3 new books every logic puzzle fan in America should haveThursday, October 21, 2010
Having no regular magazines on the market, North American puzzle fans will be delighted to hear 3 new books with Conceptis puzzles are now available in the USA and Canada. Containing a chockfull collection of Pic-a-Pix (aka Paint-by-Numbers and Logic Art), Sum Sudoku (aka Killer Sudoku) and Link-a-Pix (aka Paint-by-Pairs and Enigma) the books are published by Puzzlewright Press, an imprint of Sterling Publishing Co. and available for International ordering through Barnes & Noble and Amazon.
Picturesque Paint-doku (ISBN: 978-1402775734) is a 96 page book offering an assortment of 96 B&W Pic-a-Pix puzzles in all sizes and difficulty levels. It is the 2nd book dedicated to Conceptis Pic-a-Pix, following Paint-doku - a compilation of Pic-a-Pix puzzles published in 2007.
"It's now possible to paint pictures as pretty as any by Monet or van Gogh without even having to pick up a brush-just use your mind! Put those logic skills to use on these paint-doku puzzles from the mind-boggling geniuses at Conceptis Puzzles. Puzzle lovers start with blank canvases that have numbered rows and columns; these numbers are the key to determining which squares to shade in. When solvers have cracked the code, they'll have “painted” an octopus, Albert Einstein's portrait, a Brazilian carnival celebration, and more."
Killer Sudoku: The Lethally Addictive Sudoku Variant
Another interesting pre-release by Puzzlewright Press for the Sum Sudoku fans among us is Killer Sudoku (ISBN: 978-1402771866). This 160 page book contains 120 Sum Sudoku puzzles by Conceptis in easy, medium and hard difficulty levels.
"Sudoku for the brave of heart! Sharp-minded solvers willing to venture into dangerous puzzle territory will find satisfaction navigating these killer sudoku. Each one looks like a regular sudoku, but with a challenging twist: there are also additional boxes surrounding sets of squares. Those boxes contain tiny numbers that tell you the sum of the digits inside the box. It's a brain-stretching variation that will delight sudoku fans everywhere."
With 160 pages containing 129 Color Link-a-Pix puzzles in all sizes and difficulty levels as well as a set of color pencils, this book is available for online order through Barnes & Noble and Amazon. From Amazon product description:
"Conceptis has done it again—proving it still rules as the world’s leading developer of picture-logic puzzles. Link-Up Paint-doku offers a new way to train the brain and have fun too. Simply connect pairs of like numbers with a path that uses the same number of squares and shade them in; so two 2’s next to each other can be colored in right away. But rather than using a plain pencil, pick up one of the six colored ones we’ve included and color the path to match the numbers. Suddenly, leaps of logic become artistic leaps, as a multi-hued picture emerges, perfect for showing off your puzzle skills. Each teaser tests your mental mettle with the promise of a visual treat at the end."