The next generation of puzzle games is here! Combining simple arithmetic with colorful cages and logical problem solving, this new puzzle game makes sure you never have to guess—and you don’t have to be a math wiz!
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Very Positive (215 reviews) - 99% of the 215 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Oct 9, 2009

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The next generation of puzzle games is here! Combining simple arithmetic with colorful cages and logical problem solving, this new puzzle game makes sure you never have to guess—and you don’t have to be a math wiz!
Everyday Genius: SquareLogic can calculate and display possible solutions automatically—allowing you to spend more time playing and less time tediously jotting down possibilities. With puzzles ranging from first-grade easy to astrophysicist hard, you’ll progress along the path to enlightenment as you build your problem-solving brain power with Everyday Genius: SquareLogic.
  • New types of puzzles never before seen in any game!
  • More than 20,000 puzzles, with over 18 different varieties and 6 different sizes
  • Removes the tedium of first-generation puzzle games by automatically handling notation and possibilities for you
  • No need to be a math wiz; solution possibilities are provided, letting you focus on puzzle-solving logic rather than arithmetic
  • Dazzling array of puzzles, with enough variety to tempt even the most sophisticated puzzle palate—hidden cages, double boards, comparisons, sequences, and more
  • Guide teaches you new ways to look at the problem and arrive at the correct solution
  • Thousands of puzzles at each level to challenge players of all ages and abilities
  • Excellent tutorial

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows Vista/XP
    • Processor: Processor Speed: 1.0GHz
    • Memory: 256MB RAM
    • Graphics: 32 MB Video Card
    • DirectX®: DirectX 8.1 or higher
    • Hard Drive: 30MB Free HD Space
    • Sound: Sound Card
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Very Positive (215 reviews)
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Prime Neuron
( 36.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 11
One of the absolute best logic-deduction-only games so far. With such a ridiculous amount of puzzles, you won't have enough time to ever finish it most likely.
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athena_harmony
( 3.7 hrs on record )
Posted: July 4
Definitely a great little puzzle game. Don't be put off if you're not someone who loves Sudoku--even though the layout is similar, this isn't a straightforward Sudoku game, and there are many aspects of the game that make it easier and more interesting than regular Sudoku. For example, the game automatically removes numbers that will not satisfy the requirements of the grid, and notifies you if you have made a mistake. It also offers the option of displaying all of the possible mathematical operations that satisfy the conditions of the grid, but you can turn this off if you like more of a challenge.

The first puzzles are very easy, but the challenge gradually increases, and there is a variety of puzzles to keep things interesting. Sometimes there are "Hidden Cage" puzzles, where you have to work out for yourself which rules apply to which squares, and sometimes there are "Double Board" puzzles, where you work out the solution by comparing two boards. You're not always doing the same puzzle over and over. If you want to do that, though, there are literally hundreds of similar puzzles to keep you occupied if you don't feel like grappling with a new puzzle type yet. Each type of puzzle is available in Easy, Medium, or Hard.

One of the best things about this game is that it lets you take a "challenge puzzle" to unlock the next set of puzzles whenever you like. You don't have to complete all of the puzzles on each level before being able to unlock the next one. This is helpful if you find the first few levels too easy--you can keep skipping ahead until you find a level of difficulty that you like.

Overall, a very good puzzle game that should offer hours of entertainment for a small price. Definitely worth the money.
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Arf
( 18.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
sudoku with extra conditionals and it has more puzzles than there are atoms in the observable universe
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Luisfius
( 19.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 21
Ridiculous amount of content.

