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Conceptis Pic-a-Pix
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Pic-a-Pix are exciting logic puzzles that form whimsical pixel-art pictures when solved. Challenging, deductive and artistic, this original Japanese invention offers the ultimate mix of logic, art and fun while providing solvers with many hours of mentally stimulating entertainment. Each puzzle consists of a blank grid with clues on the left of every row and on the top of every column. The object is to reveal a hidden picture by painting blocks in each row and column so their length and sequence corresponds to the clues. The game enables zooming the entire puzzle, or just the grid area while keeping the clue-panes locked. Other features include a unique fingertip cursor for playing large puzzles with ease and precision, and a show/hide/lock rulers option helping focus on one row and column at a time. To help see the puzzle progress, graphic previews in the puzzle list show the progress of all puzzles in a volume as they are being solved. A Gallery view option provides these previews in a larger format. For more fun, Conceptis Pic-a-Pix includes a Weekly Bonus section providing an extra free puzzle each week. PUZZLE FEATURES • 42 free Pic-a-Pix puzzle samples in B&W and color • 8 extra-large puzzles bonus for iPad only • Extra bonus puzzle published free each week • Puzzle library continuously updates with new content • Manually created by artists, top quality puzzles • Unique solution for each puzzle • Grid sizes up to 25x35 (45x60 for iPad) • Multiple difficulty levels • Hours of intellectual challenge and fun • Sharpens logic and improves cognitive skills GAMING FEATURES • Zoom entire puzzle or just the grid area • Clue-pane locking option for optimal puzzle viewing • Rulers show, hide or lock option for easier row and column viewing • Exclusive fingertip cursor design for solving large puzzles • Concurrently playing and saving multiple puzzles • Puzzle library sorting and hiding options • Graphic previews showing puzzles progress as they are being solved • Portrait and landscape screen support (iPad only) • Unlimited Undo and Redo • Error checking option when row or column is completed • Clue auto check-off when row or column is completed • Check puzzle • Track puzzle solving times ABOUT Pic-a-Pix have also become popular under other names such as Picross, Nonogram, Paint by Numbers, Griddlers, Hanjie and many more. All puzzles in this app are produced by Conceptis Ltd. - the leading supplier of logic puzzles to printed and electronic gaming media all over the world. On average, more than 20 million Conceptis puzzles are solved each day in newspapers, magazines, books and online as well as on smartphones and tablets across the world.
Some Sound Would Be Nice
by HexicDude05 on 2020/02/26 04:25
It’s nice that nothing is monetized except for additional puzzles, but there is currently absolutely no sound. Other than that, the app controlls well, and puzzles are fun to solve. Once. After that there appears to be no way to reset your progress or replay a puzzle, which is strange.
Better pictures than the others..
by Grampa Widdoes on 2020/02/22 16:07
Appreciate the “check “ feature during solving
This is MY game
by mojole on 2020/02/22 03:56
I love this puzzle! It is logic and art wrapped into one. This is soothing to me. It takes my mind off of stresses. It’s a lot of fun!
Love it!
by hgghggvjkkbcddssb on 2020/02/20 12:43
Love the app!
Great puzzles!
by TaizerLover on 2020/02/18 13:26
I’m addicted to these puzzles! It’s pretty expensive though. Didn’t give it five stars because there should be a discounted offer to buy multiple packages.
Addictive Logic Puzzle
by IdgieXena on 2020/02/17 02:18
Love, love, love this addictive logic puzzle. Thoroughly entertaining while mind-soothing at the same time. Favorite game to relax.
Great game
by Kassy1212 on 2020/02/17 00:11
It has fun weekly challenges and both black and white and color puzzles of all sorts of sizes and difficulties. And most importantly something almost never seen now a days - no ads! I love it!
Addictive!
by Loren NJ on 2020/02/16 13:49
This is a great game. You really need to use your brain, even with the easy puzzles. 2 things would make it 5-star: the ability to get a "hint" when you're stuck, and less expensive puzzle packs.
Great game
by Zzbs on 2020/02/13 05:23
I really enjoy this game.
Puzzles
by Kevlar918 on 2020/02/12 04:08
Enjoy but most puzzles are too easy...would like to see more sets that are hard range and i have a kindle so i cant do any of the bigger puzzles as they are just for ipads
A great brain teaser
by Da gay on 2020/02/12 03:41
So easy to get lost for hours
still my favorite!
by Doubting Tomasina on 2020/02/07 14:26
... and oh, so addictive! okay, I don't remember how long ago I wrote that review ... STILL my favorite! 😎 Yep, still true ... my all-time favorite! Okay, STILL my ABSOLUTE favorite!!!! 😇 I can't thank you enough for the many hours of enjoyment plus the value of exercising my brain in so many ways.
Bien
by alniqugo on 2020/01/26 02:52
Lo máximo
Love this game.
by Artchick2010 on 2020/01/24 16:31
I’ve had it for several years now. Really enjoy it.
Great Game
by 78:?8:!;$; on 2020/01/24 15:00
Totally addicting game but with different challenge levels so you don’t get stuck in a rut. I wish level packs were cheaper, but there’s a free game every week. If you like this game, try their other games too.
A fabulous way to spend time
by Aliciaadiaz on 2020/01/21 23:37
I love this game, and this app makes it easy to play.
Good puzzles to pass the time.
by TeeJay88653 on 2020/01/21 02:22
I like the customizable tap options- you can easily fix errors from unintentionally clicking the wrong box, and there are no penalties for making mistakes. Ads are minimal. Wish there were more color puzzles! Kinda shocking to see how long I’ve spent on this app 😳
Hard to play now
by Long--time player on 2020/01/14 21:10
It’s hard to tap the right square, and when you zoom, you lose the top row and the left column. It was better before changing the pointer. I barely want to play this now.
Enjoyable 😊
by sofeeeeeeeeeeeee on 2020/01/09 04:25
I enjoy the game but it would be nice of instead of having to press the square more than once to get the dot instead of the color you could choose like an option on what you place. Like you can have options at the bottom with colors and the dot square. I think it’d make it a little easier at least for me to play.
Fun Logic. Worth Spending a Few Bucks
by StormyBeMe on 2020/01/07 20:15
For the price of a cup of coffee at a coffee shop, you can have hours of logic puzzles!
Love these puzzles!
by OnAnImpossibleJourney on 2020/01/06 00:12
You can tell a lot of thought has been put into this game. I appreciate having a ton of puzzles to choose from without buying a subscription. It’s nice that puzzles are sold in batches. I don’t mind paying for what I use. I enjoy doing the large iPad puzzles. Great game! It would be nice if there was an option for clues to be checked off automatically as completed, but I finally read the instructions and figured out how to do it manually. That’s the next best thing. Good job on this app!!
Hard to play on a phone. IPad okay
by BigNird on 2020/01/04 20:53
Easy to fat finger blocks. Challenging game. Addictive.
Lots of fun
by stf277 on 2019/12/28 02:46
I only wish there were more free packs more often!
The best.
by Asdfkfjfalsjdjnak on 2019/12/27 03:24
Favorite game ever.
Love LoVe LOVE this app
by Frostycotton on 2019/12/22 17:44
I have loved hanji (picross) for 20 years...and this is by far the best app I’ve found!! Thank you!!!
Pleasant pastime
by Settlers pond on 2019/12/18 10:28
These puzzles offer a choice of challenges and picture topics. The new graphic previews allow me to resolve favorite puzzles.
Sadly it's pricy
by TravellersPlayground on 2019/12/18 02:16
I really love this game and the app is great, but it can be expensive for the add on packs at the rate I play!
Fun and challenging
by Rjmhgghjjjjgf on 2019/12/17 03:41
Fun enough to be challenging, takes a few hours to complete each puzzle. Recommend!
Best picture logic puzzle out there
by Ggemini1one on 2019/12/15 02:17
This is the best picture logic game out there. The only reason for 4 stars is they need to make more “hard” puzzles. I’ve done all available but want more.
Excellent
by dlwtume1 on 2019/12/14 14:41
Very exciting
Really fun
by Grandmamee on 2019/12/11 17:11
Nice way to relax.
Best Picross app available!
by axelred13 on 2019/12/11 16:07
I tried 10+ different Picross apps and this one is the best by far. There are hundreds of puzzles of varying difficulty levels to choose from and the controls are great. Cursor mode makes doing large puzzles on my small iPhone 7 screen totally possible. Other apps have terrible controls, lots of bugs, and their puzzles are way too easy because they have to fit on small screens. The Easy level in this app is like other apps' Max Difficulty level. Also, the developer updates this app and adds new puzzles regularly. Most other Picross apps on the App Store have been abandoned. Minus 1 star because the pricing model is a bit expensive if you do a lot of puzzles. You buy puzzles in packs of 20 for $0.99 to $3.99 based on size and difficulty. I wish there was an option to get all the puzzles for a one time fee. Or at least more puzzles per pack. Relative to other apps and games on the App Store, these puzzle packs are expensive. But worth it! Feature request: Dark mode or dark themes for playing at night!
Excellent!
by ojaiq on 2019/12/10 14:03
This game is entertaining as well as a great training in pattern recognition.
Great game!
by reggiesgirl on 2019/12/08 18:29
Love this game
Awesome but
by Shelbel73 on 2019/12/04 22:46
I wish the clues automatically checked off themselves instead of having to click them.
Entertaining
by PapiPaesch on 2019/12/01 14:17
Not bad. Nice to play for hours
great puzzles
by Ellen Fremedon on 2019/11/29 11:17
I really like this app; the puzzles are fun, and you can clear them and redo them as many times as you like. It has been worth every penny to me. This app is the best of this type of puzzle I have found. Try it out: you'll love it.
Addictive Fun!
by Omaha Jayhawk on 2019/11/23 15:46
Very enjoyable game!
Love these puzzles
by STL Mel on 2019/11/23 14:43
Not only are the puzzles fun to complete, but it’s fun to try to figure out what the picture might be as you complete it.
Greed
by Suegi67 on 2019/11/22 13:37
One dinky free puzzle a week. Don’t bother
Love wasting time with this app!
by Anges1angel on 2019/11/19 15:03
Great app! Many choices as far as design and skill level. Lots of new content as well!
Different
by Pebblezmom on 2019/11/17 03:01
Enjoyed once I got the hang of it. Directions not so clear, but good exercise for the mind.
Addictive!
by Swedegian 2 on 2019/11/11 22:28
Love these puzzles. Easy to learn but never boring. Great app. Enjoy!
Love
by MomWithoutTime2Waste on 2019/11/07 01:59
Love this game!! Took one star off because I wish there were more free puzzles
Good thought invoking puzzles
by TangSooPap on 2019/10/31 14:34
Really enjoying the challenges.
I love this gamee
by adilem88 on 2019/10/29 23:05
I’m obsessed lol
Haha hee hee
by ElSmoshfan21 on 2019/10/25 16:27
yeah, this game is pretty big brain. It really makes you feel like Pic a pix
Enjoyable
by Pixilatir on 2019/10/18 11:11
I'm a big fan of this type of puzzle and enjoy these. I only play on iPhone and there are times I wish I could enlarge the screen to see the tiny numbers better. Would love a free daily puzzle instead of weekly and wish it was possible to earn free games instead of purchase- only.
