Been needing a puzzle fix? Strand by Edward Staley is a wonderful and original addition to the puzzle genre. Click on a circle to start a line, then click again on the destination circle to create a strand. The the circles need to share a color, and strands can't touch one another. The number within each circle is how many connections each hub needs in order to solve the puzzle. Click and drag over a line to make it disappear, or click the reset button at the top to completely start over.
Strand gradually adds difficulty to become challenging without being overwhelming, especially with option to skip a puzzle if you get stuck. While you start with just the basics, there are soon multiple colors, walls in your way, and pegs to wind around. The browser demo, with a respectable 25 levels, will leave you wanting even more puzzles to solve. If you've got an iOS device, the free download version offers 50 levels, with the option to purchase additional level packs. With a streamlined look and intuitive gameplay, Strand is a game any puzzle fan should check out.
NOTE: This game was played and reviewed on the iPad 2. Game was available in the North American market at the time of publication, but may not be available in other territories. Please see individual app market pages for purchasing info.