Energize your brain with REBUS, an absurd logic game

Energize your brain with REBUS, a stylish but absurd logic game

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New iOS game REBUS will get your brain firing on all cylinders. Photo: Jutiful
New iOS game REBUS will get your brain firing on all cylinders. Photo: Jutiful

This post is brought to you by Jutiful, creator of REBUS.

You know what a rebus is — a graphic puzzle representing a word or phrase. An example would be a letter “M” sitting atop the word “day”: “M” on “day” equals “Monday.”

REBUS, a new “absurd logic game” from Jutiful, is an app containing more than 100 rebuses (with more on the way). Solve these stylish word puzzles to collect achievements you can share with friends.

Some of the puzzles are really easy; others are maddeningly difficult. All are served up as vibrant graphics designed to tease your brain and spur your imagination.

The intuitive interface makes REBUS seem simple at first, but the unpredictable nature of the game’s puzzles yield a delightfully complex experience.

The REBUS puzzle on the left was simple enough. The one on the right? Still guessing. Screengrabs: Cult of Mac
The REBUS puzzle on the left was simple enough. The one on the right? Still guessing. Screengrabs: Cult of Mac

Take the examples above. I soon got “M” on “Key,” yielding the correct answer, “Monkey.”

But how about the one on the right? After 15 minutes, I guessed “Fringe.” Why? The five rings make up the first five colors of the spectrum, minus indigo and violet. Subtract the first letters of “Indigo” and “Violet,” and “Five ring” minus “IV” leaves you with the letters F E R I N G, which can be rearranged to spell “Fringe.”

No cigar. I still don’t know the answer to this rebus. And I have nearly a hundred more to go.

Play REBUS and you’ll discover a game of associations, logic and design that energizes your brain.

REBUS is available as a free download for iPhone and iPad on the App Store with in-app purchases. (It’s also available for Android in the Google Play store.)