Lots of fun and great to use
by DesignLadybug on 2019/09/30 15:12
These puzzles are endless amounts of fun. And there are great features here that are not in other similar apps such as square counts and intuitive gestures.
Love this game.
by Kjhegeman on 2019/09/30 00:18
I have loved this game for a long time. I love the recent updates allowing zoom capability. Thank you. I just wanted you to know that I really enjoy the new 2-color category. My favorite are the black and white. I find them more challenging than the color. I hope to see more black and white packs available for my phone. I’ve tried a few other apps similar to this, and I think yours is the best.
Fun and challenging
by Pic cross addict on 2019/09/29 19:26
I’ve played a lot of the back and white version of this game. The full color is added challenge with different strategies. I really enjoy it.
Fun
by swerner916 on 2019/09/26 01:00
I love these types of logic puzzles and generally I really like the design of the Conceptis games. I really like the idea of having a “ruler” to mark where I am in the grid, but I am finding it hard to get used to moving the cursor in order to fill a square. I will sometimes tap a square to fill it, but the cursor is elsewhere, so I end up changing a different square than I meant to. That is very frustrating. But I am getting used to it. The puzzles have all been really cute and fun. ADDEDDUM****ok after moving on from the very simple beginning puzzles and doing the large ones where the boxes are really tiny, I totally get the cursor and how to move it around and why it is so helpful! So I am changing my review from 4 to 5 stars. I get it now. It’s really good. The puzzles are creative and excellent.
Good thinking
by granmaz on 2019/09/23 04:10
I LOVE THIS GAME!!! I did buy a few puzzle packs. You get 20 games for under the cost of a coffee. Plus I figure someone puts a lot of time into making the game. it would cost me more to go to a movie or buy a game at the store. Now a days it's even cheaper then a magazine. Thank you for all the time you put into making this game. I'm sure I'll buy another package and still be under 10bucks
Great game
by Texas Rose 56 on 2019/09/21 02:08
It is a great game. Always fun to play and see the final picture.
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by TawnyLynn16 on 2019/09/17 01:53
Love this app...wish there were packs to unlock or earn. The prices per pack are ridiculous!
update killed this five star app dead
by Blue Pine on 2019/09/15 02:05
UPDATE: I just updated (April 19, 2019). Worst update I could have imagined, and I can't get the old version back. I thought it would be great. Instead, unfortunately, they removed the ability to have the rulers and clue panes locked in a way that allows rulers to move all over the board from column and row to diagonal columns and rows, WHILE AT THE SAME TIME seeing only one line in each clue panes fully. That way, one knows where one is, and can control and move quickly without ending up on the wrong line, YET is NOT restricted to a particular column and row. Without the ability to move and lock properly that we had before the update, the game is a horrible chore. Being able to zoom in is nice, but doesn't make up for the movement and clarity that was lost. Since I can't find a way to down-grade, I've stopped my purchasing of packs. I've been trying to play through the packs I had already bought because they cost a lot of money, but OMG what a dull chore it is now that I can never be sure where I am. And locking both panes and rulers simultaneously makes things virtually impossible. Worst update ever. Total ruin. Complete fail. OLD REVIEW: I love doing these puzzles. They are fun, yet force you to think, and be careful - great idea! And the implementation and navigation are surprisingly workable. I wouldn't have thought it possible to create an effective way to do these puzzles without paper and pencil, but they've done it. Love 'em!!!
Would like a drag option!
by abbycox22 on 2019/09/13 01:49
Love the larger color puzzles! I only wish I could drag a line of same-color blocks if I wanted, and that you didn’t have to fill in the blank spots for the row/column in order to mark it as complete.
Pic-a-Pix
by aammeelliiaa on 2019/09/06 06:39
Yay! So fun!
Love it
by mmmmm det on 2019/09/05 00:14
Great app, been playing it for years!
wow!
by yall stink on 2019/09/04 04:15
I’ve been obsessed with these types of games for a while. And I was always tired of the ads and the useless Cain system where I had to wait days to play. But this!!! A breath of fresh air. I can’t put it down!!! I love it.
Better than ever
by uigeek on 2019/08/29 05:39
I've been playing these puzzles for a while now, having first been introduced to the paper version in Games magazine. I particularly like the challenge of the full-size puzzles on iPad, but my older smaller iPad is a little hard to read with the largest grids. The new zoom tools have really helped there, and I have fewer errors. Sure, some of the smaller grids may require a stretch of the imagination to see the image described by the image. It's still fun!
Great puzzles
by puzzlerinmaine on 2019/08/28 14:58
I have loved these since Games Magazine came out many years ago. The app is easy to use, and I love that I can check for mistakes but it doesn’t tell me unless I ask. The free weekly puzzles are just enough.
Great game
by MathGeek73 on 2019/08/27 20:03
Fun game, but it would be nice to be able to unlock more free games. Maybe earn packages or something to that effect.
The best!
by LMNO234 on 2019/08/26 17:23
:)
After many years, still my favorite app
by woaigng0[3[04 on 2019/08/26 16:01
I love this puzzle app and have used it daily for the past several years. On two occasions, I have had minor trouble with it, and the developers got back to me same day and sorted it all out. This is a wonderful app from a great, customer service-oriented company.
Addictive game
by angelb4u99 on 2019/08/25 21:39
I love that this is fun and challenging.
Great game
by Chuckles-Girl on 2019/08/25 02:47
Great game to pass time.
Well-implemented nonograms
by Dweaver21 on 2019/08/25 01:09
Fairly well designed nonogram puzzle. Both single color & multi-color. Interface take some getting used to, but it gives you pretty fine control. I've only done the free packs & weekly challenge, I've not tried to purchase any packs.
Best Nonograms App!
by Kamoranakrre on 2019/08/19 01:10
The interface for solving these is unsurpassed. No trying to aim directly on tiny squares required!
love the game
by åñöń on 2019/08/18 18:42
it’s great, theres plenty of challenge if you want it and ways to make it easier if you don’t. very relaxing. the only thing i would add is a way to eliminate more than one of the side tiles with the numbers at a time, because it gets a little tedious having to tap on each individual one to keep things organized.
Challenging puzzles
by Boksz house on 2019/08/18 13:31
I have other apps containing this type of puzzles. I always thought I was a pro, turns out I’m not. Haha. These are tough. And I love it!!
Teacher
by RGCD on 2019/08/16 22:14
Love this game!
Incorrect size
by Lam321f on 2019/08/10 12:22
This week's freebie states that the puzzle is 20x30. It's 40x60!
Addictive
by pa64328005 on 2019/08/09 23:11
Can’t get enough of it!!!!
Consistent and challenging
by Ry-b on 2019/08/05 12:45
Great brain challenge, and easy way to lose a few hours of your life while engrossed in a big puzzle
Obsessed
by AryannaO on 2019/07/29 02:16
I am absolutely obsessed with these puzzles.......keep them coming
Everyday
by FlannelFlute on 2019/07/27 14:37
Yes, I play this everyday with my morning coffee. Update: I still play this every morning with my coffee.
So much fun!
by CA Joyce on 2019/07/24 19:20
I really enjoy Pic-a-Pix. The puzzles are fun and stimulating and give me something to do while waiting. Exercise for my brain😊.
First tried with the physical book/pen+paper. This app is so good!
by kelhutch17 on 2019/07/22 16:41
This is better for a quick game where you can’t use pen and paper. Love it. I wish there were some medium or hard free B&W puzzles to try. You can purchase them in app.
I really enjoy it
by jm025 on 2019/07/20 03:36
This is a well designed pic a pix and one of my favorite puzzle games to play
Addicting
by dbw.mt on 2019/07/19 23:15
Great logic game
Best app of this kind I’ve ever played
by Kathy Gail on 2019/07/17 15:46
The tools make this game so much fun. I’ve never done color puzzles and I LOVE it. Great game app.
Nice puzzle, but tough for the color-blind
by KaiserSohze on 2019/07/07 22:00
I enjoy these puzzles but I’m color-blind and it can be exceedingly difficult to differentiate certain colors. The ability to temporarily change a color assignment could be very useful.
Fun
by kimmykook on 2019/07/06 18:36
Various levels from ultra easy (10-15. Min) to difficult (hours). Your progress is saved so you can return to puzzle another day. Plenty of variety in free version and options to add other puzzle packs for minimal fee. Love it!
Fun, but...
by TGale214 on 2019/07/06 16:38
Almost all of the new ones are color puzzles. I much prefer the black and white puzzles - the color ones are kinda cheesy
Great Puzzles
by Love Music on the go on 2019/07/05 01:31
Lot’s of great puzzles for you to solve. Love this app. Many free puzzles and the ones you can buy are great value to.
Pic a pix
by corn mais on 2019/07/05 00:25
Hi, I’m writing to inform you that yes, I bought a lot of pic a pix , I do enjoy it very much
Love them
by Bman1943 on 2019/07/02 22:26
Love these puzzles!
Addictive!
by SpiritTrekker on 2019/07/01 21:56
I am addicted to pixel puzzles, and have been since they were introduced in Games magazine (about two decades ago). I’m serious! And Conceptis makes most of the best puzzles, which is probably why Games magazine has featured their puzzles so often. They also make the best app for pixel puzzles. This app game would have earned 5 stars from me, but for two issues I have with it. It is not set up like the online Conceptis Pic-a-Pix puzzle play. I would especially like to be able to pick a column and row highlighter color that works better for me, and to be able to put my finger or stylus directly on the squares I wish to color). Another reviewer wrote that the puzzles are a bit too expensive, and I agree that some do seem a bit too costly. I am delighted that Conceptis made an app to satisfy my “addiction” (except for my two fairly minor issues6. Thank you, Conceptis!
Fun logic puzzle
by Pldot on 2019/06/26 02:52
These are great for those odd moments of relaxation time. Appreciate the wide variety of sizes and difficulty levels.
My favorite game!
by meghan193 on 2019/06/25 01:25
I love this game! The harder expansion packs keep me entertained for hours. I have both the iPhone and iPad apps.
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by JeanStoner on 2019/06/21 17:21
Fun to watch the patterns unfold!
Bravo!
by PuzlFan on 2019/06/20 17:07
I love this game. The pictures are well made and interesting. The improved tools help a lot, especially on large pictures. I discovered this developer in a book store years ago. When the book was complete, I couldn’t find another. So delighted to discover the digital versions that I’ve downloaded every game I can find.
Fun and challenging
by Annoyed3000 on 2019/06/20 12:30
Great use of logic skills in a fun game. Nice mix of difficulty levels.
Jct
by Jct143 on 2019/06/18 16:12
Lots of fun
Great game
by Wilderness queen on 2019/06/17 20:04
Love playing this! Conceptis has the best puzzles, in quality and variety, that I've found.
Colr fun
by Pixielongstocking on 2019/06/15 05:33
I love how much the color options add to the challenge. Perfect game for my OCD.
