Top Paid Mac Apps Games

by Sakana Studios

$1.99 | Released 9/13/2017
My Koi, now available on Mac after the success of the iOS version. Featured in 40+ countries in the App Store under 'Best New Updates' in April 2017. My Koi is a beautiful and relaxing fish pond app. C …
by Aspyr Media, Inc.

$29.99 | Released 8/7/2014
The ground breaking classic returns to the Mac! This updated version of The Sims™ 2 includes several enhancements exclusively for Mac: • Native resolution support, including 4K and Retina! • Drasticall …
by Aspyr Media, Inc.

$19.99 | Released 1/12/2011
Featuring a tense storyline, filled with plot twists, Call of Duty 4 thrusts players into battle like never before. With amazing special effects, including rim-lighting, depth of field, texture streami …
by Aspyr Media, Inc.

$19.99 | Released 4/10/2014
The classic city simulation game returns to the Mac! In SimCity™ 4, you don’t just build your city; you breathe life into it. Sculpt mountains, dig riverbeds, and seed forests as you lay the groundwork …
by Aspyr Media, Inc.

$59.99 | Released 10/26/2016
IMPORTANT NOTICE: Civilization VI for the Mac App Store is currently a single player experience. ••• PLEASE check that your Mac meets the system requirements before purchasing ••• See what reviewers ar …
by Aspyr Media, Inc.

$19.99 | Released 12/5/2012
Build the ride of your life! RollerCoaster Tycoon® 3 Platinum combines the excitement of rollercoasters with the fun of a great strategy simulation. This special “Platinum” version combines the theme p …
by MP Digital, LLC

$29.99 | Released 8/31/2017
Build and Manage A Maximum Security Prison. Build and manage a Maximum Security Prison. As the sun casts it’s early morning rays on a beautiful patch of countryside the clock starts ticking. You’ve got …
by Feral Interactive Ltd

$11.99 | Released 9/25/2014
Be fast, be first, be frugal. GRID 2 Reloaded Edition is 70% off now! Be fast. Be first. Be famous. Before you buy, expand this description to check the system requirements below. NOTE: If you experien …
by Feral Interactive Ltd

$4.99 | Released 6/15/2016
What if you could rewind time? Before you buy, expand this description to check the system requirements below. Follow the story of Max Caulfield, a photography senior who discovers she can rewind time  …
by Aspyr Media, Inc.

$9.99 | Released 2/18/2011
It is four thousand years before the Galactic Empire and hundreds of Jedi Knights have fallen in battle against the ruthless Sith. As the last hope of the Jedi, you must lead a band of freedom fighters …
by Aspyr Media, Inc.

$39.99 | Released 6/8/2017
In the world’s darkest hour, are you willing to do what is necessary? Prepare yourself for a cinematic thrill-ride only Call of Duty can deliver. Modern Warfare 3 follows the series' protagonists Capta …
by Jackbox Games, Inc.

$24.99 | Released 10/18/2016
The threequel to the party game phenomenon features FIVE new sense-shattering games! 1) The say-anything sequel Quiplash 2 (3-8 players). Play all new questions or make your own! 2) The deadly quiz sho …
by Mahjong

$2.99 | Released 12/10/2010
MahJong Solitaire is a matching game for one player. The goal of the game is to remove all tiles out of the board by pairs. Select tiles with the same picture and they will disapear. Only free tiles th …
by Aspyr Media, Inc.

$9.99 | Released 3/12/2015
IMPORTANT: Command & Conquer™: Generals Deluxe is a single player only experience. Game Center invites are no longer received on any game which supports Game Center which effectively means players can  …
by Terry Cavanagh

$2.99 | Released 12/14/2015
Super Hexagon is a minimal action game by Terry Cavanagh, with music by Chipzel. Now available on the Mac App Store with retina graphics! "A masterpiece of design purity." 9/10 - EDGE "This is the kind …
by FOCUS HOME INTERACTIVE

$19.99 | Released 2/19/2015
WELCOME TO THE NEW GENERATION OF FARMING SIMULATOR! With a brand new graphics and physics engine, Farming Simulator 15 offers an immense open world, filled with details and visual effects transporting  …
by Electronic Arts

