Threes iPhone Game is super addictive and very popular.
Adam Rifkin stashed this in iPhone!
I play Candy Crush every day. Or at least, I used to.
Now when I need to entertain myself I turn to a new game called Threes. I've become obsessed with matching numbers. I no longer care about chocolates covered in sprinkles.
Threes is one of the top paid apps in the App Store right now. Often the most popular games involve words or puzzles. At its core, Threes is a math game. Additionally, the game costs $1.99. Many hit games are free or use a "freemium" model, where users can download the game for free then pay for virtual goods.
At first, the $2 price tag and a fear of numbers deterred me. But after hearing about Threes from a lot of friends, I decided to give it a try. "It's really not THAT bad," I was told by Valleywag's Sam Biddle. "And I hate math." Now I feel Threes is worth every penny. It even works on the subway when you're offline, just like Candy Crush.
The game was made by two designers in Los Angeles who worked on a previous game together, PuzzleJuice. Asher Vollmer and Greg Wohlwend told The Verge it took them a year to simplify the game's concept and one night to build a prototype. Right now, Threes is only available on the iPhone.
She then does a good job of explaining the game:
Btw the Verge article about it is a good read, too: