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Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Solve Eternity II - Win $2,000,000
Try this online sample before tackling the big puzzle.

Historical note: about 1989 Rubik came out with 4 different edge matching Tangle puzzles. Each had 25 pieces. After solving each one, you had to assemble all 100 pieces to form a square. I confess quietly: I was not able to solve the 25 piece version. And I spent a lot of time on it.

George Hart: The Puzzle Sculptor

Ladies & Gentlemen, please go out and buy the current (September issue) of Games Magazine. Or better yet, get a subscription! My 2-page article on the puzzle sculptures of George Hart is now on the newsstands.

Games Magazine has an online presence, but in a minimal way.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Bloxorz On line Puzzle

Roll the 2x1 block until you get to the hole.30 challenges. I've solved them all. Not terribly hard, but still fun.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Puzzle Auction Closes July 29 You will never find these types of puzzles on Ebay.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Alien Tiles

We are always skeptical of the claim "hardest puzzle in the world". Nevertheless, this reporter always investigates. Clifford Pickover and Cam Mckechnie have come up with this colorful puzzle Alien Tiles. I solved the First Goal in about 5 minutes using 147 moves. It may not be the least number of moves. The Second Goal is harder. In trying to solve it, I got some interesting patterns - similar to goals 3 & 4. Definitely worth playing!

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Rubik's TouchCube on QVC

We never thought we'd see the day when a puzzle would be sold on QVC - the shopping channel. Society is making progress! It will be sold tonight on the segment Christmas in July.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Rubik's Baby?

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

NY Times Crossword Puzzle Editor Interview

We are hoping that this is a trend: puzzlers will be as celebrated in our society as pop stars. I've met Will Shortz several times at mechanical puzzle parties (including the New York Puzzle party which I host). He's a bona fide puzzle expert & a good guy!

Houston, we have some problems

The New York Times has presented some nice puzzles today to commerorate the landing on the moon.

(FYI: my dad woke me from a nap to make sure I saw it.)