Version Reviewed: 1.2
Device Reviewed On: iPhone 5
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Based upon the board game of the same name, Take It Easy is a fairly entertaining affair that works just as well when played on your own as it does in multiplayer. It’ll tax your brain a little and be ideal to play whenever you’ve got a spare few minutes or more.
The single player side of the game is divided into a few different modes - each with a different challenge in mind. For the most part, your goal is to gain as many points as possible. Each board consists of a series of hexagonal shapes and you have to place down tiles to create lines and rows of numbers. Each tile looks a little like a small pipe layout and the most points are gained for combining these to good effect.
Classic mode simply requires you to gain as many points as possible, with satisfaction gleaned from a job well done. Puzzle mode has a bit more going for it than that, requiring you to meet a particular score in order to progress to the next level. Obstacles can get in your way, such as locked tiles that can’t be moved, but you can also be aided by wild card tiles, too.
Once you’ve completed a sufficient number of those, you unlock Progressive mode which is a lot like Classic mode, but with a few caveats. There’s a time limit, plus some of the board has already been filled in, which can change everything. Finally, you can then unlock versus mode which is fairly self-explanatory.
Besides that there are multiplayer options, which further add to the value of Take It Easy. While each mode might be quite similar at heart, there’s enough here to keep you interested. It’s a simple concept, but one that draws you in thanks to its logical nature.