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By Dan Moren

The Room Three is here with more spooky puzzles

Note: This story has not been updated for several years.

Well, there goes my weekend. Fireproof Games just released The Room Three, the followup to its popular previous puzzle games, which, as you might predict, were The Room and The Room Two.

The Room is possibly my favorite series of iOS games. Gorgeous, clever, and challenging, they weave a plot of arcane mystery with diabolical puzzles. If you enjoyed Myst way back when, you’ll probably enjoy The Room. And if you generally like puzzle games, like Monument Valley or Lara Croft Go, you might well dig The Room too.

In addition to syncing between multiple devices via iCloud, The Room Three also lets you create up to three profiles, so you and your friends or family members can play through on the same device without screwing up each others’ games.1

You don’t really need to have played the first two to enjoy the newest installment, though if you like puzzle games, I absolutely recommend checking out the earlier ones. (You can get the first one for a buck, and the second for $3.) Trust me: once you get started, you won’t want to put them down.

The Room Three runs $5, and it’s pretty resource intensive, so Fireproof recommends at least an iPhone 5 or iPad 3. Now begone with you!

  1. This can avoid causing serious friction among family members and loved ones. Believe me. 

[Dan Moren is the East Coast Bureau Chief of Six Colors. You can find him on Mastodon at or reach him by email at His latest novel, the supernatural detective story All Souls Lost, is now available for pre-order.]

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