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reviewed Puzzlebook: 102 Puzzle Quizzes (color.... October 30, 2011
Puzzlebook: 102 Puzzle Quizzes (color and
(special thanks to the authors for providing me with a review copy!)    I found myself wondering, as I played my third book of puzzles by these authors, what it might be like at the …
reviewed Brain Candy: Science, Paradoxes, Puzz.... October 21, 2010
Brain Candy: Science, Paradoxes, Puzzles, Logic,
   Most puzzles are based in some time of science, so you would think that the two would work quite well together. And in "Brain Candy", they do...sort of. It's definitely NOT …
posted a Quick Tip about Super Sudoku Variants: Conceptis Puzzles. July 09, 2010
Super Sudoku Variants: Conceptis Puzzles
If you enjoy standard variations on Sudoku, you'll enjoy this well-prepared collection ranging from easy to moderately difficult. Nothing at the fiendish, diabolical level here but a nice break from the …
Super Sudoku Variants: Conceptis Puzzles
Sometimes, even as a dedicated Sudoku fan, I get bored with the basic puzzle format. Even when confronted with the most devious, diabolically challenging Sudoku puzzle in the basic 9x9 format, I sometimes …
reviewed Crossword puzzle. March 29, 2010
posted in Healthy Lifestyle
American-style crossword puzzle grid
Studies have shown that keeping your brain active and engaged with new things may help to live longer, avoid dementia and may even help to prevent Alzheimer's disease.  Reading, doing crossword …
reviewed Will Shortz Presents Puzzles from the.... March 13, 2010
Will Shortz Presents Puzzles from the World Sudoku Championship: 100 Wordless Crossword Puzzles (Will Shortz Presents...)
Associated Press put it very well - "Hunched over newspapers on crowded subway trains, sneaking secret peeks in the office, a puzzle-crazy nation is trying to slot numbers into small checkerboard …
reviewed Gridlock: Crossword Puzzles and the M.... February 23, 2010
Gridlock: Crossword Puzzles and the Mad Geniuses Who Create Them
OK, OK, I admit it! I've been called a geek by the best of them. Even my family has indulged in a covert chuckle a time or two over my off-the-wall hobbies which include (aside from reviewing books for …
reviewed Jumbo Sudoku Challenge. February 18, 2010
Jumbo Sudoku Challenge
When you get right down to where the rubber hits the road, there are a very limited number of things that one can say about a book of sudoku puzzles.       That said, Michael Mepham's …
reviewed The Sudoku Addict's Workbook. February 11, 2010
The Sudoku Addict's Workbook
What an absolutely marvelous idea for Sudoku addicts like myself! Paul Stephens, the author of this marvelous little puzzle compilation, explained the idea beautifully in his foreword:       …
reviewed Star Mazes: A Celestial Collection of.... January 25, 2010
Star mazes: A celestial collection of
Although I am a mathematician, I have never developed a fondness for Sudoku puzzles, my preferred method of engaging in mild intellectual pursuits is mazes. I spent hours and hours working through them …
reviewed The Simple Book of Not-So-Simple Puzzles. January 09, 2010
The Simple Book of Not-So-Simple Puzzles
The title is the perfect description for the brain-cramping contents of this book. These puzzles are the intellectual equivalent of the beautiful flowers in the movie, "The Wizard of Oz." They look so …
reviewed Sudoku Hell. January 09, 2010
Sudoku Hell
The ratings in this little gem suggest that the puzzles range from "difficult" through "very difficult" culminating with a collection of fiendish puzzles. True enough, but ...    …
reviewed The Shoelace Problem and Other Puzzles. December 23, 2009
The Shoelace Problem and Other Puzzles
Moscovich is excellent at putting together bind bending puzzles. However, while some of the items in this collection do bend the mind, many are relatively easy, almost trivial. For example, on page 55 …
reviewed Extreme Sudoku for Dummies. December 17, 2009
Extreme Sudoku for Dummies
What an absolutely marvelous idea for Sudoku addicts like myself! Andrew Heron and Andrew Stuart, the joint authors of this marvelous little puzzle compilation, explain the simple idea behind "Extreme …
reviewed The Hinged Square & Other Puzzles. November 29, 2009
The Hinged Square & Other Puzzles
The best puzzles are a bid misleading, occasionally contain elements of subterfuge and in the end rather obvious when the solution is derived or seen. Ivan Moscovich is a master puzzler and that is clear …
posted a Quick Tip about The Sudoku Code: 200 Sudoku Puzzles. .... November 11, 2009
The Sudoku Code: 200 Sudoku Puzzles. One Answer.
Sudoku is just way too addictive to me. It's like paper crack & I don't know how I could get through some days at work without it.
reviewed Kakuro To Go. September 06, 2009
Kakuro To Go
I am an avid sudoku puzzler. Looking for something new to try I decided to pick-up this book to give me my first Kakuro experience. I read plenty of reviews of other products, but when I got to my local …
reviewed Tetris Classic [PC Game]. August 10, 2009
posted in City Lifestyle
Tetris
I don't recall which version of it. But Tetris is Tetris. I chose 1992 as this was about the time I was addicted to it when I spent literally hours in a day just on the handheld game. Work was slow …
reviewed The New York Times Quick and Easy Cro.... May 31, 2009
The New York Times Quick and Easy Crossword
First off, I will say that I casually do crosswords. I do the New York Times most Mondays and some Tuesdays as they easier than their mid- to late-week counterparts. The New York Times crossword puzzles …
reviewed The New York Times Quicker and Easier.... May 31, 2009
The New York Times Quicker and Easier Crossword
Sections of this review is almost verbatim of my review of "Quick and Easy Crossword Puzzles" by Will Shortz since the books are so similar. I did not find these puzzles significantly easier than the …
reviewed The Book of Sudoku: The Hot New Puzzl.... May 31, 2009
The Book of Sudoku: The Hot New Puzzle Craze
Note: review originally written on May 4, 2006.    Sudoku really is addictive. My first real experience with sudoku (outside of US Weekly or some other magazine that was on the coffee …
reviewed The Big Book of Baseball Brainteasers. May 25, 2009
The Big Book of Baseball Brainteasers
"The Big Book of Baseball Brainteasers" is a good addition to any baseball junkie's library. However, I do not think that I would necessarily recommend it to casual fans of the game. I will discuss the …
reviewed The Sudoku Code: 200 Sudoku Puzzles. .... May 25, 2009
The Sudoku Code: 200 Sudoku Puzzles. One Answer.
This is an excellent addition to any sudoku junkies library. I am usually not a fan of "knock-off" products taking advantage of another product's success (Da Vinci Code in this case) - but, …
reviewed New Comprehensive A-Z Crossword Dicti.... May 25, 2009
New Comprehensive A-Z Crossword Dictionary
I have had much success in using "The New Comprehensive A - Z Crossword Dictionary" since I received it. It was given to me as a gift from my Aunt who recently got a new one (not sure if it is the same …
reviewed Bird Brain Teasers: Puzzles, Games & .... May 16, 2009
Bird Brain Teasers: Puzzles, Games & Avian Trivia
First of all, this book is just the right size to take along with you to the doctor's office, hair appointments, or for when you're travelling. Inside, is a collection of poems, puzzles, pictures, stories, …
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