Rules! Review – An Addictive Brain Workout [iOS]

rules_iconIn the age of mindless mobile games and time wasters, it’s pretty refreshing when you find a game that is not only entertaining, but one that gives your brain a thorough workout. Rules! is a brain training game that helps to exercise your memory, which is a big deal when you’re old like me (haha). I find that as I get older, my memory just isn’t what it used to be so I enjoy playing games like this that seem to help with keeping my brain more active and if anything, at least it’s really fun.

The game is basically a series of short games in succession. Each “game” is a rule you have to follow on the board. For instance, Rule 1 is to tap all the numbers in descending order. Rule 2 could be, tap all the red monsters. What makes the game particular interesting is that after you follow the current rule, you’ll have to clear the board using previous rules, if you can remember what they are. This is very similar to Simon Says where each time you play, you add a new color to the pattern you have to remember, but in this case you have to memorize a series of rules, backwards.

All of this of course sounds easy at first, but it’s really not. Rules is quite a challenging game and one that changes each time you play with random rules.

Rules is rather an addictive game that doesn’t rely on mindless fun to get your hooked. Instead, it relies more on actual metal prowess to get you coming back for more. It is genuinely a fun game to play thanks to the variety of brain exercises the game includes. Not only that, you actually really want to improve on your last score because it gives you a sense that you are also actually improving your brain.

iTunes Link: Rules!
Version Reviewed: 3.0.1
Developer: TheCodingMonkeys
Price: $2.99
Compatible Devices: (Universal App) Requires iOS 7.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 Plus.


• Includes a daily brain workout mini-game for Apple Watch

RULES! is a cute puzzle game that’s challenging, fast-paced and fun.

• Choose your preferred type of game: Beginner, Expert or Timeless •

Follow RULES! into a hundred level-deep maze of cuteness and order:

• Multi-touch interface at its finest
• Color perception assistance mode
• Whales, Unicorns, Robots and Squirrels!
• A plethora of surprising new game mechanics

[Source: iTunes]

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