8. Alphabear: Hardcover Edition
Price: £6.99 from Steam (tinyurl.com/ycsajtwd)
We’re big fans of Alphabear on iOS, but if you ever wanted to play it on Mac – or you just couldn’t come to grips with its freemium design – then the new Alphabear: Hardcover Edition should grab your attention. It’s essentially the same game at its core, albeit now with a fully premium, pay-once model, as well as fresh daily boards and other perks.
Alphabear is one of the most compelling word puzzlers of the past few years, challenging you to create words using the Scrabble-like tiles on the board. As you clear tiles, they turn into cute, increasingly-large bears that award big point bounties, but if you leave tiles unused for too long, they turn to stone and impede progress.