Puzzle games are loved by a big part of the gamer community. It’s the contemplation, the private silent frustration from each puzzle that keeps players from doing anything else until they crack it. And while all of that is happening, the audio plays a major role in keeping us focused. That being said, there’s no purer joy of playing a good puzzle game, and ROOMS: The Toymaker's Mansion is an example of one.

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From Handmade Game, ROOMS: The Toymaker's Mansion now available via Steam, Google Play, and the App Store

ROOMS: The Toymaker's Mansion looks simple but excels in terms of execution. The game provides many small-sized puzzle rooms that get harder step by step. On the way, it slowly delivers brand-new mechanics to use in-game that doesn’t confuse players at all. Because of such features, this is your ideal mobile puzzler and we’ll be getting into the details right now!

Luigi's Mansion

ROOMS: The Toymaker's Mansion is a puzzler about a girl who stumbled into a mansion of this toymaker. Soon after entering it, you’ll come across a talking lantern, which should guide you to explore this mansion. The game might start off confusing, but it will start getting clearer as cut scenes will unveil pieces of the story. You’ll get to know about the passionate toymaker’s history, who was able to give his toys motion and life!

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Welcome to the mansion of the toymaker.

However, the catch is that not all toys are friendly. On the way to explore this mansion, you’ll encounter dangerous and devilish toys. Not just that, there are teleportation telephones as well as magic wardrobes that can change the outlook of an entire room.


All of the stuff above create a very exciting scenario for a puzzle game. In fact, each puzzle appears on a grid, being a sort of sliding block puzzle. You’ll have to slide the square rooms you see into the correct place in order to let the girl travel through. Usually, you’ll need a rescue key from the puzzle grid to progress further.

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Explore the mansion to see what the toymaker has done to his toys.

While sliding rooms to their places, there are tools to utilize. Ladders help you move around and walls will be there to block your path. Luckily, the game starts off easy and only gets slowly harder as you progress.

Advance mechanics

Once you are familiar with the block-sliding mechanics, get ready for the wardrobes, teleporting telephones and hostile creatures. For example, there will be an exploding puppet and also a jack-in-the-box, which dishes out bombs upon interaction. These bombs can knock down walls and contribute to the puzzle-solving mechanics.

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The game starts off easy: the more you play, the harder and more advanced mechanics you'll see,

There are as many as 150 stages to progress through and each one ranks your performance out of three. To achieve the maximum point, you need to use the least amount of moves and still pass the stage. This gives a huge replay-ability to ROOMS: The Toymaker's Mansion, and perfectionists will definitely grind their imperfect stages.

Visually speaking

On the other hand, the visuals of ROOMS: The Toymaker's Mansion look great. The grid only shows what’s important for you to see, even including hints sometimes. Rooms will grey out and color themselves once they get into the correct finishing place. This is a big plus for you to feel the progress when you’re close to finding the solution. In fact, the graphics here reminds us of the game Little Nightmares – both adorable and terrifying simultaneously.

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Arrange the rooms so that Anne can find a way out

Overall, ROOMS: The Toymaker's Mansion is a really cool mobile puzzler to try out. Beautiful art, well-created puzzles as well as appropriate difficulties, most of its features are cool. The story isn’t the best here, but the gameplay is certainly great. For fans of puzzlers, this is a nice little game for you to play anywhere.