We’re Buying Puzzles for Good and Bad Reasons

Our impulse to solve puzzles in isolation goes deeper than just fun and games

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I need my Tetris at high speed just to feel alive. This puzzle game gives me one dopamine hit after another when it all fits together and a line or four disappear all at once. Amid a holy mess of falling tiles, I can still somewhat control my environment…

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