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Selection Puzzles

Lately I have been thinking about logical puzzle types that are entirely different from the ones we encounter every day. More precisely, I was not just looking for isolated puzzles that are somehow special, or for new sets of rules and rule combinations, but for categories of puzzles which are based on “tasks” we have not seen before. It so happens that I have a few ideas for puzzles without grids, but when it comes to grid puzzles, it often appears that there is nothing left to discover.

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Classics Collection: Fillomino

Hi folks,
there has been a decline in postings on this blog, due to the Beginners Contest that was held on the Logic Masters website two weeks ago, but the Classics Collection was never supposed to end after only five puzzle types. Here is the sixth part of the series: Fillomino

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Example Puzzles

As announced last time, this is an article about example puzzles for instruction booklets. I am only dropping a few thoughts here, just as in my previous post regarding instruction texts. Meanwhile, here is a short reminder that the Beginners Contest – linked to the first five puzzle sets from the Classics Collection – has started and will still be running until Monday noon.

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Puzzle Instructions

I have been thinking about puzzle instructions and example puzzles lately. It is just a coincidence (a happy one though) that there was a discussion in the UK forum touching the matter of instruction texts recently, since it means such topics are really of relevance, so I will address the first subject today. Presumably I will follow up on example puzzles in another article soon.

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What do we want?

Hi folks,
more than two weeks have passed since I wrote my last post. The Beginners Contest I announced last time is set up by now, you will find it on the website of the German puzzle community Logic Masters. Meanwhile, I have been planning a new article. Since this is kind of a delicate matter, I have been thinking about how to phrase the following without offending anyone.

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Contest Announcement

Five sets of our Classics Collection, of 12 puzzles each, lie behind us. We will have a break now, and instead of a sixth group there will be an online contest next. That contest will be hosted on the website of the German puzzle community Logic Masters. The exact date is not fixed yet; it will probably take place around the end of the month. More details will follow soon.