Stuff about, you know, puzzles

Monthly Archives: December 2009

Adventure Gaming: Lights Out vs The Longest Journey

Adventure games have some fairly well-defined genres of puzzles. There’s the inventory puzzle, the logic puzzle, the task puzzle, the dreaded slider, and a few others. Perhaps one additional genre should be the talker. We started out The Longest Journey with high hopes. The voice acting was so much above some of the previous adventure […]

An Undercover Puzzle from the SMDB

I’m a long-time semi-lurker at the Straight Dope Message Boards (SDMB). Relatively recently, though, they added a Game board that I haven’t checked out until today. One of the first things that caught my eye was a puzzle, entitled A Holiday For Spies. It’s got a story to go with what I first took for […]

Puzzling Letters

Hundreds of strange snail mail letters have been sent to residents of an enclave of Pittsburgh. At first, I thought it might be an interesting puzzle-based project: Some had received multi-part messages that looked like they needed assembly; another had received a letter that was had a curving cut on it and a giant letter […]