Hexcells Infinite is the third game in the series of ambient logic puzzle games.
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Release Date: Sep 1, 2014

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“...the sense of artistry behind the crafting of the puzzles, puts this a level above.”
Rock Paper Shotgun

About This Game

Hexcells Infinite is the third game in the series of ambient logic puzzle games.

It includes a new set of 36 puzzles as well as a random puzzle generator and now supports mid-level saving and cross platform cloud saves.

The level generator uses an 8 digit seed number to generate each puzzle so they can easily be shared.

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    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP or later
    • Processor: 2.0Ghz+
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Shader Model 2.0+
    • Storage: 100 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: OSX 10.5 or later
    • Processor: 2.0Ghz+
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Shader Model 2.0+
    • Storage: 100 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 10.04 or later
    • Processor: 2.0Ghz+
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Shader Model 2.0+
    • Storage: 100 MB available space
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megazver
( 6.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 29
Lovely.
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onurandic
( 16.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 28
Great game but unfortunately hovering sometimes reveals what is underneath a tile for a fraction of second and this great game is ruined.

Needs a fix asap!
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El Cholo
( 20.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 28
it was quite good

8/10
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Tabulation
( 11.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 27
The best of the Hexcells trilogy. Includes a puzzle generator as well. Great for logic puzzle fans!
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Happiness Officer
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 27
Wasn't for me, but if you love Minesweeper this'll be right up your alley. Imagine if Minesweeper met Nonograms and had hexagonal babies... then you're close.

Pure deductive logic. The solutions are unique and reasonably tricky, but fair. There's no trick questions or guessing. If you're used to Japanese deductive puzzles (like Kakuro or Ken Ken) then ignore the previous 2 iterations and jump straight to this one.

Unfortunately the 'infinite' puzzles are a bit inconsistent. Many lack much of a challenge, meaning you can kinda mindlessly click through them, akin to Minesweeper: relaxing but not overly taxing. Whether that's a bad thing ultimately depends on what you're looking for. If you want something quite gentle, this'll tick it perfectly. If not... how much are 36 puzzles worth to you?

If you want to up the ante and hit a really fiendish puzzler; a game called 'Patterna' has surfaced on Greenlight (funnily enough, inspired by Hexcells!) - A demo is freely available, so I'd recommend giving it a peek:

https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=628954870
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BluePaw 🐾
( 27.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 26
It's pretty much minesweeper but instead with squares it's with hexagons along with other hurdles and mechanics into the mix.

Good puzzle game. Base and Plus are good too as they basically Easy and Medium, respectively, and get the bundle for all three. Worth the money.
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Sucknut
( 27.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 25
Without a doubt the best puzzle game available on steam right now.

Hexcells Infinite is just that: infinite.

I did the math. It would take a player about 1,141 and half years (with a 6 minute per puzzle average) to exhaust every available puzzle, and that's assuming that they never eat, sleep, or take any breaks. If you were to buy just one installment of the Hexcells franchise, it would be a mistake not to get this one. It simply has the greatest value per dollar spent. (roughly 228 years of gameplay per dollar if you were wondering, and that's not even when it's on sale.)

Numbers aside, this game is an absolute masterpiece. From the minimal sound effects to the tranquil soundtrack, the sound design is spot on and keeps the player engaged. The gameplay is heavily influenced by japanese logic games and minesweeper, but it still manages to feel completely original and unique. More importantly, the concept is easy to learn and it only takes a few minutes for a new player to get used to the gameplay and environment.

And that's not even the best part - the best part is that it NEVER feels impossible to solve. More often than not, when a player makes a mistake, they immediately realize what they did wrong. Even if you feel like you're stuck, there's always that one number you missed that tells you where to look. This game is like a great magician, in the sense that a great magician leaves nothing to chance despite how wildly impossible their act may seem. If you love puzzle games, Hexcells Infinite is a must for your Steam library.

I give this game a 9.8/10.

