Threes has become a problem for me. Last night, I was seriously torn between making sure my three-year-old ate her dinner and getting a few more rounds of the new iOS puzzle game in before bedtime. I fed her and then I went back to obsessively doing math. 'Til 2 a.m. Here's how I feel when I play Threes.
When you start Threes, it seems deceptively simple. The main feature is just math, after all. Sure, there's a grid that restricts movement and the random mix of numbers you're handed but you don't need super-fast reflexes or mastery of complicated inputs to play it. All you need to do is think. Threes reminds me of being in math bees in elementary school. Playing the game doesn't put you up on a stage but it jolts me with the same charge of feeling my brain work as fast as possible.