More challenging
by Fiddle-le-dee on 2019/06/09 22:13
I like the pic-a-pix puzzles for the relaxing concentration they use. At the end of the Day I want something that I can finish with a sense of accomplishment. There are easy puzzles for low stress times and monsters for absorbing play. All of the Conceptis products maintain high standards. I highly recommend. I wish they would branch out into some other areas, like hidden object. I bet they would do that very well too.....
Love the game
by fyre.drake on 2019/06/06 17:13
I love the game. I just wish it came with more free options. More hard ones. I finished everything the app comes with and then I just keep repeating them while waiting for the once a week super easy one, or until I have a little bit of extra money to buy a new pack. The packs you buy are mostly easy ones, with a few medium ones. Hard to find a hard one.
Great puzzles!
by Pen-E on 2017/11/30 13:56
I’ve been doing this kind of puzzle for years. These are some of the best. This app includes genuinely challenging puzzles. You don’t have to spend money to try some harder puzzles. And after you get through them all, there’s also a free weekly released puzzle. I liked it so much, i did buy a couple of puzzle sets. I really enjoy this developers puzzles and I want to support him or her. (If you haven’t seen the other puzzles, you should really check them out... personal opinion, they’re all good.) I like the interface... the way you choose color or lack of color is intuitive, and the ability to lock the row and column selector is a great feature I don’t remember seeing anywhere else. It’s epically usefully for the large puzzles. I highly recommend this to experienced puzzle players. Beginners, there are a few easy games and a set of instructions, but it puzzles get harder fast. I’d say try it. If you find the puzzles too difficult, check out any of the dozen or more competitive apps that have a full set if easy puzzles to warm you up, and then come back and try these again.
Fantastic game, I'm addicted!
by Singlikeabird on 2017/07/01 02:50
FYI you get 42 puzzles free and one new free puzzle a week. Other packs cost like 2-3 dollars and come with like 20 puzzles. But they're so fun. And it actually has good pictures. I can't find other similar apps that make as good of pics or are as fun to complete. Also I love that there are themed packs—I bought a romantic theme and it had all these cutesy pictures of love and it was adorable! I would totally recommend this game if you like logic puzzles. Edit: I do have one complaint about this game. I play it on a phone and primarily use my thumb, but the color choices are on the top of the screen, so they aren't comfortable to reach. The bottom of the screen is completely empty, and it seems like it would be a good idea to put the color choices down there where they would be easy and comfortable to reach. It's a little thing but something that's begun to irritate me after playing for a long time. I would love to see this changed in a future update :)
Best Picross app available!
by axelred13 on 2019/12/11 16:07
I tried 10+ different Picross apps and this one is the best by far. There are hundreds of puzzles of varying difficulty levels to choose from and the controls are great. Cursor mode makes doing large puzzles on my small iPhone 7 screen totally possible. Other apps have terrible controls, lots of bugs, and their puzzles are way too easy because they have to fit on small screens. The Easy level in this app is like other apps' Max Difficulty level. Also, the developer updates this app and adds new puzzles regularly. Most other Picross apps on the App Store have been abandoned. Minus 1 star because the pricing model is a bit expensive if you do a lot of puzzles. You buy puzzles in packs of 20 for $0.99 to $3.99 based on size and difficulty. I wish there was an option to get all the puzzles for a one time fee. Or at least more puzzles per pack. Relative to other apps and games on the App Store, these puzzle packs are expensive. But worth it! Feature request: Dark mode or dark themes for playing at night!
Fun
by swerner916 on 2019/09/26 01:00
I love these types of logic puzzles and generally I really like the design of the Conceptis games. I really like the idea of having a “ruler” to mark where I am in the grid, but I am finding it hard to get used to moving the cursor in order to fill a square. I will sometimes tap a square to fill it, but the cursor is elsewhere, so I end up changing a different square than I meant to. That is very frustrating. But I am getting used to it. The puzzles have all been really cute and fun. ADDEDDUM****ok after moving on from the very simple beginning puzzles and doing the large ones where the boxes are really tiny, I totally get the cursor and how to move it around and why it is so helpful! So I am changing my review from 4 to 5 stars. I get it now. It’s really good. The puzzles are creative and excellent.
Addictive!
by SpiritTrekker on 2019/07/01 21:56
I am addicted to pixel puzzles, and have been since they were introduced in Games magazine (about two decades ago). I’m serious! And Conceptis makes most of the best puzzles, which is probably why Games magazine has featured their puzzles so often. They also make the best app for pixel puzzles. This app game would have earned 5 stars from me, but for two issues I have with it. It is not set up like the online Conceptis Pic-a-Pix puzzle play. I would especially like to be able to pick a column and row highlighter color that works better for me, and to be able to put my finger or stylus directly on the squares I wish to color). Another reviewer wrote that the puzzles are a bit too expensive, and I agree that some do seem a bit too costly. I am delighted that Conceptis made an app to satisfy my “addiction” (except for my two fairly minor issues6. Thank you, Conceptis!
Love the new Zoom tools!
by Serendipity75 on 2019/05/10 22:05
I’m a longtime fan of Pic-a-Pix puzzles and tend to choose the largest, most challenging color packs. As a result, even on a 10 inch tablet (ios 12.1), it was getting more difficult to avoid eye strain when working within the tiny squares of the larger grids. I decided to risk updating and try the new zoom tools. Wow, what an improvement! I now lock the number clues and zoom the grid to a comfortable size. I can move the grid around and work on particular sections, zoom out when needed. I found I actually prefer the crosshairs ruler for working large grid puzzles, so I’m glad that was retained when adding other options for filling in squares. Wishlist: option to display system clock; auto-dimming of solved clue numbers.
Please add touch to fill ability
by fmiskolc on 2019/04/26 02:45
Moved up to five stars after update. Graying out of clues would still be a nice feature maybe optional? All Conceptis puzzles are always five star for me. This one is lower because the ruler is bothersome to use. It should be an optional feature. I’ve been doing these types of puzzles for decades now and am slowed down by the ruler. Another suggested or optional feature would be to have the numbers on the left/top grey out automatically as they are solved. Moving the color elector to the bottom left would help a lot too especially once you have the tap to color feature enabled. The puzzles are challenging though and the app is otherwise of high quality.
Evergreen Game
by a2236 on 2018/09/18 01:45
This is a fantastic game. It’s one of the best games Conceptis has to offer. In fact, I can’t really understand why this has a lower rating than Dot-a-Pix (their worst game, no hate). I don’t spend money on games in general but I buy puzzle packs for Pic-a-Pix and other Conceptis games because I appreciate that these are high quality games and there’s no nonsense involved. These are some of the most interesting puzzles out there to solve, and there isn’t a constant stream of disruptive ads ruining the experience. If you love this game, throw them a couple dollars once in a while (you can restart packs and get a lot of plays out of them before they become too familiar).
Perfect
by DBN2 on 2019/05/23 08:28
Nonograms are one of my favorite puzzle types, and this game doesn't disappoint. The sliding rulers enable you to precisely locate the target square. Having the ability to see when you've completed a line correctly helps you catch a small mistake before it escalates into a disaster. The designs are well done. The finished pictures are recognizable. So far, everything about this app has worked flawlessly. 2019 Update... Still playing after about 7 years. The recent update threw me for a few days, but now I’ve gotten used to the changes and appreciate the new ability to zoom in. Really relieves eyestrain.
Highly Addictive!
by Cdb960861 on 2018/06/30 03:06
I started working these types of puzzles years ago in paper back books. I always enjoyed them! There are lots of advantages to playing electronic versions of the game, mainly that you don’t have to erase mistakes. Lol. Also, I’ve tried other companies that make similar puzzles and they don’t even come close to the Conceptis version. There is such a great variety of puzzles from themes to difficulty levels. These games are so much fun and extremely addictive. I love watching a picture come to life as I figure out a puzzle. Highly recommend these great logic puzzles!
Very challenging
by kbib on 2019/01/04 20:57
I like the puzzles. Time flies when playing this. Often I think I’m stuck, only to then solve another block, which usually then reveals more blocks. So far I’ve been able to solve all with straight, simple logic and no guessing. I switch back and forth between black/white puzzles and color puzzles because the method of solving changes a little. My only gripe is the limited number of puzzles with my purchase. But even with only 60 total, there are many, many hours of puzzle solving included. Would rate 4.5 stars if that was a choice.
Great Apps
by tbnfl on 2019/01/17 21:27
All the apps I've tried from this developer have been first rate. Most are free though you can buy more in app if you want. It isn't necessary however because you get plenty of free ones. You also don't get penalized for checking if you are on the right track. So many charge coins just to see where you might be going wrong but not this developer. It is appreciated so don't stop making great games. From as easy as you want to really tough ones, they do run the gambit... Thank you to "Conceptis" (?sp)
Completely worth it!
by werewulf on 2018/09/06 15:37
Edited: 8 months later, I still play constantly and have bought several of the paid packs with no regrets. Conceptis is the best!! Original Review: These puzzles are fun. They start slow and teach you how to apply the proper logic before they become harder and harder. The amount of free puzzles alone make them worth it, but you should reward the developers by buying the occasional pack of your favourite type of puzzles once you finish the free ones. They're completely worth the price.
Addicting
by JadeLastone on 2019/04/19 15:39
Update- the new update is going to take some getting used to, but I can already tell it's a huge improvement! The colors being at the bottom is so much better. The color puzzles are so different from anything else I've seen on the App Store. Navigating the puzzles took some getting used to, but having the ruler system does seem more efficient. Another nice thing about this is that the game has a free error checker, rather than offing a few free hints, and then trying to sell more if needed.
Love these puzzles!
by OnAnImpossibleJourney on 2020/01/06 00:12
You can tell a lot of thought has been put into this game. I appreciate having a ton of puzzles to choose from without buying a subscription. It’s nice that puzzles are sold in batches. I don’t mind paying for what I use. I enjoy doing the large iPad puzzles. Great game! It would be nice if there was an option for clues to be checked off automatically as completed, but I finally read the instructions and figured out how to do it manually. That’s the next best thing. Good job on this app!!
Better than ever
by uigeek on 2019/08/29 05:39
I've been playing these puzzles for a while now, having first been introduced to the paper version in Games magazine. I particularly like the challenge of the full-size puzzles on iPad, but my older smaller iPad is a little hard to read with the largest grids. The new zoom tools have really helped there, and I have fewer errors. Sure, some of the smaller grids may require a stretch of the imagination to see the image described by the image. It's still fun!
Used to be great
by Neored64 on 2019/06/03 12:06
I loved this game...until I installed the latest update. The cursor is so touchy, it changes tile colors that you don’t want to change as you pass over them then won’t change the tiles you are trying to change. I was playing daily and enjoying it, found it very relaxing. I’ve only been playing for 15 minutes since the update and I am so frustrated. I will not be playing again until things are made better, which is annoying because this is one of the few games that I will make purchases on and have just added 3 new packs. (Was a 5 star until the latest update)
Love these puzzles
by USMCtrumpet on 2019/05/28 02:17
Update! Finally fully functional for a touch screen. I can touch a square and it fills. It's a little finicky some times but so much better. Thanks! Previous review: I wish I could just touch on the square and change it. Having the current crosshair input as an option is useful at times, but sometimes it's just obnoxious! These were the first Conceptis puzzles I ever did and are still a favorite!
