Christian Lawson-Perfect
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I've been enjoying playing Rikudo Puzzles on android - play.google.com/store/apps/det
It's like Simon Tatham's Signpost game, but on a hexagonal grid. You have to place numbers in the cells to form a contiguous path which fills the entire board. I don't get much out of the timer and stars for finishing quickly - I just like solving the puzzle. Placing numbers can be a bit fiddly - it's very easy to accidentally switch to counting backwards, or miss out a number.

@christianp That's more or less how I found that app, too.

Seems to be how mobile games are at the moment. I've been playing Gerrymander play.google.com/store/apps/det (draw constituencies on a map such that you win) and it's very clever but I wish there were a 'pen and paper' style version where there's one solution per puzzle and it takes more than 30s to find it.

I get how that might have more limited appeal but equally pen and paper style puzzle games do tend to run OK on more devices, so...

@christianp

I've had a hexagonal version of netwalk for a bit, and just recently found Tatham's puzzle collection (and its android port). I would love to see a lot of those puzzles adapted to a hexagonal grid.

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