We love puzzles here at Geeks With Juniors. We especially love it when a puzzle is well-designed and challenging, but can be played in short sessions. We recently discovered that LogicCity fits these requirements.
Developed by Minds On Play. LogicCity is dubbed as a puzzle game for all ages. It’s simple and easy to learn, but challenging at the same time. What’s great is it can easily be played for a few minutes or several hours — perfect for those of us who lead busy lives.
Solve the Puzzles
The gameplay in LogicCity is similar to sudoku. Here, you try to fill a 4x4 grid with shapes without repeating the shape in a row or column. At the same time, you must ensure that each row is filled with shapes of the right color.
When you’ve filled the grid, you can verify your solution by pressing the Check button. If it is correct, you can move on to a new and more challenging level. If it isn’t, you will be given a hint to help you figure out what needs to be changed.
In all, the app has 110 puzzles that increase in difficulty. Additional constraints will be introduced, for example, spots that can only be occupied by a certain shape or color. In the more expert levels, you will find grid inserts that have their own rules.
What’s great about the app is it caters to everyone, from those new to sudoku to serious hobbyists. All levels are unlocked from the beginning; if a level is too easy, you can simply skip to a more difficult level that suits your ability. There is no time pressure, but more points are given for fewer moves.
Should you find yourself making a mistake, you can press the undo button to retract a step. You can also use the reset button to clear the grid and start from the beginning.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that there are several versions of LogicSchool. The one covered in this review is LogicCity for Schools, which is a paid app with all levels unlocked and no in-app purchases. There is also the regular LogicCity, which is available as a free download with in-app purchases. This version is great if you want to test out the gameplay before committing to a purchase.
Additionally, there is also LogicCity Jr that is aimed towards a younger audience. Whereas LogicCity is suitable for ages 9+, LogicCity Jr is for ages 6+. The main difference between the two apps is that the Jr version uses a smaller board — 3x3 instead of LogicCity’s 4x4.
LogicCity for Schools contains no third-party advertising and no external links. You don’t need an Internet connection to play the game.
Things I Like
LogicCity is simple app that provides dozens of challenges to keep the mind sharp. You can play it anywhere and anytime: at home on lazy weekends or during long commutes to the office.
The puzzles in the app have been designed by an experienced puzzle maker, Michael Lyons. They go from easy to really hard, and will engage players of all ages and levels. Grown-ups with a love for puzzles will enjoy the brain workout, whereas kids will benefit from the opportunity to develop logical thinking and problem solving skills.
What I like about the gameplay is that hints are not given out so easily; it is only when the player has finished a puzzle can he check for mistakes. This encourages players to rely on their own efforts and persevere.
As it stands, LogicCity is worth checking out if you love puzzles. But, I think it could benefit from some fine-tuning in the user experience department. For example, the touch controls could be smoother, especially when you’re dragging the pieces from their drawer and onto the grid.
LogicCity provides 100+ Sudoku-like puzzles to build logical thinking and problem solving skills. The difficulty level goes from easy to expert, and can be fun for both the casual gamer and the hardcore puzzle lover. Worth checking out if you love puzzles or strategy board games.
App was provided for our honest review.