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Top 5 Stylish Puzzlers on iPhone

Best ways to think cool on iPhone

It's not enough for an iPhone puzzler to just be really fun to play any more. Like Apple's iOS devices themselves, they now have to be fun, functional, AND stylish as hell.

The result is a bunch of puzzle games that look like they've been lifted from the pages of a high-end design bible. So, yeah, all sharp fonts, crisp edges, and bold blocks of colour. Just spending time in these artfully created games is a pleasant experience.

Put on your sharpest suit, then, adopt a cool pose, and take a look at the Top 5 stylish puzzlers on iPhone.

Don't forget to pout.

Manipulating clusters of coloured blocks sounds like a familiar puzzler mechanic, but somehow the maker of Crush! manages to make it feel fresh. A large part of that is down to the sharp, distinctive art style and use of angled flat layers.
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With Stickets, Wanderlands takes the less-is-more approach to iOS design. It's probably the least striking effort on this list, in truth, but the bold blocks of colour over a white background still make an impact. Stickets is also an interesting twist on the match-three puzzler, requiring you to manage a tightly confined space while you're matching.
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This fine example of the stylish puzzler also has a deviously novel setup. It's all about unfurling lengths of coloured ribbon in a criss-cross pattern, you see, ensuring that the correct colours sit on top in the right places. Needless to say, it looks pretty darn swish.
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Blip Blup represents another boldly minimalistic approach to iOS puzzling. Ustwo's latest stands out for the brilliant use of varying shades of the same bright colour. What's great is that this gorgeous art style matches the gameplay perfectly, as you aim to spread a radar-like wave across each of its abstract levels.
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Yes, it's another game in which stark white backgrounds and bold spots of primary colour are employed. But Dots developer Betaworks One employs it particularly skilfully. From the way the little dots bounce into place to the sharp newspaper-like fonts, it's all just impossibly clean and cool. You know, like playing an IKEA catalogue. Or something.
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