Possibly the chillest and most entertaining of all the puzzle games available on steam.
Not quite sudoku! It is a fantastic title and I recommend getting it in all possible platforms.
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Vinraith
( 21.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 26
An extremely clever puzzle game that uses basic math as a rule set from which to construct brilliant and sometimes diabolical logic puzzles with an ever-escalating complexity and challenge. The variety of puzzle types is substantial, the actual number of included puzzles is functionally infinite (seriously, in the tens of thousands), and most importantly there's a huge sense of satisfaction in solving the more complicated puzzles. It's incredible value for the meager cost, and a must-own for any fan of logic puzzles.
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Spa
( 5.4 hrs on record )
Posted: April 19
Amazing game with tons of puzzles and good for keeping your brain in shape.
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hotdog Ɛݙ 🐝 Bzzz
( 355.6 hrs on record )
Posted: April 17
Way too many puzzles...
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Kano
( 1.0 hrs on record )
Posted: March 4
Fun.

8/10
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CrazyIvanTR
( 11.2 hrs on record )
Posted: March 3
The only thing missing from this game is the ability to autoclick single numbers. Solid puzzle game. Even my mother likes it. Hey, whatever gets her to stop playing Farmville...
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amused
( 21.2 hrs on record )
Posted: February 29
Masterpiece, 10/10.
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
55 of 60 people (92%) found this review helpful
13 people found this review funny
Recommended
8.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 6, 2014
Do you like logic games? Then you should play this game because it's amazing and has a ~ridiculous~ number of puzzles in it. It's also very calm and relaxing to boot.

Are you dumb? Then this game is perfect, because difficulty ranges from insultingly easy to challenging for autistics, with a nice difficulty curve that increases puzzle complexity as you go. You can stay at a difficulty level as long as you want, or you can jump to higher levels pretty quickly if you want. YOU CAN DO ANYTHING

Do you like sudoku? Then I'm sorry, because sudoku is an inferior baby game for babies. If you are a baby, then by all means go play sudoku instead, you big dumb baby.

This game is so fantastic that it will put hair on your chest, even if you're a woman, so if you're a woman and you play this game, enjoy your hairy chest and awesome puzzle game.
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19 of 19 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
194.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 3, 2014
Hey, it's this game, and they finally started selling it again!! It's really addictive and a fantastic time waster. The game has gotten some kind of legendary status due to its extended absence from the steam store, so I'll say if you're expecting it to be the second coming of Christ in the form of a puzzle game you may be disappointed. But it's a really solid game that you can sink a lot of time into, and I'm glad it's back.
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20 of 25 people (80%) found this review helpful
Recommended
60.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 4, 2014
What is this game? Well, first of all it is not really a game but rather a collection of simple mathematical riddles where you have to fill a field of nxn spaces with the correct numbers, as can be seen in the screenshots. There really isn't much more to be said, the game is nicely done and while all the riddles can be logically solved, they will keep you thinking if you choose the grid size that fits your skill.

This one has so many riddles, if you're into that kind of mathematical casual game, you have something for many hours. If you go however for achievements, it will be a real grind to get the final one.

It can't really be compared to other games, for the reasons given. It rather can be compared to riddles, such as Sudoku, and there it would stand as an own genre.

Recommended: Yes
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13 of 13 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
84.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 25, 2014
Pretentious Title: SquareLogic is an abstract puzzle game that takes the concept behind sudoku and twists it to create something far more interesting and engaging. Like sudoku, the goal is to fill a square grid such that the numbers appear only once in each column and row.

SquareLogic's twist on the formula is in the cage system. Instead of prepopulating the grid with enough numbers to solve the puzzle, SquareLogic divides the board into arbitrary chunks, called cages, and assigns a mathematical rule to each. For instance, one cage may require its content to sum to 8, another may require its smaller value to divide the larger value 4 times. Other cages impose inequality operators on the divisions between cages, indicating that one square must contain a larger or smaller number than its neighbor. The puzzles have extra mechanics beyond the cages as well, including double-puzzles, where two grids contain the same solution but different cages, each providing too little to solve on its own, but enough to solve when paired with the other. Other puzzle types may leave some cages unfinished and require the player to paint them in as they go.

