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Get hexed

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.

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Review: World Sudoku and Puzzle Convention

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.

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Contest Announcement

I have set up the next Beginners Contest on the Logic Masters Germany website. It will take place in two weeks and covers the five most recent puzzle styles from the Classics Collection. As usual, the difficulty of the puzzles will be such that advanced solvers are not strongly challenged; the main idea of the event is to attract less experienced puzzle friends.

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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.

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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.

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Review: German Puzzle Championship

This post is about the German Puzzle Championship “Logic Masters” 2021 which took place yesterday as an online event. I want to write about the various rounds as long as my memory is fresh. If you want to solve the puzzles in an unbiased way, you may want to do so before reading on.