What's New

Improve Graphics & UI
Scoring system
Easy/Medium/Hard modes added

App Description

Royals UK - a FoLaWo™ game!
A twist on the classic sliding tile puzzle, making simple - not so simple! ( well you have to think harder). This puzzle uses the Kings & Queens of England from William I (1066 - present). Also includes a succession puzzle since we will have a new person 3rd in line to the throne (July 2013) & a Henry VIII puzzle (re the order of his wives).

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 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. FoLaWo™ 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 or 16 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 - in some puzzles there is a blank tile Henry VIII - only has eight tiles - 6 wives then Henry & VIII}.

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 tiles 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

  • June 09, 2014 Initial release
  • August 01, 2014 Price increase: $0.99 -> $1.99
  • August 27, 2014 Price decrease: $1.99 -> $0.99
  • August 30, 2014 Price increase: $0.99 -> $1.99
  • October 05, 2014 Price decrease: $1.99 -> $0.99
  • October 10, 2014 Price increase: $0.99 -> $1.99
  • December 28, 2014 Price decrease: $1.99 -> $0.99
  • January 18, 2015 Price increase: $0.99 -> $1.99