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If you feel the need to play minesweeper on android, Simon Tatham's Puzzles has a minesweeper in there that is always solveable, either through elimination or counting bombs or the like. The rest of the puzzle games in there are great too, but the graphics kinda suck. Which is a good thing as it is really easy on the memory and cpu load (and honestly, how fancy do you need graphics to be on a puzzle game?).
EDIT: I just noticed that /u/PSBlake made a similar comment in this thread: [link]
EDIT2: it's also been ported to virtually everywhere else, so search your local app store and you'll find it probably.
Want a simple app for puzzles? Here's Simon Tatham's collection. Nearly 40 kinds of puzzles in one app. None are language-dependent, but some require math. Simple, clean interface, no hinky permissions or ads.
that game is actually part of a collection, there's a free app on mobile!
/u/House923 check it out in case you didn't know :)
I don't know about iOS, but there's definitely an Android version [link] (not by Simon Tatham himself, if I recall correctly, but it works nicely.)
Linkme: Simon Tatham's Puzzles
By Simon Tatham (of PuTTY & NASM fame). An awesome collection of a ton of different puzzles, all open source and ported to Android. The names are different than some trademarks you may be familiar with, but the games are the same.
By far my favourite app, I've had it since Android 1.1 on my T-Mo G1. It's now 39 self-generating puzzles, simple interface, no ads, no fremium, nothing to pay, no network access, very low power drain, just infinite great puzzles in a small footprint.
Simon Tatham's Puzzles - 39 games in a single app!!
EDIT - bot got the wrong app. Here is the correct link
Mezorama - Great puzzle game. Awesome graphics and visuals despite being 4mb. You can create your own levels. Can be played offline. Highly recommended.
Dash for reddit - A reddit client which looks like a combination of relay and boost. It has bugs and lacking in features since it's in the early stage of beta. Looks promising.
Link me: Dash for reddit , Simon Tatham's Puzzle , Mekorama.
Simon Tatham's Puzzles.
All the traditional and modern logic puzzles you know, infinite generation with adjustable size/difficulty, clear and clean UIs, and free as in free. This is basically the only puzzle game you'll need if you're not specifically looking for cartoon mascots selling you value gem packs.
Gacha is a disease.
The only mobile game I really like is a port of <strong>Simon Tatham's Portable Puzzle Collection</strong>. Just some nice puzzles with no bullshit.
Check out Simon's puzzles for this and other similar puzzle games. They're open source and no ads.
Get Simon Tatham's Puzzles, which includes minesweeper and a whole bunch of other puzzles to scratch similar itches. Free and ad-free. And I think it requires zero permissions too, which is always nice.
Simon Tatham's Puzzles includes that and more than 30 more logic puzzles. It's playable offline, free, no ads and has varying difficulty and map sizes
There is a huge selection of puzzles, there are many options for most puzzles, and the AI that creates puzzles is good.
On Android, there's this great pack of puzzle games. It includes a version of Minesweeper with that feature.
Play Store link
Simon Tatham's puzzles
Google Play version
If you like sudoku, solitaire, etc, you'll love this.
If you're like me and you really enjoy puzzles, Simon Tathum's Puzzles is the single greatest puzzle games app I've ever found and I've searched a lot. It has almost every kind of small repeatable randomly generated puzzles like Sudoku and Flood-it! and Mastermind plus tons I'd never even heard of before.
Absolutely my favorite app on my phone and I use it every single day... highly recommend. The one thing I wish it had but it doesn't is Kropki, which is like sudoku but significantly more difficult.
Here's what I got:
Skullgirls, Vampire Savior, Lethal League - blah blah fighting games blah blah hitting buttons blah blah
Crypt of the Necrodancer - Trying to get sub-9 Cadence, keep getting dunked from pushing too hard. I did get this wacky RNG today and actually finished that run, but it was pretty far behind pace.
