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Grindstone (PS4 cover
Game Box forGrindstone (PS4)


Grindstone is a puzzle game that combines match-3 mechanics with tactical strategy. The player's task is to fight monsters by attacking their groups of the same color. However, the enemies are not defenseless, so you need to keep an eye on where you end your move in a turn.

Puzzle | fantasy | turn-based | tactical | RPG elements | elements of strategy | combine three elements

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Grindstone is a puzzle game developed by Capybara Games studio, the authors of Don't Starve: Shipwrecked, Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP, Might & Magic: Clash of Heroes and Below.


The game is set in a fantasy land. The player assumes the role of a warrior named Jorj, whose task is to cleanse the land of the monsters that inhabit it. We are not noble heroes or adventurers here - we perform these tasks because it is our job and we go home to our families at the end of an eight-hour work shift.

Game mechanics

Grindstone is a puzzle game that combines match-3 mechanics with tactical elements. The gameplay is turn-based and takes place on levels populated with monsters of different colors. The player has to create attack lines of his hero so that in one move he eliminates at least three opponents of the same color in a row. The longer the string, the more powerful our combat techniques are. If you kill a minimum of 10 enemies in a single move, you are rewarded with a gem that allows you to create strings of attacks that target monsters of different colors.

However, monsters are not defenseless, so when planning an offensive we must take into account that our warrior should finish the move in as safe a place as possible. The character is only able to survive a few attacks, so you have to be careful in creating attacks. The game is varied by various obstacles and traps on the map, as well as the fact that some enemies can move on the map.

In addition to standard clashes, skirmishes with bosses also await the player. As the player progresses in the game, he collects resources and construction plans, which can be used to create increasingly better equipment for his warrior.

Game modes

The game offers a single-player mode only. In the campaign we wade through several hundred levels, slowly clearing successive sections of the game.

Players can also unlock the boss rush mode, in which we face only bosses, as well as compete with other players for points in online rankings.

Technical aspects

Grindstone features attractive two-dimensional graphics done in the style of comedic American cartoons.

Last updated on 04 May 2023

Game mode: single player  

PEGI rating Grindstone

Age rating. The PEGI rating considers the age suitability of a game, not the level of difficulty. Game contains depictions of violence.

Grindstone System requirements

PC / Windows

PC / Windows

  • Minimum:
  • Intel Dual Core 2.0 GHz
  • 4 GB RAM
  • graphic card 2 GB
  • 1200 MB HDD
  • Windows 7 64-bit
  • Recommended:
  • Intel Dual Core 2.0 GHz
  • 8 GB RAM
  • graphic card 2 GB
  • 1200 MB HDD
  • Windows 7 64-bit
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