The Complete Idiot's Guide to Picture Puzzles, Vol. 2 was my personal favorite of the three books that were sent. Do you remember doing the picture puzzles in Highlights Magazine as a kid? You know, where you had to find all of the differences in the two similar pictures? Well, that is EXACTLY what these puzzles are like, only for grown ups! They are wonderfully challenging and a lot of fun, too! I like how the book includes varying levels. The puzzles are clear and well printed and a lot of fun to play!
The Hubbums, on the other hand, is a logic man! He LOVES logic puzzles! Of course, being that he has a degree in philosophy and had to take several logic classes and is currently considering heading to law school, well...yes...he loves a good, challenging logic puzzle. LOL! This book was great for him! He found the more difficult puzzles to be challenging and fun and the lower level puzzles were just good practice!
The third book is a Sudoku book! Sudoku is super popular and I know a lot of people will find this to be their personal favorite!!!
Overall, the books are really well put together and a lot of fun! I was surprised at just how much we have been enjoying them! These would be PERFECT books to take for a day on the beach this summer! I plan on packing my picture puzzles for my next beach day! They are also great to toss in your carry on for in-flight entertainment, or to have in the car for road trips!
You can find more Complete Idiot's Guides and Puzzle books at the Idiot's Guides website!
Here is a bit more information about the books from the company:
The Complete Idiot’s Guide® to Picture Puzzles, Volume 2
ISBN: 9781615641390, January 2012, $10.95
Authors: The Editors and Designers of Alpha Books
About the Authors
The Editors and Designers of Alpha Books are uniquely suited to the task of producing The Complete Idiot’s Guide® to Picture Puzzles, Volume 2. The editors and design group enjoy a close working relationship, enabling them to produce high-quality, four-color books such as The Complete Idiot’s Guide® to the Perfect Wedding Illustrated, Fifth Edition and The Complete Idiot’s Guide® to Scrapbook Projects Illustrated. Moreover, the editorial and design groups’ background in game and computer books makes them especially suited to the task of producing this very fun and funny book.
Puzzle Baron’s Sudoku
ISBN: 9781615641215, September 2011, $9.95
Author: Stephen P. Ryder
Puzzle Baron’s Logic Puzzles, Volume 2
ISBN: 9781615641529, February 2012, $14.95
Author: Stephen P. Ryder
About the Author
Stephen P. Ryder is the founder and editor of the Puzzle Baron network of websites (PuzzleBaron.com). These sites focus primarily on textual games and puzzles, including acrostics, cryptograms, logic puzzles, drop quotes, sudoku, patchwords and many more. The Puzzle Baron network has upward of a half a million unique visitors each month, along with an extremely dedicated user-base of more than 50,000 registered players who compete against each other for record scores and times.
The Puzzle Baron site Logic-Puzzles.org launched in mid-2008, and though a relatively new site, it is consistently ranked #2 in Google and Bing for anyone searching for the terms "Logic Puzzles" or "Logic Puzzle". The site was featured in PC World (April 12, 2009) as a recommended site for logic puzzles, and currently has more than 10,000 registered members. It offers the largest library of grid-based logic puzzles available anywhere online—currently just over 5,000—and it has a statistical solving history on every one of the puzzles from the database of just under a million puzzles solved since inception.
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This contest will be open through Tuesday, June 5th. Per sponsor request the winner must have a US address - no P.O. Boxes will be accepted. I was given copies of each of the three books to review. All opinions expressed are my own.