Unfortunately unaffordable for normal people
by Clearlymisunderstood on 2018/09/09 05:34
Love the controls and each puzzle is incredibly fun to figure out, however once you get through the free puzzles (which happens very quickly) you’re left having to buy each new puzzle set. Priced between $2.99 and $5.99 you can see how this would quickly become unaffordable. The catalog they have listed is well over $500 and not worth the price. With only one free puzzle added weekly, I would recommend going to other similar picross apps that are actually free to play (with ads). Really disappointing since this one has my favorite mechanics/controls.
Love this game.
by Kjhegeman on 2019/09/30 00:18
I have loved this game for a long time. I love the recent updates allowing zoom capability. Thank you. I just wanted you to know that I really enjoy the new 2-color category. My favorite are the black and white. I find them more challenging than the color. I hope to see more black and white packs available for my phone. I’ve tried a few other apps similar to this, and I think yours is the best.
More challenging
by Fiddle-le-dee on 2019/06/09 22:13
I like the pic-a-pix puzzles for the relaxing concentration they use. At the end of the Day I want something that I can finish with a sense of accomplishment. There are easy puzzles for low stress times and monsters for absorbing play. All of the Conceptis products maintain high standards. I highly recommend. I wish they would branch out into some other areas, like hidden object. I bet they would do that very well too.....
Good thinking
by granmaz on 2019/09/23 04:10
I LOVE THIS GAME!!! I did buy a few puzzle packs. You get 20 games for under the cost of a coffee. Plus I figure someone puts a lot of time into making the game. it would cost me more to go to a movie or buy a game at the store. Now a days it's even cheaper then a magazine. Thank you for all the time you put into making this game. I'm sure I'll buy another package and still be under 10bucks
Addictive, but not a waste of time
by chari53 on 2017/03/26 12:27
A lot of games out there for iOS are simply time wasters, useful for fighting boredom in waiting situations. This is not one of those games. When I'm having trouble concentrating I open up a picture logic puzzle to sharpen my focus. This is the best of this type of game. Actually, I've never met a Conceptis Puzzle I didn't appreciate. They just keep getting better.
Bravo!
by PuzlFan on 2019/06/20 17:07
I love this game. The pictures are well made and interesting. The improved tools help a lot, especially on large pictures. I discovered this developer in a book store years ago. When the book was complete, I couldn’t find another. So delighted to discover the digital versions that I’ve downloaded every game I can find.
Controls are not easy to use
by Shammabeth on 2018/04/14 22:37
Unlike your other puzzles the interaction with this is very rigid. It is prone to a lot of accidental errors. I use a pencil on an iPad Pro and this forces me to use it like a mouse as opposed to a direct use pen. An option to not use the cursor system and also zoom would go a long way in making this way more enjoyable. Outside of the controls, the puzzles are addictive and time consuming resulting in a really good time killer experience.
Too hard
by Airwithwater on 2018/04/19 03:25
I have always enjoyed these kinds of puzzles, but this game takes it to a new level that isn’t logical, it’s just guess work and that drives me mad. Even their “super easy” puzzles required a significant amount of guesswork. After 20 minutes on an easy puzzle I would hit the solve button, only to be disappointed that the number scheme would be taken away so I couldn’t try and figure it out backwards either. If you like throwing darts in the dark, then this game is for you. Otherwise take a pass and find another app with these puzzles, it’s not worth the time.
Love the game
by fyre.drake on 2019/06/06 17:13
I love the game. I just wish it came with more free options. More hard ones. I finished everything the app comes with and then I just keep repeating them while waiting for the once a week super easy one, or until I have a little bit of extra money to buy a new pack. The packs you buy are mostly easy ones, with a few medium ones. Hard to find a hard one.
Fun and Addicting
by JerichoTGF on 2018/07/19 23:44
I adore these types of puzzles and this version is one of the best I've come across. Challenging enough, with varying levels of difficulty if I just have time for a quick one. I've spent some money on sets, and don't regret it at all, though it's not necessary for casual play, as it has a weekly challenge. Highly recommended.
Awesome game but too much money
by Preggoo on 2017/05/11 00:30
I love games like these and especially the way this one is set up. But they're so easy I went through all the free ones so quick. For 3$ I bought another package thinking that it would be a lot harder having to pay for it. Nope got through them all in a couple days. You end up spending anywhere from 3-5$ per package that only has 20 puzzles in it. Wish that they would give you more puzzles for your money.
Logic at its best!
by AFVET03 on 2017/05/20 11:29
I'm a math teacher and always recommend this to my students as great practice for logic thinking! I also enjoy the variety Of pictures and different challenge levels. The easy levels are great for something quick and easy. The hard levels really take some time, but are still as relaxing!
Finally a usable interface
by achan1058 on 2019/04/21 04:04
I always liked the conceptis puzzles when I did them online, but the previous interface for the app was completely unsuitable for larger puzzles. The recent update finally fixes the issue. Thank you. It would be prefect if the interface is ported to Cross-a-pix as well.
This was my favorite game
by Molleigh on 2019/05/07 12:37
I loved playing this game but it has become almost too glitchy for me to play... Seems like there's a lag in the game. I have noticed it when I do larger puzzles on my iPad. Maybe the puzzles are too big for the app to keep up with but I like the challenge of the larger puzzles. When I drag my finger across the screen, the rulers or square don't always follow with me and ends up making other squares fill in where I didn't want them to. Super frustrating please fix!!
Enjoyable 😊
by sofeeeeeeeeeeeee on 2020/01/09 04:25
I enjoy the game but it would be nice of instead of having to press the square more than once to get the dot instead of the color you could choose like an option on what you place. Like you can have options at the bottom with colors and the dot square. I think it’d make it a little easier at least for me to play.
Love these puzzles!
by romanfamily on 2019/05/13 00:45
This app has the best cross pix games, hands down! The interface is so intuitive, and the controls are easy. The only reason I’m giving it 4 stars is the price. I’ve purchased several packs and it starts to add up. I REALLY wish there was a membership package. I would prefer to pay a monthly amount, rather than $3 for only 20 puzzles. Otherwise, wonderful ap!
After many years, still my favorite app
by woaigng0[3[04 on 2019/08/26 16:01
I love this puzzle app and have used it daily for the past several years. On two occasions, I have had minor trouble with it, and the developers got back to me same day and sorted it all out. This is a wonderful app from a great, customer service-oriented company.
Good puzzles to pass the time.
by TeeJay88653 on 2020/01/21 02:22
I like the customizable tap options- you can easily fix errors from unintentionally clicking the wrong box, and there are no penalties for making mistakes. Ads are minimal. Wish there were more color puzzles! Kinda shocking to see how long I’ve spent on this app 😳
Addicting. One thing would vastly improve it though
by Wine-travl-luvr on 2017/11/24 19:22
I really love this puzzle, though I think it could get kind of expensive. Also, it would be much improved if you could touch the square to fix the color instead of moving the crosshairs to it. I have had to redo my work for missing the square or forgetting to move the crosshairs
Love it
by TiredOfBadSongs on 2018/05/20 16:41
If you like brain teasers then this is a great game. They don’t cheat you like some fill in the box puzzle where it becomes illogical to fill in any box. The only issue I have is that sometimes the controls are a little touchy and will fill in a space you don’t want and you don’t always notice.
Well-implemented nonograms
by Dweaver21 on 2019/08/25 01:09
Fairly well designed nonogram puzzle. Both single color & multi-color. Interface take some getting used to, but it gives you pretty fine control. I've only done the free packs & weekly challenge, I've not tried to purchase any packs.
Lock and move doesn’t work
by Marty7467786 on 2019/04/28 12:00
Just updated the app. You used to be able to lock the screen and be able to drag the locked position across the screen. Now it is a one finger drag with your finger at the cross point. This doesn’t work with large puzzles; more often than not I slightly miss and get into block drag mode. The two finger drag always worked because it was unambiguous. It also allowed me to see what I was working on instead of having to cover it up with my finger.
A bit expensive, but top quality functionality
by Tell me more on 2019/04/23 01:49
Happy w/ latest upgrade that added much-needed functionality. Purchasing additional puzzle packs can get expensive, but puzzles are well designed. Worth playing
Am I wrong? Didn’t this game use to have red or green square
by Lisary50 on 2017/12/30 04:39
At the end of each row it turned red if you had something Wrong in that row it turned green if all was right in the row Why isn’t it like that anymore I sure do miss it, I love this game but without the red and green cues it makes it too hard for me. I sure hope you bring them back, I miss this game
Lost purchased packs -fixed!!
by TMK13.1 on 2018/11/09 20:31
I used to LOVE this game but this week it locked up on me and I had to uninstall and reinstall. I then tried to restore my purchases and some didn’t come back...🤬. I’m not buying packs AGAIN!!! Apparently it just took time...they are all back now!
It’s good but there’s a major issue
by Hdjdbajsjf on 2019/05/02 05:33
I truly like this app, for the most part. It’s fun to pass the time, but there’s a major issue—I can’t play for more than a couple minutes. It will stop registering my touches on the screen, even after closing the app and reopening it. I’ve had to delete the app twice now and redownload it. Please, PLEASE fix this bug. It’s so frustrating. I’m not going to continue deleting the app and downloading it over and over.
Good logic game
by dhargaman on 2019/05/10 15:06
Pretty intuitive interface. Putting the puzzles on a phone sized screen makes things fairly tiny - an old guy like me needs his reading glasses! Eureka!! Updated interface allows you to expand the puzzles! Now they need more hard level puzzles.
Enjoyable
by Pixilatir on 2019/10/18 11:11
I'm a big fan of this type of puzzle and enjoy these. I only play on iPhone and there are times I wish I could enlarge the screen to see the tiny numbers better. Would love a free daily puzzle instead of weekly and wish it was possible to earn free games instead of purchase- only.
Very enjoyable app
by Mel320Photo on 2017/12/01 15:25
This is a great app. I work on these puzzles anytime I need to pass a little time or to relax or after I’ve stopped playing other apps from frustration. Constant puzzle additions so I never run out. Being a graphic designer myself, do you accept user contributions?
Great game, but way too expensive
by jsparker77 on 2017/07/24 00:53
This is one of the best logic games on iOS. I love it. The only issue is that the puzzles are very expensive. I bought a few packs, but they add up quickly. Price should be dropped for 20 puzzles, or number of puzzles increased. I'd start buying again, instead of looking for cheaper alternatives.
Good game, but...
by Shl3333 on 2017/11/30 02:57
The game is very much fun and I recommend it. The issue is that for moving around and coloring the boxes you use your finger. It happens often when I just move around the screen and unknowingly it colors boxes while I do so. By the time I realize it, The puzzle in nearly solved. Makes you restart the puzzle because of it. Very frustrating when it does happen.
