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Grindstone Review

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Posted: 13 months ago, last updated 11 weeks ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.


Grindstone is a colour matching puzzle game, where you plot the right path through each grid-level to attack enemies and gain treasure. The aim it to join together as many similar coloured monsters as possible in once go.

You plot a course from square to square, moving vertically, horizontally and diagonally to chain together the most matching items and trigger combos. If you finish your turn next to a monster they hit you and take life points away. You finish the level once you get toe the exit at the top of the screen.

This means that you can take as long as you like in each level. But the longer you stay the more monsters appear. More chance for hacking and slashing them for points, but also more likelihood of being overwhelmed. You need to take extra care as your health doesn't restore between levels. Along the way you can pick up useful items and gadgets.

It's a well balanced puzzle game that tempts you to go for more loot, but also punishes you if your greed outstrips your puzzle solving abilities.

DetailsGame Details

Content Rating: PEGI 16

Release Date: 19/09/2019

Platforms: Switch and iPhone, iPad

Genres: Action, Fighting and Puzzle

Accessibility: 19 features

Developer: @CapyGames


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Duration: This game will take between 6 hours and 7 hours to complete. Many more hours can be taken getting top marks on each level.
Players: This is a single player game.


Grindstone usually costs £15.09.


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Content Rating

Rated PEGI 16.
In the US, ESRB state: ESRB TEEN for Teen Blood, Use of Alcohol, Violence

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