Cardinal Chains

4.9
161 reviews
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Content rating
Everyone
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About this game

Cardinal Chains is a minimalist puzzle game centering on the concept of non-decreasing sequences.

Each puzzle begins with a monochrome grid of numbers, plus a few colored cells marked with an X. Starting at these cells, you must link up numbers in non-decreasing order until the whole grid is filled with color.

• 500 unique, carefully handcrafted puzzles of varying difficulty, each with a single solution
• Beautiful, lengthy chill-out soundtrack created by accomplished professional artists
• Minimalist, elegant design without timers, ads, purchases or other hassles - just pure gameplay
• Several built-in color themes, including colorblind options. Or...
• ...make your own color themes - right from within the game!
• Features achievements and cloud saves
Updated on
Apr 11, 2022

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4.9
161 reviews
Joshua Chandra
December 26, 2021
Superb in every way, from the quick speed it takes to get to puzzle-solving from app-launch to the pleasant music and audio, to the BACK BUTTON closing the game properly(!), incredibly smooth graphics and responsiveness with cool, auto-building walls, etc. This title has been a pleasure to play every time. Is it just me or is 325 unsolvable, though? It has 5 dead-ends but only 4 colors. Edit: All right, it's ridiculous how creative some solutions are, despite every level having the same ruleset. Thanks for the guide; this game is definitely one way to stave off dementia!
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Daniel Nora
December 26, 2021
Thank you for the kind words! There are no unsolvable puzzles (all puzzles were carefully handmade). Check out the free walkthrough: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1jf0anodq6dgJOMp5WpuypDZx3AyrWOoj/view
Paul Moody
August 16, 2022
Nice simple puzzle game. A bit like Flow but with an added element which makes it more interesting and difficult. I'm starting to think level 405 is a kill screen though, but I haven't ruled out my own stupidity yet. Nevermind,I figured it out.
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Edmund Szeto
August 9, 2022
I love games like this that have a simple concept, but levels can be challenging and requires logic to solve. Blew through first 40 levels in one sitting and loving the gradual increase in difficulty.
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What's new

This minor release brings some small UI enhancements. Here's the list of features introduced in the last major release:
- A beautiful new chill-out soundtrack created by professional artists
- New built-in color themes, including colorblind options
- The ability to create new color themes right from within the game
- Several small improvements

Thank you for playing Cardinal Chains. Enjoy the update!