Triple Town by Spryfox, is an smart phone game I picked up a few days ago, and I’ve already put more than 20 hours into it. Considering each game last anywhere from 5 to 15 minutes, that’s a lot of plays.

It’s a simple concept, combining a match three puzzle game with a sort of god game, but the mechanics are fun and addictive. The aim of the game is to score as high as possible, and you do this by building up bigger and bigger structures. You start by combining three grass into a bush, three bushes into a tree, etc., and work your way to building castles and cathedrals. Toss in bears that move about on their own messing with your placement, robots that clear away whatever you put them on, and the fact that you have limited available space, and there’s enough depth to challenge you for a long time.

The free version on Android (the version I played) acts as a really good demo, allowing you unlimited play time on the first map, but limiting you to a set number of moves (which slowly regenerate or you can buy with in game currency). The full version is only $4, so definitely check it out.

9 out of 10