What's New

Fix Classic Tiles 4x4 bug

App Description

FoLaWo™ Intro
A twist on the classic sliding tile puzzle, making simple - not so simple! ( well you have to think harder). Intro includes the standard number tile puzzles and then a selection of FoLaWo™ style puzzles for you to try.

In normal tile puzzles you have to put the tiles in order, more often than not using numbers or letters, or you have to rearrange the tiles to form a picture. FoLaWo™ uses the same puzzle mechanics but makes your brain work a bit harder to solve the puzzle, while also providing some learning/ or knowledge reinforcement benefit.

FoLaWo™ puzzles combine the classic tile puzzle with in effect another puzzle (originally designed for foreign language learning (FOreign LAnguage WOrds), in Intro the other puzzle could be the planets in our solar system, or the British Royal Succession order, US Presidential order, or unscrambling 3 words based on 3 clues which are not the same language as the answers - (ENG answers/FRE clues!). In the classic number tile puzzle you effectively unscramble the numbers but this is done quite passively in the brain as everyone knows how to count from 1 to 8/15/25… so your brain does this for you out of routine - i.e. subconsciously with minimal effort on your part. Intro makes you have to think about the order and - "It won't happen overnight, but it will happen" help you learn the order/ or reinforce your knowledge.

FoLaWo™ uses 9 (Intro) or 16 (other apps) tiles rather than the classic 8/15 - the 9th or 16th tile will stand out form the others because the text is green and takes the place of the blank/empty space from the normal tile puzzle, {exception - since Pluto is not considered a main planet anymore- means there are only 8 planets so the blank space is included in that puzzle}.

In the end having solved the puzzle means that your brain would have had to have been actively repeating the correct order many times making associative connections (those two words are next to each other) and in effect learning, just like you did when you first started to learn how to count!

Fo La Wo - Enjoy!

iPhone Screenshots

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iPad Screenshots

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App Changes

  • July 25, 2013 Initial release
  • July 27, 2013 New version 1.01
  • August 05, 2013 New version 1.02
  • December 25, 2013 New version 2.0
  • January 23, 2014 New version 2.1
  • February 11, 2014 New version 2.2