Categories
Classics Collection

Classics Collection: Yajilin

Here is the next installment of our beginners series. You will notice that this is the third post in our Classics Collection within a month; however, the reason for the rush is actually quite simple. Some time ago I decided that the next CC group will be about Yajilin, and it so happens that the UKPA is hosting a Yajilin (and variations) contest this weekend. The puzzle style collision is purely incidental, but I figured it would be prudent to publish our puzzle set before the contest rather than after it. Here is the PDF file: Yajilin

Categories
Classics Collection

Classics Collection: Galaxies

Hi folks,
here is the next set of our puzzle series for beginners. To be fair, Galaxies (sometimes the longer name “Spiral Galaxies” is used) is not the most classic puzzle style I could think of. On the other hand, Dissection Puzzle types are somewhat rare in the community, and those with variable size and shape of the resulting regions are even rarer, so I think for the sake of diversity it is a decent addition. Here is today’s PDF file: Galaxies

Categories
Classics Collection

Classics Collection: Star Battle

Hi folks,
it is time for another installment of our Classics Collection series. Today’s post is about Star Battle, a fairly popular Placement Puzzle style. Actually, this puzzle type is not ideal for our beginner series format, due to the size constraints (see the explanation below the example), but I have decided to use it anyway. Here is the new set: Star Battle

Categories
Uncategorized

Half a Life

Recently I have been moaning a lot about how puzzle creation has moved in a direction that I find, shall we say, unappealing. Today I will take a brief look back and describe how – in my perception – the scenery has changed over the years. Puzzle trends are evolving all the time, hence we can take for granted that I am not really covering a lot of ground here. I guess we should view this as just a short trip down on memory lane.

Categories
Classics Collection

Classics Collection: Hakyuu

Hi folks,
the Classics Collection continues! As usual, the idea is to present five popular puzzle types and then host another Beginners Contest on the Logic Masters Germany website. For today’s post I picked Hakyuu, also known as Ripple Effect, a puzzle style I used to be quite fond of in the past. In fact, I still like Hakyuu puzzles a lot, it is just that they have become quite rare over the years. Still, I feel it is a worthy addition to this puzzle series. Here is the PDF file: Hakyuu

Categories
Uncategorized

A puzzler’s life, Part 3

Hi folks,
quite some time has passed since my last post, and in fact not much has happened on my end. The Classics Collection is supposed to continue soon, but I have not yet found the time to design a larger number of puzzles again. Somehow I feel like I am experiencing the puzzle equivalent of writer’s block; since I have never been a professional writer, this may be a silly comparison, of course. In any case, no promises as to when the next puzzles will appear on this blog.