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Taiji (2022) is an adventure game where you solve grid puzzles by toggling tiles on or off. It sounds simple but soon evolves into a complex interwoven challenge. This, combined with the greater meaning of the symbols in the game world make it a challenge that builds to a crescendo.

As you explore the pixelated world you slowly encounter more of these puzzles and piece together what is going on. The novelty is that nothing is kept secret from the start, everything you need to progress (and all the secrets) are hidden in plain sight.

This results in a puzzle game that is on one level really simple. But this consistency of interaction clears the usual guesswork or pixel hunting out of the way. Instead, these are logical challenges that require clear thinking and leaps of insight to solve. As you explore the dense world you always know what you need to do next but must think hard and pay close attention to the vital clues (often right in front of you).

Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked Taiji 19 months ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 15 months ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is a Brain Game and Traversal game with Adventure, Narrative, Puzzle and Sequencing elements. This is a single-player game.


Play Time: This game will take between 9 hours and 10 hours to complete.


Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

This game has not yet been rated, but we anticipate it is likely to be rated PEGI 3.

Skill Level

10+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Younger players need good problem-solving skill. You need to explore and traverse the open world. You need good exploration and perseverance skills. It's a harder challenge that The Witness because there is less to carry you through and puzzles aren't themed or grouped.


Taiji usually costs £20.99.


Steam Store PC £20.99
There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 09/09/2022

Out Now: PC

Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Brain Game, Traversal (Adventure, Narrative, Puzzle and Sequencing)

Accessibility: 0 features documented (Tweet Developer )

Components: 2D Overhead and Grid

Developer: M Vandevander (@MVandevander)

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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