The game is simple to learn and fun to play. It mostly involves strategy knowing which block to slide first in order for the rest of the blocks to slide into place to complete the puzzle. Overall a well put together game. My only criticism is that when one is starting to play while in the welcome pack. Information regarding how to play the game is given strange manner after one may need it. For example the objective of the game is to slide an ice square into a desired space in the puzzle layout, the level is completed when all of the available blocks have been used and the spaces of the layout are filled. However while in welcome mode I was only told this after completing 10 puzzles, effectively making the info. unnecessary. This is not extremely bad, but a suggestion, if one is going to be given information in -game regarding a specific puzzle, it should be useful not a means of continuing a tutorial. Would definitely recommend.
I initially tried the free sampler & loved it! Long before I got through the free puzzle levels, I realized Puzzle Retreat was a Keeper and decided to purchase the additional Puzzle Packs. I'm on a tight fixed income so when I buy something it must offer a true bang for my buck — and Puzzle Retreat definitely has the IT factor. This is one of my favorite games. As you progress through the levels, they get a little tougher as new game objects are added. Some puzzles look deceptively simple, but can drive you crazy as you work through the solution — what a great workout for your grey matter! Be forewarned: some of the most challenging puzzles can be the tiniest as well. Loves: NOT Timed: I can take my sweet time & enjoy the process (I HATE being timed!)... I can play with the game soundtrack OR play my OWN music (I hate when we can't choose)... Animation is awesome, game objects are unique & colorful, the puzzles are awesome. There aren't any characters of the ornithologically ornery persuasion, any boorish boars or posturing pigs, nor is there a zombie in sight. It is ALL puzzle, all the time without the melodrama or camp of more ubiquitous games. Puzzle Retreat is a unique change of pace & well worth the download. Try it, you'll like it!
Makes the gears in your brain workout. It starts off easy so you can figure out how the game is played. It challenges you at each level and adds in a little twist to make it interesting. Once you pass a level, it makes you feel accomplished and want to try the next one. The only downside I can think of is that you'll need to pay for each new pack at .99 cents. But I honestly think it's way better than those other games that place annoying ads(especially video ads) at each level or a pulls you in to subscribe & pay big $ so you can play more locked levels. Those games I delete. This game is a keeper and I don't mind paying for a new pack.
This is a great game (puzzles are fun and interesting, interface is easy to use) except for one thing - the hideous background music. It kills the whole experience for me. And at present, there is no way to turn it off without silencing all sound from the game including the sounds from the blocks. The trouble is that I actually like the block sounds, but the background music is so disruptive and distracting that I can’t stand it. What’s odd is that I had this game on the Galaxy S7 that I just got rid of and that issue wasn’t present. I can play through one puzzle before the music starts and then the only way to make it stop is to close the app all the way and then reopen it to play the next puzzle. That’s hardly an acceptable solution. I would gladly give this app 5 stars if not for this issue with the background music. Until the developers fix that issue, it gets 1 star from me.
My grandmother is visually handicapped and really enjoys this game. How to complete any frame is available. My five year old just flies through the game. We have had this on many platforms for years and never tire of the challenge of completing a level. With no burst of ads (much appreciated), makes it one of our top ten games. Our two boys will be on different iPads, and compete to finish first on a level. Just wish there were more “games” like this.
So far, interesting, engrossing. Different enough to keep my attention. I am enjoying it, for sure. More as I continue. A few months later.. just about finished. Went through all the puzzles and thoroughly enjoyed the time. Some were very challenging., some fairly easy and most a nice comfortable less than an hour times worth. Wish there were more.. Just finished and sadly had to say goodbye to a very enjoyable, challenging puzzle. Pleasantly rewarding.
I wish more apps would follow your lead. Nothing worse than having to see an ad every time you complete a round so you are forced to pay for upgrade. If you like this game after playing for a while, you can decide to pay to keep going. Far more thoughtful and sophisticated approach- many thanks to this game’s marketing and development departments!
