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Play OverviewPlay Overview

The Password Game (2023) is a brain game where you must create a password that obeys an increasingly complex set of rules. It starts like any other password request, needing a capital, number and symbol, but the criteria soon get more complex, demanding, and strange. The premise is developed in unexpected and entertaining ways (the current moon phase, or today's Wordle answer, for example) to create an ever-changing puzzle of micro-management and logic.

Play involves typing in letters, numbers, and special characters to create your password. At first, you're given a single Rule of needing 5 characters. Once complete, a second rule appears and so on until you have countless rules all needing to be satisfied simultaneously. As you progress, the rules get ever stranger and more complex. For example, every instance of the same letter must have a different font size, or adding the name of the country from Google Maps Street View.

Some new challenges require you to change existing pieces of your password; you must include numbers that sum to 25, but then later must include the current year, and then add a coordinate, then the length of your password (which continues to change), continually requiring you to reassess what you've done.

The result is a game that's as much about adapting what you already have as it is adding more characters, as you grapple with managing the ever-expanding list of rules. Slowly making progress through the challenge requires patience and determination, but the satisfaction of completing it makes it all worth it.

Our examiner, Ben Kendall, first checked The Password Game 6 months ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 5 months ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is a Brain Game game with Sequencing elements. This is a single-player game.

You can play this game in the following styles:


Play Time: It takes between 1 hour and 2 hours to play a round of this game. As many of the clues will be randomised each time you play, you can create countless passwords with a new challenge each time.

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. Many of the clues are very challenging and require either extremely good general knowledge or problem-solving skills. Ensuring that the solution to one rule doesn't beak another quickly becomes a significant challenge in micro-management in and of itself.


You can only play this on older systems (Web Browser) but can usually find it second hand on eBay.

The Password Game

Web Free
This game is free to play. There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.
The game can be played for free on the web here

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 27/07/2023

Price: Free

Out Now: Web

Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Brain Game and Sequencing

Accessibility: 20 features

Components: Text

Developer: Neal Agarwal (@NealAgarwal)

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