Ever feel like there are too many apps on iPhone and Android? The respective app stores are bombarded with new apps each day, making it difficult to discover any diamonds hidden within the rough. Fortunately, that’s where we come in. If you’ve got an iPhone or Android, then you may have seen the Woodoku app advertised on TV. Free to download on the iOS App Store and Google Play for Android, Woodoku is a wonderfully addictive puzzle game that’s perfect for the commute to and from work… assuming you’re not driving, of course.
While the rules aren’t particularly well explained within the app, the game is simple enough that you should pick it up without too much bother.
It’s all about getting the highest score possible, which you’ll achieve by dragging shapes onto a wooden board in order to place them in the grid.
You’ll have three shapes to play with at any one time, and you’ll receive points for every shape you successfully place on the board. It’s game over when you run out of space.
In order to get the highest scores possible, you must fill a row, column or square to clear blocks from the board. This way you’ll make space for the next set of shapes.
You can further boost your score by clearing multiple blocks in one go, or by eliminating blocks on successive turns for streak points.
As the app developer points out, the most important rule is that you have a, ahem, “woody good time”.
The only drawback to the app is that it contains ads, which appear after every individual game.
Unfortunately there’s currently no paid option to remove ads and enjoy the game without any distractions.
On the plus side, the Woodoku app can be played offline, which makes it ideal for the London Underground.
It’s also a relatively small app, taking up just 232MB on iPhone (correct at the time of writing).
The Woodoku app should keep puzzle fans busy between daily Wordle quizzes online.