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 (145 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
Helpful customer reviews
8.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 14
Hurts your brain, in a good way.
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1.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 14
very great game for smartbrains with almost infinite mathematical puzzle
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
84.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 25
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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9 of 13 people (69%) found this review helpful
61.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 13
Relax, put on some Chopin, and solve math puzzles that'd make Einstein weep.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 16
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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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
89.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 22
The single best UI in any Sudoku-variant software ever produced. The initial gating is a bit annoying but the 9x9 puzzles are my single favorite way to spend time - I just wish there were more of the really hard ones.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
9.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 5
Glad to see this come back after having been removed for the longest time. This is a fantastic puzzle game. Get it for your mom.
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22.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 5
This puzzle game is pretty fun to play. There is no rush or timelimit or anything, which makes it a great game for casually filling up your spare half hours. It starts off pretty easy, but as soon as the board grows, the difficulty increases as well.

If you're looking for a puzzle game without an end (over 20,000 puzzles) that you can play for 15 minutes each time, this is the one
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35.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 26
Best Game evarrrrr.
Seriously though, it's a lot of fun
The learning curve isn't very steep though, especially in the last levels it's just a matter of crossing out numbers ad nauseum.
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166.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 20
Fantastic logic game. More logic than math, and enough variation in the different levels to keep it interesting. Awesome time waster!
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70.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 11
Breaking my general "finish a game before you review it" rule for this one since this is SquareLogic and you don't finish SquareLogic (or at least, I won't for a good while. if ever.)

This is just a really good logic puzzle game. With a metric truckload of content. Literally 20000+ puzzles. I've still hardly scratched the surface, not even 2/3rds through the main puzzle sets, much less any of the full sets. There's plenty of different elements that can go into puzzles and when they all get combined the end result is a much, much deeper game than sudoku.

Really highly recommend it for anyone who likes puzzles at all.
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6.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 13
It's a cross between Sudoku and math puzzles, making it better than both of them. Worth it if you liked either, otherwise not worth it at all.
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57.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 25
Love it, it keeps me young!
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122.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 13
If you like sodoku, jigoku, or anything similar, you'll think this is an absolute bargain for the price tag.

I particularly love the combination of puzzles all combined into one, and having to solve two boards side by side. Don't worry about the later puzzles being too complex though, you'll have more than enough time to go through slowly and complete puzzles at your own pace.

Having played this for 18 hours so far, I think it's worth four times the price tag for the value I'm going to get from it.
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87.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 18
Not for completionists.

I think the time it would take to complete the 10's of thousadns of puzzles in this game would be staggering. Puzzles can be solved in 10~ seconds at first but can take several minutes (20+) in the later stages. Having completed several puzzles from each stage I can tell you that this is a great game if you really like doing simple arithmetic, which I do!
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32.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 27
positive=tons of levels
very differents worlds
very addictive .....

negative=.....but repetitive
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33 of 37 people (89%) found this review helpful
8.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 6
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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15 of 17 people (88%) found this review helpful
27.0 hrs on record
Posted: January 4
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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11 of 11 people (100%) found this review helpful
194.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 3
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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11 of 14 people (79%) found this review helpful
15.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 5
More addictive than it has any right to be.
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