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Lselie Blckbrd

Autor(a) de MIND GAME

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MIND GAME 26 exemplares, 19 críticas
MIND GAME Challenge (2024) 11 exemplares, 5 críticas


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Esta crítica foi escrita no âmbito dos Primeiros Críticos do LibraryThing.
I received an e-book copy of this book through LibraryThing's Early Reviewers (which asks for an honest review in return. Reviews are not required but posting a review does increase your chances of winning in future months).

The reason that I mention I have an e-book copy is that at first I did not realize that I had to keep track of the solutions of each 2 page puzzle to be able to later refer to them for the Chapter Master portion. I think that would be easier done with a print copy where you could write your solutions on the page to be able to count letters-spaces etc.

There are easy, medium, and hard levels in each chapter.

I had hoped to be able to use some of these puzzles to engage my 80+ year old mother. Unfortunately, I fear that even the puzzles labeled as "easy" would be too confusing for her. (With the possible exception of the symbol/rebus type puzzles because she might connect the pictures differently than I did and come up with the correct words sooner.)

The majority of the chapters are very similar type puzzles (figuring out words and then figuring out the correct order of the words). Of the 10 chapters only 2 chapters (chapter 5 and chapter 8) have a different format with chapter 5 using symbols (rebus type puzzles similar to the "Classic Concentration" game show) and chapter 8 having themed crosswords. Chapter 9 does delve a bit into cryptograms by giving each letter a number. There are two bonus puzzles: a morse code one and an encryption one.

Oddly, the rules are located at the end of the book (after even the solutions to the puzzles). Each puzzle spans 2 pages and other than that, puzzles are not necessarily related to each other.

Chapter 1: you are given all the words and have to put them in the correct order.

Chapter 2: There are letters missing in each word. You have to figure out what letters are missing and then rearrange the words into the correct order.

Chapter 3: each words' letters are scrambled. Unscramble the letters to form words, then put the words in the correct order.

Chapter 4: Vowels are missing in each word. Figure out what vowels you need for each word, then put the words into the correct order.

Chapter 5: symbols are used to represent words. Figure out the words and then put them in the correct order.

Chapter 6: Letters of different fonts are scattered on the page, Identify which letters come from the same font, then unscramble the letters from that font to form a word. When you have all the words, place them in the correct order.

Chapter 7: syllables are scattered on the page. Put syllables together to create words. Then place the words in the correct order.

Chapter 8: Crosswords. Solve using the clues.

Chapter 9: Math sequences. Each letter of the alphabet has a number in a math sequence. Use logic to figure out the sequence and find the letters/words. Then place the words in the correct order.

Chapter 10: Each page contains one long word (with dashes or spaces that don't necessarily correspond to word breaks) Figure out where to break each segment off and then rearrange the words you've found into the correct order.
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1 vote
JenniferRobb | 4 outras críticas | Jul 10, 2024 |
Esta crítica foi escrita no âmbito dos Primeiros Críticos do LibraryThing.
I really wanted to love this book. I absolutely love puzzles of all kinds and I consider myself a puzzle-solving aficionado, the more cryptic the better! I especially love solving math problems that have a bit of a twist. When I started reading the prologue, I felt I could relate to the writer and was excited to read the book as he came across as a genuine person that followed his own path (which I like). However, the first red flag was the comment "sorry for my bad English!", wherein I thought, "Doesn't this book have many word puzzles that involve phrases in English?"...hmmm. I put that aside and began at the beginning and then I was confused...the first group of riddles to solve were just sayings, some of which were just the thoughts of the writer and I thought that it was all very strange. How do you solve some of these when they are not well-known phrases but one man's thoughts put into puzzle form? Then I was disappointed. I dutifully went through the book, trying all the different types of puzzles, some of which did not have very good instructions or explanations on what to do...and I was thinking to myself - is this part of the puzzle, or is it just poorly explained? In the end, the only part I thought was really interesting was some of the crossword puzzles towards the end of the book but only because I like to figure out clues not because I cared about solving the phrase at the bottom. I was also interested to try the puzzles that involved math sequences but in the end, they were not that exciting either. I'm really sorry that I couldn't connect to this book - maybe others will find it more to their taste. To the writer: I appreciate that this was probably a labour of love and I wish you many puzzle-solving hours and keep writing what you love!… (mais)
1 vote
Bambean | 4 outras críticas | Jun 24, 2024 |
Esta crítica foi escrita no âmbito dos Primeiros Críticos do LibraryThing.
I was given a free copy of "Mind Game Challenge" via LibraryThing. I have not finished the book as it will take some time to finish all of the challenges. There is variety in the word challenges: unscramble the words, fill in the vowels, fill in the blanks, math, and I may have missed some. I started out being able to solve the first 10 or so, then it got very challenging. I think there needed to be more explanations in the instructions. I did not understand what was needed for some of the puzzles. This is a great mind workout and is challenging.… (mais)
1 vote
ritad2 | 4 outras críticas | Jun 17, 2024 |
Esta crítica foi escrita no âmbito dos Primeiros Críticos do LibraryThing.
I was really hoping for a cool interesting workbook of quizzes or challenges. I was able to finish a number of them, but the instructions weren’t the most easily understood. It was an interesting take on challenge books, but it missed the mark on the amount of effort that goes into competing challenges like this.
1 vote
kristincedar | 4 outras críticas | Jun 1, 2024 |