Trivia and puzzle fans should be happy to know that the industry is alive and thriving in the form of mobile apps. New games are released for rabid fans of these games because they are quick and easy to play.
Unlike first shooter apps or angry birds, these games require critical thinking skills and outside-the-box strategy. One Clue is a new mobile app that challenges your intellect, strictly with words.
At the beginning of each level, you are given a sentence or phrase and a letter in the secret answer. The phrase should jog your memory and the letter that is revealed should confirm your initial thoughts about the answer.
Once you’ve figured it out, you tap the appropriate letters, that are in your rack, to spell out the word. The designers of this game chose to go the “Candy Crush” route and make the levels wind along a path, which gives the player a nice visualization of the progress they are making.
I would definitely consider myself a huge fan of trivia and puzzles, but have to admit that I’m not very good at sleuthing the answers on my own. When I hit the proverbial roadblock, after using my last boost, I have to resort to other means to get the answer and keep the game flowing. One Clue Answers is a site I found that helps me get unstuck from the “mud” and get the wheels going again, towards catching up with the developers.
Mobile apps of this kind are frequently updated with lots of new puzzles. The number of levels you need to finish can be a bit overwhelming if you let them get too far ahead of you. My goal is always to catch up to them, so that when they have a new release, I can devote some of my free time to solving the most recent batch. The game is currently only available for iOS systems (ie. iPad, iPod, iPod Touch, iPhone, iPad Air). If the game continues to soar in popularity, it will eventually debut on Android.