Monday, August 31, 2009
Friday, August 28, 2009
Katsuhiko Okamoto has created another masterpiece in the 'custom twisty puzzle' tradition. It will supposedly be commercially available soon. It won Puzzle of the Year at the prestigious IPP convention a few weeks ago. Congratulations!
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Lab Mice Puzzles - now available in Italy! This humble Mechanical Puzzle Correspondent for Games Magazine is now an International Author.
Tens of thousands have already ordered copies of Lab Mice Puzzle - printed in America, now those Lab Mice Puzzle fanatics can buy the Italian edition.
Monday, August 24, 2009
Friday, August 21, 2009
At the International Puzzle Party (IPP 29) in San Francisco, I was surprised that so many puzzlers did not watch LOST. I did have an hour long conversation with Bill Darrah about our theories of LOST.
Issue: How many times has John Locke been killed?
1. His father threw him out of an office tower window. (Coincidentally, Hurley was on a lower floor meeting with his lawyer and saw the body go past that window.)
2. Hunting wild boar on the island with Michael and Kate, the smoke monster approaches. Nobody sees it attack Locke, but Kate tells Jack - the thing got Locke. Jack then sees his father run into the bush, he runs after and encounters....Locke
3. Ben shoots Locke and he falls into the mass grave of the Dharma Initiative. Locke mysteriously shows up later as if nothing had happened.
4. Locke is strangled by Ben.
My prediction: Walt will throw a knife into Locke's back to kill him again. But he probably won't stay dead.
To the hundreds of puzzlers who have been sending me emails, keep 'em coming!
Thursday, August 20, 2009
This Mechanical Puzzles Correspondent normally does not do jigsaw puzzles. However, http://www.libertypuzzles.com/ has some great art work and the puzzles are laser cut. The wood is .25" thick. The pieces are funky. I didn't want to go to sleep last night!
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
This puzzle is the ternary sequel to ThinkFun's Spinout. Invented by Markus Gotz. Terrific puzzle. Click here to play the applet http://markus-goetz.de/
Click here to see someone who's played the applet for youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_QEx7UFa_AI