2064: Read Only Memories - Only just started on this, hasn't quite hooked me yet but I'll see if it gets more interesting soon enough.
Lots of great stuff on 3DS, I'm not even gonna bother rattling off a big list. I just hope the Switch has enough battery life to fill the same role. Still sucks that I can't have a proper d-pad on the go though...
As for phones, eugh. It's all trash, all of it, the race to the bottom utterly destroyed the platform. The only thing that's any good is the port of <strong>Simon Tatham's Portable Puzzle Collection</strong>, because it's just some nice puzzles with no nonsense attached.
Here, called mines, if you click the is link you can play it in a browser, the mines.exe link downloads a Windows version and there's a port of all of the guys puzzles to Android here(free, no ads).
The first click is always safe and it should always generate solvable boards that should not require you to just randomly pick a square the uncovered numbers should allow you to figure it out, but in some cases you will have to use your knowledge of how many mines are left, for example in a corner you may have 2 separate locations that each have to contain 1 mine and the numbers don't tell you which space in each location has the mine but there are uncovered areas behind the potential mine spaces and there are only 2 mines left you know all the other spaces other than the 2 locations are safe.
Well, just allowing pressing in the general direction the character should move to is quite viable for some gridded top-down games, I reckon, particularly if not too fast-paced?
I don't mean full press-here-to-move-here pathfinding (though that's presumably a reasonable option for some game types, particularly rpgs/adventures), just some zones around the character in which if you press it means move in the relevant cardinal direction (these wouldn't need to be visible buttons, as it's fairly intuitive to press a point ahead of where you want the character to move - see the likes of the "inertia" game in the well known simon tatham's puzzles collection for a small example of something similar (in that case the point of the puzzle is it doesn't stop until it hits something, so you don't hold down to keep moving though)
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i had an eight inch tablet once and came to a conclusion:
most mobile games are made for devices with a smaller screen and less weight and are a chore to play on a big and heavy tablet; i was sad (then i got a slightly old laptop and gifted the thing to my sister and am happy ever after :3 )
back then i was not really into idle games and this might be slightly off-topic, but if you are into logic puzzle games i recommend Simon Tatham's Portable Puzzle Collection, sometimes i spend hours on one game type scolding myself each time i hit 'new game' yet again; also: googleplay
I helped! Yay.
Thanks for the list.
BTW, I had a link for the "Puzzles" entry since the name of that app is annoyingly generic. You might also want to remove my commentary for OneDrive. :)
The version of minesweeper (called “Mines”) in Simon Tatham's Puzzles (desktop, Android) always guarantees an unambiguous solution, so that this never happens.
This has minesweeper, and a few good other puzzles too.
I think this link should work, otherwise look for "Simon Tatham's Puzzles" (by Chris Boyle)
This one is the android version of what /u/resisting_a_rest linked, and the one I play all the time. It has plenty of puzzle games with selectable difficulty settings etc, and one among them is minesweeper. The minesweeper (called "mines", probably because of copyright) has an "ensure solubility" setting which is on by default if I recall correctly. Enjoy :)
To quote the posting on the Google Play store "Collection of 38 single-player open-source logic puzzle games, free, no ads, playable offline.". And it's only 6.4 megs!
Google play link: [link]
Simon Tatham's puzzles. Tiene como treintipico de puzzles, algunos medio dificiles y otros mas pavotes (incluidos el sudoku y el buscaminas). Tambien los podes configurar un montón (para que sean mas fáciles, mas difíciles, etc). Pesa dos gramos, todo gratis y no necesitas internet
Simon Tatham's Puzzles (available for all platforms) - no ads, no internet, small footprint, low battery use, simple graphics. 39 puzzles with multiple variations all randomly generated on your device - great timewaster to keep your brain awake. Lots of people have copied and filled with adverts, but the original (since Android 1.1) is totally free and superb [link]
I've played it here. The link is to an anandroid puzzle app, it has 39 different puzzles (I think) and it's always been my favorite. It also doesn't have ads so yea. If anyone have android, I recommend it :D
Edit: I find it pretty obvious, but I'll add that I am just a normal user and I actually like the thing, no-one has paid me.
