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!
User reviews: Very Positive (180 reviews)
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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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
19.0 hrs on record
Posted: April 4
First off: It astonishes me that this game has had such a long shelf life. I've been playing for years (prior to purchasing it on Steam), and the discussions board is still pretty active. Those who play it, generally keep playing it.

So, with a name like "Everyday Genius," it's pretty easy to be scared off; one could be forgiven for thinking this to be a hardcore math game. It isn't. It's more logic puzzle than anything else, although it remains unique. It is not like Sudoku, except that it uses numbers and the process of elimination to reach a solution.

Simply put, you're presented with a single grid (to start). Inside each grid is a series of puzzle boxes that contain different mathematical symbols along with the numbers 1 through 4 (I said math isn't really needed, and I didn't lie; keep reading). An equal sign (for example "4=") inside a box simply means the answer is the number 4. Two boxes reading "3+" means that the answer will be 3, and it is achieved by adding two numbers together (1+2). Like Sudoku (which this really isn't), numbers can only be used once in each row or column. Each puzzle within the grid can be several boxes, and they are painted the same color so that you know they are one puzzle (for example, 1x2x3=6, might all be painted green). You get the idea.

What keeps it from being less math and more logic is that mousing over any box will automatically show you all possible combinations for the solution. As you solve more puzzles inside each grid, these possible solutions will also change, due to process of elimination. Eliminated numbers will automatically disappear from each puzzle, and you can also manually remove them by right-clicking. Because of this, it really is possible to solve each grid without much math skill.

The variety offered here is stunning. You will use greater than and less than symbols; straights (3,4,5,6, etc); even / odd numbers; multiplication and division; and more. The real creativity comes when boxes arrive unpainted, leaving you to color them in with the correct colors. Color them incorrectly, and you'll be solving puzzles that don't exist, meaning your entire grid will be incorrect! Some times, you may have puzzles without any equations; other times, an entire 9x9 grid may consist of nothing but less than or greater than symbols! The difficulty level amps up until you are solving two grids simultaneously, with factors up to 9.

There is no time limit, the colors are vibrant, and the music that is here is soothing and ambient. It's casual puzzle solving at its best. There is truly nothing else like it, and it remains a classic...for those of us who actually know about it. Some people, like myself, are still playing it years later, and you'll not solve the 20,000 included puzzles (not randomly generated, by the way) any time soon. Even better, it can be played with one hand, for those times when my grandson falls asleep on my lap!

At less than $5 US, there is not a single puzzle game on Steam that offers this much game time per penny. Highly, highly recommended.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
42.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 24
One of the best games I've ever played
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43 of 47 people (91%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
8.2 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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13 of 13 people (100%) found this review helpful
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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18 of 22 people (82%) found this review helpful
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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