Puzzle Quest: Challenge Of The Warlords


Infinite Interactive Studios began with the pattern introduced by Bejeweled, but were not satisfied with a performance that would tend to maximum points, but they changed the recipe, showing that if you put enough passion the result will be an excellent puzzle game.
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In Bejeweled all you had to do was to form rows of 3 or more gems of same color, which disappeared once aligned, from the top were falling more gems, and so on. Here, however, in order to give a sense of this colorful drug that may smooth the brain of any gamer for hours, manufacturers have coated everything in a story filled with heroes, skills, princesses, runes, sieges and much more. In this game, like in a true RPG, you're asked to build your hero by choosing from four different classes, each favoring a certain style of "fighting”. After that you are cast in the game in order to save the world.



All battles are given in the same environment, where stones of different colors and shapes must be moved in order to form strings and especially to benefit from their effects. The first big difference is that the one you are fighting with is also making moves, so the game turns into a kind of chess. At first, the natural tendency is to go after the skull-shaped rocks, because they are directly damaging the opponent, followed by those in the form of money, because you need them in order to your purchase various items - shields, swords, artifacts or other improvements to the castle - and, not least, after the star-shaped, because they give you experience with which you develop your hero. At each progress in level, are offered four points that you can distribute as you wish for your character's abilities.

You can make it stronger, for example, as you do more damage, while increasing the chance to move again after aligning skulls. You can make it more cunning, the experience received at the end of each fight is increasing, giving you the ability and right to move first if you are more versed in this skill than your opponent. Or, you can invest (which is even recommended) in the power of using one of the four existing branches of magic, using appropriately colored runes: Fire - red, water - blue, earth - green, air - yellow. Spells are unlocked with the increase in level, or may be learned from captured enemies. Unfortunately, the spells do not entered clearly into one of the four branches of magic, most requiring hands of different colors in order to be used, in this case you'll have to develop a versatile character, because you never know what spell you will discover and what requirements it has. The gameplay gives the same sick addiction as Bejeweled.



Even more than that, you will find yourself sitting for hours and making a strategy before entering a battle, buying items, developing your hero by selecting spells or equipping it with amulets and artifacts to counteract the powers or spells of the attackers. The maximum level to which the hero can rise is 50, but even then you’ll be able to improve the skills. This puzzle game is very exciting and addictive!

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Fun Word Games


All that children want to do is playing games. Parents might sometimes get nostalgic and let them have fun all day long, forgetting what else should be done. As psychologists claim, poor results will be obtained if we force kids to learn things they do not enjoy, but the risk is the same if we only let them do what they want.
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The key would be to combine their appetite for fun activities with educational games that will train some major skills. Word games are one option, mainly if you choose those versions that can be played with other children, and not the computer ones. It is all about interacting and competing with humans.



Hangman
This is a word game played with pencil and paper, requiring at least two players. If your child has never experienced Hangman, it is such a pity. So do not waste time and learn your offspring how to have fun while getting some education with his friends. The rule is simple – one player picks up a word and the other or the others will have to guess it by suggesting letters. Every wrong attempt will be punished by adding a detail to a person that is on the verge of being hanged. Starting with the head and continuing up to toes, with multiple variations depending on the player’s imagination will probably be the funniest part. If the children that play it are small, you should just let them enjoy the gaming experience. As for the others, you could give them some hints about the letter frequency lists that are available in a language, so they could start with the most common ones.

Ghost
Ghost is a team word game, but one that still does not misses the competition. It is all about forming words as long as possible, by adding letters one by one. The goal would be to think of a letter that can develop the word fragment gathered until that moment, but a letter that will not end the new word. The player who happens to complete the word loses that round and a new one will have to start. You can keep the track of how many rounds have you played, how many players have lost and you could end it when there will be a single player left that has not loose any rounds at all.

You should all agree on how many letters the hint from the beginning of the round should contain. The name comes from an option of the game. At some point, if one player suspects that the previous one did not have a word in mind when adding the last letter, he can challenge him / her by shouting the word ghost. That person should be able to name a word containing all the letters from the paper. If he / she cannot do that, the challenged person loses the round. Nevertheless, if he / she has an idea, the challenger will lose.



Other options
You might be surprised on how many word games are available. If you can manage to make your kid stay away from a computer and go out with friends or even invite friends to come over, it will be a major accomplishment. Inform yourself and teach the little ones how to play acrophobia, boggle, scrabble, alternade, quiddler, crosswords, acrostics and so many other funny and educative word games. They need paper, pencil and imagination, not computers.

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Free Online Solitaire Games


Solitaire games are really popular because they are simple, fun card games, that can be played by a single user, and have so many different versions that one might never get bored trying them all. Speaking of this option, have you ever been interested in experiencing more than the classic solitaire you have preinstalled with your Windows operating system? It would be such a pity if you do not experience some of the solitaire games available on the internet. You do not have to pay anything, no download or installation is required, but the maximum fun is granted.
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This Solitaire version is played with two decks of cards, shuffled together. A part of them would be disposed in a row of ten columns, called Tableau, the rest would be left in one corner to form the Stock and at the bottom of the screen there will be eight Foundations – positions where the suites will be moved as soon as they are formed. The columns have all the cards face down, and only the last one would be face up. Using the mouse, you will have to drag and drop the cards you can see in order to arrange descending suits from King to Ace. When you will find yourself unable to make any other changes, you can take out cards from the Stock. One important aspect to keep in mind is that you are free to move both single cards and subsequences of cards, as long as you follow the rule. For the game to not block quickly, do your best to form suites of the same color.



Klondike
Klondike is one Solitaire game that has its own multiple versions. The one that you are about to learn can be found on Solitaire City and is even more exciting because it adds the pressure of the timed scoring. The faster you finish the game, the more points you will be rewarded with.You will be playing with a single deck of cards. Again, there is a Tableau formed by seven columns, on which 28 of the 52 cards are face down dealt. The first column has only one card, face up, the second one has two cards with the last one face up, the third column has three cards with only one face up and so far until the seventh one. On the left corner there will be the Stock, followed by a Waste Pile and the four foundations.The Waste Pile has three positions of face up cards. The mission would be to combine the cards from the Waste Pile with the ones from the tableau, from Ace to King, respecting the colors and placing them on the Foundations.

Pyramid Solitaire
For this game, 52 playing cards are necessary. 21 of them will form a pyramid on six overlapped rows. Because of this distribution, two other cards will lock every single card from the first five rows. You cannot access it until you discard those two. However, you should start the game with the six cards placed on the last row, which are not blocked by anything. Then there is a so – called Reserve, with six cards placed in a row, a Discard Pile, a Stock and a Waste Pile. You must discard all the cards from the deck to destroy the pyramid.



Nevertheless, you cannot discard them one by one. You need to do that with pairs, excepting the Aces, Jacks, Queens and Kings that are more valuable taken separately. You take a card from the Stock, try to pair it with one free card from the pyramid and if you can, you move the pair into the Discard; if you cannot, you throw it on the Waste Pile, from where you can take it later. That would be all.

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