Simon Tathem puzzles:
Sadly not material, but it's not just sudoko. 38 single player offline games for free with no ads and only 6.4 mbs
Love these, good variety, depth, accessibility (age and disability), also on Android: F-Droid/Play Store
Download Simon Tatham's Puzzles app. It has about 20 different puzzle games including minesweeper. Also the minesweeper is coded so that a game can always be completed without relying on a 50/50 at the end.
Je recommande chaudement les puzzles de Simon Tatham disponibles notamment en une application tout en une pour android mais aussi pour à peu près tout, notamment une version web. C'est en licence MIT, vive l'open source.
Ils ne sont pas flashy mais du coup ils ne rendent pas débile et il n'y a pas de pub, c'est rafraîchissant.
Mes préférés sont : Untangle (démêler un graphe planaire), Galaxies (faire des formes à partir de centres de symétries), et Towers (poser des tours de hauteurs différentes selon combien en voient les observateurs sur les côtés).
[Slightly off-topic:] In a similar vein, but a different style, there is Simon Tatham's Portable Puzzle Collection, which is a collection of near 40 puzzles. The collection is open-source and available on several platforms.
Yes, I know, none of those puzzles are card games. But I thought that people who like solitaire games would also like those.
In my opinion, just the best puzzle game out there. I will say, there is no multiplayer, there are no scores, there are no stats so to speak, just a good number of different types of puzzles that are randomly generated each time you play so you never run out of options.
And its completely free.
The only one I mainly play is Pokemon Go, but I also like Clue Bingo and this app of puzzle games. There are a couple more I hardly play anymore like Skip Bo, QuizUp, Lara Croft Go, GBA emulator with Pokemon FireRed
The home page links to several mobile apps. Search for the phrase "various mobile devices". Here's the direct link for Android. I've used this app and I'd recommend a large phone or a tablet.
Simon Tatham's Portable Puzzle Collection
Great puzzles, endless random generation, minimal battery usage, no ads.
Tried em out, both are great, the kinda puzzle game I can get into!
On a semi-related note, if you are into mobile puzzles - you may be interested in this: [link] (I am in no way connected with the author, but sure do appreciate his compact package of free puzzles - though they do lack some of the glossy polish found in your games)
I have this app on my phone:
It has no ads, no sounds, and uses almost no CPU, so the only appreciable drain to my battery while playing is from the screen, which I keep set to the lowest brightness setting. It's also a completely stable app, so I can just hit the screen power button when whatever I'm waiting for is ready for me and not worry about losing my place, nor will it prevent my phone from sleeping properly like most apps do if you don't exit them. I found about 6 of the puzzles that had the right ratio of difficulty to screen size that when I set them to the highest difficulty that's not too small to interact with on my little phone screen, they take from 4 to 20 minutes (which varies more by which puzzle than by random generation) to solve. Long enough to be somewhat challenging, short enough that I don't get bored if I'm waiting like 45 minutes (a puzzle that took 45 minutes to solve might be too much to do all at once).
I liked Simon Tatham's Puzzles. A collection of 39 simple puzzle games, free and without ads. This is from the same Simon Tatham who wrote the PuTTY by the way.
Simon Tatham's Puzzles (AKA Puzzle Collection)
Small, simple, and good at killing time while waiting for god dAMN WINDOWS UPDATES!
[link] for the Android version -
* No permissions required
* No ads
* Simple interfcae
* Infinite puzzles, generated on your device
I've had this installed as my go-to puzzles since Android v1.1
Simon Tatham's Puzzles (android) (ios)
A collection of ad-free logic puzzles. It's great. Good for destressing too
Simon Tatham's Puzzles - Simple app with tons of puzzles.
ScummVM - An emulator for old DOS quests.
