Abstract Puzzle

Abstract Puzzle makes unique, thought-provoking games, especially for mobile.

Mobile Board Games

Blither, a simple capture and territory game for two players designed by Martin Grider. Available for iOS.

Thrive Digital Board Game, a digital version of a board game published by Adams Apple Games and designed by Martin Grider. Available for iOS and Android.

Catchup, a 2-player abstract strategy board game with asynchronous multiplayer via Game Center. Game design by Nick Bentley.

Root Down, a modern abstract strategy board game designed around the concept of game pieces that "activate" other pieces. Game design by Martin Grider.

Retired or Abandoned

For The Win, a challenging puzzle and strategy board game. In the app store from ~2012-2022, commissioned and originally published by Tasty Minstrel Games. Game design by Michael Eskue.

Puzzle Prison, a 3D puzzle game built with Unity for iOS and Android. Used Google Cardboard for Virtual Reality. Shown at conventions for many years, but never released.

Oppo-Citrus - a unique take on the opposite of classic action-puzzle game Tetris. Pixel art by August Brown. SFX by Tori Kamal (made with real fruit). Available on the iOS App Store from 2014 to 2016.

ActionChess, an action puzzle game utilizing the pieces and movement from Chess. Martin's first app available in the App Store from 2009 to 2016.

Action Go, also called Go-Tetris, a mashup of Go and Tetris, originally playable in Flash on Martin's blog. A mobile & desktop version were in development and shown at conventions, but never released.


Abstract Puzzle is based out of Minneapolis, MN. When not working on our own games, we also do contract iOS and Unity development.

Abstract Puzzle is led by game designer and developer, Martin Grider (but all the best apps are a group effort).

You can read more about Martin on his blog at chesstris.com, or on his resume at martingrider.name.


Get in touch to see how we can help you develop your board game conversion or to see if your project is a good fit for our skills. Send Martin an email: martin at abstractpuzzle dot com.