Not a perfect score for the following reasons:
- Highlighting an external grid number underneath another highlighted external grid number works OKAY, but I'm sure there are better options than white on white lines.
- You can make any number of mistakes on the infinite puzzles without facing any sort of penalty. Maybe I'm just being nitpicky at this point, but it just seems like a loose end in an otherwise flawless game. They could at least have it set up in a way where the puzzle doesn't count as completed if you make 3 or more mistakes.

Suggestions:
- Themes! I'm talking unlockable themes, different hex colors, player-created backgrounds, custom cursors, and so on. This game would certainly benefit from workshop access and, dare I say, skins. It'd be nice to have a change in scenery after playing with the same background and color scheme for hours.
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Mikasa
( 49.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 25
Was gonna post a review as I thought of myself as a veteran based on my 50 hrs, then i realised almost everyone has 20+ hours on this 5$ game.
Definitely value for money
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Veng
( 10.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 24
Great. Pretty hard, but always fun.
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Some1xx
( 185.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 22
A fun and challenging logical puzzle game similar to MineSweeper.
Using the numbers to work out which tiles to mark.

The big difference between Hexcells and Minesweeper is that you never need to guess at any point, there's always a way to work out where to click.
Also, numbers can be shown on the outside of the grid and show a different symbol with the number to tell you how the tiles you need to mark are laid out.

Unlike Hexcells and Hexcells Plus, Hexcells Infinite has a random level generator in which will allow you to play new puzzles all the time.
It's also possible to make your own and share them with others or try theirs out.

If you wish to save a bit of money then I suggest only buying HexCells Infinite due to the fact you can play an 'infinite' amount of levels giving you many more hours of playtime.
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Ready
( 16.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 19
*This review will cover all three Hexcells games (Hexcells, Hexcells Plus & Hexcells Infinite) as they are very similar.*

Hexcells Infinite is a 2d puzzle game similar in nature to Minesweeper that involves hexagons. Using clues given by previously discovered tiles, more and more of the puzzle is shown and finally completed once all tiles are revealed. This series goes beyond your normal Minesweeper in the fact that clues will often involve more then the directly adjacent tiles i.e. columns, diagonals, non-continuous, continuous only, double spaces, etc... If you get Infinite, it boasts an infinite puzzle generator that was some estimated 999,999,999 random puzzles to try so, good luck with that. All and all, a really great game if you enjoy the Minesweeper style but also want a bit of originality as well.
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Freulfr Brisinga
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 17
Minesweeper is better...
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Makki
( 21.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 17
Hexcells Infinite is the third and last game in series, with new 36 mind boggling levels which will keep you preoccupied for quite a while. No new mechanics are added compared to previous games, if you played them you know what to expect but that is not necessary in order to enjoy this one.

It is Minesweeper-like game where your goal is to decipher the pattern and mark the blue cells by gradually eliminating empty ones. They contain numbers which show how many blue cells are adjacent to them. New rules are introduced which add to game complexity, such as number of cells in columns, clusters of cells that must be separated from each other or adjacent to one another and blue cells with numbers which show how many of them are located in a 2 hex radius. I completed the game in slightly less than 8 hours. Much of it were spent in staring at the screen in order to find which cells to eliminate. Ending levels are really big and spotting sometimes obvious solution can be quite tricky.

The biggest change is introduction of an Infinite mode, you can play as many random generated levels as you want. Your brain cells will be happy, your free time surely will not.
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Tommy Vercetti
( 12.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 17
Easily worth the money, just throw on some netflix and hexcell.
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ronzilla
( 10.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 16
Just look at the global achievement stats, that says it all: One-third of players have played each level until they're mistake-free!

And one-third have played 60+ random levels?

Those are some truly satisifed customers. If you like logic/deduction-style puzzles, this will be right up your alley.
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THE PUNCHMASTER
( 14.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 15
It seems from Hexcells to H. Plus to H. Infinite the games keep getting harder. I consider this a good thing, but I feel like this would be poor place in the series to start. That said, if you're willing to jump into harder puzzles right away, then this is probably the best in the series. It has a mode with infinite or more accurately "more puzzles than anybody has time to play", which allows you to keep playing new puzzles for as long as you want after the main puzzles are done. The downside is that the puzzles have differing difficulties and there's no way to say "generate a medium level puzzle".

