Domino Solitaire is a new puzzle game on the Android Market, and I, for one, am loving it. It's a great way to spend a little quiet time exercising your gray matter, and it's fun. Some puzzle games are too easy to offer a challenge, while some are too difficult to make you want to return for more. Domino Solitaire falls right into the in-between space that makes a great app. Paired with the big 10.1 inch display on the Motorola Xoom, and it's something we had to take a better look at.
The premise is simple -- a domino deck is used to draw a board, and you have to try to find out which domino is which. It's not as easy as it sounds, because each domino will fit in multiple places until you start getting some of them filled in. It sounds much more confusing than it really is, and in just a few minutes you'll have it down and be hunting dominoes like a pro. As a bonus, you also have the game Buccaneer Domino, which ramps up the difficulty a bit. The objective is to place the double tiled dominoes on the bottom of seven stacks. You can move dominoes from one stack to another, as long as at least one side of each matches. The trick is that each stack can only hold five tiles, so there's a lot of strategy involved. I haven't been able to beat this one yet, but I'm having a lot of fun trying.
Both games have clear and easy-to-understand gameplay, and should provide a lot of fun to anyone who is a fan of relaxed single-player games. Domino Solitaire is free on the Market for Android 2.0.1 and up, works on both phones and tablets, and will install to the SD card on Android 2.2 or higher. The download link, and a video are after the break.
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