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Puzzle Games

Puzzle games are a genre of computer video games that are based on logical and conceptual challenges - puzzle solving! The types of puzzles to be solved can involve many types of problem solving skills including logic, strategy, pattern recognition, sequence solving, and word completion. Games often involve shapes, colours, or symbols, and the player must directly or indirectly manipulate them into a specific pattern or interpret the significance of a pattern. There may be a time limit for puzzle solving encorporated into the game.

Puzzle games usually offer a series of related puzzles that are a variation on a single theme rather than a series of random puzzles. Games usually have a simple set of rules and players must must unravel a series of clues in order to achieve some of 'solved' condition, which will then allow them to advance to the next level. Completing a puzzle generally leads to a more difficult challenge.

Many action games and adventure games involve puzzles such as obtaining inaccessible objects but a true puzzle game focuses on puzzle solving as the primary gameplay activity.


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