The puzzles change every day, even though a classic crossword is always displayed daily. If you’re particularly new with the game there will be featured puzzles you haven’t seen before but you can always rely on a full set of instructions before diving in. Full instructions are included for each type of puzzle, as well as a detailed hint system. The game also contains a complete instruction manual and a FAQ system, which is accessible from anywhere in the app by tapping the menu button at the left top of the game screen. Regarding the controls, the game’s touch-screen provides satisfying shortcuts to enter the corresponding answers; Instead of displaying the whole alphabet you’re given a smaller and more comprehensive group of letters to form the right word from. The puzzles on the daily page are updated daily but if you ever miss a day and want to test yourself with a past page you can use the calendar view to quickly browse through previous daily pages. There are also the usual expected mechanics for a game that intends to make you visit daily, like the most prominent one of earning bonuses for consecutive days played. The coins you earn for solving puzzles can buy you hints when you’re stuck, and some games even have “pencil” and “pen” tools to ensure you can undo an action.
Puzzle Page makes puzzles the center of attention in a truly elegant way that we haven’t seen in an app before. After all you’ll surely appreciate the idea of not searching for a pen when you know the right answer of a crossword clue. The app’s just awesome and you’ll love the large variety of puzzles involved. Puzzle Page as before mentioned, features many different puzzle styles such as the following list:
- Crosswords (Challenger, Diamond)
Probably you don’t need to hear what is the definition of a crossword but our job is to do it nevertheless. A crossword is a word puzzle that in the most cases takes the form of a square or a rectangular grid of white-and black-shaded squares. The game’s goal is to fill the white squares with letters by forming predetermined words or phrases. This is fulfilled by solving the given clues of each number which leads to guessing the right answers.
Sudoku is a well-known number-placement puzzle. This puzzle is strongly based on logic and in the player’s ability to understand the right path to the puzzle’s corresponding solution. The puzzle is initially thrown with a partial completed grid which would be the only granted hints to find the single solution form.
There are several names which can say enough and describe properly this one. This type of puzzle can also be called as word find, word seek or mystery word. The puzzle consists in groups and letters and words placed hidden in a grid from which you have to find and thus mark all the demanded words within. The words may be place horizontally, vertically or even diagonally. The list of the hidden is provided below the grid and as well a main theme is always given to which the words are related.
Codeword puzzles can also be recalled as Cipher Crosswords. Codewords are like crossword puzzles, but they have no clues; Instead, every letter of the alphabet has been replaced by a number, the same number representing the same letter throughout the puzzle. All you have to do is decide which letter is represented by which number. As you start out you’ll always be revealed with several numbers that correspond to certain letters to make things more meaningful.
- Picture Cross
Picture Cross or sometimes referred as Picross is a puzzle where you use the number clues at the edge of the grid to define which squares to fill in and thus gradually reveal the whole picture.
- Picture Path
Picture Path or even referred as ‘Link a Pix’ is a colorful (or maybe just B&W) puzzle where you need to connect two cells with matching numbers and colours by drawing a path between them which crosses the number of boxes that the number indicates.
Kakuro is logic puzzle that is often referred as the mathematical transliteration of the crossword. With that said Kakuro is played in a grid with filled and closed cells and apart from the columns which are entirely black or entirely white, some other black and white cells contain a diagonal slack with a number in one or both halves of it. These numbers are the clues that Kakuro throws for the player. The objective of the puzzle is to insert a digit from 1-9 into each white cell to make the sum of the numbers in each entry match the clue associated with it, while no digit is duplicated by any means.
Futoshiki is another logic puzzle which in japanese (its genesis) means ‘inequality’. The core idea of the puzzle is to place the numbers in a way that each row and column contains only one of each digit. Some digits will be given at the beginning and the obligation of numbers placement is defined by the mark of the largest or smaller number which indicates the row of the numbers solution.
- Killer Sudoku
Killer Sudoku is a puzzle that combines elements of the classic sudoku and kakuro together. Regardless the name, the killer sudoku puzzles can be often easier to solve than regular sudokus or kakuros. The objective is to fill the grid with numbers from 1-9 in way where each row, column and nonet contains each number only once (just like sudoku). But the sum of all numbers in a cage (nonet) must also match the small number in the corner of each grouping.
- Quote Slide
Quote Slide is more of a guessing trivia word game than a genuine puzzle. This game mode features quotes from an immense range of different speakers and you’re given horizontal and vertical letter clues to choose from in order to put the letters in the right order and solve the puzzle.
- Os and Xs
Os and Xs is a nice logic puzzle where you have to fill the grid with X and O symbols with the only restraint of not putting three same symbols in a row, not horizontally, vertically nor even diagonally.
- Picture Sweep
Picture Sweep is the puzzle in which you get to reveal the hidden picture by using the number clues which detect whether the squares on the grid should be painted filled or left blank. Picture Sweep actually resembles with the classic ‘Minesweeper’ due its one clue at a time method. So, to make it clearer if a square contains the 9, this indicates that all the 8 remaining cells around it should be filled, including the numbered cell itself.
- Cross Sum
In Cross Sum puzzles the name says all you need to know about solving the puzzle itself. Figure out what numbers to fill in based on the mathematical signs over the grid.
- One Clue
Instead of a list of written clues, each One Clue includes just a single picture from which you need to envision the right solutions for the given crossword.