing it, but it is very enjoyable and addictive. The downside is that when it's done, there's not much replayability. That said, I certainly got my fair share of enjoymenet out of it.
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Dertrom
( 9.3 hrs on record )
Posted: April 24
Hexcells Plus stays true to the orginal with its minesweeper style logic puzzles. Its much more difficult than the orginal and it only benifits from the higher difficulty.
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Father Tome
( 1.4 hrs on record )
Posted: April 10
Fun test of logic
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silasfelinus
( 24.8 hrs on record )
Posted: April 8
Extremely good puzzle game. Love the opportunity for slow pace and fully logical solutions. Extremely satisfying. Harder than the excellent first game and that's a good thing.
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greevdef
( 10.0 hrs on record )
Posted: March 28
Like the original Hexcells, but it's a lot harder. I recommend playing the original one first. This game also introduces a new element to the game where a number on a blue hex corresponds to how many other blue hexes are around the central hex within a 2-hex radius.
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dk
( 13.6 hrs on record )
Posted: March 28
Hexcells Plus is the same exact game as original Hexcells, but it offers 36 different (more challenging) puzzles.

Hexcells is a minimalistic logic puzzle very similar to classic Minesweeper. You need to find blue cells and numbers show you how many of them are nearby.
  • For one, there is no instadeath. If you make a mistake, you just keep going.
  • Most importantly with a little bit (and sometimes with a lot) of thinking you can figure out where each blue cell is located. Unlike minesweeper where sooner or later you come to a point when you have to close your eyes and guess randomly.
Music is very nice and the game itself is relaxing.

I recommend buying Hexcells Complete Pack (Hexcells, Hexcells Infinite, Hexcells Plus) because you will definitely want more.
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Clumsybunii
( 36.7 hrs on record )
Posted: March 26
Potentially the best Hexcells game (when speaking of the scripted boards only) it's not too hard, but not hand-feedingly easy like the first. I really enjoy it, and think you will to!
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CrazyC0330
( 16.4 hrs on record )
Posted: March 9
I'm assuming you've played the first game. If not, and you want a summary of what the game is about, check out my review of the original game here http://steamcommunity.com/id/CrazyC0330/recommended/265890/

Hexcells Plus is such a solid game. I somehow stumbled across the series, even though none of my friends had played it. The original Hexcells is great, but short, and leaves you wanting more. Hexcells Plus delivers on that, giving you basically the same number of levels, but with a few more mechanics in there so that solving each one takes much longer. The puzzles themselves are also much bigger, so there are more shapes to uncover than the levels of the orginal game.

I'm glad I purchased Plus, as I had a great time with the game. I have finished it 100% and am looking forward to moving on to Hexcells Infinite.

I cannot recommend the series enough!
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Ph9214
( 3.7 hrs on record )
Posted: March 4
There is a bug where the cell will reveal it's color if you look closely when mou mouseover it!
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rotopenguin
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: March 3
This is the second in the series, BIG MISTAKE to start here lol.

Guess I better get #1.
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Hazel Meade
( 31.9 hrs on record )
Posted: March 1
A decent little logic puzzler, well worth the usual sale price under a dollar.

Special note: I almost didn't get this, because the description makes it sound like Minesweeper on a hexagonal grid. While there is some passing similarity, the game play is richer and more interesting than Minesweeper, and it doesn't force you into guessing.
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Bodhsativa
( 16.4 hrs on record )
Posted: February 29
Hexcells is a puzzle game in which you can use hard logic and intuition to solve the puzzles. If all the numbers put you off, t is less mathematical it appears, focusing more on deciphering patterns. The relaxing sounds are a nice contrast to how hard your brain will work. I thoroughly enjoyed all three and highly recommend them.

This one has a steeper learning curve than the first. I would suggest playing the first one before this, just to get to grips with it
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S.T.A.R.S Leon S. K.
( 1.8 hrs on record )
Posted: February 28
2nd Part. Again really good puzzles. Shame that is has only 610 Reviews and no trading cards, but i enjoyed it and thats all i need :) i hope you like it too, if you love pure puzzle games
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TheHip41
( 10.0 hrs on record )
Posted: February 28
This game is amazing. Best puzzle game I've played.
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Jeffik.bmp
( 9.6 hrs on record )
Posted: February 22
Challenging. More fun than before. I can only recommend.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 90 days
14 of 18 people (78%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: February 28
2nd Part. Again really good puzzles. Shame that is has only 610 Reviews and no trading cards, but i enjoyed it and thats all i need :) i hope you like it too, if you love pure puzzle games
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
13.6 hrs on record
Posted: March 28
Hexcells Plus is the same exact game as original Hexcells, but it offers 36 different (more challenging) puzzles.

Hexcells is a minimalistic logic puzzle very similar to classic Minesweeper. You need to find blue cells and numbers show you how many of them are nearby.
  • For one, there is no instadeath. If you make a mistake, you just keep going.
  • Most importantly with a little bit (and sometimes with a lot) of thinking you can figure out where each blue cell is located. Unlike minesweeper where sooner or later you come to a point when you have to close your eyes and guess randomly.
Music is very nice and the game itself is relaxing.

