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Jay is Games: Casual, Flash and Puzzle game reviews

December 5, 2007

It was just a while ago when I mentioned how there are many signs that logic puzzles are making their way to mainstream media. It was just until about three years ago that language independent logic puzzles where still an offstream hobby of a few westerns but today they seem to be a legitimate segment […]

Japanese Puzzles by Hands-On Mobile: are Paint-by-Number puzzles going mainstream?

November 27, 2007

Seven years ago when I started collaborating with Dave Green and Conceptis, the company had just this one picture logic puzzle type they called Pic-a-Pix and it only came with black and white pictures. It was year 2000 but in the west no one had a clue what we were talking about when we showed […]

Shendoku: Shen Kua style sociable Sudoku project

November 21, 2007

Shendoku is a “Sociable Sudoku” multi player game of “skills, bluffing and cunning”. The concept for the game originated with an educational project researching the Chinese mathematician, astronomer and inventor Shen Kua and the play reminds the famous Battleships game. According to “the development team decided to put themselves in the shoes of Shen […]

Kids Logic puzzles: Brain-training the next generation

November 13, 2007

As I promised last Thursday in my article about and braintraining getting a hotter trend in the west I would like to follow-up on what I said about how sometimes things just tend to “sort out on their own” and what this post from Sharpbrains was just perfect for me for, so her it […]

Hashi: innovative number-logic brainbreaker also known as Hashiwokakero

October 13, 2007

It’s not every day that leading logic puzzle supplier Conceptis announces a new brainbreaker on their portfolio. This happened just this Friday as the company announced Hashi, its eleventh family of language independent logic puzzles. Hashi is an innovative bridge-connecting number-logic puzzle also known as Hashiwokakero (橋をかけろ Hashi o kakero; English: “build bridges!”) and Bridges, […]

The Rubik’s Cube is back: 12M cubes going on the shelves this year

October 8, 2007

Japan’s Yu Nakajima won the Rubik’s Cube World Championships on Sunday in Budapest. According to AFP Nakajima averaged 12.46 seconds in arranging a six-sided classic 3×3 cube. The fastest single attempt was a cool 10.88 seconds, pretty close to the world record of 9.86 seconds. Hundreds of competitors from 32 countries took part in the […]

Puzzles as pain relievers

September 26, 2007

The History of mankind is full of references to our constant craving for painkillers but the history of pain research and modern pain treatment begins in the 1800s. it was only In the 1850’s when Charles Gabriel Pravaz, a French surgeon, and Alexander Wood of Edinburgh independently invented the syringe that Injections of morphine were […]

Jigsaw puzzles of vintage comics, sci-fi and horror magazine covers

August 21, 2007

Brady’s wooden jigsaw puzzle blog is a way for you to get a glimpse onto his “eccentric world of puzzle cutting”. The above pictures – covers of old popular magazines – are offered by Brady as custom wooden jigsaw puzzles, cut from their high quality reproductions. With two optional sizes the puzzles are offered in […]

Syndicated flash games from Miniclip

August 19, 2007

The following flash games from Miniclip is a great example of modern content syndication. It can be installed on any website or blog within the speed of a blog post.

Kids’ Travel Activity Book

August 18, 2007

Totally free and ready to print and use The Kids’ Travel Activity Book pdf is an exclusive giveaway jam-packed with fun word puzzles, logic games, brain benders, and more – the perfect distraction for your grade level 2-7 kids on car trip, plane trips or anytime. Due to the graphics and depending on your bandwidth […]