Cardinal Chains 4+

Original minimalist puzzles

Daniel Nora

Designed for iPad

    • 4.9 • 25 Ratings
    • $2.99



Cardinal Chains is a minimalist puzzle game centering on the concept of non-decreasing sequences.

Each puzzle begins with a monochrome grid of numbers, plus a few colored cells marked with an X. Starting at these cells, you must link up numbers in non-decreasing order until the whole grid is filled with color.

• 500 unique, carefully handcrafted puzzles of varying difficulty, each with a single solution
• Beautiful, lengthy chill-out soundtrack created by accomplished professional artists
• Minimalist, elegant design without timers, ads, purchases or other hassles - just pure gameplay
• Several built-in color themes, including colorblind options. Or...
• ...make your own color themes - right from within the game!
• Features achievements and cloud saves

What’s New

Version 1.1.1

This minor release brings some small UI enhancements. Here's the list of features introduced in the last major release:
• A beautiful new chill-out soundtrack created by professional artists
• New built-in color themes, including colorblind options
• The ability to create new color themes right from within the game
• Several small improvements

Thank you for playing Cardinal Chains. Enjoy the update!

Ratings and Reviews

4.9 out of 5
25 Ratings

25 Ratings

Fishbowl z ,


Simple concept. I honestly didn’t think I’d enjoy this much. Seemed too easy, but they put together quite the variety of challenging puzzles that kept me engaged. Just wish there was a way I could skip a level and go back to it later. Gets kind of frustrating when you get stuck on one, but I always figure it out eventually.

ItsAcademic ,

Great easy and challenging puzzle mix

This game is so much fun. It starts easy. Afterward there is a mix of easy and hard puzzles — so that you can get a rest with an easy puzzle after solving a harder one. They’re challenging put not so hard as to be frustrating. Just get it if you like puzzles.

Mikest34 ,

Quality and quantity

Well worth the money. You get a ton of puzzles. The description says 500 and I’ve been playing it for a few weeks and am only on 150. Highly recommended!

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The developer, Daniel Nora, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

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