Logic puzzle articles A selection of articles, reviews, interviews and biographies relating to logic puzzles as a way of life. Read about education, health, handicraft, solving techniques, illusions, tutorials, championships, polls, travel, new games, and much more. http://www.conceptispuzzles.com/de/index.aspx?uri=info/article http://www.conceptispuzzles.com/de/index.aspx?uri=info/article/445 Thu, 20 Nov 2014 02:00:00 GMT Sudoku Tapestry Puzzles can be solved in all different ways. My favorite is curled up on the sofa with a nice cup of tea, using my best coloured soft-tip pens. Different colours help me see the logic in the toughest Suduko puzzles. This is how I discovered that there can be a beauty in Sudoku solutions, which I wanted to explore. http://www.conceptispuzzles.com/de/index.aspx?uri=info/article/442 Mon, 15 Sep 2014 02:00:00 GMT 21 Inspiring Sudoku Moments Captured by Instagramers From beaches, swimming pools and bubble baths, through cars and airplanes to hospitals and Ibiza parties. With Bacon and Eggs or with fruits. With whisky, beer or herb tea. In sickness and in health. Even with candle lights during power cuts – Sudoku puzzles are played everywhere, anytime and under all circumstances. Here are 21 inspiring Sudoku moments, captured and shared by Instagram users. http://www.conceptispuzzles.com/de/index.aspx?uri=info/article/430 Mon, 28 Oct 2013 02:00:00 GMT Puzzled in Beijing: Pictures from the 2013 World Sudoku and World Puzzle Championships The live broadcast camera operators of China’s national TV were clearly very happy. It was magic hour time and the light of the setting sun was spectacularly perfectly shining on the huge square behind the 3 renaissance buildings of Chateau Laffitte Hotel in the Changping District. The red Da Tanggu, a traditional barrel-shaped Chinese drum from the 19th century, was so big that even the seven people standing around it could barely surround half of it. http://www.conceptispuzzles.com/de/index.aspx?uri=info/article/429 Thu, 12 Sep 2013 02:00:00 GMT 21 Reasons Why People Play Logic Puzzles If you're reading this page you must be a logic puzzles lover. Maybe even an addict, obsessively spending valuable hours searching for the next move until that eureka moment when you find it right in front of you. http://www.conceptispuzzles.com/de/index.aspx?uri=info/article/428 Tue, 3 Sep 2013 02:00:00 GMT Recreational and Educational Value of Math Puzzles Many people enjoy working on grid puzzles as small, quick challenges of their mathematical and logical skills. Here is one you may not have seen, the OkiDoku. How does it work? Looking at the grid above, try to find four different numbers and put them in these 16 squares in a way that will satisfy the following two conditions: http://www.conceptispuzzles.com/de/index.aspx?uri=info/article/424 Thu, 25 Jul 2013 12:00:00 GMT The 10 Hardest Logic Puzzles Ever Created So you think you are clever, right? Then here is your chance to pit your brain against some of the world's hardest logic puzzles ever created. After having created number puzzles like Calcudoku and Killer Sudoku for many years, I decided to try and find the most challenging ones out there. Every once in a while I added a new type of puzzle, until I ended up with a list of 10. http://www.conceptispuzzles.com/de/index.aspx?uri=info/article/421 Mon, 17 Jun 2013 12:00:00 GMT I Shared Slitherlink With My Friends at The Lab and This is What Happened Avid Japanese puzzle fan and Twitter user irarumuko thinks Conceptis Slitherlink is really cool so he decided to share the app with his friends at the university lab. He also took this photo and posted it on Twitter saying "I shared Slitherlink with my friends at the university lab and this is what happened". We couldn't help sharing the photo with all of you, thinking it's an excellent demonstration of what logic puzzles mean to some of us. Just saying. http://www.conceptispuzzles.com/de/index.aspx?uri=info/article/361 Tue, 23 Nov 2010 10:00:00 GMT 19 Moments at the 19th World Puzzle Championship 2010 The world's best known puzzling event, the World Puzzle Championship, was held this year in Paprotnia near Warsaw, Poland. 116 representatives from 26 countries competed with each other during the week of October 24, solving language-independent logic puzzles in both individual and team competitions. The team playoffs were won by Team USA while Taro Arimatsu from Japan won the individual playoffs. The World Puzzle Championship (WPC) is run annually by the World Puzzle Federation (WPF) since 1992, when the first championship took place in New York. http://www.conceptispuzzles.com/de/index.aspx?uri=info/article/356 Thu, 14 Oct 2010 13:00:00 GMT 9 Learning Style Myths Debunked In recent years, cognitive scientists have shown that a few simple techniques can reliably increase the benefits of studying. Gali Finkel, a product manager at Mind360.com compiled a series of cognitive techniques that can give students, young and old, something many did not have before: a study plan based on evidence, instead of schoolyard folk wisdom. http://www.conceptispuzzles.com/de/index.aspx?uri=info/article/347 Wed, 16 Jun 2010 17:40:00 GMT 21 mazes that turn earth into picture puzzles If you've been around this website for a while then you know how much we love maze puzzles at Conceptis. Mazes, amongst the oldest puzzle in history, are simple to solve and great fun; they require no special rules or culture-dependent knowledge and are the perfect pastime for children and adults alike. Picture mazes, such as Maze-a-Pix (see free playable sample below) and similar puzzles that are popular in Japan, go a step further by offering recognizable images formed by the process of solving the maze. http://www.conceptispuzzles.com/de/index.aspx?uri=info/article/338 Thu, 18 Mar 2010 18:00:00 GMT Puzzle Geocaching in Okinawa: The Logical Way Geocaching began when the US government decided to remove selective availability from their GPS satellite system on May 2, 2000. Only one day later, on May 3, 2000, the very first geocache was placed in the woods of Oregon. The idea was simple: Place a container in the woods, note its coordinates, and share those coordinates with others under the condition that seekers follow one simple rule: if you take something, leave something. http://www.conceptispuzzles.com/de/index.aspx?uri=info/article/318 Thu, 24 Sep 2009 13:00:00 GMT 6 Ways how to transform fear of math into love Julie was my student in the class "What Is Math". She was so afraid of Math that she never even looked at the board whenever anything mathematical was mentioned. One early morning Julie came to my office, handed me a paper and said: "Dani, I just woke up from a most vivid nightmare and wrote it down a few minutes ago, please read it". I took the paper from her hand and read the following story that will forever stay with me. This is what Julie wrote: