Now, I don't play every puzzle game I come across. But I DO play the ones I get into with a sort of religious fervor. I don't for example play Candy Crush...but what I DO like is Puzzlejuice. I got a free copy of the app from Starbucks (as you might know from a prior post, I like my coffee) and when I tried it out, I instantly loved it.
I played. And played. And played. And eventually when I had several million points and had played for hours I had to finally just let myself die because to pause it at the level I was playing at and attempt to return to it later when not in the groove anymore would be instant death.
Now if you go look at the game's website, it advertises itself thus: "Puzzlejuice is a game that will punch your brain in the face." I wasn't sold on that as someone who likes mental stimulation; after all, I played this thing FOR HOURS with no problems. But I'd given a download code for it to another gamer friend who also is one of the hosts on The Level podcast. Much to my amusement, during the next episode, he mentioned me and the game on the show and spent a few minutes talking about how I must be a genius for being capable of keeping up with all the things going on simultaneously in Puzzlejuice. (Really though, Dennis, it's just how my brain functions! It's deficient in other ways, promise!)
As a side note and total plug, if you like video games you should go listen to The Level. It's part of the Duckfeed.tv syndicate, which has a variety of gaming and comedy podcasts available - as well as a survival horror game blog! They're also extremely friendly and receptive to feedback, suggestions and the like. Check 'em out!