$9.99 | Released 12/15/2011
“GO” with the best MONOPOLY yet! From Mediterranean and Baltic to Boardwalk and beyond, enjoy a wealth of ways to play. GET “GOING” IN MULTIPLE MODES OF MONOPOLY PLAY Jump right into a game with up to  …
by State of Play Games

$12.99 | Released 1/15/2015
**SALE - Now only 50% of normal price! For a limited time only** ◆ BAFTA Winner 2015 ◆ ◆ IGF 2015 Finalist ◆ ◆ DICE Award 2015 Finalist ◆ ◆ Indie Prize 2015 Finalist ◆ “The most beautiful game WIRED ha …
by Rockstar Games

$14.99 | Released 9/1/2011
Five years ago Carl Johnson escaped from the pressures of life in Los Santos, San Andreas... a city tearing itself apart with gang trouble, drugs and corruption. Where filmstars and millionaires do the …
by Atypical Games

$4.99 | Released 8/23/2017
Radiation City Welcome to the world of Radiation City where a great survival adventure awaits you! Forty years after the unfortunate accident of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, destiny brings you to …
by Feral Interactive Ltd

$24.99 | Released 12/17/2015
Raise your banner in an age of chivalry and conflict. Before you buy, expand this description to check the system requirements below. Rally to the standard and light up the Dark Ages in this classic To …
by Ninja Kiwi

$9.99 | Released 12/10/2013
Five-star tower defense with unrivaled depth and replayability. Now with rewarded leaderboards for even more fun and challenge! The Bloons are back in full HD glory and this time they mean business! Bu …
by Aspyr Media, Inc.

$19.99 | Released 12/3/2015
The classic The Sims 2: Life Stories returns to the Mac, exclusively on the Mac App Store! Based off of The Sims 2 engine, this updated version of The Sims Life Stories includes several enhancements av …
by Kedronic UAB

$4.99 | Released 5/18/2012
These amusing animals will lift your child’s spirits, and by coloring in the pictures your child will feel a real sense of accomplishment. Benefits: ◦ Teaching children simple arithmetic. Addition and  …
by Gameloft

$6.99 | Released 2/18/2011
Feel the thrill of racing like never before in the newest adrenaline-pumping edition of the Asphalt series. BUILD YOUR DREAM COLLECTION Discover 42 cars and bikes from Ferrari, Lamborghini, Aston Marti …
by Aspyr Media, Inc.

$29.99 | Released 1/22/2015
• IMPORTANT: SimCity™: Complete Edition for the Mac App Store is the offline single player version of the game. • The definitive city simulator arrives on the Mac App Store! Experience the newest versi …
by Aspyr Media, Inc.

$29.99 | Released 6/7/2011
• Purchase additional content located within your game launcher, like the award winning Sid Meier’s Civilization V: Brave New World expansion pack! • NOTICE: Civilization V: Campaign Edition does not f …
by Jackbox Games, Inc.

$9.99 | Released 7/9/2015
For 3-8 Players and an Audience of thousands! The team behind the hit party games YOU DON’T KNOW JACK, Fibbage, and Drawful presents Quiplash, the laugh-a-minute battle of wits and wittiness! Use your  …
by Headup Games GmbH & Co KG

$7.99 | Released 4/24/2013
Now available: Trains! Purchase the "Trains" DLC and get the "Choonited Kingdom" island group, with a total of 18 new levels across three islands. Build massive bridges that can withstand the enormous  …
by The Fullbright Company

$14.99 | Released 9/14/2013
"Gone Home is the greatest video game love story ever told." -The New York Times "A remarkable achievement. 9.5/10" -IGN "A captivating and deeply poignant journey of discovery. 9.5/10" -GameSpot June  …
by Feral Interactive Ltd

$19.99 | Released 8/30/2017
Welcome to Rapture. Before you buy, expand this description to check the system requirements below. Rapture… a city where opportunity awaits those brave enough to grasp it. A city where the artist need …
by Aspyr Media, Inc.

$19.99 | Released 4/21/2011
Call of Duty® delivers the gritty realism and cinematic intensity of World War II's epic battlefield moments like never before - through the eyes of citizen soldiers and unsung heroes from an alliance  …
by Virtual Programming Ltd

$9.99 | Released 10/27/2011
Europa Universalis III: Chronicles includes the award-winning epic strategy game where players take control of a nation and guide it through the ages to become a dominant global empire. Unparalleled in …
by EASY Inc.