Simon Tatham's Puzzles
39 FOSS, ad-free puzzle games for free. Features random generation and configurable difficulty settings. Includes arrow controls for small screens where precision may be difficult. Has plenty of games like Minesweeper, Sudoku, Mastermind, and Pictocross. Comes with a built-in manual for rules and controls while offline.
39 logic puzzles, free, no ads, playable offline.
Also, universal copy
Simon Tatham's Puzzles is a huge compendium of logic puzzles that have a wide range of difficulty and each puzzle has a pretty slick, simple UI in my opinion. Great time waster
This is also available (with infinite random levels) as the "Pattern" mode in [link] and [link]
In my case it's Simon Tatham's collection of small games and puzzles. In particular Loopy, which I find rather addictive.
Try Simon Tatham's Puzzles. It's extremely unlikely you have played them all.
There should be an iPhone version too, I hope.
Recently I found Simon Tatham's Puzzles where there are multiple classic puzzles (like sudoku, the one where you have to slide tiles in order to make a 15 pieces grid), and minesweeper. This is the best option I've found to play minesweeper because the map generates after the first touch (like the original), you can go back if you lose bc of a stupid mistake, you can see the solution if you give up, you can adjust the grid as you like it, etc etc
Edit: didn't see the comment below me ��
Simon Tathom's Puzzles
Say goodbye to random chance
First thing I install on any new android device I get.
Simon Tatham's Puzzles is the best that I know of.
My own selection:
Some of these have ads, some have minimal in-app-purchases that are either optional or just a single-time purchase.
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Simon Tatham's Puzzles is a good one.
You should check out Simon Tatham's Portable Puzzle Collection which includes Net.
If that OP reads this far and likes puzzles, check out Simon Tatham's Portable Puzzle collection. Also has apps for iOS, Android or even windows phone!
Mines from Simon Tatham's Portable Puzzle Collection generates boards to ensure that this can't happen.
The whole bunch of them have also been ported to iOS and Android.
And they're free.
edit: The mobile ports have directly mapped mouse controls to touchscreen interactions. Left click becomes a press or tap. Right click is press and hold. Click and drag is press and drag. Right click and drag is press and hold then drag.
Don't forget the Android port :]
Here's a link to the Android-port of the puzzles!
Very lightweight android app if anyone likes these type of puzzles
Simon Tatham's Portable Puzzle Collection (with browser versions or downloads for other platforms)
Simon Tatham's Puzzle Collection is a neat little bundle of puzzles. Some of them are common, like sudoku, but many I've never seen anywhere else.
My personal favorite is Keen, which is kind of like Sudoku except that the regions are irregularly shaped and instead of each region having all the numbers uniquely, each region has its numbers add/subtract/multiply/divide to the given clue. Numbers are still unique per column and row.
Anyways, the collection is free on Android (as well as pretty much every OS).
Also available for Android: F-Droid / GitHub / Google Play
I might have to make an account just to reply to Minesweeper posts.
The whole bunch of them have also been ported to iOS and Android and they're free.
For the people who don't read the instructions: The mobile ports have directly mapped mouse controls to touchscreen interactions. Left click becomes a press or tap. Right click is press and hold. Click and drag is press and drag. Right click and drag is press and hold then drag.
Here's all his puzzles on an Android app
Something like this?
Simon Tatham's Puzzles are always great and as challenging as you want them. Graphically a bit dated though.
Simon Tatham's version of minesweeper is guess-free. It's included in this app along with his other puzzles [link]
You can't choose your own image though.
Game: Simon Tatham's Puzzle Collection, Play / F-Droid .
App: NewPipe, F-Droid
well there's an app that has Nonogram (Pattern) in it, together with 38 more different puzzles: [link]
Hey, I play this everyday on my way to work. Simon Tatham's Puzzles is an excellent app for games like this.
Simon Tatham's puzzles is pretty great
Simon Tatham's Portable Puzzle Pack always keeps me busy.
