We're meant to relax by playing games. Perhaps it will divert our attention away from our problems and offer us with some amusement as we engage in friendly rivalry with others, or even against ourselves. These aren't the games. Puzzle games, not the pretty little jigsaws you play with your niece, are the games you'll learn about here. Some of the games are just impossible to put down since each success is followed by a challenge that promises to offer even more joy. Some are genuinely difficult, demanding real talent that will make you unwilling to abandon a game. Others have a wonderful combination of the two. We lose our heads trying to organize, configure, and reconfigure what we casually refer to as a game. Let's take a look at some puzzle games that will leave you wide-eyed and begging for more. Remember, you have the option to stop at any moment. You simply do not want to.
Many players have attempted to outperform this brightly colored puzzle cube. Yes, it's a throwback. It's not high-tech. It's a toy that virtually everyone grew up with (and kind of hated for its inability to transform into a robot or shoot lasers). The Rubik's Cube, on the other hand, continues to be the pinnacle of the simple, perplexing puzzle that also serves as a fun toy for kids. The Rubik's Cube was created by a Hungarian named Rubik, as you may have guessed. The toy was initially called the "Magic Cube" by Mr. Rubik, but when it began exporting out of Hungary, it was renamed after the inventor. (As a result, don't forget the apostrophe!) The cube is a three-dimensional square with a 3 by 3 grid on each of its six sides, each square representing one of six colors. You may pivot the rows and columns, and the aim is to have all of the same-colored squares on each face of the Rubik's Cube. While there are many ways to solve a Rubik's Cube, most of us won't be able to do it without a lot of cursing and gnashing of teeth. Fortunately for us, after hours of futile twisting and screaming, you can quickly go online and look for methods to bend the problem to your whim. (Don't be put off by the fact that many of the solutions are written by youngsters who have not yet completed elementary school.) You may also hone your Rubik's Cube abilities by playing online Rubik's Cube games, but be warned: it's not the same as tossing the cube against the wall after hours of futile twisting.
KENKEN, created by a math genius, will test your brain. KENKEN isn't a game with adorable characters, despite the fact that it sounds like a mother's pet name for her child Kenneth. Tetsuya Miyamoto, a Japanese mathematician, came up with the idea in 2004. Miyamoto was seeking for a problem that would help kids understand some basic logic and math concepts. It was launched to the United States in 2008 after becoming a hit in Japan, and the puzzles were quickly featured in the New York Times and other media. KENKEN is a grid-based puzzle game similar to Sudoku. (Grid sizes range from 3 by 3 to 9 by 9; the bigger the grid, the more difficult the game.) A few numbers have been filled in on the grid: Your task is to fill up the grid with digits in such a way that no digit appears twice in any row or column. Isn't it simple? Within the grid, there are also delineated boxes, and you must ensure that all of the squares in that box add up to the number given in the corner. Does it appear to be simple? Well, some of them are. And some of the riddles are so difficult that you'll think the wicked genius who created them used numbers from another planet. As previously said, it appears on a regular basis in a number of newspapers, there are several KENKEN puzzle books available, and there are even online games to play. (Just remember to eat regularly.)
This game is both addictive and cute at the same time.
Chuzzles could well be the sweetest drugs to ever lead someone to develop a terrible addiction. Chuzzle is a computer game that may be played on a computer, the Web, or an app. It's similar to Tetris in that it entails grouping matching game pieces. Chuzzles are beautiful tiny furballs with wide eyes waiting for you to make the right move. The chuzzles, which come in a variety of colors, are arranged in a grid. Rows can be moved left and right, and columns can be moved up and down. You're aiming to line up three Chuzzles of the same hue. They will pop off the screen if you do so. You progress to harsher levels after you reach a specific amount. It's difficult to define why the game is so enjoyable and addicting, as it is with other puzzle games. Chuzzle gets a point? Its never-ending soundtrack, which is both pulsating and mesmerizing. Even if the game isn't addictive, you could find yourself bouncing along to the tune long after Chuzzle is over.
Sudoku is a game that many swear by and spend hours upon hours playing. If you haven't tried Sudoku yet, you've undoubtedly had at least one person try to persuade you that it's one of the finest ways to pass the time. And if you have a moment, they'd be glad to show you how it works right now. Sudoku devotees are a ferocious bunch. There is, however, a rationale behind it. Sudoku is a simple game to set up: You have a 9x9 grid with nine 3x3 squares inside of it. With only a few numbers, the grid is poorly filled. Your aim is to have the numbers 1 through 9 in each column and row, with no repetitions. You must also make certain that each 3 by 3 box has the digits 1 through 9. Sudoku beginners may be shocked to find that there is no arithmetic required at all, which means that even youngsters may become obsessed with completing little squares with numbers. There are plenty of online variations to play for those kids who can't stand the pencil-and-paper version seen in many books or daily newspapers (or who don't recognize a tangible copy of a newspaper).
Remember how you waited and waited for a "I" piece to clear a number of lines at once and obtain a "Tetris"? For a whole generation, Tetris is the definition of "addictive." Tetris, a game based on an ancient Roman game created by a Russian, was first exposed to a large audience through a software version built for IBM. It then expanded to the Nintendo video game system, Gameboys, and other personal computers. Soon, almost everyone understood how to play Tetris and had been a bleary-eyed Tetris devotee at some point. The game is straightforward enough. Tetrominoes are three-dimensional shapes made out of little squares. The pieces are all unique in terms of shape and color. The pieces tumble down in a well-defined pattern, and the forms may be rotated as they fall. The goal is to complete a horizontal row of squares (without any holes). When a row is finished, it vanishes. The tetrominoes, on the other hand, fall quickly and hard, and if you don't clear your squares before they reach the top, you'll be out of luck. Players may begin to perceive probable Tetris configurations in their daily lives, such as unevenly piled books, a brick side of a building, or even dreams, as a result of the game's addictive nature. It's become so well-known that it's been given a name: the "Tetris Effect."