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The Best Games Period - Episode 89 - Threes

Jack Gardner



Asher Vollmer programmed Threes in a shockingly short amount of time in 2013, but then assembled a team that would come to be known as Sirvo to refine the idea over the next year. Threes humbly released in 2014 for $2 on iOS and Android. Since then, people have been playing it like crazy. Mobile developers point to it as one of the best puzzle games out there. What is Threes? It's a game where players slide together 1s and 2s to make 3 and two 3s to make a 6 and so on. Despite it's seeming simplicity, the first player to reach the "end" only managed it a couple of months ago after years of playing the satisfying sliding game.


So what's the deal with Threes? Is it one of the best games period? Naomi Lugo joins as a co-host to get to the bottom of this conundrum.



Outro music: Threes 'Threes Is the Bees Knees' by timaeus222 (


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You can follow Naomi on Twitter @NaomiNLugo where you can find her thoughts on Detective Pikachu and Isle of Dogs. You can also find her work on Extra Life (that's here!) and Twin Cities Geek!


New episodes of The Best Games Period will be released every Monday

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If Naomi hasn't heard of it, jacksfilms' Your Grammar Sucks series on YouTube is pretty great. Bad grammar is hilarious when read aloud.


Also, mainstream media twisting people's words in traditional mainstream media fashion... Sigh. Poor Threes' developers.

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