Synopses & Reviews
This crossword variant will simply blow you away—and add to the solving fun! While there's still a grid and clues, the boxes in the grid now have irregular shapes and the clues aren't numbered. So you have to solve them, count the number of letters in the answer, and then figure out where they might go. Start with the 5x5 puzzles and work your way up to 10x10!
Solving puzzles is fun, but the real challenge lies in creating them. "Puzzlecraft" has been a popular series in Games
magazine for years, and now all the instructions have been compiled and updated (along with brand-new sample puzzles) to teach you everything you need to know to construct puzzles of all kinds, from crosswords to word searches to sudoku. Guided by Mike Selinker and Thomas Snyder, two pros who really know their stuff, you'll be making puzzles and entertaining your friends in no time.
About the Author
Mike Selinker is a puzzle and game designer from Seattle. His puzzles appear in Wired
, the Chicago Tribune
, the New York Times
, and on a 10-foot-tall crossword wall in Seattle's Eltana restaurant. His games include Unspeakable Words, Risk Godstorm, AlphaBlitz, Pirates of the Spanish Main, and Lords of Vegas. He owns the company Lone Shark Games, which makes puzzles, games, and events for people all over the world. His “Puzzlecraft” series, of late co-designed with Thomas Snyder, has run in Games
Thomas Snyder is a scientist developing new medical diagnostics for organ transplant management. In the world of puzzles, Thomas has won the US Puzzle Championship as well as the US and World Sudoku Championships. As a puzzle constructor, he specializes in handcrafting artistic logic puzzles, particularly sudoku. Snyder lives in Palo Alto, CA.