This game has 5 reported Temporal Dark Patterns. There are 16 votes indicating the absence of a dark pattern.
This game has 2 reported Monetary Dark Patterns. There are 31 votes indicating the absence of a dark pattern.
This game has 1 reported Social Dark Patterns. There are 20 votes indicating the absence of a dark pattern.
This game has 3 reported Psychological Dark Patterns. There are 17 votes indicating the absence of a dark pattern.
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Constant urging for a "streak," time-limited monthly puzzle books
The puzzle books can be extremely repetitive
"Share this puzzle" to encourage others to play, but no way to get them to a specific puzzle even if they pay to play
Daily puzzles unlock at midnight, and if the previous day's puzzles aren't completed, you lose your "streak"
Monthly subscription in order to unlock full puzzle functionality, or a one-time fee for a permanent unlock
Achievements for completing long-term grinds (such as finishing every puzzle every day for a year) and for having events occur which are not under your own control
In the free version as of a recent update you can no longer replay free puzzles you've played before - you either play it today or it's gone behind the paywall forever. This makes the game less of a free-but-has-unlocks and more of a shareware demo.