Need a fun way to pass the time? Play Lumen Lite (App Store, free), a quirky puzzle game that’s easy to pick up and even easier to fall into.
The objective of the game is to maneuver colored lasers to their like-colored checkpoints (lumens). Obstacles abound, so you must strategically place mirrors and color filters to help direct the beams to the desired lumens.
The game boards appear confusing at first glance. But after reading the instructions and a brief feeling-out period, things will make much more sense and you’ll be as determined as all hell to light every single lumen on the board.
One caveat is the occasional unresponsiveness. At times I’ll tap an item to drag on to the board, but will either end up with either a different item or nothing at all. Aside from that minor setback, Lumen Lite is a fun alternative to twiddling your thumbs while waiting for the train to arrive.
If you become a Lumen Lite master, then you can move on to the full version of Lumen (App Store, $1.99), which has access to over 1,200 online puzzles, including the Mystery Box. (Oooooh!)