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The Fascinating History of the Crossword, the Original Mobile Game

Look around at the people on a train, at a bus stop, or in an airport. Chances are, lots of them are playing some kind of game on their smartphones. But in any crowd, you'll likely see someone poring over a different pocket diversion — the crossword puzzle, still going strong on its 100th birthday. It's been a fascinating century. Read More >>

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The Hardest Logic Puzzle Ever (and How to Solve It)

It's that strange time year, the lull between Christmas and New Year, when you're not really celebrating but not really working either. So, how about you wrap your brain around the world's hardest logic puzzle to keep yourself amused? Y'know, just for fun. Read More >>

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Bejeweled and Bejeweled Blitz for iPhone: PopCap's Prize Gems Are Recut and Redefined

Ain't no doubt about it, PopCap are one of the most successful businesses on the App Store. With brilliant titles like Bejeweled, Peggle and Plants Vs Zombies to their credit, they're pretty much the market leaders in casual gaming. Therefore, when they decide to do something radical and potentially controversial with one of their key properties, you can bet that we'll be paying attention. Read More >>

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Amazing Breaker for iPhone and iPad: If You're a Fan of Ice Sculptures, Best Look Away Now

Some apps look and play like the 8-Bit classics from the golden age of gaming. Others take a modern approach, employing sleek graphics to show their cutting-edge credentials. And Amazing Breaker? It looks like the kind of game that a Las Vegas magician would have made. We're thinking David Copperfield, or perhaps Siegfried & Roy. Read More >>

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Blueprint 3D for iPhone and iPad: A New Design for a New Kind of Puzzle Game

Every once in a while, a new game comes along that blows our minds with a fresh concept. Blueprint 3D is one such game. In fact, we reckon it's invented a whole new genre, all by itself. Let's christen it the "fragment'em up". Read More >>

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Where's My Water? for iPad and iPhone: A Tragic Tale about an Anthropomorphic Lizard with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

In the US, there's a persistent urban legend about pet lizards being flushed down the toilet, which then grow up to become angry, vengeful, sewer-dwelling alligators. This same legend was the inspiration for Eastman and Laird's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The lesson here is that cruelty to lizards is both detrimental to your health, and also incredibly lucrative. Read More >>

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Brick People for iPhone and iPad: LEGO meets Lemmings for Whacky Stacks of Fun

Do our eyes deceive us? Has SEGA developed a game that doesn't feature a certain blue‐hued, spiky‐bodied little mascot? Read More >>

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