Have you ever felt that there are too many apps on iPhone and Android? The respective app stores are bombarded with new apps every day, making it difficult to find hidden diamonds in the rough. Fortunately, that’s where we come in. If you have an iPhone or Android, you may have seen the Woodoku app advertised on TV. Downloadable for free from the iOS App Store and Google Play for Android, Woodoku is a wonderfully addictive puzzle game, perfect for commuting to and from work…assuming you’re not driving, of course.
While the rules aren’t particularly well explained in the app, the game is simple enough that you can pick it up without too much hassle.
It’s all about getting the highest possible score, which you’ll get by dragging shapes across a wooden board to place them in the grid.
You’ll have three shapes to play with at any given time, and you’ll receive points for each shape you successfully place on the board. It’s game over when you run out of space.
In order to get the highest possible scores, you must complete a row, column or square to clear the blocks from the board. This way you will make room for the next set of shapes.
You can further increase your score by clearing multiple blocks at once or clearing blocks in successive rounds for consecutive points.
As the app developer points out, the most important rule is that you have a “woody good time.”
The only downside of the app is that it has ads that appear after every game.
Unfortunately, there is currently no paid option to remove ads and enjoy the game without any distractions.
On the plus side, the Woodoku app can be read offline, making it ideal for the London Underground.
It’s also a relatively small app, taking up only 232MB on iPhone (correct at the time of writing).
The Woodoku app should keep puzzle fans busy between daily online Wordle quizzes.