$0.99 | Released 5/28/2015
World Conqueror 3 is a newly-developed strategy game released in 2015 by EASYTECH! Commander! War is about to begin. Lead your army and conquer the world! EASYTECH will continue to create the most outs …
by Panic, Inc.

$19.99 | Released 12/15/2016
Firewatch is a single-player first-person mystery set in the Wyoming wilderness. (NOTE: Firewatch is a video game about adults having adult conversations about adult things. If you plan on playing with …
by Rockstar Games

$9.99 | Released 8/25/2011
Welcome to the 1980s. From the decade of big hair, excess and pastel suits comes a story of one man's rise to the top of the criminal pile as Grand Theft Auto returns. Vice City is a huge urban sprawl  …
by FOCUS HOME INTERACTIVE

$34.99 | Released 12/8/2016
THE MOST COMPLETE FARMING SIMULATOR EXPERIENCE! Take on the role of a modern farmer in Farming Simulator 17! Immerse yourself in a huge open world loaded with new content: new environment, vehicles, an …
by Rovio Entertainment Ltd

$4.99 | Released 1/6/2011
The survival of the Angry Birds is at stake. Dish out revenge on the green pigs who stole the Birds' eggs. Use the unique destructive powers of the Angry Birds to lay waste to the pigs' fortified castl …
by Brainium Studios LLC

$1.99 | Released 4/20/2012
Solitaire+ by Brainium is the #1 classic Solitaire you know and love for your Mac. We have stayed true to the spirit of the classic Solitaire, also known as Klondike, and carefully designed a fresh mod …
by Korion

$1.99 | Released 9/14/2011
Screen Snake is a re-make of the classic snake game. But instead of moving the snake in a window, the snake moves across your screen itself, or even from screen to screen. This version includes multipl …
by Aspyr Media, Inc.

$9.99 | Released 7/21/2015
It is not the destination that matters. It is the journey. Five years after the events from the award winning Star Wars® Knights of the Old Republic™, the Sith Lords have hunted the Jedi to the edge of …
by Night School Studio

$19.99 | Released 3/16/2017
“Oxenfree takes the best parts of supernatural 1980's teenage horror films and combines it with believable characters, beautiful set pieces, and a haunting VHS synth-pop soundtrack to create a masterpi …
by Feral Interactive Ltd

$19.99 | Released 7/20/2011
Behind every box office hit is a Hollywood mogul… in The Movies Superstar Edition, that mogul is you! Before you buy, expand this description to check the system requirements below. Starting out at the …
by shi ning

$1.99 | Released 11/1/2016
##### 50% SALE OFF! ##### Control and protect an aquarium filled with fantastic fish and sea creatures by keeping your friendly fish fed and happy… and safe from alien intruders. Collect coins to get b …
by Rockstar Games

$9.99 | Released 8/18/2011
Crime does pay. The hugely successful, highly controversial Grand Theft Auto franchise moves into three dimensions in the dark and seedy underworld of Liberty City. With the freedom to go anywhere and  …
by Feral Interactive Ltd

$26.99 | Released 7/3/2013
Take command of Napoleon’s army in its greatest campaigns. Before you buy, expand this description to check the system requirements below. Rewrite history in this sophisticated combination of real-time …
by Feral Interactive Ltd

$19.99 | Released 3/29/2012
Welcome back to Rapture. Paradise reborn. Before you buy, expand this description to check the system requirements below. Available now via in-app purchase – Minerva’s Den DLC: Explore Rapture's enigma …
by 3 Sprockets

$0.99 | Released 3/29/2012
ON SALE! Cubemen is a fast paced, action packed, original singled & Multi-player 3D TD / RTS hybrid! Get ready for some crazy Cubemen action! ■ iPad "Game of the Week" in the UK and France! ■ New Cubem …
by Virtual Programming Ltd

$7.99 | Released 7/9/2013
Victoria II: Heart of Darkness Rule by Iron, Conquer through Blood Experience Victoria II, an in-depth political simulation where the population will react to your decisions based on their political aw …
by Feral Interactive Ltd

$19.99 | Released 1/26/2011
Bloodthirsty bandits. Vicious monsters. Tons of loot. Lock, load and face the madness. Please check the system requirements below before you buy. Gearbox Software’s acclaimed sci-fi hit comes to the Ma …
by CrowdCafé

