Patchworks Game Basics
There really is not much to the basics of the Patchworks game, except the object is to put the quilt patches together as quickly as possible. Of course, that is really the goal of many puzzle games, so that is not anything new. But, the quilt blocks get harder and harder as you go up levels. They add in tons of pieces of all different shapes and colors and sizes, which does make it hard to figure out sometimes where things go. You will know when you get something in the right spot if you pay attention, because the piece will slide back a bit from the others. If it is not in the right spot, it will just look like it does not fit there, like there is some little part of the background sticking out. The first few levels are pretty easy for a free online puzzle game, and the spaces where the quilt block pieces can go are pretty obvious. But, as you progress through the levels, and hit, oh, about level 10 or so, the quilt blocks start to get harder. They even get to the point that you second guess pieces that are already there! So, as a puzzle game goes, it is pretty challenging.
For someone who really does not like any type of puzzle games that deal with "fru-fru" stuff, like quilting is to me, I was actually surprised to find myself playing it until I just could not think about anything but puzzle pieces. At first I was just playing to get a feel for the game and write a good, solid review of it and then I caught myself playing just to see how high a level I could get to before I messed everything up. Plus, the online version of the game matches you against other player's scores so you know in the back of your head that you will be up against people from all over.