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Fast-paced, addictive, and easy to learn – this puzzle game will challenge your brain! Sprint to solve a puzzle of interlocking shapes. The faster you solve the puzzle, the more jewels you will get.
For a limited time only (April 28-30), the Ubongo game app, created by award-winning board game and educational toy manufacturer Thames & Kosmos, will be available for free download on both iTunes and Google Play app stores. With more than 2.5 million games sold worldwide, Ubongo is a fast-paced, addictive and easy-to-learn geometric puzzle game where players race against the timer and against each other to solve a puzzle of interlocking shapes. The faster you solve the puzzle, the more gems you get, and the player with the most valuable gem treasure after nine rounds of puzzle solving wins the game! The companion app features more than 400 engaging puzzles to solve as well.
Here’s how the Ubongo game works: Each player receives a set of 12 polyominos, which are geometric shapes formed of equal-size squares joined edge to edge in different arrangements. At the start of each round, each player gets a new puzzle panel. A roll of the die determines which polyominos you must use to perfectly fill in the empty spaces on the puzzle panel. Any players who complete the puzzle within the time limit yell out “Ubongo!” and grab a gem at random from the bag. The fastest player also gets a blue gem, and the second fastest player receives an amber gem. Each gem color is worth a different amount of points. After nine rounds, the player with the most valuable gem collection wins.
App features include:
• 3 different single-player modes. Race against other players online and play against friends and Ubongo fans worldwide!
• Easy to learn
• The original puzzle game by Thames & Kosmos
• Contains the original board game shapes, as well as additional new shapes
• Levels mode, with increasing difficulty and tips for beginners
• Free mode, with more than 6,000 random levels
• Time-attack mode, for long-term gaming fun!
• Cross-platform multiplayer
• Recommended for ages 8 and up
For a limited time only, fans get the chance to play the digital version of this classic game for FREE or at a significant discount on their Android and iOS devices:
April 28, 2017 through April 30, 2017:
Download "Ubongo - Puzzle Challenge" for FREE from Google Play and in the App Store.
May 5, 2017 through May 7, 2017:
Purchase "Ubongo - Puzzle Challenge" for $0.99 (USD) from Google Play and in the App Store.
Regular price on both platforms = $2.99 (USD)
Teachers can download a lesson plan at:
Last updated 26 Apr 2017
Published 29 Apr 2017
If you're a fan of great board games you're probably well aware of Ubongo. It's a great, challenging and colorful game that was originally released over ten years ago and has proven to be a multi award winner. It has sold millions of copies all over the world. The idea of the game is for players to compete against each other to solve individual puzzles as fast as they can. The first one to complete their puzzles gets first crack at the jewels that are on hand for the taking. You get the picture? Well now there's a digital version and it's just as fast-paced and addictive as the original.
Ubongo - Puzzle Challenge is an easy-to-learn geometric puzzle game that is guaranteed to challenge your brain. Created by award-winning board game and educational toy manufacturer Thames & Kosmos, Ubongo sees players racing against a timer as well as each other to solve a puzzle of interlocking shapes. The faster you solve the puzzle, the more gems you get and the player with the most valuable gem collection after nine rounds of puzzle solving is the winner of the game! There’s also a companion app that features more than 400 extra engaging puzzles to solve as well.
The game works like this. At the beginning each player receives a set of 12 geometric shapes called polyominos. These are formed into equal-size squares and joined edge to edge in different arrangements. At the start of each round...