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A simple interface, but the gameplay quickly gets challenging (pictures)

Threes for iOS is currently at the top of the charts, but only when you play it do you understand its addictive qualities.

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Swipe to combine numbers

Push like numbers together to get higher and higher multiples of three. You'll notice that the tiles have unique faces, and the biggest tile here (192) is wearing headphones.
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The tiles have names

As you first complete a big tile, the game introduces you to the "character," often with a silly bio.
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Adding up your score

At the end of the game your scores are added up onscreen. As you can see, it pays to have the big numbered tiles, and the more you have the better your score will be.
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Look at your past games

You can flip through games you've already played to see how you stacked up.
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What's your best score?

Check out the Hall of Records to see your high scores and the number of larger combos you've recorded.

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