Parents' Guide to

Puzzle Fuzzle

By Paul Semel, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Smart but easy, artsy puzzle game for all ages.

App iPhone , iPad , Android Free to try Puzzle Games
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  • Personal information is shared for third-party marketing.
  • Personalised advertising is displayed.
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Is It Any Good?

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Though simple and often rather easy, this artsy puzzle game is also so clever that you may not mind that it's not as challenging as it could be. In Puzzle Fuzzle, you use the touch screen to pull apart pictures of two items so you can combine their parts into a third item. For instance, when asked to make the moon, you combine the round part of a balloon and the holes from a piece of Swiss cheese. For a donut with chocolate frosting, you take the rubber part of an inner tube and combine it with some guy's beard that you turn upside down. Of course, being told what to build does make this easier than if you had to figure out the objective as well, but this still ends up being clever and challenging even without that added step.

It's so clever, you may not mind that this it's pretty aggressive when it comes to advertising. Not only is there a static ad constantly along the bottom of the screen, and another on the page before you start a puzzle, but it also runs video ads between rounds sometimes. In fact, the only bummer is that it can be too easy. You're usually only combining two elements, one from each item, and only have to pick from two initial images. On the off chance you can't figure it out, you can ask for hints. Though, surprise surprise, this requires you to watch a video ad. Then again, part of the fun seems to be that it's low impact, and more like stress relief than a proper brain teaser. Which is why Puzzle Fuzzle may not improve your visual or artistic skills, but it will entertain you with its use of shapes and colors.

App Details

  • Devices: iPhone , iPad , Android
  • Pricing structure: Free to try
  • Release date: August 21, 2019
  • Category: Puzzle Games
  • Publisher: Lion Studios
  • Version: 1.0.6
  • Minimum software requirements: Requires iOS 8.0 or later; Android 4.1 and up
  • Last updated: August 27, 2019

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