$0.99 | Released 4/22/2011
Play world’s most popular brain game on your Mac and enjoy all the best features you can’t get anywhere else – thousands of grid designs, four difficulty levels, extensive statistics, Undo & Redo, Auto …
by Cyan Worlds

$17.99 | Released 2/4/2014
Newly updated realMyst:Masterpiece Edition v2.0 - polished, tuned, and better than ever! realMyst: Masterpiece Edition is a beautifully updated version of realMYST for today’s Mac computers - celebrati …
by Electronic Arts

$9.99 | Released 12/15/2011
BOOMSHAKALAKA! Rock your Mac with over-the-top, high-flying, 2-on-2 arcade basketball action – just like you remember it. Go to the hole. Go strong. Go for the monster jam! HEAT UP ON YOUR MAC Jam with …
by Brainium Studios LLC

$2.99 | Released 4/7/2011
Join thousands of players around the world and experience the magic of Jumbline 2, the most fun & addictive word game available on the Mac App Store! ★ CLASSIC ★ Jumbline 2 Classic will challenge you a …
by Encore

$19.99 | Released 11/24/2011
Shuffle the cards and deal yourself in to the greatest card game collection of all time. With over 150 game variations, Hoyle Card Games is the largest & most comprehensive collection of card games ava …
by Feral Interactive Ltd

$11.99 | Released 11/28/2014
Play good. Play bad. Play God. Before you buy, expand this description to check the system requirements below. The idyllic world of Eden is in trouble and you, an all-powerful deity, have been called u …
by inXile Entertainment

$9.99 | Released 5/25/2012
#1 RPG in 63 countries on iOS, including USA, UK, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Russia, Japan, and China! * Sync your saved games between Mac and iOS! * “The Bard’s Tale is easily t …
by Big Fish Games, Inc

$9.99 | Released 2/14/2013
Work your way through spooky Hidden Object scenes, solve puzzles, and play adventurously as you attempt to escape from Ravenhearst Manor! You lived through their side of the story—now live through his! …
by Massive Damage, Inc.

$14.99 | Released 9/7/2017
A retro space strategy RPG with base building, deep tactical combat, crew management and emergent storytelling. Halcyon 6: Lightspeed Edition is a massively enhanced version of the Award Winning indie  …
by Valiprod

$1.99 | Released 7/13/2017
After the famous Solitaire Klondike and Spider Solitaire apps, Valiprod is back with this amazing version of Rummy for Mac! One of the most famous card games, Rummy (or Gin Rummy, Rummy 500, Sai Rummy) …
by Jackbox Games, Inc.

$24.99 | Released 10/15/2015
The sequel to the party game phenomenon The Jackbox Party Pack, featuring FIVE fresh, rib-tickling party games! Games include: · The runaway hit bluffing game Fibbage 2 (2-8 players) with over 500 bran …
by Feral Interactive Ltd

$44.99 | Released 7/31/2014
The supreme art of war. Now supporting Shader Models 4, 4.1 and 5 on compatible video cards, improving edge smoothness, shadow maps and depth of field. Before you buy, expand this description to check  …
by Jundroo, LLC

$9.99 | Released 12/10/2014
NOTE: This game requires an iPhone 4s / iPad 2 / iPad Mini 1/ iPod 5 or better. Build airplanes by snapping parts together, designing wing sections, and attaching engines. At any time, you can strap yo …
by Her Interactive

$19.99 | Released 5/19/2015
The celebrated ship “Heerlijkheid,” is usually the centerpiece of an Icelandic town's local festival. Now that its captain has disappeared, the renovated vessel has become an eerie distraction. Did Cap …
by Game Labs LLC

$13.99 | Released 1/15/2015
Ultimate General: Gettysburg is a Tactical Battle Simulator that allows you to lead thousands of soldiers in the famous Battle of Gettysburg as commander of either the Union or Confederate army. The ga …
by Crescent Moon Games

$6.99 | Released 5/16/2013
The hit #1 mobile RPG is now the #1 Mac RPG! ***Chosen by Apple as Editor's Choice on the iPad!*** --Enhanced for the Mac-- Realtime Shadows Bloom Effects High Res textures High Res Environment Models  …
by Gluten Free Games

