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Hot for the Holidays: Puzzle Baron's Logic Puzzles - Giveaway (ends 12/2)

Tuesday, November 23, 2010 Posted by One 2 Try


Are you good at puzzles? How about Logic Puzzles? Those brain teasers that challenge kids and adults alike.

Stephen P. Ryder, aka “The Puzzle Baron,” founder and editor of the Puzzle Baron network of websites (PuzzleBaron.com), created this book with the intent to keep anyone occupied for hours. Logic Puzzles contains 200 grid-based puzzles and an additional 10,000 unique puzzles are available online at http://www.logic-puzzles.org/.

What is a Logic Puzzle?
The type of puzzle in Logic Puzzles is the logic grid. In each puzzle you are given a series of categories, and an equal number of options within each category. Each option is used once and only once. Your goal is to figure out which options are linked together based on a series of given clues. Each puzzle has only one unique solution, and each can be solved using simple logical processes (i.e. educated guesses are not required).

A custom-labeled grid is provided for every puzzle, like the one you see to the right. The grid allows you to cross-reference every possible option in every category. You can eliminate pairs you know aren't true with an X, and pencil in pairs you know are related with an O. If you know, for example, that Lauren wasn't born in 1961, you can add an X in the box where the Lauren column and 1961 row meet. Similarly, if you know that Bryant was born in 1971, you can add an O in the appropriate box. Furthermore, since every option can only be used once in any given puzzle, you can eliminate the four other options for Bryant in that category (1937, 1946, 1961, 1975) and the four other options for 1971 (Anahi, Jayden, Lauren and Nikolas).



Continue doing this for every clue you're given. Eventually you will have filled in enough X's and O's on the board that you will then be able to use simple logic to deduce the solution to the puzzle. For example, if A = B, and B = C, then A must equal C. Similarly, if A = B, and B =/= D, then A must not equal D.

You can purchase Puzzle Baron's Logic Puzzles at Amazon. Think about this book for a fun and mind engaging stocking stuffer!

***Giveaway Closed***

Do you think you can figure them out?
Here is your chance to win!
ONE lucky reader will win a copy of Puzzle Baron's Logic Puzzles! Have fun!

Mandatory Entry (First entry)
--Tell me in a comment what your favorite type of puzzle is.
--Include your email address (if not public in a profile) so I can contact you if you win.

Additional optional entries: Eligible after completing mandatory entry above: You can do any or all of the following for one entry each. Please leave a separate comment for each that you have done.

--Subscribe to my blog and verify the subscription. Current subscribers are eligible too.

--Follow my blog (see the right side bar to sign up) Already a follower, just leave a comment saying that you are a follower.

--Follow One 2 Try on Twitter. Current followers are eligible too, just leave a comment saying that you are a twitter follower.

--Tweet about this giveaway and leave a link to your tweet (Can tweet once daily).


Giveaway ends on December 2nd, 2010 at 11:59 PM Pacific time. Open to Continental US addresses only. No PO Boxes. Must be 18 years of age and over. Winner will be chosen by random.org and contacted by email. Please respond within 48 hours or a new winner will be chosen. To be fair to everyone, comments not meeting requirements will be deleted. Rules.

Many thanks to Puzzle Baron for providing the giveaway product.

Disclosure: I received a gratis copy for this post. No monetary compensation was offered or accepted for this post. The opinions above are my own. Others experience may vary.




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84 comments:

  1. slb3334 said...

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  39. Rasberryswrlgirl said...

    I absolutely love logic puzzles. I could do a whole book in one season.

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  52. Raven In A Blue Room said...

    I do remember these types of puzzles from back when I was in highschool. Forgot which class it actually was. Probably math, since it has a lot to do with logic thinking

    my favorite puzzle is the type where you have to replace numbers with letters to solve it

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  57. Michelle said...

    I really like these types of logic puzzles--it has just been years since I have done them. :)

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