Interest Level: Intermediate, Young Adult
Devices Used: iPad Mini 2
Platforms Available: Apple, Android
Developer: Counterwave, Inc.
You’ve heard of Tic-Tac-Toe where you try to get three X’s or O’s in a row? Well, this is Notakto where there are only X’s and you do not want to be the one to win. This one-player game has levels ranging from Easy to Insane. The levels are successive and higher levels are unlocked as each is cleared. The game can be set to have 1 to 6 tables at a time.
This game sounds very simple, but it’s tougher than it seems. The Insane level has the computer playing a perfect game so you cannot make a mistake if you want to win. The main downside to Notakto is that one can only play versus the computer instead of giving the option to play against a friend. Additionally, there is no soundtrack to the app, just silence and a “click” when an option is selected. This game is quite a workout for keeping the mind active and is fun as well.