Posts Tagged ‘SquareCells’

Have You Played… SquareCells?

Have You Played? is an endless stream of game retrospectives. One a day, every day of the year, perhaps for all time.

Hexcells is, I think I can safely say, my favourite puzzle game ever. All three games in the series were utterly wonderful, and I’ve replayed them so, so often. But SquareCells [official site], Matthew Brown’s follow-up puzzle game, didn’t grab me in quite the same way. Until now, I think. It just took me a while to catch up.

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Pip’s Games Of The Year Those Other Guys Missed

We made our list for Games of the Year or Bestest Bests or Advent Calendars or whatever it was but some of my candidates were missed off the list for NO GOOD REASON WHATSOEVER. I mean, fine, some of them were console games and some of them are from the wrong year but they’re still games that were good this year and I still want to highlight them. Read on for gory janitorial duties, party crypts and the end of Dinklebot. I’ve also included a link or two in case you wanted to read a bit more about those games :)

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Wot I Think: SquareCells

SquareCells [Steam page] is the new puzzle game from Matthew Brown – he of Hexcells fame. Hexcells was a logic game where you worked out which hexagons on a grid should be blank and which should be filled in based on scraps of numerical information. John and I fell in love with it. I just checked and I have put in 51 hours across all three Hexcells titles.

SquareCells also requires you to fill in or blank out tiles (squares this time, as you might have guessed) based on numerical information scraps, but in taking advantage of square grids instead of hexes Brown has created an intriguing picross/nurikabe hybrid. Here’s:

a) Wot I Think, and
b) Wot Any Of What I Just Said Means If You Aren’t Into Logic Puzzle Books From WH Smiths.

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