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Today I’m going to introduce you to one of my all time favorite game sites on the web. Now, before we get in too deep, I want to tell you these aren’t your normal collection of flash games- they’re more like layered brainteasers. You must solve the game in exactly the right steps, or you can’t win. And the deceptively difficult trick is that there are often few options to choose from- it’s just that these options have many “levels.” You must max out each level to win- but each step, no matter if it’s the wrong order, will produce a different result. So, on this rainy, cold, miserable day, let’s take a look at Eyemaze.
There’s really not much for me to walk you through, but I honestly can’t recommend these games enough. I will link to some of the major games, but if you poke around there are mini games galore. The interesting thing about this site is that the games are labor intensive to create- so the site doesn’t have new games all the time. BUT, if you enjoy them as much as I do I recommend bookmarking them and checking back every once and awhile to see if new games have arrived.
And, I have to brag, I’ve solved them all. But I won’t help you- what would be the fun in that? At the bottom of this post I’ll post some screen caps of what it’s like to win a Grow Eyemaze game.
The first Grow Eyemaze I’d like to show you is called Grow Cube- this is the game that brought me to this site. It’s fun, maddening, and just addictive. Click here or on the picture to play.
The game that started it all is called, hilariously enough, “Original Flash Game.” Click here or on the picture to play.
One of the most interesting and inventive is “Grow Version 3.” Click here or on the picture to play.
Remember earlier, when I said that these games could be deceptive? Well, “Grow Version 2” is an example of just how deceptive these games can be. Click here or on the picture to play.
The next game is completely whimsical. There is a solution to this puzzle, but getting there via any series of clicks in totally fun. “Grow Version 1” is definitely one of the less maddening, but equally satisfying games on the site. Click here or on the picture to play.
And now, one of my all time favorites: “Grow Island.” Click here or on the picture to play. Believe me, you’ll like this one.
And last, but not least, I’ll show you “Grow Tower,” as it is when you start and when you solve. Grow Tower is one of the newer games on the site, but I really enjoyed it.
Here is Grow Tower, fresh and unsolved. Click here or on the picture to play.
Now, keep in mind the solution is LONG. So, I can’t really do it justice with screen caps. I did my best, though. This of it as a representation of what the solution actually looks like.
Now, that’s not perfect and I know it. But it’s dynamic, the solution moves, so it’s hard to capture.
This site and series of games has been around for awhile. In fact, for several years. So it’s possible that some of you have run into this series before- but if you haven’t, I hope I’ve been able to introduce you to a site that is really rewarding and fun. Not only does it test your patience, it will test your reason. Good luck, and let me know what you think!