As far as gameplay goes, there are no new mechanics from the other games in the series, but I consider that a good thing. The core gameplay was fun, so I'm glad that it wasn't changed. That said, some may feel that this game is essentially the same as the others but with things mixed up a bit. I think if I had bought this first, the other games would feel like more of the same since this offers the 'infinite mode', but since I played it last, I feel like it's a good way to end the series.
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Th3Legendary
( 19.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 15
It has infinite replayability via the random level generator. Safe pickup at full price.
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Twig
( 6.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 13
Deductive reasoning put with ambient music. If you love Minesweeper, you will love this game.
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eltee
( 18.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 12
(9.5/10)

This is the most Hexcellist Hexcells, far more hexcelling than the previous hexcells could ever hope to hexcell.

Truth in a name for sure, you can now run essentially near infinite seeded puzzles, daily puzzles, etc, in addition to another batch of cleverly constructed main-line puzzles to work through.

While the seeded ones often don't have the depth/complexity/strategy of the hand-built ones, they do offer quantity, and prevent the game from ever truly being over, which if you like clever puzzle games (and I do) is a very good thing.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
185.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 22
A fun and challenging logical puzzle game similar to MineSweeper.
Using the numbers to work out which tiles to mark.

The big difference between Hexcells and Minesweeper is that you never need to guess at any point, there's always a way to work out where to click.
Also, numbers can be shown on the outside of the grid and show a different symbol with the number to tell you how the tiles you need to mark are laid out.

Unlike Hexcells and Hexcells Plus, Hexcells Infinite has a random level generator in which will allow you to play new puzzles all the time.
It's also possible to make your own and share them with others or try theirs out.

If you wish to save a bit of money then I suggest only buying HexCells Infinite due to the fact you can play an 'infinite' amount of levels giving you many more hours of playtime.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
49.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 25
Was gonna post a review as I thought of myself as a veteran based on my 50 hrs, then i realised almost everyone has 20+ hours on this 5$ game.
Definitely value for money
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 27
Wasn't for me, but if you love Minesweeper this'll be right up your alley. Imagine if Minesweeper met Nonograms and had hexagonal babies... then you're close.

Pure deductive logic. The solutions are unique and reasonably tricky, but fair. There's no trick questions or guessing. If you're used to Japanese deductive puzzles (like Kakuro or Ken Ken) then ignore the previous 2 iterations and jump straight to this one.

Unfortunately the 'infinite' puzzles are a bit inconsistent. Many lack much of a challenge, meaning you can kinda mindlessly click through them, akin to Minesweeper: relaxing but not overly taxing. Whether that's a bad thing ultimately depends on what you're looking for. If you want something quite gentle, this'll tick it perfectly. If not... how much are 36 puzzles worth to you?

If you want to up the ante and hit a really fiendish puzzler; a game called 'Patterna' has surfaced on Greenlight (funnily enough, inspired by Hexcells!) - A demo is freely available, so I'd recommend giving it a peek:

https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=628954870
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
43.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 3
Third opus of the game. You liked the first two? Buy this one too, it is sooo much harder. Really great.

For those who don't know the game, you should try the first one and see if you enjoy it. It is puzzle game, based on Minesweep by Microsoft, if you remember? Well it's that but much, much better, with new rules and gameplay features, very smart. Finding the solution and try to reach for a perfect game is much entertainment! I do recommend.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
10.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 16
Just look at the global achievement stats, that says it all: One-third of players have played each level until they're mistake-free!

And one-third have played 60+ random levels?