I recommend buying Hexcells Complete Pack (Hexcells, Hexcells Infinite, Hexcells Plus) because you will definitely want more.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
16.4 hrs on record
Posted: February 29
Hexcells is a puzzle game in which you can use hard logic and intuition to solve the puzzles. If all the numbers put you off, t is less mathematical it appears, focusing more on deciphering patterns. The relaxing sounds are a nice contrast to how hard your brain will work. I thoroughly enjoyed all three and highly recommend them.

This one has a steeper learning curve than the first. I would suggest playing the first one before this, just to get to grips with it
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
9.6 hrs on record
Posted: February 16
The second game in the trilogy is much harder. The challenge went up significantly. You can still complete all levels using only logic and clues without any random luck. The levels are bigger though and unfortunately there are times when you have to look very carefully for the next clue. If you couldn't get enough from the first game, you might like this.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
9.9 hrs on record
Posted: February 20
(9/10)

More challenging (and fun) than the original version. The biggest draw is simply that theres another big pile of puzzles to solve. Some of which use some new mechanics, and some of which are going to be serious stumpers. I'd say 'on average' these take around 2x as long to solve as the first batch, which honestly is a good thing.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
10.0 hrs on record
Posted: February 28
This game is amazing. Best puzzle game I've played.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
36.5 hrs on record
Posted: February 16
2nd installment of the Hexcells games. Great casual logic puzzle game.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
23.0 hrs on record
Posted: February 12
You like Squarecells?
You like Hexcells?
Hexcells was too easy?
This is Hexcells Plus. Plus means you gon' get ♥♥♥♥♥.

The puzzles in this version are MUCH more challenging than Hexcells, which in my opinion gives this game huge value for its money.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
10.0 hrs on record
Posted: March 28
Like the original Hexcells, but it's a lot harder. I recommend playing the original one first. This game also introduces a new element to the game where a number on a blue hex corresponds to how many other blue hexes are around the central hex within a 2-hex radius.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
36.7 hrs on record
Posted: March 26
Potentially the best Hexcells game (when speaking of the scripted boards only) it's not too hard, but not hand-feedingly easy like the first. I really enjoy it, and think you will to!
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 180 days
11 of 11 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 16, 2015
Game Series

Hexcells Plus is the second game of its' series. Previous game: Hexcells.

Game Visual/Audio

There isn't much can be said about the game's visuals asides from that they're minimalistic. Pretty much the same thing can be said about the game's audio.

Gameplay

There is no difficulty mode option that's assigned. But each of the puzzles has their own difficult.

Hexcells Plus basically has same formula as its' predecessor Hexcells. So the objective remains the same. Which is to figure out which cells to make blue and which cells to make black.

There are total of three slots with six worlds that has thirty-six puzzles to solve. The first world for each of the three slots are automatically unlocked. Completing one world will unlocked the next one. All of these puzzles can be replayed after the first go around. Please do note that the puzzles in the other two slots are the same as the ones in the first slot.

There's no time limit in this game. Allowing the individual take as much time that they want to solve each of the puzzles.

There six achievements for this game. Each of these achievements has certain requirements before they can be unlocked.

Miscellaneous

Final thoughts, it's an neat game to play and enjoy. As for the game's replay value it's low. I would recommend this game but not at the full price.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
11.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 15
I finished the original Hexcells in less than two hours, figured I could have played some more, and bought this one too. And you get what you order: clever puzzles in the spirit of good old Minesweeper, sans the random guessing element.

The difficulty level in Hexcells Plus goes up way quicker than in Hexcells, there are few really easy levels. The more difficult levels can even take up to 30 minutes or so, which started to feel like too much, especially given that you cannot save the game in the middle of a level! Also, it does feel irritating if you make a mistake towards the end of a level after having spent 20 minutes on it, especially if you're after the Perfectionist achievement without cheating.

Anyway, the puzzles are hand-made and some actually almost made me laugh out loud when they revealed some perfectly composed, might I say beautiful, hint as to how the blue hexes are set. If you liked the original one, then this offers more of the same, but much more challenge too. (My play time ended up to 11.5 hours, but a couple of times I just left the game running while I was away from keyboard, so I'd say my actual play time is about 10 hours.)
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
12.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 29, 2015
Logic puzzle game, similar to minesweeper but without the need to guess any moves and sequel to the original Hexcells.

Hexcells Plus increases the difficulty over the original game while having only 6 more levels(36 in total) over the original the amount it took me to finish them all was an extra 10 hours.

Again like the original every puzzle is fully solvable buy logic alone and like the original it is forgiving with no punishment for guessing or making mistakes.

Also again one negative is that puzzles can’t be saved mid game, so you lose progress when you exit, which given the increase in difficulty in puzzles could be a problem.

Hexcells Plus is easy to recommend to those wanting harder puzzles over the original; it increases the difficulty and the playtime with it for the same price.

I had no technical issues with Hexcells Plus.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
21.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 29
A great sequel to the original Hexcells, and you don't need the first one in order to understand how to play this one :)
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 13, 2015
Fun Game. The Mechanics go perfectly with the puzzling.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
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40 of 42 people (95%) found this review helpful
10 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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39 of 43 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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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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23 of 25 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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