If The New York Times continues to expand its collection of games, the latest offerings have made their way to iOS. Connectionsthe latest puzzle game, has been available as a beta test over the web since June and is now rolling out to the dedicated NYT Games app on iPhone and iPad.
The New York Times announced the game’s expansion in a post on its website on Monday. With this, Connections is now playable through the latest version of the NYT Games app on iPhone and iPad, available through the App Store.
For those unfamiliar, here’s how Connections to work:
Connections offers a unique puzzle challenge that tests players’ wits, vocabulary and creativity. How do you play? You will be shown 16 words. Your mission? Identify the hidden relationship and organize them into four different groups of four. The four category colors are yellow (the simplest), green, blue and purple (the most difficult). But be careful: players only have four chances to solve the puzzle before it’s all over.
According to the company Connections is “the most successful launch of any game we have developed in-house since the Mini Crossword in 2014.” It is also the second most played game, after Wordle. The addition of Connections to the NYT Games app will only further increase its popularity.
Did you play Connections yet? I’ve been playing it for about the past month and find it quite tricky, but it’s definitely worth a try if you like this style of puzzle games. Connections is free to play over the web and iPhone.
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