Number Chef: A Tasty Old School Puzzler

Number Chef: A Tasty Old School Puzzler

Cooking goes well with a lot of things. It can go well with a burgeoning relationship, for instance. It can also work effectively with the radio, when it’s on in the background. Similarly, maths can also go well with a lot of things. Protractors, rulers, textboooks, etc. The list is comprehensive. However, I’ve never thought of combining the two, as they seem at cross-purposes. But taking a closer look reveals that they aren’t all that…

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Get Lost In Space With Starry Night!

Get Lost In Space With Starry Night!

Despite sounding like it could be a Van Gogh-themed painting app (or indeed a Don McLean-themed musical app) and featuring a concept that wouldn’t be out of place in the final chapters of Revelations, Starry Night! is, fortunately or unfortunately, none of those things. It is, in fact, a minigame which relies on an addictive little hook to keep players engaged. We won’t pretend like we haven’t seen these sort of games before; there are…

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Why Don’t You All Just BoxOff?

Why Don’t You All Just BoxOff?

What is the nature of addiction? The Oxford dictionary defines it as ‘the state of being enslaved to a habit or practice or to something that is psychologically or physically habit-forming‘. Is it safe to assume that addiction is subjective, that it effects everyone differently? There’s certainly such a thing as an addictive personality, which can have a bearing on the severity of the case. I wouldn’t have previously described myself as fitting that particular…

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Warship Solitaire: A Cool Cruise In Nostalgia

Warship Solitaire: A Cool Cruise In Nostalgia

Remember Battleship? The cool blue plastic game set with the red and white pins? Most often played with a sibling or similar age relative, I have yet to encounter a game capable of producing similar instances of rage. The look of glee in the eyes of your enemy as they realise they’ve found your five piece vessel and destruction of your most valuable weapon in your armada is imminent is not something you forget in…

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Mahjong Journey: Modernising The Mystical Allure Of Mahjong

Mahjong Journey: Modernising The Mystical Allure Of Mahjong

Does anyone here know how to play Mahjong? I’d heard of it, but if you asked me the rules of the game, or indeed any of the basic mechanics, I’d be at a loss. It conjures up images of oriental palaces and the like, ancient monks in wide-brimmed straw hats sitting meditatively around a board, while leaves fall delicately in the background. So I was mildly surprised to learn that it is still a wildly…

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