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Tricky Towers (2016) is a battle puzzle that uses shapes but instead of creating lines, you must balance them in towers that mustn’t fall over. Real-world physics applies, 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.

Our examiner, Jo Robertson, first checked Tricky Towers 4 years ago. It was re-examined by Andy Robertson and updated 8 weeks ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is a Puzzle game with Action and Brain Game elements. You can play with 1 to 4 players in the same room or as a 4-player online game. 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.

 
You can play this game in the following styles:

DurationDuration

Play Time: It takes between 3 minutes and 5 minutes to play a round of this game.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 3.
 
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 Level

8+ 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. You need to be able to cope with losing and being targetted by other players. Some skill is required to understand how the physics of the blocks work and to plan ahead to fit the next piece in well.

CostsCosts

Tricky Towers usually costs £4.19 to £13.49.
 

Tricky Towers

XBox Store Xbox One £11.99
PlayStation Store PS4 £4.19
Steam Store PC £12.79
Switch Store Switch £13.49
There are the following additional costs associated with this game:
  • In-Game Purchases: Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience.
 
In-game purchases are available to add characters and content. "Indie Friends", and "Spirit Animals" which add costumes for characters. "Gem Bricks", "Galaxy Bricks", "Holographic Bricks", and "Candy Bricks", which change how the bricks look. 
 
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DetailsGame Details

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

Out Now: PC, PS4, Switch and Xbox One

Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds

Players: 1-4 (4 online)

Genres: Puzzle (Action and Brain Game)

Accessibility: 18 features

Components: 2D Side-On

Developer: Weird Beard Games (@WeirdBeardGames)


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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