We continue with our beginners series. Our plan is to publish one more group of puzzles after this one and then conclude the Classics Collection with a fifth online contest. But first things first; here is today’s set: Snake
Here is the next group in our Classics Collection. Actually, the next puzzle style was supposed to be a simple Domino Search, but Ulrich convinced me that it would be a bit too dull even for a beginners series, so we decided to do Blackout Dominoes instead. This may sound like a weird choice because they do not come up that often in contests, hence one could wonder if they belong in our series at all.
Just a short post, and this time I mean it; a little advertising, that’s all. The Classics Collection consists of more than 20 puzzle sets by now, and even though they cover a wide range of basic puzzle styles, they are all limited in one regard: they live on standard square cell grids. But the world of logical puzzles has a lot more to offer – puzzles on all sorts of grids, regular or irregular, not to mention the considerable variety of non-grid-related puzzles.
As announced, we are continuing with our beginners series. Here is the new set: Four Winds
Due to the global pandemic, it was once again impossible to hold a “regular” WSPC. Instead, a week-long online convention was held. As with the German Championship earlier this year, I will drop a couple of remarks while my memory is still fresh. I will limit myself to some general observations and thoughts this time, rather than go over every single round.
for the remaining five sets of our Classics Collection I have a somewhat clear schedule in mind. If nothing goes wrong, we will have today’s set and two more in 2021 and then the last two in early 2022, so that the fifth Beginners contest can take place in February or March. I have not yet decided what will come next on this blog after the CC; meanwhile, there is a WSPC substitute forthcoming, and I guess there will be new GP series (and other events) as well after the turn of the year.