A few years ago I made some wooden puzzles myself, not very successful but the puzzle worked. This weekend I received two books from Amazon I ordered about crafting wooden puzzles yourself:
Crafting Wood Logic Puzzles – Very nice book with 126 pages explaining into detail how to make 18 different kind of three dimensional games for the hands and mind. For each puzzle there are lost of pictures showing how every step of crafting wooden puzzles is explained including a cutting list and the tools and material needed to make one of the [Read More...]
Slitherlink & Sudoku is a new puzzle book by Nikoli which is available from Amazon.com.
Slitherink are engaging logic puzzles with some simple rules and four numbers: 0, 1, 2, and 3. They are Nikoli’s original creations and as, known as Sli-Lin in Japan, and they provide endless enjoyment. Nikoli is famous for their puzzle books as all puzzles are hand made without using a computer.
The grid features scattered dots and numbers; connect the dots with a vertical or horizontal line until you’ve created a single loop with no crossings or branches. The trick is [Read More...]
If you like comics and Sudoku than probably you will like these two Sudoku Puzzle books.
One of The Puzzle Society books features 50 Dilbert strips and 200 Sudoku puzzles, while the other includes 50 Peanuts strips and also 200 Sudoku puzzles. The two puzzle books combining Sudoku puzzles and comic strips will be released in March 2008 by Andrews McMeel Publishing.
Via Puzzlinks I found the story in the Yemen Observer about a Yemeni man who may have broken the record for the world’s largest crossword puzzle. Abdul-Karim Qasem has created a crossword puzzle that has 320,500 squares and an 800,720 word clue book. The puzzle took him seven years to complete and he needed to spend two days in bed after finishing it.
If you like Sudoku, you’ll love kakuro!
For Sudoku fans looking for a new puzzle to challenge and delight, Will Shortz, crossword editor of The New York Times since 1993 and America’s puzzlemaster, presents kakuro. You will probably know Will Shortz from the hit documentary Wordplay in which he starred.
If you’ve never tried these deceptively simple-looking puzzles, get set: Millions of puzzlers around the globe are already hooked. Pick up your pencil and get ready to see if you can kakuro! Kakuro Presented by Will Shortz has 100 addictive Logic Puzzles and is available from Amazon.com. Personally [Read More...]
In Scientific American from 1956 to 1986, Martin Gardner had a column where he introduced hundreds of thousands of readers with the delights of mathematics, puzzles and problem solving techniques. He enlivened classic geometry and number theory and introduced readers to new areas such as combinatorics and graph theory.
At Amazon you can now buy a CD which contains the following fifteen books of Martin Gardner: 1. Hexaflexagons and Other Mathematical Diversions 2. The Second Scientific American Book of Mathematical Puzzles and Diversions 3. New Mathematical Diversions 4. The Unexpected Hanging and Other Mathematical Diversions 5. Martin Gardner’s 6th Book [Read More...]
The longest crossword puzzle book is 21 feet long, it’s nine squares high, 966 squares long, and with a colossal 2,439 answers to figure out: this is truly a record-breaking, brain-busting crossword puzzle!
Crossword mavens can make a choice: they can either start a marathon solving session or come back to it time and time again—doing a little more and stretching out the pleasure. It starts simply—with easy first solutions. But as you get deeper into the puzzle, the clues get harder.
Plus, as a fun extra, an excerpt from John F. Kennedy’s 1961 inaugural address is woven throughout the [Read More...]