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Date: 24 September, 2004
a flower to earn a starflower. Use starflowers to make another
flower and earn the elusive black pearl.'
Steve Tilley challenges
you to stretch your brain this month with a few strategy and thinking
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To play a game, simply click on its name.
A board covered in coloured tiles. Same-coloured tile clusters disappear
if you rotate them. Create some special patterns to earn bonus points.
Make a flower to earn a starflower. Use starflowers to make another
flower and earn the elusive black pearl. Make a cluster out of black
pearls to win the game. Time consuming once you get the hang of
Cambridge University has a nice sample thinking skills questionnaire.
After each question it tells you if your answer is right or wrong
and why. Learn the other reason why you never got to Oxbridge; the
first reason was that you didn't wear brogues
Make lines, horizontally or vertically, of three or more matching
gems. Swap adjacent pieces. If you make a line of three or more
pieces, it will disappear. The more matches you make, the higher
your score. Time-Trial, advanced and expert modes.
A building game in which coloured outside walls have to be connected
to the centre using coloured walls while a timer runs down. Not
all the bricks come in convenient shapes though. Rotate them to
make them fit.
A problem to solve. Joe, the leading activist in Chasmton, has been
volunteered (in his absence) to save Chasmton's water supply. Climb
with him up into the water system and work out how to fix it. Cruel,
logical and time-consuming.
Manically click on like-coloured falling bricks to stop them piling
up. Detonate the bombs to give yourself some breathing space (bombs
do that). Panic as the inevitable end gets nearer and check into
the RSI clinic.
Fancy a quick game of Connect4 to get the brain cells started? The
computer's rubbish at level one but improves rapidly.
Slide the pieces to get the trapped block out of the door.
Try to get all the panels into the down position. Trouble is every
time you change the position of a panel all the adjoining ones change
Nothing to do with strategy. If all these games have driven you
to the verge of madness then pop some virtual bubble-wrap. Try it
in manic mode and enjoy the voice saying 'must have more' once you've
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