I might not be spending a huge amount of time in one session playing the game, but it's one that has kept me coming back time and time again for a short game. That's a really good achievement for a casual game.
There's a lot of options on offer here for players, from the built in computer AI to player game, a solitaire version to improve your matching skills, and a local multiplayer option where two people can pass the handset between them to play a competitive game.
From the app description:
- One piece can be a part of more than one pair. Any two adjacent pieces must form a valid pair.
- You can also reposition pieces already on the board — as long as by doing so you don't break more pairs than you create. No pieces can be left "orphaned" either.
- Play alone, test your skills against the computer, or challenge a friend.
- In single-player mode, the object of the game is to form as many pairs as possible. Get extra points for completing your task faster.
- In two-player mode, your goal is to form more pairs than your opponent.
- Track your performance over time and post your grade to online leaderboards.
- Choose from a variety of difficulty levels and draw pile sizes.
- Leave the game unfinished and come back later to complete it.
Available in ad-supported and paid for downloads, you can get your copy of Pairanoia from the Windows Marketplace or from the AAWP directory.