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Pic-a-Pix are exciting logic puzzles that form whimsical pixel-art pictures when solved. Challenging, deductive and artistic, this original Japanese invention offers the ultimate mix of logic, art and fun while providing solvers with many hours of mentally stimulating entertainment. Each puzzle consists of a blank grid with clues on the left of every row and on the top of every column. The object is to reveal a hidden picture by painting blocks in each row and column so their length and sequence corresponds to the clues. The game enables zooming the entire puzzle, or just the grid area while keeping the clue-panes locked. Other features include a unique fingertip cursor for playing large puzzles with ease and precision, and a show/hide/lock rulers option helping focus on one row and column at a time. To help see the puzzle progress, graphic previews in the puzzle list show the progress of all puzzles in a volume as they are being solved. A Gallery view option provides these previews in a larger format. For more fun, Conceptis Pic-a-Pix includes a Weekly Bonus section providing an extra free puzzle each week. PUZZLE FEATURES • 42 free Pic-a-Pix puzzle samples in B&W and color • 8 extra-large puzzles bonus for iPad only • Extra bonus puzzle published free each week • Puzzle library continuously updates with new content • Manually created by artists, top quality puzzles • Unique solution for each puzzle • Grid sizes up to 25x35 (45x60 for iPad) • Multiple difficulty levels • Hours of intellectual challenge and fun • Sharpens logic and improves cognitive skills GAMING FEATURES • Zoom entire puzzle or just the grid area • Clue-pane locking option for optimal puzzle viewing • Rulers show, hide or lock option for easier row and column viewing • Exclusive fingertip cursor design for solving large puzzles • Concurrently playing and saving multiple puzzles • Puzzle library sorting and hiding options • Graphic previews showing puzzles progress as they are being solved • Portrait and landscape screen support (iPad only) • Unlimited Undo and Redo • Error checking option when row or column is completed • Clue auto check-off when row or column is completed • Check puzzle • Track puzzle solving times ABOUT Pic-a-Pix have also become popular under other names such as Picross, Nonogram, Paint by Numbers, Griddlers, Hanjie and many more. All puzzles in this app are produced by Conceptis Ltd. - the leading supplier of logic puzzles to printed and electronic gaming media all over the world. On average, more than 20 million Conceptis puzzles are solved each day in newspapers, magazines, books and online as well as on smartphones and tablets across the world.
Some Sound Would Be Nice
by HexicDude05 on 2020/02/26 04:25
It’s nice that nothing is monetized except for additional puzzles, but there is currently absolutely no sound. Other than that, the app controlls well, and puzzles are fun to solve. Once. After that there appears to be no way to reset your progress or replay a puzzle, which is strange.
Better pictures than the others..
by Grampa Widdoes on 2020/02/22 16:07
Appreciate the “check “ feature during solving
This is MY game
by mojole on 2020/02/22 03:56
I love this puzzle! It is logic and art wrapped into one. This is soothing to me. It takes my mind off of stresses. It’s a lot of fun!
Love it!
by hgghggvjkkbcddssb on 2020/02/20 12:43
Love the app!
Great puzzles!
by TaizerLover on 2020/02/18 13:26
I’m addicted to these puzzles! It’s pretty expensive though. Didn’t give it five stars because there should be a discounted offer to buy multiple packages.
Addictive Logic Puzzle
by IdgieXena on 2020/02/17 02:18
Love, love, love this addictive logic puzzle. Thoroughly entertaining while mind-soothing at the same time. Favorite game to relax.
Great game
by Kassy1212 on 2020/02/17 00:11
It has fun weekly challenges and both black and white and color puzzles of all sorts of sizes and difficulties. And most importantly something almost never seen now a days - no ads! I love it!
Addictive!
by Loren NJ on 2020/02/16 13:49
This is a great game. You really need to use your brain, even with the easy puzzles. 2 things would make it 5-star: the ability to get a "hint" when you're stuck, and less expensive puzzle packs.
Great game
by Zzbs on 2020/02/13 05:23
I really enjoy this game.
Puzzles
by Kevlar918 on 2020/02/12 04:08
Enjoy but most puzzles are too easy...would like to see more sets that are hard range and i have a kindle so i cant do any of the bigger puzzles as they are just for ipads
A great brain teaser
by Da gay on 2020/02/12 03:41
So easy to get lost for hours
still my favorite!
by Doubting Tomasina on 2020/02/07 14:26
... and oh, so addictive! okay, I don't remember how long ago I wrote that review ... STILL my favorite! 😎 Yep, still true ... my all-time favorite! Okay, STILL my ABSOLUTE favorite!!!! 😇 I can't thank you enough for the many hours of enjoyment plus the value of exercising my brain in so many ways.
Bien
by alniqugo on 2020/01/26 02:52
Lo máximo
Love this game.
by Artchick2010 on 2020/01/24 16:31
I’ve had it for several years now. Really enjoy it.
Great Game
by 78:?8:!;$; on 2020/01/24 15:00
Totally addicting game but with different challenge levels so you don’t get stuck in a rut. I wish level packs were cheaper, but there’s a free game every week. If you like this game, try their other games too.
A fabulous way to spend time
by Aliciaadiaz on 2020/01/21 23:37
I love this game, and this app makes it easy to play.
Good puzzles to pass the time.
by TeeJay88653 on 2020/01/21 02:22
I like the customizable tap options- you can easily fix errors from unintentionally clicking the wrong box, and there are no penalties for making mistakes. Ads are minimal. Wish there were more color puzzles! Kinda shocking to see how long I’ve spent on this app 😳
Hard to play now
by Long--time player on 2020/01/14 21:10
It’s hard to tap the right square, and when you zoom, you lose the top row and the left column. It was better before changing the pointer. I barely want to play this now.
Enjoyable 😊
by sofeeeeeeeeeeeee on 2020/01/09 04:25
I enjoy the game but it would be nice of instead of having to press the square more than once to get the dot instead of the color you could choose like an option on what you place. Like you can have options at the bottom with colors and the dot square. I think it’d make it a little easier at least for me to play.
Fun Logic. Worth Spending a Few Bucks
by StormyBeMe on 2020/01/07 20:15
For the price of a cup of coffee at a coffee shop, you can have hours of logic puzzles!
Love these puzzles!
by OnAnImpossibleJourney on 2020/01/06 00:12
You can tell a lot of thought has been put into this game. I appreciate having a ton of puzzles to choose from without buying a subscription. It’s nice that puzzles are sold in batches. I don’t mind paying for what I use. I enjoy doing the large iPad puzzles. Great game! It would be nice if there was an option for clues to be checked off automatically as completed, but I finally read the instructions and figured out how to do it manually. That’s the next best thing. Good job on this app!!
Hard to play on a phone. IPad okay
by BigNird on 2020/01/04 20:53
Easy to fat finger blocks. Challenging game. Addictive.
Lots of fun
by stf277 on 2019/12/28 02:46
I only wish there were more free packs more often!
The best.
by Asdfkfjfalsjdjnak on 2019/12/27 03:24
Favorite game ever.
Love LoVe LOVE this app
by Frostycotton on 2019/12/22 17:44
I have loved hanji (picross) for 20 years...and this is by far the best app I’ve found!! Thank you!!!
Pleasant pastime
by Settlers pond on 2019/12/18 10:28
These puzzles offer a choice of challenges and picture topics. The new graphic previews allow me to resolve favorite puzzles.
Sadly it's pricy
by TravellersPlayground on 2019/12/18 02:16
I really love this game and the app is great, but it can be expensive for the add on packs at the rate I play!
Fun and challenging
by Rjmhgghjjjjgf on 2019/12/17 03:41
Fun enough to be challenging, takes a few hours to complete each puzzle. Recommend!
Best picture logic puzzle out there
by Ggemini1one on 2019/12/15 02:17
This is the best picture logic game out there. The only reason for 4 stars is they need to make more “hard” puzzles. I’ve done all available but want more.
Excellent
by dlwtume1 on 2019/12/14 14:41
Very exciting
Really fun
by Grandmamee on 2019/12/11 17:11
Nice way to relax.
Best Picross app available!
by axelred13 on 2019/12/11 16:07
I tried 10+ different Picross apps and this one is the best by far. There are hundreds of puzzles of varying difficulty levels to choose from and the controls are great. Cursor mode makes doing large puzzles on my small iPhone 7 screen totally possible. Other apps have terrible controls, lots of bugs, and their puzzles are way too easy because they have to fit on small screens. The Easy level in this app is like other apps' Max Difficulty level. Also, the developer updates this app and adds new puzzles regularly. Most other Picross apps on the App Store have been abandoned. Minus 1 star because the pricing model is a bit expensive if you do a lot of puzzles. You buy puzzles in packs of 20 for $0.99 to $3.99 based on size and difficulty. I wish there was an option to get all the puzzles for a one time fee. Or at least more puzzles per pack. Relative to other apps and games on the App Store, these puzzle packs are expensive. But worth it! Feature request: Dark mode or dark themes for playing at night!
Excellent!
by ojaiq on 2019/12/10 14:03
This game is entertaining as well as a great training in pattern recognition.
Great game!
by reggiesgirl on 2019/12/08 18:29
Love this game
Awesome but
by Shelbel73 on 2019/12/04 22:46
I wish the clues automatically checked off themselves instead of having to click them.
Entertaining
by PapiPaesch on 2019/12/01 14:17
Not bad. Nice to play for hours
great puzzles
by Ellen Fremedon on 2019/11/29 11:17
I really like this app; the puzzles are fun, and you can clear them and redo them as many times as you like. It has been worth every penny to me. This app is the best of this type of puzzle I have found. Try it out: you'll love it.
Addictive Fun!
by Omaha Jayhawk on 2019/11/23 15:46
Very enjoyable game!
Love these puzzles
by STL Mel on 2019/11/23 14:43
Not only are the puzzles fun to complete, but it’s fun to try to figure out what the picture might be as you complete it.
Greed
by Suegi67 on 2019/11/22 13:37
One dinky free puzzle a week. Don’t bother
Love wasting time with this app!
by Anges1angel on 2019/11/19 15:03
Great app! Many choices as far as design and skill level. Lots of new content as well!
Different
by Pebblezmom on 2019/11/17 03:01
Enjoyed once I got the hang of it. Directions not so clear, but good exercise for the mind.
Addictive!
by Swedegian 2 on 2019/11/11 22:28
Love these puzzles. Easy to learn but never boring. Great app. Enjoy!
Love
by MomWithoutTime2Waste on 2019/11/07 01:59
Love this game!! Took one star off because I wish there were more free puzzles
Good thought invoking puzzles
by TangSooPap on 2019/10/31 14:34
Really enjoying the challenges.
I love this gamee
by adilem88 on 2019/10/29 23:05
I’m obsessed lol
Haha hee hee
by ElSmoshfan21 on 2019/10/25 16:27
yeah, this game is pretty big brain. It really makes you feel like Pic a pix
Enjoyable
by Pixilatir on 2019/10/18 11:11
I'm a big fan of this type of puzzle and enjoy these. I only play on iPhone and there are times I wish I could enlarge the screen to see the tiny numbers better. Would love a free daily puzzle instead of weekly and wish it was possible to earn free games instead of purchase- only.
