Another interesting concept from the creator of Hexcells, but keep in mind it is pretty short - probably around 2-3 hours if you're familiar with the concept of the other games.

This one adds a little extra complication by introducing multiplication, as well as multi-directional numbers. So the row multiplied forwards and backwards has to match the numbers on either end.

This was a nice twist, although I sort of wish it showed a subtotal by each required number so that you wouldn't have to repeatedly figure out tough rows in your head. It's a bit much having to add and multiply a series of numbers 5-10 times forward and backward to work out the combination that fits.

Overall though, another unique and interesting creation that will please puzzle fans for a couple hours.

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Train Valley [Steam store page]
Starts out simple, but to be really good at this game you have to be able to multi-task incredibly accurately and quickly. That just isn't me, but the game is well designed and will be fun for people who love the challenge of optimizing their strategy and reaction times to climb the leaderboard.

Hidden Folks [Steam store page]
A bit like Where's Waldo, but sometimes you have to click (or drag) on one or more items to reveal the person you're looking for. Each target has a hint though, which gives you an idea of the area or action you need to find it.

I was surprised at how expansive some of these drawings are - you can pan around, and often it helps to zoom in rather than staying at max distance, especially when looking for a small object. And with the complexity of these drawings it will probably take you at least a few hours to find all the targets.

Just Get Through [Steam store page]
If you mash together the responsiveness of Super Meat Boy, and the randomness of Spelunky, you get a simple but satisfying randomized platformer.

Hexcells Plus [Steam store page]
Basically the same as Hexcells, just adding another set of levels - since this game doesn't randomly generate them (unless you buy Hexcells Infinite).

Hexcells Infinite [Steam store page]
While the random-map generation isn't quite as challenging as it should be, I still really enjoy the Hexcells series - they're a modernized Minesweeper.

Minesweeper on steroids - this is a great take on the genre, adding a lot more elements while still keeping a good deductive feel.

Dead Man's Draw [Steam store page]
I really enjoyed the amount of variety in this single-player card game. There are some really unique card mechanics that keep it fresh and challenging.

Costume Quest 2 [Steam store page]
Better environments than CQ1, with the same great characters. The first level is the only bad part, so suffering through that small grind is worth it.

Corporate Lifestyle Simulator [Steam store page]
This game was originally named and bundled as "Zombies." before being renamed and released on Steam.

I wasn't a big fan of the melee combat, but once you get shotguns and SMGs it makes killing the management a much more pleasant experience.

Needs a faster fast forward, and has a few annoyances if you're trying to get Expert achievements - but the normal gameplay is fun and well designed.

Battle Group 2 [Steam store page]
A refreshing change from normal bullet hell games. You can't steer, your only defense is to shoot down the missiles, planes, and boats attacking you.

The best choose your own adventure I've played - the choices feel important and engaging, and there are enough features that it doesn't feel like a book

Quern - Undying Thoughts [Steam store page]
A really enjoyable first-person puzzle game, with unique challenges and an attractive environment.

You may need a game guide now and then, because the island is expansive, but the majority of the puzzles can be solved by logic rather than guesswork. The exceptions are ones where you may not realize a game mechanic is possible.

Beat Hazard [Steam store page]
An interesting mix of music and gaming - enemies generated by songs. Disappointing that they charge extra for multiplayer (DLC - BH Ultra).

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