How ‘Grindstone’ Accidentally Avoided Being an Annoying Free-to-Play Game

One of my favorite games last year was a Grindstone, a launch title for Apple’s subscription gaming service, Apple Arcade. During an intense, weeklong fever last year, one of the only things my brain could handle was playing Grindstone. As I waited for my body to be released from its sweaty trap, I’d chop up thousands of little goblins in pursuit of gems and victory.

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