Lots of fun and great to use
by DesignLadybug on 2019/09/30 15:12
These puzzles are endless amounts of fun. And there are great features here that are not in other similar apps such as square counts and intuitive gestures.
Love this game.
by Kjhegeman on 2019/09/30 00:18
I have loved this game for a long time. I love the recent updates allowing zoom capability. Thank you. I just wanted you to know that I really enjoy the new 2-color category. My favorite are the black and white. I find them more challenging than the color. I hope to see more black and white packs available for my phone. I’ve tried a few other apps similar to this, and I think yours is the best.
Fun and challenging
by Pic cross addict on 2019/09/29 19:26
I’ve played a lot of the back and white version of this game. The full color is added challenge with different strategies. I really enjoy it.
Fun
by swerner916 on 2019/09/26 01:00
I love these types of logic puzzles and generally I really like the design of the Conceptis games. I really like the idea of having a “ruler” to mark where I am in the grid, but I am finding it hard to get used to moving the cursor in order to fill a square. I will sometimes tap a square to fill it, but the cursor is elsewhere, so I end up changing a different square than I meant to. That is very frustrating. But I am getting used to it. The puzzles have all been really cute and fun. ADDEDDUM****ok after moving on from the very simple beginning puzzles and doing the large ones where the boxes are really tiny, I totally get the cursor and how to move it around and why it is so helpful! So I am changing my review from 4 to 5 stars. I get it now. It’s really good. The puzzles are creative and excellent.
Good thinking
by granmaz on 2019/09/23 04:10
I LOVE THIS GAME!!! I did buy a few puzzle packs. You get 20 games for under the cost of a coffee. Plus I figure someone puts a lot of time into making the game. it would cost me more to go to a movie or buy a game at the store. Now a days it's even cheaper then a magazine. Thank you for all the time you put into making this game. I'm sure I'll buy another package and still be under 10bucks
Great game
by Texas Rose 56 on 2019/09/21 02:08
It is a great game. Always fun to play and see the final picture.
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by TawnyLynn16 on 2019/09/17 01:53
Love this app...wish there were packs to unlock or earn. The prices per pack are ridiculous!
update killed this five star app dead
by Blue Pine on 2019/09/15 02:05
UPDATE: I just updated (April 19, 2019). Worst update I could have imagined, and I can't get the old version back. I thought it would be great. Instead, unfortunately, they removed the ability to have the rulers and clue panes locked in a way that allows rulers to move all over the board from column and row to diagonal columns and rows, WHILE AT THE SAME TIME seeing only one line in each clue panes fully. That way, one knows where one is, and can control and move quickly without ending up on the wrong line, YET is NOT restricted to a particular column and row. Without the ability to move and lock properly that we had before the update, the game is a horrible chore. Being able to zoom in is nice, but doesn't make up for the movement and clarity that was lost. Since I can't find a way to down-grade, I've stopped my purchasing of packs. I've been trying to play through the packs I had already bought because they cost a lot of money, but OMG what a dull chore it is now that I can never be sure where I am. And locking both panes and rulers simultaneously makes things virtually impossible. Worst update ever. Total ruin. Complete fail. OLD REVIEW: I love doing these puzzles. They are fun, yet force you to think, and be careful - great idea! And the implementation and navigation are surprisingly workable. I wouldn't have thought it possible to create an effective way to do these puzzles without paper and pencil, but they've done it. Love 'em!!!
Would like a drag option!
by abbycox22 on 2019/09/13 01:49
Love the larger color puzzles! I only wish I could drag a line of same-color blocks if I wanted, and that you didn’t have to fill in the blank spots for the row/column in order to mark it as complete.
Pic-a-Pix
by aammeelliiaa on 2019/09/06 06:39
Yay! So fun!
Love it
by mmmmm det on 2019/09/05 00:14
Great app, been playing it for years!
wow!
by yall stink on 2019/09/04 04:15
I’ve been obsessed with these types of games for a while. And I was always tired of the ads and the useless Cain system where I had to wait days to play. But this!!! A breath of fresh air. I can’t put it down!!! I love it.
Better than ever
by uigeek on 2019/08/29 05:39
I've been playing these puzzles for a while now, having first been introduced to the paper version in Games magazine. I particularly like the challenge of the full-size puzzles on iPad, but my older smaller iPad is a little hard to read with the largest grids. The new zoom tools have really helped there, and I have fewer errors. Sure, some of the smaller grids may require a stretch of the imagination to see the image described by the image. It's still fun!
Great puzzles
by puzzlerinmaine on 2019/08/28 14:58
I have loved these since Games Magazine came out many years ago. The app is easy to use, and I love that I can check for mistakes but it doesn’t tell me unless I ask. The free weekly puzzles are just enough.
Great game
by MathGeek73 on 2019/08/27 20:03
Fun game, but it would be nice to be able to unlock more free games. Maybe earn packages or something to that effect.
The best!
by LMNO234 on 2019/08/26 17:23
:)
After many years, still my favorite app
by woaigng0[3[04 on 2019/08/26 16:01
I love this puzzle app and have used it daily for the past several years. On two occasions, I have had minor trouble with it, and the developers got back to me same day and sorted it all out. This is a wonderful app from a great, customer service-oriented company.
Addictive game
by angelb4u99 on 2019/08/25 21:39
I love that this is fun and challenging.
Great game
by Chuckles-Girl on 2019/08/25 02:47
Great game to pass time.
Well-implemented nonograms
by Dweaver21 on 2019/08/25 01:09
Fairly well designed nonogram puzzle. Both single color & multi-color. Interface take some getting used to, but it gives you pretty fine control. I've only done the free packs & weekly challenge, I've not tried to purchase any packs.
Best Nonograms App!
by Kamoranakrre on 2019/08/19 01:10
The interface for solving these is unsurpassed. No trying to aim directly on tiny squares required!
love the game
by åñöń on 2019/08/18 18:42
it’s great, theres plenty of challenge if you want it and ways to make it easier if you don’t. very relaxing. the only thing i would add is a way to eliminate more than one of the side tiles with the numbers at a time, because it gets a little tedious having to tap on each individual one to keep things organized.
Challenging puzzles
by Boksz house on 2019/08/18 13:31
I have other apps containing this type of puzzles. I always thought I was a pro, turns out I’m not. Haha. These are tough. And I love it!!
Teacher
by RGCD on 2019/08/16 22:14
Love this game!
Incorrect size
by Lam321f on 2019/08/10 12:22
This week's freebie states that the puzzle is 20x30. It's 40x60!
Addictive
by pa64328005 on 2019/08/09 23:11
Can’t get enough of it!!!!
Consistent and challenging
by Ry-b on 2019/08/05 12:45
Great brain challenge, and easy way to lose a few hours of your life while engrossed in a big puzzle
Obsessed
by AryannaO on 2019/07/29 02:16
I am absolutely obsessed with these puzzles.......keep them coming
Everyday
by FlannelFlute on 2019/07/27 14:37
Yes, I play this everyday with my morning coffee. Update: I still play this every morning with my coffee.
So much fun!
by CA Joyce on 2019/07/24 19:20
I really enjoy Pic-a-Pix. The puzzles are fun and stimulating and give me something to do while waiting. Exercise for my brain😊.
First tried with the physical book/pen+paper. This app is so good!
by kelhutch17 on 2019/07/22 16:41
This is better for a quick game where you can’t use pen and paper. Love it. I wish there were some medium or hard free B&W puzzles to try. You can purchase them in app.
I really enjoy it
by jm025 on 2019/07/20 03:36
This is a well designed pic a pix and one of my favorite puzzle games to play
Addicting
by dbw.mt on 2019/07/19 23:15
Great logic game
Best app of this kind I’ve ever played
by Kathy Gail on 2019/07/17 15:46
The tools make this game so much fun. I’ve never done color puzzles and I LOVE it. Great game app.
Nice puzzle, but tough for the color-blind
by KaiserSohze on 2019/07/07 22:00
I enjoy these puzzles but I’m color-blind and it can be exceedingly difficult to differentiate certain colors. The ability to temporarily change a color assignment could be very useful.
Fun
by kimmykook on 2019/07/06 18:36
Various levels from ultra easy (10-15. Min) to difficult (hours). Your progress is saved so you can return to puzzle another day. Plenty of variety in free version and options to add other puzzle packs for minimal fee. Love it!
Fun, but...
by TGale214 on 2019/07/06 16:38
Almost all of the new ones are color puzzles. I much prefer the black and white puzzles - the color ones are kinda cheesy
Great Puzzles
by Love Music on the go on 2019/07/05 01:31
Lot’s of great puzzles for you to solve. Love this app. Many free puzzles and the ones you can buy are great value to.
Pic a pix
by corn mais on 2019/07/05 00:25
Hi, I’m writing to inform you that yes, I bought a lot of pic a pix , I do enjoy it very much
Love them
by Bman1943 on 2019/07/02 22:26
Love these puzzles!
Addictive!
by SpiritTrekker on 2019/07/01 21:56
I am addicted to pixel puzzles, and have been since they were introduced in Games magazine (about two decades ago). I’m serious! And Conceptis makes most of the best puzzles, which is probably why Games magazine has featured their puzzles so often. They also make the best app for pixel puzzles. This app game would have earned 5 stars from me, but for two issues I have with it. It is not set up like the online Conceptis Pic-a-Pix puzzle play. I would especially like to be able to pick a column and row highlighter color that works better for me, and to be able to put my finger or stylus directly on the squares I wish to color). Another reviewer wrote that the puzzles are a bit too expensive, and I agree that some do seem a bit too costly. I am delighted that Conceptis made an app to satisfy my “addiction” (except for my two fairly minor issues6. Thank you, Conceptis!
Fun logic puzzle
by Pldot on 2019/06/26 02:52
These are great for those odd moments of relaxation time. Appreciate the wide variety of sizes and difficulty levels.
My favorite game!
by meghan193 on 2019/06/25 01:25
I love this game! The harder expansion packs keep me entertained for hours. I have both the iPhone and iPad apps.
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by JeanStoner on 2019/06/21 17:21
Fun to watch the patterns unfold!
Bravo!
by PuzlFan on 2019/06/20 17:07
I love this game. The pictures are well made and interesting. The improved tools help a lot, especially on large pictures. I discovered this developer in a book store years ago. When the book was complete, I couldn’t find another. So delighted to discover the digital versions that I’ve downloaded every game I can find.
Fun and challenging
by Annoyed3000 on 2019/06/20 12:30
Great use of logic skills in a fun game. Nice mix of difficulty levels.
Jct
by Jct143 on 2019/06/18 16:12
Lots of fun
Great game
by Wilderness queen on 2019/06/17 20:04
Love playing this! Conceptis has the best puzzles, in quality and variety, that I've found.
Colr fun
by Pixielongstocking on 2019/06/15 05:33
I love how much the color options add to the challenge. Perfect game for my OCD.