$0.99 | Released 10/3/2016
Dash into a brand new adventure as a lightning fast Cheetah, enormous Elephant, or a deadly Crocodile! For the first time ever, choose from TEN PLAYABLE ANIMALS! Hunt down food on the grassy plains, ra …
by Kalypso Media

$44.99 | Released 8/16/2017
Sudden Strike is back! The beloved Real Time Strategy series returns, this time with bigger battlefields, more units, better graphics, new scenarios and legendary commanders with individual abilities – …
by Feral Interactive Ltd

$19.99 | Released 1/20/2011
Welcome to Rome – Welcome to War. Two world-dominating games in one! Before you buy, expand this description to check the system requirements below. See the mini-site at feralinteractive.com/rometw Uni …
by Easy 8 Software

$2.99 | Released 10/4/2011
Play all your favorites! Card Shark is a collection of solitaire and traditional (vs. computer) card games, that is expanded and improved regularly thanks to user requests. Supported games include: Klo …
by Rovio Entertainment Ltd

$4.99 | Released 3/22/2012
#1 in 116 countries! Big thanks to all our fans! “Intergalactic phenomenon worth every penny” – AppCraver “Takes the fundamental physics-based flinging of the original and turns it on its head... It's  …
by Electronic Arts

$12.99 | Released 12/22/2011
The most critically-acclaimed iOS racing game comes to the Mac App Store! Featuring visually-stunning graphics and state-of-the-art handling, experience the excitement, competition and glory of authent …
by Feral Interactive Ltd

$34.99 | Released 9/18/2012
Command the seas, conquer the land, build an Empire. Before you buy, expand this description to check the system requirements below. An epic game of real-time tactics which combines turn-based empire b …
by Backflip Studios

$0.99 | Released 2/2/2011
MEGA-SALE! Now available for a very limited time only at the lowest possible price! Now you can play the wildly popular iPhone and iPad game, NINJUMP DELUXE, on your Mac! This new version adds three ne …
by Feral Interactive Ltd

$19.99 | Released 12/13/2012
The Dark Knight descends. One of the “Best Games of 2013” in the “Mac App Store Best of 2013”! Before you buy, expand this description to check the system requirements below. A year after the events of …
by Double Fine Productions, Inc.

$4.99 | Released 2/28/2013
***Selected as one of the Mac App Store Best of 2013!*** "What might at first seem like a straightforward 2D puzzle-platformer is in fact a clever throwback to classic point-and-click adventures of the …
by Aspyr Media, Inc.

$19.99 | Released 3/31/2011
Fight some of WWII's most epic battles looking through the eyes of ordinary soldiers. The sequel to Call of Duty, the 2003 Game of the Year and winner of more than 80 awards, Call of Duty 2 offers more …
by ZeptoLab UK Limited

$4.99 | Released 2/22/2012
A mysterious package has arrived, and the little monster inside has only one request… CANDY! The long-awaited hit game Cut the Rope has finally arrived in the Mac App Store! Cut the ropes to release th …
by Aspyr Media, Inc.

$9.99 | Released 1/23/2013
Forge your Weapon and follow the path of the Jedi Star Wars® Jedi Knight®: Jedi Academy™, of the highly acclaimed Jedi Knight series, allows players to take on the role of a new student eager to learn  …
by FISHLABS

$9.99 | Released 8/25/2011
[ Deep Silver FISHLABS' legendary sci-fi shooter blazes onto the Mac in a stunningly beautiful Full HD version! ] # # # AN UNPRECEDENTED OUTER SPACE ADVENTURE # # # Galaxy on Fire 2™ Full HD is a premi …
by Jackbox Games, Inc.

