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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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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45 of 50 people (90%) found this review helpful
13 people found this review funny
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
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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14 of 14 people (100%) found this review helpful
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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20 of 26 people (77%) 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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10 of 10 people (100%) found this review helpful
678.4 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 10 people (100%) found this review helpful
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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10 of 11 people (91%) found this review helpful
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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10 of 11 people (91%) found this review helpful
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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13 of 17 people (76%) found this review helpful
15.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 5, 2014
More addictive than it has any right to be.
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9 of 10 people (90%) found this review helpful
17.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 8, 2015
Brilliant, awesome, complex and deep puzzler, that will keep your mind challenged forever!
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tom "good posts" bomp
24.6 hrs
Posted: October 19
Very compelling "just one more puzzle" style gameplay. The core is sudoku, but the ways it's been modified are really good. There are a ridiculous number of puzzles here, and a good number of different puzzle types so even if you don't like one or two you can find other that are really good. The par number of moves thing is a fun incentive to think harder about what moves you're making. The 9x9 puzzles can be a bit overwhelming but I love playing through the smaller ones. 3 different difficulties for each puzzle type and size mean it's easy to find one to do quickly or one to take a while on.
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▼ BruteCold ▲
11.4 hrs
Posted: October 1
This game was a surprise... I never thought I would enjoy it as much as I do.
I usually find games like these really boring but this one is great!

Awesome game!

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Flying Shisno
38.8 hrs
Posted: September 11
This is a great puzzle game. A lot like Sudoku in which you can only have a number appear once in every column and row. However, from there on out it has way more mechanics. In Sudoku, the 9x9 Grid is divided into 9 Boxes of 3x3, the Boxes themselves are arranged 3x3 as well. In SquareLogic the Boxes are called "Cages". And the cages aren't restricted to only on Mechanic either. In Sudoku, that Mechanic was that the 3x3 Box has to have 9 numbers in it, none of them repeating, and the Box had to be 3x3. In SquareLogic, the Cages can be any number of squares and in any shape. As for the Mechanics, there's a lot of them: For example, a 3 Square Cage has to have those 3 numbers add up to 8. So those 3 numbers(for the 3 squares in the Cage) could be 1+5+2, or 2+2+4, etc. You still have to make sure that numbers don't repeat in the same column and row, but numbers can repeat in the same cage, just not column and row. There's other Mechanics for cages too, mostly math, like all numbers subtracting to a certain value, multiplication, division, have number 3 numbers in consecutive order, etc.

The game introduces the Mechanics slowly, so you're not overwhelmed. You start with a few Mechanics on a 4x4 Grid, and work your way up to a whopping 8x8 Grid with a large amount of mechanics. There's plenty of convenience mechanics too. To make it easier to narrow down numbers, all numbers are listed in the Squares so you can just left click to input that number as the Squares choice, or right click that number to cross it out. You can use your keyboard as well. And when you input a number into a square, that number is automatically crossed out from all the other Squares in the Row and Column.

The hint system is great as well. It starts off with simple hints, then get's less subtle, then blatantly tells you the answer or just crosses off a number. The game can be solved with purely logic though. The Hints do a very good job of not making you feel like a moron and just nudging you in the proper direction.

As I'm sure you guessed by now, there's math involved. But you don't need to do any calculations if you don't want too. Let's say for example you're playing on a 8x8 Grid, which means you have numbers 1-8 to play with. Now let's say you're working on a 6 Square Cage in which all 6 numbers must multiply up to 560. You don't need to do any math at all, because when you highlight that Cage, the Solution List Mechanic pops up on the right. This list will show all possible combinations(remember that numbers can repeat within a Cage, just not row/column) in one easy to read list. If you've crossed out numbers your self or done automatically as you've filled in the rest of the puzzle, the Solution List will automatically factor out all numbers that can't be used anymore in that cage, whether it be due to crossed out numbers or simply because the Cages arrangement means numbers cant repeat themselves without being in the same row/column. Solutions that are still possible are Green, while Solutions that are no longer possible are Red.

Another thing worth mentioning is the ridiculous amount of puzzles in the game. The game is divided up into 5 Regions. Each Region has around 6-8 Locations that must be done in order. Each Location has 12 Practice Puzzles and 1 Challenge Puzzle, in which completing the Challenge Puzzle Unlocks the next Location, and finishing all the Locations Unlocks the next Region. Usually each Location gives you a new Mechanic to play with, and once you complete a Locations 12 Practice Puzzles + 1 Challenge Puzzle, you unlock an additional 787(That's right, Seven Hundred and Eighty Seven) Puzzles that all include the Mechanic learned at that Location plus all previous locations. The 787 Additional Puzzles are divided into 3 difficulties settings: Easy, Medium, and Hard. So if you're having trouble with a Mechanic, there's PLENTY of puzzles to practice with. If we just go with a basic 6 Locations per Region, that's 30 Locations. 12 Practice Puzzles + 1 Challenge Puzzle + 787 Additional Puzzles = 800 Puzzles per Location. That's a bare minimum 24,000 Puzzles in SquareLogic.

There's more stuff to the game, such as other fun mechanics and convenience features, but I'll let you discover it. If you love puzzle games, I definitely recommend SquareLogic. If you love Sudoku I ABSOLUTELY RECOMMEND SquareLogic, especially if you're looking for more in your Sudoku.

Edit: For some reason I can't post large reviews in one go. I have to copy paste the first half, submit, then edit, and finally post the second half, so thats the reason for the edit. If anyone knows why, please let me know.
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45.6 hrs
Posted: August 27
Great game
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1.8 hrs
Posted: August 20
It costs me a mere £3.99, and let me tell you, it's bang for your buck! In the first world alone, they offer near to 800 unique puzzles after clearing the initial 13, certified to be solved without any guesswork. I haven't played the whole game yet, but I see about 5 other worlds on the map, so that makes me estimate that I'll be getting about 4000 puzzles by the end of it all! I would describe the gameplay as a unique twist on sudoku, making it a bit more maths-y. The maths, however, is so basic and instantaneous in the mind of any average person that it makes for fun and addictive puzzle-solving gameplay! This, in my opinion, is a very well constructed and thoughtfully crafted revolution in the puzzle genre, worth so much more than £4, any fan of traditional puzzles MUST get this game!
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Prime Neuron
68.7 hrs
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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3.7 hrs
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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18.6 hrs
Posted: June 29
sudoku with extra conditionals and it has more puzzles than there are atoms in the observable universe
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19.7 hrs
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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21.5 hrs
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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