More challenging
by Fiddle-le-dee on 2019/06/09 22:13
I like the pic-a-pix puzzles for the relaxing concentration they use. At the end of the Day I want something that I can finish with a sense of accomplishment. There are easy puzzles for low stress times and monsters for absorbing play. All of the Conceptis products maintain high standards. I highly recommend. I wish they would branch out into some other areas, like hidden object. I bet they would do that very well too.....
Love the game
by fyre.drake on 2019/06/06 17:13
I love the game. I just wish it came with more free options. More hard ones. I finished everything the app comes with and then I just keep repeating them while waiting for the once a week super easy one, or until I have a little bit of extra money to buy a new pack. The packs you buy are mostly easy ones, with a few medium ones. Hard to find a hard one.
Great puzzles!
by Pen-E on 2017/11/30 13:56
I’ve been doing this kind of puzzle for years. These are some of the best. This app includes genuinely challenging puzzles. You don’t have to spend money to try some harder puzzles. And after you get through them all, there’s also a free weekly released puzzle. I liked it so much, i did buy a couple of puzzle sets. I really enjoy this developers puzzles and I want to support him or her. (If you haven’t seen the other puzzles, you should really check them out... personal opinion, they’re all good.) I like the interface... the way you choose color or lack of color is intuitive, and the ability to lock the row and column selector is a great feature I don’t remember seeing anywhere else. It’s epically usefully for the large puzzles. I highly recommend this to experienced puzzle players. Beginners, there are a few easy games and a set of instructions, but it puzzles get harder fast. I’d say try it. If you find the puzzles too difficult, check out any of the dozen or more competitive apps that have a full set if easy puzzles to warm you up, and then come back and try these again.
Fantastic game, I'm addicted!
by Singlikeabird on 2017/07/01 02:50
FYI you get 42 puzzles free and one new free puzzle a week. Other packs cost like 2-3 dollars and come with like 20 puzzles. But they're so fun. And it actually has good pictures. I can't find other similar apps that make as good of pics or are as fun to complete. Also I love that there are themed packs—I bought a romantic theme and it had all these cutesy pictures of love and it was adorable! I would totally recommend this game if you like logic puzzles. Edit: I do have one complaint about this game. I play it on a phone and primarily use my thumb, but the color choices are on the top of the screen, so they aren't comfortable to reach. The bottom of the screen is completely empty, and it seems like it would be a good idea to put the color choices down there where they would be easy and comfortable to reach. It's a little thing but something that's begun to irritate me after playing for a long time. I would love to see this changed in a future update :)
Best Picross app available!
by axelred13 on 2019/12/11 16:07
I tried 10+ different Picross apps and this one is the best by far. There are hundreds of puzzles of varying difficulty levels to choose from and the controls are great. Cursor mode makes doing large puzzles on my small iPhone 7 screen totally possible. Other apps have terrible controls, lots of bugs, and their puzzles are way too easy because they have to fit on small screens. The Easy level in this app is like other apps' Max Difficulty level. Also, the developer updates this app and adds new puzzles regularly. Most other Picross apps on the App Store have been abandoned. Minus 1 star because the pricing model is a bit expensive if you do a lot of puzzles. You buy puzzles in packs of 20 for $0.99 to $3.99 based on size and difficulty. I wish there was an option to get all the puzzles for a one time fee. Or at least more puzzles per pack. Relative to other apps and games on the App Store, these puzzle packs are expensive. But worth it! Feature request: Dark mode or dark themes for playing at night!
Fun
by swerner916 on 2019/09/26 01:00
I love these types of logic puzzles and generally I really like the design of the Conceptis games. I really like the idea of having a “ruler” to mark where I am in the grid, but I am finding it hard to get used to moving the cursor in order to fill a square. I will sometimes tap a square to fill it, but the cursor is elsewhere, so I end up changing a different square than I meant to. That is very frustrating. But I am getting used to it. The puzzles have all been really cute and fun. ADDEDDUM****ok after moving on from the very simple beginning puzzles and doing the large ones where the boxes are really tiny, I totally get the cursor and how to move it around and why it is so helpful! So I am changing my review from 4 to 5 stars. I get it now. It’s really good. The puzzles are creative and excellent.
Addictive!
by SpiritTrekker on 2019/07/01 21:56
I am addicted to pixel puzzles, and have been since they were introduced in Games magazine (about two decades ago). I’m serious! And Conceptis makes most of the best puzzles, which is probably why Games magazine has featured their puzzles so often. They also make the best app for pixel puzzles. This app game would have earned 5 stars from me, but for two issues I have with it. It is not set up like the online Conceptis Pic-a-Pix puzzle play. I would especially like to be able to pick a column and row highlighter color that works better for me, and to be able to put my finger or stylus directly on the squares I wish to color). Another reviewer wrote that the puzzles are a bit too expensive, and I agree that some do seem a bit too costly. I am delighted that Conceptis made an app to satisfy my “addiction” (except for my two fairly minor issues6. Thank you, Conceptis!
Love the new Zoom tools!
by Serendipity75 on 2019/05/10 22:05
I’m a longtime fan of Pic-a-Pix puzzles and tend to choose the largest, most challenging color packs. As a result, even on a 10 inch tablet (ios 12.1), it was getting more difficult to avoid eye strain when working within the tiny squares of the larger grids. I decided to risk updating and try the new zoom tools. Wow, what an improvement! I now lock the number clues and zoom the grid to a comfortable size. I can move the grid around and work on particular sections, zoom out when needed. I found I actually prefer the crosshairs ruler for working large grid puzzles, so I’m glad that was retained when adding other options for filling in squares. Wishlist: option to display system clock; auto-dimming of solved clue numbers.
Please add touch to fill ability
by fmiskolc on 2019/04/26 02:45
Moved up to five stars after update. Graying out of clues would still be a nice feature maybe optional? All Conceptis puzzles are always five star for me. This one is lower because the ruler is bothersome to use. It should be an optional feature. I’ve been doing these types of puzzles for decades now and am slowed down by the ruler. Another suggested or optional feature would be to have the numbers on the left/top grey out automatically as they are solved. Moving the color elector to the bottom left would help a lot too especially once you have the tap to color feature enabled. The puzzles are challenging though and the app is otherwise of high quality.
Evergreen Game
by a2236 on 2018/09/18 01:45
This is a fantastic game. It’s one of the best games Conceptis has to offer. In fact, I can’t really understand why this has a lower rating than Dot-a-Pix (their worst game, no hate). I don’t spend money on games in general but I buy puzzle packs for Pic-a-Pix and other Conceptis games because I appreciate that these are high quality games and there’s no nonsense involved. These are some of the most interesting puzzles out there to solve, and there isn’t a constant stream of disruptive ads ruining the experience. If you love this game, throw them a couple dollars once in a while (you can restart packs and get a lot of plays out of them before they become too familiar).
Perfect
by DBN2 on 2019/05/23 08:28
Nonograms are one of my favorite puzzle types, and this game doesn't disappoint. The sliding rulers enable you to precisely locate the target square. Having the ability to see when you've completed a line correctly helps you catch a small mistake before it escalates into a disaster. The designs are well done. The finished pictures are recognizable. So far, everything about this app has worked flawlessly. 2019 Update... Still playing after about 7 years. The recent update threw me for a few days, but now I’ve gotten used to the changes and appreciate the new ability to zoom in. Really relieves eyestrain.
Highly Addictive!
by Cdb960861 on 2018/06/30 03:06
I started working these types of puzzles years ago in paper back books. I always enjoyed them! There are lots of advantages to playing electronic versions of the game, mainly that you don’t have to erase mistakes. Lol. Also, I’ve tried other companies that make similar puzzles and they don’t even come close to the Conceptis version. There is such a great variety of puzzles from themes to difficulty levels. These games are so much fun and extremely addictive. I love watching a picture come to life as I figure out a puzzle. Highly recommend these great logic puzzles!
Very challenging
by kbib on 2019/01/04 20:57
I like the puzzles. Time flies when playing this. Often I think I’m stuck, only to then solve another block, which usually then reveals more blocks. So far I’ve been able to solve all with straight, simple logic and no guessing. I switch back and forth between black/white puzzles and color puzzles because the method of solving changes a little. My only gripe is the limited number of puzzles with my purchase. But even with only 60 total, there are many, many hours of puzzle solving included. Would rate 4.5 stars if that was a choice.
Great Apps
by tbnfl on 2019/01/17 21:27
All the apps I've tried from this developer have been first rate. Most are free though you can buy more in app if you want. It isn't necessary however because you get plenty of free ones. You also don't get penalized for checking if you are on the right track. So many charge coins just to see where you might be going wrong but not this developer. It is appreciated so don't stop making great games. From as easy as you want to really tough ones, they do run the gambit... Thank you to "Conceptis" (?sp)
Completely worth it!
by werewulf on 2018/09/06 15:37
Edited: 8 months later, I still play constantly and have bought several of the paid packs with no regrets. Conceptis is the best!! Original Review: These puzzles are fun. They start slow and teach you how to apply the proper logic before they become harder and harder. The amount of free puzzles alone make them worth it, but you should reward the developers by buying the occasional pack of your favourite type of puzzles once you finish the free ones. They're completely worth the price.
Addicting
by JadeLastone on 2019/04/19 15:39
Update- the new update is going to take some getting used to, but I can already tell it's a huge improvement! The colors being at the bottom is so much better. The color puzzles are so different from anything else I've seen on the App Store. Navigating the puzzles took some getting used to, but having the ruler system does seem more efficient. Another nice thing about this is that the game has a free error checker, rather than offing a few free hints, and then trying to sell more if needed.
Love these puzzles!
by OnAnImpossibleJourney on 2020/01/06 00:12
You can tell a lot of thought has been put into this game. I appreciate having a ton of puzzles to choose from without buying a subscription. It’s nice that puzzles are sold in batches. I don’t mind paying for what I use. I enjoy doing the large iPad puzzles. Great game! It would be nice if there was an option for clues to be checked off automatically as completed, but I finally read the instructions and figured out how to do it manually. That’s the next best thing. Good job on this app!!
Better than ever
by uigeek on 2019/08/29 05:39
I've been playing these puzzles for a while now, having first been introduced to the paper version in Games magazine. I particularly like the challenge of the full-size puzzles on iPad, but my older smaller iPad is a little hard to read with the largest grids. The new zoom tools have really helped there, and I have fewer errors. Sure, some of the smaller grids may require a stretch of the imagination to see the image described by the image. It's still fun!
Used to be great
by Neored64 on 2019/06/03 12:06
I loved this game...until I installed the latest update. The cursor is so touchy, it changes tile colors that you don’t want to change as you pass over them then won’t change the tiles you are trying to change. I was playing daily and enjoying it, found it very relaxing. I’ve only been playing for 15 minutes since the update and I am so frustrated. I will not be playing again until things are made better, which is annoying because this is one of the few games that I will make purchases on and have just added 3 new packs. (Was a 5 star until the latest update)
Love these puzzles
by USMCtrumpet on 2019/05/28 02:17
Update! Finally fully functional for a touch screen. I can touch a square and it fills. It's a little finicky some times but so much better. Thanks! Previous review: I wish I could just touch on the square and change it. Having the current crosshair input as an option is useful at times, but sometimes it's just obnoxious! These were the first Conceptis puzzles I ever did and are still a favorite!
