From John Hattan comes BaffleBees, a quick, fun puzzle game for those on a coffee break. Be the best by ordering your bees around the hive until your entire honeycomb is filled with honey.
Control of your bees is as simple as clicking and dragging. In fact, it is clicking and dragging. When a bee is on a honey spot, that spot and the surrounding six spots are toggled. If they started empty, then they fill with honey, while if they have honey, they empty out. By recognizing some common patterns that show up, you will soon be ordering bees around like a queen. Beware: you only have three chances to attempt for a hi-score. High scorers that have logged in will have their game displayed on the hi-score table the next day. The top games can even be played to show the steps that were taken to complete it.
Login is not required to play this game or any of the others on the site (a recent change), but logging in does have advantages. Most notably you can have your game displayed on the hi-score table. You can also start accumulating a wide array of trophies that are awarded for the different games. These awards come for a variety of reasons such as a perfect score or taking too long to finish the game.
Analysis: The game has extremely simple graphics and almost zero sound. That said, it is fun and casual play. I found this nearly a month ago and yet I still play it almost daily. Little details make all of the difference in a simple puzzle such as this. For example, the tile that you drag the bee out of is highlighted. This allows you to easily replace it without costing yourself a move.
There are a multitude of other games on the site as well. Many of the games are similar to other games at other sites. ConFusebox, is similar to Rotate2 at Games for the Brain, but its gameplay is much better. In ConFusebox, the pieces can be rotated in either direction and the game tends to feel smoother and more responsive on my machine.
Another interesting feature is the developer's blog which has been going since 1999. For those interested in developing games as well as playing them, John Hattan has some interesting insights into the game development world.
Overall, Baffle Bees is a fun puzzle to solve and a fun site to explore.