Friday, May 11, 2012

Cool Puzzles

I'm all about brainsteasers, ever since my dad gave me an old book of puzzles in fifth grade. Then I never looked back; I was all about getting the fox and the geese and the corn over the river safely, or moving the rings from one post to another.

So when the Grabarchuk family offered me their new Puzzlebook to try out, I jumped at the chance. I was interested to see if their book, which only costs 99 cents, would run on my 1st generation iPad. I downloaded the book and opened it. Ta Da! It ran perfectly.

The book, called Puzzlebook: 103 Puzzle Quizzes, runs on a quiz format. You are given the puzzle and 2 - 4 possible answers. If you select the right answer, you get to move on to the next puzzle. If not, you are sent back to try again. (You can also cheat and move ahead if you aren't feeling the current one.)

There are different types of puzzles, such as typitoon, where type characters represent everyday objects, to divide the shape equally, to a cool Zoo puzzle that my 7 year old loved.

Make no mistake - these start out nice and easy and they get quite challenging. I'm still working my way through the book, and I've been playing it for a week. That's a great bargain.

Did I mention it costs 99 CENTS? Cents. As in pennies.

This is the 7th volume out by the Grabarchuk family. They also have holiday editions out, and their book prices range from 99 cents to 4.99. You can check out the rest of them, here.

We're driving to the beach tomorrow, so I'm going to throw my iPad into my beach bag. Bub can play the puzzles on the way down, to cut down on incidents of "Are we there yet?" and I'll finish the book on the beach.



jwhitus said...

OMG this is so awesome. I have an 8 yr. old that needs to be busy all the time and she loves stuff like this!

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