Bonesweeper is a free fossil-digging prototype game designed by indie developer, Cheeseness. The game is like Minesweeper but comes with fossils and a dig site instead of mines and a minefield. In this game, you’re a palaeontologist looking for fossils at a dig site while trying not to break them.
You’ll need to visit multiple dig sites and dig around fossils to excavate bones. You can assemble the fossils you collect to build skeletons. If you’re a fan of the Minesweeper game, you should download this app on your Mac. Though it’s still in the prototype stage, it’s playable, and you’ll find it exciting. If you like fun puzzle games, you can also try Bubble.
How do you play Bonesweeper?
Bonesweeper Prototype offers a new take on a jigsaw puzzle. To begin, you should select a dig site. Dig sites vary in size, difficulty and the kind of fossils that you can find. To dig at a site, you left-click on a tile. The numbers determine how many adjacent tiles contain fossils.
The aim is to dig around sites to excavate bones; the fossils you excavate will be added to your inventory. Once you dig a fossil tile, it’ll be destroyed. After you’ve collected some fossils, you can build them into skeletons. To assemble them, you need to go back to the main menu and click the ‘Build Skeleton’ button.
You need to place the fossils with the correct rotation and position or stash them in the rightmost bucket before they hit the ground. Additionally, you can place the ones that aren’t part of the skeleton in the leftmost bucket.
Though Bonesweeper is still in a prototype, it comes with few handy features. First, there’s a practice mode, where you can build skeletons without digging for fossils. It also offers multiple profiles, where you can track your progress. Additionally, it has a few gameplay options, customisable controls and text-to-speech support.
Is the game worth it?
Bonesweeper is an exciting, free brain-boosting puzzle game for players. If you’ve played Minesweepers and played with a jigsaw puzzle, then you’ll be familiar with the game mechanics. The game also educates you on palaeontology as you solve the puzzles. Some puzzles might be challenging to solve, but it’s still an excellent and fun game to play.