Slow, meditative and oddly relaxing, with a gardening touch. With finger swipes, you prune plants from shoots to blossoming trees, while avoiding bad red circles. Hopefully, your trees will reach the light. Price: $3.99, £3.99, AU$5.99. Imagine chess where all the pieces are scrambled. This brilliant game can be played single or two player, or in weekly puzzle challenges. The bizarre layouts (expect too many knights, or too few pawns, and everything in the wrong place) lead to total chess surprises.
Price: Free ($2.99, £2.99 or AU$4.49 to unlock full game), The best water-racing iPad game, and a great one iphone 7 cases uk to try with a Bluetooth game controller, Plenty of tracks, and the latest version of a long series is the one to get, Price: $2.99, £2.99, AU$4.49, Creepy, atmospheric and full of brilliant puzzles: The Room and The Room Two are both worth buying, especially for fans of classic PC games like Myst, The Room Three is more of the same, Definitely not good for young kids, Price: $4.99, £3.99, AU$7.99..
Somewhere between tower defense and Tetris, the simple laying down of territory, building facilities and surviving wave after wave of attacking creatures makes Rymdkapsel an arcade-like experience that'll suck an hour from your evening faster than you'd possibly expect. The minimalist look is equally effective on larger or smaller iPads. Price: $3.99, £2.49, AU$4.99 (universal app). The Sailor's Dream is more of a meditative, unfolding story that you explore and swipe through. Where does it go? What does it mean? It involves islands, memory, and to say more would ruin the beautiful experience.
Price: $3.99, £2.49, AU$4.99 (universal app), A popular console game that's equally good on mobile, Severed is a finger-slashing point-and-click adventure through a weird haunted world, Price: $6.99, £6.99, AU$10.99, Simple stick-person golfing is strangely addictive and full of strategy, The game starts out free, and iphone 7 cases uk that's where you should probably keep it, Price: Free (with freemium paid extras), Yes, we love board games on the iPad, In the tradition of Settlers of Catan and Carcassone, Ticket to Ride is an award-winning board game that's actually easier to learn, but offers endless replay value, Online multiplayer is fast and a breeze to set up, and additional board game expansion packs are available for when you tire of the main game, which will likely be never, Newly added pass-and-play multiplayer -- and the ability to use the iPhone version of the game in local matches -- makes living-room play far more fun, Price: $1.99, £1.99, AU$2.99..
A science-fiction isometric adventure by the makers of Bastion, another indie hit that's been on this list before. Sink in, lean back. All you need to do is tap. Price: $4.99, £4.99, AU$7.99. Long hallways, treasures and lots of puzzles. Traps n' Gemstones is like a long-lost 8-bit Indiana Jones game, with iOS game controller support, too. Price: $4.99, £2.99, AU$6.49 (universal app). Take a Super Nintendo RPG and make it a randomly generated dungeon-exploration action-RPG that's surprising, tough and brings death constantly. Now you understand Wayward Souls. Fans of Spelunky and 16-bit adventure games, don't hesitate.