Like logic puzzles? Then you'll love elarel, a free puzzle game where logic is distilled to its essence.

Try and try again to defeat in a battle of wits the devious contraptions and devilish creatures set out for you in 25 hand-crafted levels!

Take as long as you like to solve the puzzles, no reflexes or speed required.

Do you have what it takes to get through the game...with your sanity intact?

Note: To restart a level, press the 'r' key. You can also press 'q' to quickly save and 'e' to quickly load your game.

You can also devise your own levels, by downloading the free level editor from the game website.

What's New

Version 1.1.1

- You can now click on a square to have elarel move to it, taking the shortest safe path. If a safe path does not exist, the regular "move in direction of click" behavior will still apply.
- Fixed a bug with loading the secret level.
- Fixed a bug where the end screen wouldn't appear.
- Fixed some crashes happening on the main menu.
- elarel no longer walks on the text on the main menu.
- Fixed some unexpected behavior with tileset toggling.

Ratings and Reviews

Logic puzzle with discovery stage

B Tkatch

(Note: I only spent about 5 minutes on the game before sending it to the trashcan.)

Elarel is a logic game where you have to think before you do. Once you fully appreciate a board's configuration and traps, you have to think before you do to reach the end. Each trap has a trigger spot, and depending on how the spot is approched, the trap may react differently. This is a further area that must be thought out before acting.

The game overall seems nice, though i did not like it. Having to trigger each trap to figure out what triggers it means a lot of wasted time (re-)playing through the board. In a sense, you have to fail trap 1 to learn how to pass it, the same for trap 2, then trap 3 and so on. Some traps are entirely logical, others are arbitrary (but need logic to pass them). Further, when messing up on a board in such a way that there is no way to continue or kill yourself, you have to hit the letter "r" to restart the level. There is no indication of this in the game or menus. I just had to guess that. Kudos to them for making it work.

Hard puzzler, lots of fun


This is a series of logic puzzles with basically no instructions other than how to move your character, save and restart. You must learn the rules of the world as you go, but I found that with a little experimentation I was able to sort out how each object worked. The last five or six puzzles are quite hard.

I love the fact that you can make your own levels; I make easier ones for my preschool-aged son, and he makes some for me.

Pretty great considering it is free; I kind of wish more people knew about it to create and share levels (which you can do through the creator’s website).


Jonathan Campbell
13.2 MB
English, French
Age Rating
Rated 9+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
© 2009-2018 Jonathan Campbell, Domenico Caucci, Howard Huang, Maxime Whaite.


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