I find this very therapeutic from the clutter of thoughts that can overwhelm me. I can sit a take a moment away from all that by solving a few puzzles or more and I feel clarity in my mind. The puzzles provide a satisfying release to the mundane routine of the everyday. They are challenging, yet not overwhelming so. The game design is aesthetic and comforting. I enjoy playing curled up in a blanket or with a nice cup of coffee.
This app is fun to play and very usable. As each new concept is added, the simple and clear instructions provide exactly the right level of help to keep it interesting without becoming frustrating. I also enjoy having a challenge that is not timed---The need for intricate thought without the adrenaline rush.
Update: developers need to let us reset all the levels and start from scratch again. No way to do that now. Also, just an FYI to the developers. Not everyone is on Facebook. So the fact that I can't be a part of the conversation unless I log on via Facebook is BS. I'm not on Facebook and never will be.
I love this game, but I wish there were more levels! I have been waiting forever for them to come out with new ones. I do go back and replay all the ones I’ve purchased, but I’m ready for more. So get on that, guys!
This is by far one of the most interesting, challenging puzzle games that I ever played. I just wish that the developer could update this game for 2020 with new puzzles and maybe a refreshed look. Cheers
needs practice and this type of puzzle is the trick. It’s tough to find a formula to solve this beyond trial and error. Good seeing-multiple-moves-ahead sight training. Thanks, I love critical-thinking, problem-solving physics-components puzzles!
Puzzle pack is a good value. Hours upon hours of levels. Had some concern whether level design quality would remain high, but can say it does for sure. If you like the free levels the $7 pack is a good value.
Lovely graphics and satisfying puzzler. Hint: buy all packs for only $6: 1: play the last level in the morning pack. (You don't have to do all levels, just last one) You get a deal to buy three packs for 2$. 2: play last level in newly unlocked packs: spa last level You Get a deal to buy three more packs for 2$. Now there's only three packs left that are locked. Scroll down to buy all packs button and its 2$! All packs for 6$ instead of 7$
This game is really fun, creative, and challenging all in one. However only 72 levels are free. In order to get the rest, it's $6.99. Kinda blows. I'd rather just watch ads if it meant I didn't have to pay $7. -_-
Loved this puzzle game! Never a glitch, no crashing, really fulfilled my love of puzzle games. I love the unique and progressive animations of the blocks. And the difficulty was great!! Sad that I beat it, I’m wanting more!!!
The game concept is great and the graphics are excellent. I wish there were more free levels before the decision to buy the additional levels. The free levels are pretty easy and took me under 2 hours to complete.
Shut off the outside world. Relax, unwind and focus with a new type of puzzle that is both simple to learn and compellingly deep. Puzzle Retreat will have you losing track of time and forgetting about the outside world. "Puzzle Retreat is a brilliant zen-like puzzler" -- AppSpy.com “Seriously addictive: easy-to-learn; no pressure; and cerebral problem solving. There is not a single flaw." -- CNET.com "So smart and so well-made, why wasn't it created a billion years ago?" -- JayIsGames.com "Puzzle Retreat is for everyone." -- IndieGameMagazine.com "You will love this game." -- Kotaku.com The rules are simple; slide all the blocks to fill all the holes. The challenge comes from working out the correct order to slide the blocks and really ramps up with the addition of special blocks including Fire Blocks, Stop Blocks, Bonsai Trees and Arrow Blocks, which alter the direction of sliding blocks. • No time limits, no stress, just you and the puzzle • Stuck on a puzzle – no problem, just move to the next and come back later, or talk it out with other players • Includes 60 puzzles to solve, and additional puzzle packs available for purchase • Connect with other puzzle lovers - discuss puzzles and techniques directly in-game • Sync your progress across all your devices automatically with iCloud Escape to the Puzzle Retreat and immerse yourself in this unique block-sliding puzzle game from the creators of the smash-hit Train Conductor series. Like us on Facebook for updates, hints and to discuss the game with fellow fans http://facebook.com/puzzleretreat Follow us on Twitter for updates @TheVoxelAgents