Hanoi is a puzzle game based on a Vietnamese legend. The cultural backdrop and ease of learning how to play makes Hanoi fun, but be warned: Playing a game based on a legend can get repetitive.
The legend is about monks and an ancient prophecy. The legend says there is a large temple with three crumbling towers surrounded by 64 delicate gold disks. The gold disks are stacked from largest on bottom to the smallest on top, with no two disks being the same size. Since they are so fragile, a larger disk can never be placed on top of a smaller one. The monks’ task is to move the disks from the first tower to the farthest before the temple falls.
In the legend, the towers fall before the priests complete the task and the world comes to an end.
In the game, the temple and towers are replaced by a simpler rock slab, but the disks and the idea of the game remain the same.
The game starts easy, with only three disks to move. As you complete a level, another disk is added and the challenge becomes more complex.
Fortunately, the world doesn't end if you can't complete the task. Which is good, because while this game is fun, it gets far less interesting once you figure out the puzzle.