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Tricky Towers Review

Posted: 23 months ago, last updated 9 weeks ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.


This battle puzzle uses shapes but instead of creating lines you must balance them in towers that mustn’t fall over. Real-world physics apply, along with wind and attacks from other players to make your stack topple. Up to four players can race to build a tower of a certain height, or the one that survives the longest without toppling over.

The simplicity of this challenge works for all ages. Older players may have nostalgic memories of playing Tetris in their youth, while others will connect with the Jenga-like stacking gameplay.

Tetris block-stacking is a premise the whole family can relate to. Family members often find themselves practising to improve in the next showdown. The more novel modes, like ‘Puzzle’, where you have to stack a set number of blocks as neatly as you can, or ‘Race’ – where you need to be the quickest to create the tallest tower, provide more variety once you’ve got used to the stacking challenge.

DetailsGame Details

Content Rating: PEGI 3

Skill Rating: 8-12 year-olds

Release Date: 05/07/2016, updated in 2017

Platforms: PC, PS4, Switch and Xbox One

Genres: Puzzle

Accessibility: 18 features

Developer: Weird Beard Games (@WeirdBeardGames)


Players: You can play with 4 players in the same room and up to 4 players online. You play a single battle round in a few minutes, but it’s a game that increases in fun as you repeat this in a selection of tournament modes that will take around 30 minutes, depending on the number of rounds you select.


Tricky Towers usually costs £11.99 to £13.49.

Tricky Towers

Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience. In-game purchases are available to add character and content. "Indie Friends", "Spirit Animals" which add costumes for characters. "Gem Bricks", "Galaxy Bricks", "Holographic Bricks", "Candy Bricks", which change how the bricks look.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

This game is rated PEGI 3+ and is suitable for all ages.
Users Interact: The game enables players to interact and communicate with each other, so may expose players to language usually associated with older rated games.

Skill Rating

8-12 year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game.


You select the difficulty of the challenge via Rookie, Apprentice, Pro, Expert and Master trials. For multiplayer you pick Easy, Normal or Special level difficulty.

Text is generally very large and often accompanied with icons. However, some of the tutorial text is quite small, particularly on Switch in handheld mode.
Our Tricky Towers Accessibility Report documents 18 accessibility features:

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