Skeleton Key iOS
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Skeleton Key

by Insurgent Games

Free for a limited time
$1.99 > free

Skeleton Key is open source software released under the GNU General Public License. Source code is available here:

See also: Skeleton Key HD for iPad!

You are a treasure hunter who has acquired the keys to countless treasure chests. You must travel into the forest, through the caves, across the beach, and onto the pirate ship in search of treasure!

Skeleton Key is an addictive and unique puzzle game in which you swipe keys around the board to open doors and unlock treasure chests. Swiping the screen moves all keys at the same time. You can swipe left, right, and down, but not up! Can you unlock all of the treasure chests without getting stuck?

✓ Beautiful graphics, sounds, and music with a pirate island feel
✓ 120 unique and challenging levels spanning 4 different regions
✓ 13 achievements to earn, keeping the gameplay fun long after beating the game
✓ 3 difficulties
✓ 4 enchanting songs
✓ Listen to your own tunes or the included music


"I am happy to report I was blown away. The game is amazing."

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"This game is a must-have on the iPhone."

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"Skeleton Key is addicting and challenging."


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Skeleton Key App Details & Overview

Skeleton Key is a free-to-play strategy video game for iOS, developed by Insurgent Games. The app is compatible with iOS or later on the following devices: and or newer.

Download the Skeleton Key app and play on your iPhone or iPad. Click here to download the app for Android or Windows devices.

Developer site: Support

What's new in version 2.0

This version is a complete rewrite of the old game, to coincide with the release of Skeleton Key HD for iPad. The graphics, user interface, and achievements have all been improved. There is now a level selector, making the gameplay less frustrating and at the same time richer.

Rank in top paid apps

Ranking - Games (iPhone) - United States
  • The app is currently Free, instead of its regular price of $1.99.

App Updates (View More)

  • Release v2.0 Aug 22, 2009

App Data

Current Version: 2.0
File Size: 9Mb
Genre: Strategy, Puzzle
Publisher: Insurgent Games
Content Rating: 4+
Users Rating: 0.00 (10 reviews)
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Skeleton Key Reviews

Love it

Rated 5 out of 5
on March 25, 2012
Boring at first but gets really challenging after several levels. Addicted now.

Fab game!

Rated 5 out of 5
on March 1, 2012
Such a pleasant surprise. A true gem. But I would love cheats for hard to solve

Great puzzle game!!

Rated 5 out of 5
on June 9, 2011
I was pleasantly surprised with this game... by the screens I didn't really expect much. But the tho

A treasure for the avid puzzle

Rated 4 out of 5
on February 12, 2010
This game is a delightful and challenging puzzle game that involves sliding keys to unlock all the t


Rated 5 out of 5
on February 10, 2010
Well, I had to start over anyway, but thanks for the update! Love love love this game. Anyone debati

Very well done puzzler

Rated 5 out of 5
on December 5, 2009
I really enjoyed this game. I love puzzle games and always on the lookout for the next great puzzler

Fun game

Rated 4 out of 5
on December 3, 2009
This game is fun to play. It starts off easy but it starts to get tricky fast. This game will...

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