Those are some truly satisifed customers. If you like logic/deduction-style puzzles, this will be right up your alley.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
75.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 30
I'm absolutely in love with this game. It's clever, logical and beautiful. It takes the Minesweeper's basic idea and expands it to the next level. And never a situation appears where you have to guess - calculation always prevails.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
16.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 19
*This review will cover all three Hexcells games (Hexcells, Hexcells Plus & Hexcells Infinite) as they are very similar.*

Hexcells Infinite is a 2d puzzle game similar in nature to Minesweeper that involves hexagons. Using clues given by previously discovered tiles, more and more of the puzzle is shown and finally completed once all tiles are revealed. This series goes beyond your normal Minesweeper in the fact that clues will often involve more then the directly adjacent tiles i.e. columns, diagonals, non-continuous, continuous only, double spaces, etc... If you get Infinite, it boasts an infinite puzzle generator that was some estimated 999,999,999 random puzzles to try so, good luck with that. All and all, a really great game if you enjoy the Minesweeper style but also want a bit of originality as well.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
27.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 26
It's pretty much minesweeper but instead with squares it's with hexagons along with other hurdles and mechanics into the mix.

Good puzzle game. Base and Plus are good too as they basically Easy and Medium, respectively, and get the bundle for all three. Worth the money.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
17.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 5
Pretty relaxing and soothing music for you troubled mind, not importunate fx. Puzzles are pretty simple, and you cannot fail in this game. It's like a crossbreed between classic minesweeper and japanese nomograms (hanjie, picross). You might like to give it a try should you ever have insomnia.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 4
This is a fun little puzzle game where you basically play as a minesweeper in a world of hexagons. You have to figure out which spaces have a bomb thingy (the game doesn't say what it is) from the numbers of the spaces around them. If a space has a one, it means there's one bomb thingy. It's kind of hard to explain, and the game will do it anyway. In my opinion, this is the best Hexcells game out of the three. It brings the trilogy to a satisfying conclusion. Once you finish all of the main puzzles, you can just play with the randomly generated ones for hours and hours. This game is totally worth it on sale. I bought it for $1.49, and it's well worth it.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
21.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 17
Hexcells Infinite is the third and last game in series, with new 36 mind boggling levels which will keep you preoccupied for quite a while. No new mechanics are added compared to previous games, if you played them you know what to expect but that is not necessary in order to enjoy this one.

It is Minesweeper-like game where your goal is to decipher the pattern and mark the blue cells by gradually eliminating empty ones. They contain numbers which show how many blue cells are adjacent to them. New rules are introduced which add to game complexity, such as number of cells in columns, clusters of cells that must be separated from each other or adjacent to one another and blue cells with numbers which show how many of them are located in a 2 hex radius. I completed the game in slightly less than 8 hours. Much of it were spent in staring at the screen in order to find which cells to eliminate. Ending levels are really big and spotting sometimes obvious solution can be quite tricky.

The biggest change is introduction of an Infinite mode, you can play as many random generated levels as you want. Your brain cells will be happy, your free time surely will not.
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
15.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 24
I bought the game because it sounded interesting and I'm a lot more willing to buy games now that I can refund if I don't like it. I tried it out and thought it was great, played it for a little bit, then went to bed. The next day, I look at steam and am surprised to see it says "You have played 100 minutes"

I was genuinely stunned - those 100 minutes flew by so damn fast, I swear I thought I had only played for like 15-20 minutes.

If you like logic based puzzle games with clear rules, this is a must have. Think minesweeper but set up such that you NEVER have to guess. You can always figure out the solution without guessing in any way, like sudoku. Sure, you CAN guess then just remember what the answer was, restart, and pretend like you figured it out with no mistakes, but the way you SHOULD play this game is to never ever click anything unless you are 100% certain you're right. It's much more entertaining and satisfying this way.

Additionally, it's all broken up into fairly small, bite-sized levels, so you can spend just 10 minutes playing while waiting for something and still get through a level or two. Of course you can also do what I did and spend almost two hours playing without even realizing time is passing by...
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
115.9 hrs on record
Posted: March 11
A brilliant puzzle game! If you play it properly and not just by clicking random cells until you finish it, then it is superb.
In order to get the best out of this game (and in my opinion the only way to play it) you should challenge yourself to not make one single move if you are not 100% sure about it. As many have said before; the puzzles are supposed to be solved without having to guess or be in doubt whether the cells should be blue or not, so do not guess, do not think "hm, maybe this should be blue", "this is probably right" or anything along these lines. If you are not completely sure, then do not click.

