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Flow Free (2012) is a logic puzzle game where you connect coloured dots with lines that mustn't cross each other. You must ensure that the route you take to connect the dots doesn't cut off other dots from being connected through careful planning and logic. It stands out for the clarity of the challenge that leads to increasingly complex webs of connections.

On grids of varying shapes and sizes, there are multiple pairs of coloured dots. You must create pipes that connect the matching dots, but the pipes you create cannot cross over one another. While it sounds simple, the stages are designed in such a way that the most direct route cannot always be taken. Instead, you often need to devise more circuitous routes to ensure you leave space for all the dots to be connected.

The result is a game that, while simple, creates puzzles where planning and careful thought are needed to ensure success. Figuring out the most difficult challenges is always satisfying and makes for an enjoyable brain tease.

Our examiner, Ben Kendall, first checked Flow Free 3 weeks ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 2 weeks ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is a Puzzle and Traversal game with Brain Game elements. This is a single-player game.


Play Time: It takes between 1 minute and 3 minutes to play a round of this game. There are hundreds of levels, and more are regularly added, so you can spend a few minutes every day for over a year playing through the game.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 3.
This game includes adverts on some platforms that are watched to unlock additional content. Note that these adverts are not covered by the age rating and may include older-rated content.

Skill Level

6+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Still, it’s important for parents and guardians to ensure they understand in-game purchases and have spending limits set-up. The game is very simple and easy to pick up. While some levels are more challenging, there are more than enough stages that can be played by younger children as well as older ones.


Flow Free

Android Store Android Free
App Store iOS Free
Steam Store PC -
This game is free to play, but there are other costs associated with this game:
  • In-Game Purchases: Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience.
  • Advertising: Smartphone or Tablet version of this game includes adverts. This varies in form but watching ads is often incentivised by unlocking additional content and progress in the game. Note that these are not covered by the age rating and may include older-rated content.
You can pay to remove adverts and get extra hints. 
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DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 30/01/2012

Price: Free

Out Now: Amazon Fire, Android, PC and iOS

Skill Rating: 6+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Puzzle, Traversal and Brain Game

Accessibility: 17 features

Components: 2D Overhead and Grid

Developer: Big Duck Games (@BigDuckGames)

Taming Gaming Book Written by parents for parents, the database complements the in-depth discussion about video game addiction, violence, spending and online safety in the Taming Gaming book. We are an editorially independent, free resource without adverts that is supported by partnerships.

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