Stars & Stripes Sudoku, is another Sudoku variant by USA Sudoku.
Each 12 x 12 grid has the familiar 1 – 9′s, but also has three stars in each row, box and column. Instead of using letters A, B,and C, the puzzle uses three stars in the form of an asterisk (*). The difference is the 3 stars (*) are the “same”. Each row, column, and 4×3 box will contain three stars in a finished puzzle.
The 100 puzzles in this book range from easy warm-ups to ruthlessly difficult challenges and are sure to [Read More...]
Puzzles for Programmers and Pros is for programmers who need to brush up on their puzzle–solving skills as they prepare for the programming job interview. It is also for anyone who love puzzles and challenges.
From the Back Cover: Solving puzzles demands a mindset that starts with a vulnerable openness followed by a rigorous drive to find a solution. Whether you’re preparing for a programming job interview or just like a challenge, this book takes you on a tour of problem–solving techniques so you can dramatically improve your skills. You?ll learn how to conquer [Read More...]
New York Times crossword puzzle editor Will Shortz plans to donate his collection of more than 20,000 puzzle books and magazines to Indiana University.
Shortz told the Indianapolis Star that he discussed the bequest with Indiana University library officials last spring, when he was in Bloomington to give the school’s commencement address. Will Shortz collection includes the first American crossword puzzle, printed in the now-defunct New York World in 1913. His oldest book is from 1543.
Will Shortz graduated from Indiana University in 1974, using the school’s Individualized Major Program to earn a degree in what he calls “enigmatology”, or the [Read More...]
Animal Puzzles for the Scroll Saw: 30 Projects in Wood is a book with 80 pages written by Judy Peterson and Dave Peterson and available from Amazon.
Unlike conventional flat puzzles, this guide presents 30 interlocking patterns that stand erect and can be displayed vertically. Designed for scroll sawyers of all skill levels, this easy-to-follow guide includes patterns for numerous mammals, reptiles, birds, and household pets.
Instructions on getting started and selecting the proper tools, woods, and blades accompany detailed information on how to design an animal puzzle from [Read More...]
The talented Grabarchuk family have produced a tantalizing collection of highly original puzzles, each with its own set of rules (or rules you have to find yourself). Often geometrical in character, these puzzles are always entertaining and sometimes fiendishly difficult.
This collection of more than one hundred original and highly sophisticated puzzles presents challenges that require creative, outside of the box thinking. Many different types of puzzles are included, such as word, number, logical, visual, spatial, dissection, dividing, dot-connecting, matchstick, coin, and more. Each aesthetically appealing puzzle is designed to improve problem solving skills; train geometric, combinatorial, and spatial imagination; [Read More...]
BigFlyGames has published their first puzzle book called ‘PrismaPixels; Colored Pixel Puzzles’.
This picture logic puzzle book is the first of its kind, a pixel puzzle book in full color. There are many black and white pixel puzzle books out that have been gaining in popularity over the past ten years. They appear under such names as Picture Logic Puzzles, O’ekaki, Paint By Numbers, and simply Pixel Puzzles.
You can also find colored pixel puzzles online, but up until now, not in book form. ‘PrismaPixels; Colored Pixel Puzzles’ contains eighty pages with over fifty logic puzzles ranging from [Read More...]
KenKen is the brilliant successor to Sudoku that’s taken Japan by storm selling over one million copies in less than a year.
In collaboration with The Times, Collins – the no 1 puzzle publisher – are proud to be bringing it to the UK. KenKen is a new type of brain-training puzzle based on logic and simple arithmetic. Perfect for all ages and highly addictive, KenKen puzzles challenge and entertain in an entirely new way! The puzzle was invented by a charismatic Japanese maths teacher, Tetsuya Miyamoto in 2004.
The name comes from ‘Ken’ which is the Japanese word for [Read More...]