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What parents need to know
Parents need to know that Block Rogue is an easily accessible puzzle game that is challenging to master. The concept of the game is this: there is a gridded game board, like a Checkers or Chess board. Spaces contain an obstacle (tree, stone, pillar, etc.), a magical box, a magical platform, or nothing. Players then have to move the boxes around the board, traversing only one space at a time, to push all the magical boxes on top of the magical platforms. The placement of the obstacles provides the challenge to the puzzles. Players have to figure out how to maneuver all the boxes so they don't get stuck in dead-ends, while also figuring out how to get them to their corresponding platforms.
Is it any good?
Block Rogue is a good, casual puzzle game. There is an underlying story about being trapped in a mystical place and needing to solve the puzzles to escape, but the story is not the heart of this game -- the puzzles are. It does a solid job of introducing players to the game with fairly easy, introductory levels and then it quickly increases the difficulty. Because of this natural progression, players should be able to learn tips and tricks on how to solve each puzzle, and then expand on that know-how as the game progresses. Some puzzles may seem frustratingly impossible at times, but because of the easily-grasped concept, most players will have the desire to solve it rather than simply give up.