Eloh

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Patricia Monticello Kievlan, Common Sense Media
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Bounce balls to a groovy beat in pressure-free puzzler.

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Educational Value

Though ELOH doesn't claim to be educational, it has the potential to help kids use patience as they work through each puzzle. Kids can also learn some basic physics principles and build persistence and problem-solving skills more broadly. Kids can also think critically about sequencing, as some levels require balls to bounce off a particular tile color on the way to the target. Because there are no time limits or penalties, kids can use trial and error and work through each challenge at their own pace.

Ease of Play

Super-simple, elegant gameplay makes it easy to get started as you tinker your way to the right solution to each level. There's not much help to be had, which may frustrate some younger players, and it's a little tricky to figure out how to move backward to previous levels. 

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What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Eloh is a puzzle game where you move blocks on screen to direct a bouncing ball through more than 90 increasingly challenging levels. Different on-screen shapes make different sounds, and each move adds a new beat to the game's groovy, ambient soundtrack. There's no timer or scoreboard, and users can toggle the sound on and off and reset the blocks to restart a level. Read the developer's privacy policy for details on how your (or your kids') information is collected, used, and shared and any choices you may have in the matter, and note that privacy policies and terms of service frequently change.

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What's it about?

ELOH is a music-based puzzle game where you move tiles to direct bouncing balls toward their targets. Different tiles make different sounds, and each moving tile, bouncing ball, and blinking target makes a sound that fits into the game's cool, ambient soundtrack. There are dozens of levels, all untimed, and users can reset the blocks if they get stuck and need to try again.

Is it any good?

With simple, untimed gameplay and a groovy soundtrack to match, this is an absorbing, addicting puzzle game. Every move you make on screen adds another tone to the soundscape, and it's great that you can both see and hear as you get closer to the puzzle's solution. Eloh's developers focused on making the game sound as cool as it looks, and it's appealing that the action sounds good even when you haven't quite gotten it right. There aren't any hints, but each level builds nicely on the one before it, so you're likely to understand how each new on-screen element will work. Overall, it's a great blend of challenge and chill for kids who love pressure-free puzzles.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about problem-solving. Eloh doesn't have any instructions, so what hints are there to tell you what to do? How do you approach a game that doesn't have instructions? What do you do to figure out how to play?

  • Talk about how the sounds on screen change as you move the tiles. How do the rhythms and pitches change? Play with moving the tiles around on screen to make different beats. How does the game's sound help you know what to do?

  • Talk about nontraditional games and whether they're as fun as games with a story or a more predictable goal. What makes a game like this engaging? 

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