Solving puzzles can be a relaxing activity, as long as you do not get annoyed when you fail to find a solution. The fact that there are usually no time limits and you are free to do things at your own pace is certainly helpful as well, because it gives you the time to ponder on something else as well, while still going back to the puzzle every now and again.
Use various blocks to fill a pattern
Polyomino-7 is has a very simple idea at its core, yet the puzzles it provides you with can keep you occupied for days. In essence, the game is basically a reverse Tetris, although nothing moves unless you pick it up and drag it along. Hence, all you have to do is match all the pieces together in order to fill a predetermined shape, which is obviously easier said than done.
To start off with, there are hundreds of layouts to choose from, each one of which provides you with a different challenge. No two puzzles are the same, although you can probably apply the same tactics in some of them, given their similar appearance. In addition, the number of tiles you have to fill oscillates as well, which means that you either get more, or fewer pieces in the beginning.
Create your own puzzles from scratch
In case you even finish all of the puzzles provided with the game, you’ll be happy to know that there is an editor you can use to create your own layouts. It is quite simple to use and the only limit is your imagine, although you obviously have to work with the same kind of blocks and size limits. Hence, you can extend your fun and share your creations with other enthusiasts.
As far as the user interface is concerned, everything is as straightforward as it can be, given the fact that all you need to play is a functional mouse. The left-click allows you to select/place the desired piece, while the right-click accesses the rotation menu, which is obviously used to rotate the selected piece. You can find out everything there is to know about the interface from the first five minutes of gameplay, which is definitely good news.
A relaxing experience for lazy afternoons
When it’s all said and done, Polyomino-7 is obviously not a game you make an emotional bond with, but it can keep you company for long periods of time. The amount of available puzzles is great right out of the box, not to mention the fact that you can create your own when you run out.