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For an addictive puzzle app, try Poptile

A puzzling bit of fun

Puzzle games are always good for quick bouts of play. But don’t be deceived by Poptile’s easy rules: This quick and addictive game requires a bit more strategy than you may originally think. The aim is to keep a stack of blocks below a certain height — think Tetris or Dr. Mario. But in a twist on these kinds of games, the stack of tiles grows from the bottom, rather than by having blocks fall from the top.

The aim of this app is to keep a stack of blocks below a certain height.

The tiles come in various colors, and if you see adjacent tiles of the same color you can tap them to destroy them and keep below the line. But if you aren’t careful about how you tap, you may run out of moves far more quickly than you realize. Free, for iOS devices.

Hayley Tsukayama

Hayley Tsukayama covers consumer technology for The Washington Post.
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