“You can be sitting in the train working on a puzzle but it can take you far away from the everyday. Before you know it you’re at your stop or about to pass it. It’s not like you were even in the train. It’s something different, something removed from the ordinary.” –Maki Kaji, Japanese Times
The Nation’s No. 1 Newspaper offers puzzlesmiths the ultimate cranium compendium boasting five challenging mind teasers.
USA TODAY is America’s most recognized newspaper reaching more than 5 million people each day. Now, USA TODAY has collected five popular game formats into one book, including: Logic [Read More...]
Octo Puzzles are a combination between Sudoku and Kakuro and comes in Octo Puzzle Books by Doug Gardner
The goal of an Octo puzzle is to place the numbers 1 to 8 in each of the octagons such that the numbers are not repeated in any octagon, row, column, or diagonal. As clues, you get the numbers in the triangles at the beginning and end of the shorter diagonals, which are the sum of the four or six numbers in that diagonal. The number in the diamond is a different clue–it’s the sum of the four numbers that [Read More...]
Tri-doku is the new Sudoku variant—and it’s no square. These fun and extra-challenging puzzles come in triangles, all color-coded to indicate special spaces where numbers can’t repeat and where new rules of play come into action.
Each large triangle includes nine smaller ones (just as the square grids feature interior boxes); as usual, you must place numbers one to nine in each triangle. But then solvers face some unique (and exciting) requirements for filling in the edges, for completing the “three legs” of the inner shaded triangle, and for handling the hexagon shapes.
It’s win-win for the whole family: Kids love puzzles—and parents love their kids to love puzzles. Now from Puzzability — the premier puzzle-writing company whose mind-benders have appeared regularly in The New York Times and Disney Adventures, and repeatedly in The New Yorker and Martha Stewart Kids — comes a rich, original, and entertaining category-killer of a book with over 250 puzzles on every imaginable theme and subject.
Fully illustrated in color, here is a bonanza of mazes, word games, visual and logic puzzles, and more. With a full range of difficulty, but all totally solvable, the puzzles are not [Read More...]
Will Shortz has been crossword editor of The New York Times since 1993 and has released a new puzzle book with 200 hard Sudoku puzzles.
His latest Sudoku puzzle book is called Will Shortz Presents Ferocious Sudoku: 200 Hard Puzzles includes: -200 hard puzzles -Perfect portable size -Big grids for easy solving
A Passion for Mathematics is an educational, entertaining trip through the curiosities of the math world, blending an eclectic mix of history, biography, philosophy, number theory, geometry, probability, huge numbers, and mind-bending problems into a delightfully compelling collection that is sure to please math buffs, students, and experienced mathematicians alike.
In each chapter, Clifford Pickover provides factoids, anecdotes, definitions, quotations, and captivating challenges that range from fun, quirky puzzles to insanely difficult problems. Readers will encounter mad mathematicians, strange number sequences, obstinate numbers, curious constants, magic squares, fractal geese, monkeys typing Hamlet, infinity, and much, [Read More...]
Now you can play interactive Jumble on your Amazon Kindle with Jumble Puzzles for Kindle, Vol. 1 (Jumble for Kindle), by Puzux next to the original puzzle book Jumble Mania: A Collection For Passionate Puzzlers (Jumbles).
As featured in over 600 daily newspapers and tens of thousands of print books, Jumble challenges you to solve word anagrams and a phrase anagram with the help of a cartoon clue! Happy Puzzling!