Triple Town may be a gateway drug, but I needed an intervention

I couldn’t stop. I swear, I don’t know what got ahold of me. I’m not a gamer. I cringe at the thought of wasting precious time in front of a screen doing nothing that will benefit me, causing me pangs of guilt over a day that has not been productive. But for three months of my life this year, Triple Town was my dirty little secret.

That dark period, which includes a romantic spa getaway in the breathtaking French Pyrenees, during which all I could think about was squashing little trees and bears, is behind me now. I am in recovery. And, like any sober alcoholic who knows they must never have a bottle in the house, I have deleted  Triple Phone from my phone, and iPad. I will never, ever, play it again. It’s too cute, too addictive, too much fun, and I won’t be able to stop.

But don’t let my addiction prevent you from casually dabbling in the guilty pleasure that is Triple Town. Really, if you have an hour, or a month to kill, Triple Town will get you through it, and you will enjoy the distraction (or addiction). It’s a strategy puzzle game, with a super cute interface. It looks very simple, but is quite a challenge, considering the endless possibilities of climbing for a higher and higher score. The premise: bundle 3 patches of grass together to make a bush, 3 bushes to create a tree, 3 trees to form a hut, 3 huts make a house, and on, and on, and on….

And then there are the bears, and jumping ninja bears, which are cute but evil. Boxing 3 of them into closed spaces in the village makes a gravestone, and 3 gravestones turn into a cathedral, and 3 cathedrals make… well, I think you get the picture.

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Devices: iOS, Android
Cost: Free
Triple Town on the App Store
Triple Town on Google play

About Sam

Samantha Villenave is an artist, translator, and art blogger. She lives in southern(ish) France and sometimes Paris. She spends way too much time on the internet.

21. November 2012 by Sam
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