Unfortunately unaffordable for normal people
by Clearlymisunderstood on 2018/09/09 05:34
Love the controls and each puzzle is incredibly fun to figure out, however once you get through the free puzzles (which happens very quickly) you’re left having to buy each new puzzle set. Priced between $2.99 and $5.99 you can see how this would quickly become unaffordable. The catalog they have listed is well over $500 and not worth the price. With only one free puzzle added weekly, I would recommend going to other similar picross apps that are actually free to play (with ads). Really disappointing since this one has my favorite mechanics/controls.
Love this game.
by Kjhegeman on 2019/09/30 00:18
I have loved this game for a long time. I love the recent updates allowing zoom capability. Thank you. I just wanted you to know that I really enjoy the new 2-color category. My favorite are the black and white. I find them more challenging than the color. I hope to see more black and white packs available for my phone. I’ve tried a few other apps similar to this, and I think yours is the best.
More challenging
by Fiddle-le-dee on 2019/06/09 22:13
I like the pic-a-pix puzzles for the relaxing concentration they use. At the end of the Day I want something that I can finish with a sense of accomplishment. There are easy puzzles for low stress times and monsters for absorbing play. All of the Conceptis products maintain high standards. I highly recommend. I wish they would branch out into some other areas, like hidden object. I bet they would do that very well too.....
Good thinking
by granmaz on 2019/09/23 04:10
I LOVE THIS GAME!!! I did buy a few puzzle packs. You get 20 games for under the cost of a coffee. Plus I figure someone puts a lot of time into making the game. it would cost me more to go to a movie or buy a game at the store. Now a days it's even cheaper then a magazine. Thank you for all the time you put into making this game. I'm sure I'll buy another package and still be under 10bucks
Addictive, but not a waste of time
by chari53 on 2017/03/26 12:27
A lot of games out there for iOS are simply time wasters, useful for fighting boredom in waiting situations. This is not one of those games. When I'm having trouble concentrating I open up a picture logic puzzle to sharpen my focus. This is the best of this type of game. Actually, I've never met a Conceptis Puzzle I didn't appreciate. They just keep getting better.
Bravo!
by PuzlFan on 2019/06/20 17:07
I love this game. The pictures are well made and interesting. The improved tools help a lot, especially on large pictures. I discovered this developer in a book store years ago. When the book was complete, I couldn’t find another. So delighted to discover the digital versions that I’ve downloaded every game I can find.
Controls are not easy to use
by Shammabeth on 2018/04/14 22:37
Unlike your other puzzles the interaction with this is very rigid. It is prone to a lot of accidental errors. I use a pencil on an iPad Pro and this forces me to use it like a mouse as opposed to a direct use pen. An option to not use the cursor system and also zoom would go a long way in making this way more enjoyable. Outside of the controls, the puzzles are addictive and time consuming resulting in a really good time killer experience.
Too hard
by Airwithwater on 2018/04/19 03:25
I have always enjoyed these kinds of puzzles, but this game takes it to a new level that isn’t logical, it’s just guess work and that drives me mad. Even their “super easy” puzzles required a significant amount of guesswork. After 20 minutes on an easy puzzle I would hit the solve button, only to be disappointed that the number scheme would be taken away so I couldn’t try and figure it out backwards either. If you like throwing darts in the dark, then this game is for you. Otherwise take a pass and find another app with these puzzles, it’s not worth the time.
Love the game
by fyre.drake on 2019/06/06 17:13
I love the game. I just wish it came with more free options. More hard ones. I finished everything the app comes with and then I just keep repeating them while waiting for the once a week super easy one, or until I have a little bit of extra money to buy a new pack. The packs you buy are mostly easy ones, with a few medium ones. Hard to find a hard one.
Fun and Addicting
by JerichoTGF on 2018/07/19 23:44
I adore these types of puzzles and this version is one of the best I've come across. Challenging enough, with varying levels of difficulty if I just have time for a quick one. I've spent some money on sets, and don't regret it at all, though it's not necessary for casual play, as it has a weekly challenge. Highly recommended.
Awesome game but too much money
by Preggoo on 2017/05/11 00:30
I love games like these and especially the way this one is set up. But they're so easy I went through all the free ones so quick. For 3$ I bought another package thinking that it would be a lot harder having to pay for it. Nope got through them all in a couple days. You end up spending anywhere from 3-5$ per package that only has 20 puzzles in it. Wish that they would give you more puzzles for your money.
Logic at its best!
by AFVET03 on 2017/05/20 11:29
I'm a math teacher and always recommend this to my students as great practice for logic thinking! I also enjoy the variety Of pictures and different challenge levels. The easy levels are great for something quick and easy. The hard levels really take some time, but are still as relaxing!
Finally a usable interface
by achan1058 on 2019/04/21 04:04
I always liked the conceptis puzzles when I did them online, but the previous interface for the app was completely unsuitable for larger puzzles. The recent update finally fixes the issue. Thank you. It would be prefect if the interface is ported to Cross-a-pix as well.
This was my favorite game
by Molleigh on 2019/05/07 12:37
I loved playing this game but it has become almost too glitchy for me to play... Seems like there's a lag in the game. I have noticed it when I do larger puzzles on my iPad. Maybe the puzzles are too big for the app to keep up with but I like the challenge of the larger puzzles. When I drag my finger across the screen, the rulers or square don't always follow with me and ends up making other squares fill in where I didn't want them to. Super frustrating please fix!!
Enjoyable 😊
by sofeeeeeeeeeeeee on 2020/01/09 04:25
I enjoy the game but it would be nice of instead of having to press the square more than once to get the dot instead of the color you could choose like an option on what you place. Like you can have options at the bottom with colors and the dot square. I think it’d make it a little easier at least for me to play.
Love these puzzles!
by romanfamily on 2019/05/13 00:45
This app has the best cross pix games, hands down! The interface is so intuitive, and the controls are easy. The only reason I’m giving it 4 stars is the price. I’ve purchased several packs and it starts to add up. I REALLY wish there was a membership package. I would prefer to pay a monthly amount, rather than $3 for only 20 puzzles. Otherwise, wonderful ap!
After many years, still my favorite app
by woaigng0[3[04 on 2019/08/26 16:01
I love this puzzle app and have used it daily for the past several years. On two occasions, I have had minor trouble with it, and the developers got back to me same day and sorted it all out. This is a wonderful app from a great, customer service-oriented company.
Good puzzles to pass the time.
by TeeJay88653 on 2020/01/21 02:22
I like the customizable tap options- you can easily fix errors from unintentionally clicking the wrong box, and there are no penalties for making mistakes. Ads are minimal. Wish there were more color puzzles! Kinda shocking to see how long I’ve spent on this app 😳
Addicting. One thing would vastly improve it though
by Wine-travl-luvr on 2017/11/24 19:22
I really love this puzzle, though I think it could get kind of expensive. Also, it would be much improved if you could touch the square to fix the color instead of moving the crosshairs to it. I have had to redo my work for missing the square or forgetting to move the crosshairs
Love it
by TiredOfBadSongs on 2018/05/20 16:41
If you like brain teasers then this is a great game. They don’t cheat you like some fill in the box puzzle where it becomes illogical to fill in any box. The only issue I have is that sometimes the controls are a little touchy and will fill in a space you don’t want and you don’t always notice.
Well-implemented nonograms
by Dweaver21 on 2019/08/25 01:09
Fairly well designed nonogram puzzle. Both single color & multi-color. Interface take some getting used to, but it gives you pretty fine control. I've only done the free packs & weekly challenge, I've not tried to purchase any packs.
Lock and move doesn’t work
by Marty7467786 on 2019/04/28 12:00
Just updated the app. You used to be able to lock the screen and be able to drag the locked position across the screen. Now it is a one finger drag with your finger at the cross point. This doesn’t work with large puzzles; more often than not I slightly miss and get into block drag mode. The two finger drag always worked because it was unambiguous. It also allowed me to see what I was working on instead of having to cover it up with my finger.
A bit expensive, but top quality functionality
by Tell me more on 2019/04/23 01:49
Happy w/ latest upgrade that added much-needed functionality. Purchasing additional puzzle packs can get expensive, but puzzles are well designed. Worth playing
Am I wrong? Didn’t this game use to have red or green square
by Lisary50 on 2017/12/30 04:39
At the end of each row it turned red if you had something Wrong in that row it turned green if all was right in the row Why isn’t it like that anymore I sure do miss it, I love this game but without the red and green cues it makes it too hard for me. I sure hope you bring them back, I miss this game
Lost purchased packs -fixed!!
by TMK13.1 on 2018/11/09 20:31
I used to LOVE this game but this week it locked up on me and I had to uninstall and reinstall. I then tried to restore my purchases and some didn’t come back...🤬. I’m not buying packs AGAIN!!! Apparently it just took time...they are all back now!
It’s good but there’s a major issue
by Hdjdbajsjf on 2019/05/02 05:33
I truly like this app, for the most part. It’s fun to pass the time, but there’s a major issue—I can’t play for more than a couple minutes. It will stop registering my touches on the screen, even after closing the app and reopening it. I’ve had to delete the app twice now and redownload it. Please, PLEASE fix this bug. It’s so frustrating. I’m not going to continue deleting the app and downloading it over and over.
Good logic game
by dhargaman on 2019/05/10 15:06
Pretty intuitive interface. Putting the puzzles on a phone sized screen makes things fairly tiny - an old guy like me needs his reading glasses! Eureka!! Updated interface allows you to expand the puzzles! Now they need more hard level puzzles.
Enjoyable
by Pixilatir on 2019/10/18 11:11
I'm a big fan of this type of puzzle and enjoy these. I only play on iPhone and there are times I wish I could enlarge the screen to see the tiny numbers better. Would love a free daily puzzle instead of weekly and wish it was possible to earn free games instead of purchase- only.
Very enjoyable app
by Mel320Photo on 2017/12/01 15:25
This is a great app. I work on these puzzles anytime I need to pass a little time or to relax or after I’ve stopped playing other apps from frustration. Constant puzzle additions so I never run out. Being a graphic designer myself, do you accept user contributions?
Great game, but way too expensive
by jsparker77 on 2017/07/24 00:53
This is one of the best logic games on iOS. I love it. The only issue is that the puzzles are very expensive. I bought a few packs, but they add up quickly. Price should be dropped for 20 puzzles, or number of puzzles increased. I'd start buying again, instead of looking for cheaper alternatives.
Good game, but...
by Shl3333 on 2017/11/30 02:57
The game is very much fun and I recommend it. The issue is that for moving around and coloring the boxes you use your finger. It happens often when I just move around the screen and unknowingly it colors boxes while I do so. By the time I realize it, The puzzle in nearly solved. Makes you restart the puzzle because of it. Very frustrating when it does happen.
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