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Unlock the world with a piece of chalk in free puzzle game Chalkboard

(Image credit: Delrel)

Chalk. It doesn't just go lovely with a bit of cheese, you can also use it to draw on things. Blackboards, for example. Walls, for another. If you do the latter in the aptly named Chalkboard, you'll cut bits out of the environment, and solve puzzles.

Neat idea, isn't it? And it's used in a handful of puzzles that unfold in beautiful ways, but that are unlikely to trouble you too much. This is a decidedly chill puzzle game with a huge margin for error. It's very sweet, though I do wish the central mechanic had been explored in a bit more depth.

This isn't the next mind-blowing puzzle game, but it is a lovely puzzle toy where you feel something like a wizard, shifting the fabric of an ambient, chalky world. You can grab Chalkboard from here. (Thanks, Warp Door.)

For more great free experiences, check out our roundup of the best free PC games.

Tom Sykes

Tom loves exploring in games, whether it’s going the wrong way in a platformer or burgling an apartment in Deus Ex. His favourite game worlds—Stalker, Dark Souls, Thief—have an atmosphere you could wallop with a blackjack. He enjoys horror, adventure, puzzle games and RPGs, and played the Japanese version of Final Fantasy VIII with a translated script he printed off from the internet. Tom has been writing about free games for PC Gamer since 2012. If he were packing for a desert island, he’d take his giant Columbo boxset and a laptop stuffed with PuzzleScript games.