This formula would likely be overwhelming and tedious, especially on full-sized 9x9 puzzles (the game ranges from 4x4 to 9x9). However, the game automatically removes numbers from tiles when that number is used elsewhere in the column/row, and players can right click any number to remove it as a viable option. This effectively automates the more menial part of the puzzle, leaving the logical problem solving front and center. The game also highlights possible valid combinations for cages in a small window, so you don't have to constantly keep a calculator by your side to determine what factorizations are possible for a number set. Because of these features, the puzzles go by quickly and rarely feel like they're ever wasting your time.

SquareLogic isn't flawless though. The 4x4 puzzles are almost comically easy due to their small size, while the 9x9 and some 8x8 puzzles can become frustrating and tedious because there is simply too much information to pore over. It becomes less a game of applying logic and more of a mindless search for the next clue you can use. Luckily, the game still has plenty of 6x6 and 7x7 puzzles, which feel extremely well paced.

Another problem is the immediate error highlighting feature. When you first boot up the game, go into options and turn this setting off immediately. This setting causes the game to tell you the very instant you make a mistake. It's a feature that is quite literally too helpful, as it quietly encourages you to start guessing whenever you begin having trouble. With this disabled though, there's still an incredibly nice hint feature to help you out of jams. Rather than openly tell you what's wrong, it simply highlights a section of the grid where you should be able to either eliminate possibilites or find a correct number. It's especially useful on the large puzzles where it's easy to have too many options to pore over.

The one last problem is somewhat debatable. The game simply has too many puzzles. It has 6 regions, each with a staggeringly large number of available puzzles. The first area alone contains 4800. That is not an exaggeration. While it certainly means the game has incredible value, it can be a little disheartening to know that you're not likely to ever even come close to finishing all of the puzzles. Oh, and anyone obsessed with achievements would do well to avoid this game for that reason, unless you want to solve all 4800 puzzles in the first region for a cheevo.

Overall, for anyone who likes abstract logic puzzles, SquareLogic is pretty much top class. It's fun, mostly well paced, has a ton of puzzles and lots of good mechanics. Well worth the $5 asking price.
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13 of 16 people (81%) found this review helpful
Recommended
15.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 5, 2014
More addictive than it has any right to be.
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9 of 9 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 16, 2014
This is a fun puzzle game.

Other reviews relate this to Sodoku....and this is not that game

This is KEN KEN or rather a game where you are given lots of clues as to what numbers go in which squares. Alot simpler then Sodoku but in some ways more challenging.

This game makes you use your math skills and as you play you will notice it is teaching you or getting you to use basic Algebra. Until you get to the most advanced puzzles which are very thought provoking.

I recommend this game for people who like puzzles and basic math skills to solves puzzles.

Music is top notch as are the sound effects. This game also gives you clues as you go...and you can always redo a puzzle if you want to.

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9 of 9 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
672.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 14, 2014
A great time-wasting puzzle game.

If you want challenging, they have challenging grids (9x9). If you want brain-dead easy (for when your brain isn't working well), they have easy, 4x4 grids. There are many different solution-types for every grid size, making a huge number of total puzzles to solve (maybe 15-20K).

The last achievement is a grind, but I've still played for many, many hours since getting it. Now if they would just add one for doing ALL the puzzles... (Actually, I'd like them to make another game instead!)
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10 of 11 people (91%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 22, 2014
Picked it up thinking oh another cool puzzle game... Wow.. I mean I have only played it for like 2 hours but I am amazed at the work put into this game and the difficut levels that actually do get harder and harder I absolutly love this game :) P.S> Already on the Forest :) 9/10 for this type of game
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10 of 11 people (91%) found this review helpful
Recommended
30.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 15, 2015
(10/10) - Masterpiece

Well i don´t know what to say to this other than "just buy it!".
Perfect level design, no guessing... never, always only one solution, good categories of puzzles and an awesome learning curve starting from 4 numbers and very easy levels for the quick run and going to 8 numbers that crack your hat.

Buy it, it´s worth it. For that price you get roughly 17,000 puzzles.
.....what else can i say....
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9 of 10 people (90%) found this review helpful
Recommended
17.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 8, 2015
Brilliant, awesome, complex and deep puzzler, that will keep your mind challenged forever!
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