$24.99 | Released 2/4/2015
NOTE: These games are same-room multiplayer party games. For 1-100 players! Your phones or tablets are your controllers! The team behind YOU DON’T KNOW JACK presents FIVE guffaw-inducing party games in …
by Feral Interactive Ltd

$11.99 | Released 7/24/2014
One of the “Best Games of 2014” in the “Mac App Store Best of 2014”! Leap into a magical Disney adventure! Before you buy, expand this description to check the system requirements below. When Minnie Mo …
by FOCUS HOME INTERACTIVE

$9.99 | Released 2/7/2013
Farming Simulator 2013, the #1 farming simulation game Welcome to the largest and most exciting farming simulator ever made! Farming Simulator 2013 is bigger and enriched with outstanding content and m …
by Bossa Studios Ltd

$9.99 | Released 7/26/2013
Surgeon Simulator 2013 is a darkly humorous over-the-top operation sim game where players become Nigel Burke, a would be surgeon taking life into his own shaky hands, performing life-saving surgical ma …
by EnsenaSoft

$0.99 | Released 2/5/2011
Ultimate Hangman is a must have hangman game with 4 awesome themes (Doodle Hangman, Chillin' Chalk, Christmas Snowman and Flower Power), 11 great songs and 73 word categories including 7 random modes.  …
by Aspyr Media, Inc.

$19.99 | Released 2/2/2012
RAGE®: Campaign Edition™ features the full, unaltered RAGE single-player campaign, plus bonus equipment formerly exclusive to the Anarchy Edition, including Double Barrel Shotgun, Rat Rod Buggy, Fists  …
by SOLILAB

$2.99 | Released 12/31/2010
Spider is one of the most popular solitaire card games in the world. Play Spider Solitarus on your Mac! features: - high definition graphics - two different set of cards - 3 levels of difficulties - hi …
by Overhaul Games

$19.99 | Released 11/22/2013
“He who fights with monsters should look to it that he himself does not become a monster... When you gaze long into the abyss, the abyss also gazes into you...” Kidnapped. Imprisoned. Tortured. The wiz …
by CD Projekt RED S.A.

$19.99 | Released 12/13/2012
** FOR HIGH END MACS ONLY, CLICK TO EXPAND AND CHECK YOUR SPECS ** BEFORE PURCHASE, PLEASE EXPAND THIS DESCRIPTION TO REVIEW THE SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS “The finest role-playing game in years – and certain …
by MP Digital, LLC

$9.99 | Released 10/22/2015
Voted the Mac App Store "Game of the Year" for 2016! In Mini Metro, you take on the task of designing the subway layout for a rapidly expanding city. Your city starts with three stations. Draw routes b …
by Korion

$2.99 | Released 9/30/2011
Screen Snake Plus is a re-make of the classic snake game. But instead of moving the snake in a window, the snake moves across your screen itself, or even from screen to screen! This version includes mu …
by SCS Software

$11.99 | Released 3/15/2013
Get behind the wheel of one of the most iconic trucks on the road with this highly detailed Scania R-series simulation. Simulation reality is pushed to the extreme, in this unique mix of video game and …
by Virtual Programming Ltd

$9.99 | Released 2/12/2013
Victory at all cost It’s time to dust off the field marshal's baton and take command of any nation in World War II; the largest conflict in history. Thecritically acclaimed grand strategy game Hearts o …
by Webfoot Technologies, Inc.

$0.99 | Released 4/17/2011
Classic game room fun! Go head-to-head with a real opponent or the computer in 3 different games. Test your reflexes on the air-hockey table. Match wits with the computer AI or another human on the pin …
by Flipline Studios

$2.99 | Released 12/16/2012
Grab your spatula and get ready for a burger-flipping adventure! In this brand-new edition of Papa's Burgeria, you are unwillingly left in charge of Papa Louie's famous Burgeria. You'll need to take or …
by Triniti Interactive Limited

$2.99 | Released 8/2/2012
A SMALL TOWN INFECTED... UNDEAD ROAM the STREETS... LOCK 'n' LOAD and come out GUNS BLAZING in HD GLORY! ★★★★★ A strange virus has taken hold in a small town; one after another, the town's people have  …
by Aleksander Polanowski

$0.99 | Released 6/29/2013
App For All fans of Minecraft only 0.99 $
by Feral Interactive Ltd

$9.99 | Released 11/6/2015
To understand your present, you have to go back to your past. Before you buy, expand this description to check the system requirements below. A decade after Lara Croft’s first archaeological escapade i …
by Kedronic UAB

$4.99 | Released 8/31/2012
Let your young artist color in these enchanting princesses and heroines from here favorite stories and she will enter a world of beauty and magic. Benefits: ◦ Teaching children simple arithmetic. Addit …
by Mahjong

$2.99 | Released 4/25/2014
Advanced version of Mancala game (also known as Kalah) with statistics and five levels of difficulty will give you a real challenge!