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Girls Like Robots is a title that perfectly captures both the charm and the core mechanic of this excellent puzzle game
It's such a simple concept. There is a rectangular grid and you're tasked with placing the various characters in the scene in such a way that everybody is happy or some other requirement is fulfilled. How happy people are is influenced by who they're next to, so girls literally like robots.
Nerds like girls, like robots and like being near the edge of the group but dislike being next to other nerds (I like to imagine it's because they disagree on the age-old Star Wars vs. Star Trek debate).
Girls don't just like robots, they also dislike nerds and tolerate other girls. Robots like girls and have no strong feelings about nerds or other robots.
These are just the first three characters, and already they have enough different interactions to have plenty of puzzle fun, but this barely scratches the surface. There are tons of other characters, each with their own likes, dislikes and quirks, but never so many that you're forced to remember all of them (and if you do forget you can always easily look up the relevant interactions, just in case you'd forgotten that fish and robots were mortal enemies).
The puzzles themselves also vary in type, with some allowing you to freely place characters while others restrict the order in which you place them.
This would already be a strong recommendation without bothering to go into the delightful story.
It starts simple enough, a school trip, a sports game, a volcano erupting, a big dance. Wait, volcano?!
Never taking itself seriously, but always sharing the joke with the player, the plot is as light-hearted as they come and animated in the same gorgeous style as the core game.
With three large Acts, each with around a dozen chapters to go through (which themselves consist of ~4-10 stages) there is plenty to do, but it doesn't outstay its welcome and the finale, while a bit long, is definitely worth the effort.
Strongly recommended, get some Girls and Robots in your life today.