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7.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 13 Ratings

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  1. Positive: 2 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Jan 19, 2016
    80
    If you played 10,000,000 and want more (or even think you might want more), then You Must Build a Boat is the game for you. If you like match-threes, You Must Build a Boat is the game for you. And if you want to forget all your social and professional obligations, stay up way too late for about a week straight, and feel tired all the time? Well, You Must Build a Boat is the game for you.
  2. Jun 22, 2015
    75
    A moreish snack, You Must Build A Boat is whimsical enough to make you forget how efficiently it's sapping your attention.
  3. Jun 13, 2015
    70
    You Must Build a Boat does not really renew, but it does expand. Puzzling is more fun because there are constant add-ons for your boat that come with little bonuses. Other than that it is pretty similar to its predecessor.
  4. Jun 29, 2015
    70
    Dedicating more attention to it than that may prove to be a bit tedious (not least because of the simple, repetitive music) and the design lends itself far better to touch controls for mobile devices than a mouse, so your better bet is to grab it on the phone and take it with you places.
  5. Jun 15, 2015
    60
    A deceptively complex game that may not offer much replay value, but has that certain quality that’s able to captivate attention for some time. It may get repetitive, and there are definitely moments of frustration, but it’s innovative and enjoyable in small doses.
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  1. It’s a tougher, bigger, deeper and more elaborate evolution of an already great idea.
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  1. Jul 20, 2015
    9
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. You'll start out on a tiny boat. As you play, you'll unlock items, people (who sell you stuff or do something else useful) and more. To progress, you'll have to play an addictive tile-matching game, but instead of just matching tiles, you'll have to choose the right ones, like swords for fighting monsters and keys to unlock chests. If this game is too easy or hard, you can simply lower difficulty/reward. Game has quite a few areas and even through there isn't that much re-playability, the first time will be long. I really like this game Expand
  2. Aug 25, 2015
    5
    Oh I would totally recommend it to anyone feeling like wasting his time with matching tiles.
    That's all there is to this game really: match
    Oh I would totally recommend it to anyone feeling like wasting his time with matching tiles.
    That's all there is to this game really: match tiles, in a smart way of course but... match tiles, that's all there is to it - don't be fooled by all the other stuff supposedly going on in this game. Because, all you're going to do is matching tiles
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  3. May 20, 2018
    5
    It was great om smartphone but its not comfortable to swipe with your mouse - not worth it to play on pc
  4. Jul 1, 2016
    2
    This game is gay. Perhaps I'd have a better explanation if I could find any way to relate to it other than trying to drag my brain back toThis game is gay. Perhaps I'd have a better explanation if I could find any way to relate to it other than trying to drag my brain back to the pre-nintendo/sega era. But since that's how I probably would have described it then, it's only fitting they get that now. (This game would have died a horrible death back then, so why make it now?) Expand