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Death Board, a simple yet agonizing Windows Phone game

Death Board is a Windows Phone game that has the potential to drive you nuts. It is a game that challenges you to quickly find a matching number before the game clock strikes zero.

While the game concept sounds simple, you only have a few seconds on the clock and it's surprising how long it takes to have four digit numbers register in your brain. I'm not sure how much staying power Death Board will have but for occasional gaming or as a conversation piece, the game should do well.

Available for low-memory Windows Phones, don't be shocked if your score stays in the single digits with Death Board.

There is not much to Death Board as far as layout it concerned. When you launch the game, a tutorial screen that explains game play will greet you. When you think you are ready to play the game, tap the screen and a "3,2,1" countdown will begin.

The number you are trying to match will be displayed center screen with a handful of possible matches will be scattered around the chalkboard. Your game timer bar and score is displayed at the top of the screen. As soon as you find the matching number, tap it. If you tap the correct number, you will proceed to the next level of play.

Tap the wrong number or allow the timer to hit zero a tacky buzzer will sound and you lose.

The number possibilities are written upside down, sideways and at angles. I was surprised how difficult it was to read the four number figure at the center of the screen, find the match and tap the screen in what feels like three seconds.

Overall Impression

Death Board is a challenging Windows Phone game that will test your skills at speed and recognition. I don't think many will find themselves sitting down and playing Death Board for extended periods but for short bits of time, it can be a fun (all be it humbling) game.

The game ran smooth and while challenging, I wouldn't mind seeing the game give players a fighting chance in the beginning. Maybe add a few seconds to the timer and have it shorten as you progress through the levels.

Nonetheless, if you are looking for a simple, challenging and at times frustrating gaming title for your Windows Phone Death Board is worth trying. It is a free ad-supported game that does have full-screen ads but not with an annoying frequency.

George is the Reviews Editor at Windows Central, concentrating on Windows 10 PC and Mobile apps. He's been a supporter of the platform since the days of Windows CE and uses his current Windows 10 Mobile phone daily to keep up with life and enjoy a game during down time.

34 Comments
  • Awesome 512MB finally
  • Now all apps and games are come with 512 mb ram support so no tension
  • Oh! So where is N.O.V.A. 3?
  • Nice number on the picture
  • Is it?
  • Yes it is
  • the devil is strong in this one
  • I think it would be 6969 :D :P
  • When devil launch release in INDIA? :p
  • Yeah, The Number of the Beast!
  • I'm going to give it a download :)
  • I'll pass on this one. 666
  • My thoughts exactly.
  • This game is sponsored by the devil. Play it and win a free ticket to hell! BWAHAHAHAAA
  • Just tried the game out. It's really fun. It really is suprising how long it takes you to register everything
  • I lived alone
    my mind was blank
    I needed time to think To get the memories from my mind What did I see
    Can I belieeeevve!!!!!!!!
  • My thoughts exactly
  • Just what I saw
    In my old dreams
    Were they reflections of my warped mind staring back at me
    'Cause in my dreams
    It's always theeerre
    The evil face that twists my mind and brings me to despaaaaiiirrrr...
    *drums*
  • Six! Six! Six! The number of the beast! \m/
  • Stop moaning about 512 mb devices not getting games.
    Don't be as tight and buy a decent phone
  • Amen.
  • Hail Azazel.
  • Hail Satya!
  • Don't download guys, it's the devils' new trick to get more people to the dark side before end times. Don't download this app, or else you'll be pledging allegiance to him lol
  • I'm quite sure he is playing this game right now!
  • Another app nobody should download due excessive rights it requires.
  • The devil has to gather some intel you know
  • I know, right? Why does it need access to all this stuff: music library photos library media playback phone dialer
  • Triple 6 #SMH
  • Hard
  • Dead bored
  • Windows Phone Games HACK&CHEAT ( http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=kqWVsuAi5is )
  • Haha just played and managed a score of 10.
  • There are so many apps like this that I would like to try but the access they want to the phone is insane and not needed thus keeping me from downloading.