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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 is a fun word puzzle in which you need to try to adjust letter up and down in the alphabet in an attempt to create words. You start off with strings of random letters – say ‘HBJG’ – and you need to move each letter up or down to generate an english word. In this game, you could make the word ‘GAME’ by moving the H -> G, B -> A, J -> M & G – > E. Although you can make any number of words with such adjustments, the goal is to do so using as few moves as possible.

Color Blinded is an online flash game that will challenge your ability to focus on more than one thing at once. The object is to correctly determine the color of each of the balls by watching how the interact with the different squares as they pass beneath them.

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.

In Number Crunch, you need to eliminate all the pieces from the game board by clicking on the numbers in numerical order. As you do so, the pieces will crunch down towards the bottom until you have removed them all. The faster you can complete the task – and the fewer errors you make while doing so – the better your score.

This is a challenging card came that requires a good deal of forethought and strategy. You start with 10 cards in your hand and a bunch of cards arranged on the board. The goal is to play back and forth from your hand and the board, eliminating the cards by matching like-suits or numbers.

This is a game of focus and typing skill. Your job is to pay very careful attention to each of the sliding numbers on the gameboard. As the sliders move back and forth, you need to press the associated number each time it passes over one of the red target areas. If you successfully do so, the slider will light up green to indicate that you caught the target.

Brainfreeze is an unusual brain game in which you need to try to assemble a complete picture from a mess of moving parts. The game board is laid out in a grid and each piece of the grid contains a portion of a picture. The goal is to work piece by piece freezing these fragments until you build a whole, coherent image.

This is a variation on the Zirch theme where all the letters move in straight lines across the gameboard. The general premise is the same – seek out the letters Z,I,R,C & H – except this time you get a limited opportunity to catch them as they will vanish one they pass across the gameboard. You are essentially like a goalie trying to prevent any of the letters from passing you by.

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 [...]

Broken Words in an fun online word puzzle in which you need to assemble English words from broken-up segments. Each round you will be given a number of letter chunks (such as ‘ch’, ‘ap’, ‘st’) and you need to properly group them to rebuild the original words.

Patches is a search game in which you need to scan a grid of colors for a specific patch or pattern. A group of colored squares will appear and you need to search for the section in the grid that matches the target pattern.

Simple but very challenging, Spaztik will challenge your mind on many different fronts. The game is actually a derivative of a task in Broken Mouse that I decided to develop into a game of its own. The goal is very straight-forward: track the motion of the ball with your mouse cursor. The trick is that [...]

This game is a test of your spatial sense. You will be presented with a number of shapes arranged in a pattern – this is your template. Below this template is a blank workspace where you need to try to recreate the pattern as accurately as possible. Drag the shapes into the workspace and position/rotate them to match the template.

This is a great little logic puzzle – in my estimation one of the more interesting games I’ve made. The goal is to remove all the pieces from the board according to simple rules of association. The game starts off relatively easily but gets considerably more interesting and challenging as the rounds progress.

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