Lots of nice puzzles.
Can also be found on Android. [link]
The superior version of Minesweeper. And some other games.
And when you say “all platforms” it really is all platforms: in browser with either a Java applet or asm.js, Windows, Mac, Linux (Debian, Ubuntu, and derivatives have packages), Android, iOS, Windows 8, Windows 10, mobile Windows, Symbian, and Palm.
It's this one, it's a really great game, one of my favourites as well
1) Go to The Magazine Rack on archive.org
2) Specifically Galaxy Magazine
3) Download a bunch of them and read me some sci-fi.
But that's not a game. So: Simon Tatham's Puzzles - 39 puzzle games, all free, no ads with offline play.
Chris Boyle's android port of Simon's puzzle collection does.
Whoa, this looks awesome! Here's links to different platforms so folks can download it (I put large spaces in between to facilitate mobile tapping):
Google Play (or alternatively: F-Droid)
Have you tried SGT Puzzles?
My go to app for simple puzzle games: Simon Tatham's Puzzles
The open source puzzles: Simon Tatham's Puzzles which is on android and iOS. It is an amazing set of puzzles that are all infinitely generated. It's not only free, but also open source.
It's amazing to me how many apps out there just take a single one of these puzzles types and turn it into a mediocre game with poor controls and throw ads on it and somehow get more downloads. There are just so many puzzles to choose from.
This is the correct link
Simon Tatham's Puzzles. It's a collection of 38 single-player logic puzzles. Each puzzle has:
None of the games have timers. There are no ads. No internet connection is required. You don't have to create an account. Your score won't be compared to everyone else's. It's just entertaining, challenging, free logic puzzles for your phone.
The collection was originally written in Java for desktop computers, but it's been made available for almost everything:
Second one is wrong. Should be this version: [link]
I'm already a big fan of Simon Tatham's Puzzles on Android.
But I'm looking for other options as well.
I am going to list some old ones. These were the ones that really impressed me at the time. In most cases I had not played the commercial counterparts:
This seems like an incomplete version of Simon Tatham's Puzzles, with the addition of ads and IAP.
simon tatham's puzzle collection: [link]
Someone linked this below, and I can definitely vouch for it (100% solvable every time)
There's a game you'll like in this collection.
okay, I meant Simon Tathams puzzles: [link]
and Fling!: [link]
If anyone want to play pegs or puzzles like this, I recommend the Simon Tatham's Portable Puzzles.
There is also a Pegs web version and an android app.
I play those puzzles.. a lot.
Hearthstone, and also Simon Tatham's Puzzles on Android. It's a free collection of around 40 logic puzzles.
1 through 6: The Trese Brothers catalog, minus Templar Battleforce (priced above your stated limit). Free versions exist. Paid versions give you a larger environment and more unlockable skills. Not the normal "you've finished the demo, pay more if you want to really play the actual game." The free versions are fun in their own right.
7: Simon Tatham's Puzzles. Free, no IAP.
8: 9th Dawn. Frequently referred to as "2D Skyrim," but that may be overstating things. Still quite good.
9: Game Dev Story. Only Kairosoft game under your price limit (not counting F2P titles)
10: Knights of Pen & Paper +1: Can be a bit grindy, but an enjoyable take on simulating (tongue-in-cheek) a tabletop RPG group.
Lähinnä PC, Xbox 360 satunnaisesti. Wii/GC vähällä käytöllä.
Parasta juuri nyt:
Mobiilipelaaminen ei varsinaisesti ole sydäntä lähellä, mutta pari suositusta Androidille:
Have you tried Simon Tatham's puzzle collection?. I think you might like it.
Simon tatham's puzzle collection.
Simon Tatham's Puzzles alors, une vrai mine d'or des petits jeux de logique chronophages.
Simon Tatham's Puzzles are fantastic with a stylus, lets you play very large boards easily.
Link for the android users