Improvements have been made since the last two games. One is that you can save your puzzles and then go back later and finish them (which is what I recommend you to do if you get stuck. Take a break, go do something else and then come back later and you will see new per,c that you did not see before. It is so easy to get stuck focusing too narrowly on one area or staring blindly on a spot that might already be solved). The other thing is that a random puzzle generator has been added. Although the random puzzles are easy and does not require much effort and thinking they are still addictive! It is very relaxing to solve them and great if you just want to wind down a little bit.

If you are already a fan of minesweeper or sudoku, then you will LOVE this game. Hexcells is the perfect mix between those two.

In conclusion; I cannot recommend this game enough! I loved the first two ones, Hexcells and Hexcells Plus, and now with this one having a random puzzle generator just makes it the ultimate puzzle game.
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
27.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 28
This game answers the question "What if Minesweeper were actually good and not ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥t?"

Some of the best $5 I've ever spent.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
55.7 hrs on record
Posted: March 27
I can easily recommend this game if you like brain puzzles. The 36 main puzzles of the game are well made and very challenging, although some of the time you'll just be looking for that one piece of information you missed to progress forward. A lot of the puzzles are huge, and it takes some time to find that one tile you need to swap.

The second part of the game doesn't shine as bright, though; the infinite levels. You input or generate a random string of numbers, and a puzzle is made from that. When you've passed through the crafted levels, you'll likely find these generated levels simplistic and more of a timesink than an actual challenge. It's mostly repetition from what you've learned from the designer's levels, and while there may be some golden nuggets among these numbers, there's an 8-digit string to generate levels from, which is where the "infinite" part comes from. This of course doesn't mean they're bad, they're just not as good as the designed ones.

All in all, I can say that if you like brain training games that challenge your logical side, this one's worth it, and the infinite levels serve nicely as a filler for when you've got nothing better to do.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
11.0 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.

The "Infinite" part of this iteration is a game mode which generates levels randomly. None of the random ones I played equalled the hand-craftyed levels, but they were fun nonetheless. They're a little bit like hexcells light.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
242.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 17
Not only is it a great set of puzzles in line with the previous two titles, it also has a random generator if you get the itch.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
38.3 hrs on record
Posted: March 20
Think of minesweeper crossed with sudoku.
Hexcells Infinite is basically that with a few extra gimmicks added in.

When playing, I feel like I'm using sudoku logic, but in a binary way, where each square will be either blue or black.

Despite the simplicity of how it looks, this is actually a fairly challenging game.

Apparantly you never have to guess on any level, even if it is a procedurally generated one, but sometimes, I'll be looking at the puzzle for a while, oblivious to what I'm supposed to do next.

This is a fun game if you enjoy thinking things through logically and enjoy puzzles such as sudoku. I personally enjoy this more than sudoku.

As a bonus, completing a level will create a pattern, which is interesting to look at sometimes.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
59.2 hrs on record
Posted: March 3
Fantastic game to flex your mind. All puzzles are solveable, unlike minesweeper. No guesswork! Once you've done all of the puzzles present in the game, you can either do randomly generated puzzles (fun for a bit, but, eh, not the most important bit here) and, fantastically, custom levels! Would for sure reccommend buying pack for all the games as they all have different, intersting puzzles.
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161 of 164 people (98%) found this review helpful
117 people found this review funny
Recommended
3,080.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 29, 2015
Help. I'm 8161 puzzles in and i can't stop. This is like minesweeper, but better. No randomness, way better mechanics, unlimited replayability. It's all about logic and stuff. Just the right level of challenge for me. I'm way too hooked. Also each puzzles takes me 1-4 mins. Just woke up? Time to sneak in one puzzle. Queueing up for LoL and nothing to do? Sneak in another few puzzles.

Some one save me.
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