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This is similar to the classic word search game – seek out words hidden in a grid of numbers – except that in this game you have a time limit for each word. The faster you can find the words, and the fewer of them you miss, the better you will score.

SwitchBoard is a math and logic game in which you need to toggle the numbers on the board so that all the columns and rows sum correctly.

The object of Wordle is to strategically place each of your letters into one of the three slots such that you make as many words as possible. Each round of the game, you get 9 cheats to help you juggle your letters and optimize the amount of words you are able to create.

Primal Logic is a math game / logic puzzle in which you try to reduce the grid of numbers until there are only prime numbers remaining. Strategically combine adjacent numbers as you attempt to eliminate all non-prime pieces from the game board.

This word game is similar to the classic game of Hangman, except with a little more strategy. In this version, you are still trying to guess a sentence, but you want to try to do so as efficiently as possible, using as few of the available cheats as you can.

Retroception is a game that will challenge you iconic memory (short-term visual memory) by asking you to click on targets that have just vanished. One by one the targets will disappear from the game board and your job is to click as close as possible to where they were before the disappeared.

Pitch Black is a fun and unique game in which you need to simultaneously track a number of different balls and try to collect them as they pass beneath a target, hidden to your view. The game board consists of balls bouncing around a box containing a target in the middle, and when they move over the target, the become invisible, so you need to extrapolate their motion and time your plays such that you catch then when they are contained within the high-scoring zones.

The object of this game is to rebuild the sentences that have been broken apart and jumbled up. Each round of the game you will get a group of words and you have to arrange them such that they make a coherent, grammatically correct sentence.

This is a math version of the Chinese tile game mahjonng. The goal is to eliminate all the tiles in groups of three that are mathematically-related (via sum, GCD, product etc). Play the tiles carefully and you may be able to clear them all.

The goal of this word game is to arrange the letters into a grid such that you make as many vertical and horizontal words as possible. Each round of the game begins which a number of fixed letters along the diagonal which you need to build your words around using the letters available to you. Add, remove, and otherwise tweak the letters until you have created a board with at least 5 words.

Those of you who have been following the site over the years may remember this next game. It’s a fun logic game called Pochle, and it’s the first game I ever made way back in 2004 when I was teaching myself how to program. This new version plays essentially the same sp those of you [...]

This fun typing game rewards consistency and accuracy over speed. If you can get in a ‘typing zone’ and go long stretches without mis-typing any letters or missing any words, your score for each word will increase and increase. However, as soon as you make a typo or fail to complete a word before it [...]

This is a memory game that requires you to remember the arrangement of objects in space. You will start each round with a few seconds to memorize the board before moving onto the recall phase in which you need to recreate the pattern from a blank slate.

This is a fun and fast-paced mouse game in which you need to try to navigate your piece around the bases while simultaneously dodging the spinning shapes. The more times you can make it around, and the less you get hit while doing so, the better you will score.

At long last, Broken Mouse is back. I first released a version of this mind game almost 4 years ago, but eventually removed it because it was buggy. This new verison is considerably different but still presents the same mind-boggling challenge. Frustrating yet strangely addictive, the goal is to work your way through the various [...]

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