Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Review (Logic Puzzles)

Interpreters as a trade are notorious for their love of word games--particularly crossword puzzles. A few years back when the Washington Post began including Sudoku you saw many interpreters multi-tasking between the two.

My roommate and I also had a joint-love for cryptograms. We found that the National Cryptologic Museum was nearby and scheduled a visit...STAT. And, we loved trying to figure out all the spy "clues" at the International Spy Museum.

So, it seemed a good fit to check out the "Puzzle Baron's Logic Puzzles" book. It's a collection of 200 logic problems/puzzles that span from relatively easy to incredibly complex. Each puzzle begins with a short story followed by 5 clues and a grid to help you keep track of things. It's a lot of fun and the perfect book for a commuter, traveler or those looking for a quick escape from the hullabaloo of the everyday. Each puzzle states the average time to complete so you can pick a puzzle that fits the time you have available.

Solutions are in the back. And, the first few pages give excellent tips and tricks for figuring out the logic.

Give your brain a great workout and enter to win your own copy of the "Puzzle Baron's Logic Puzzles".


To Enter: (Please note bundling comments 1 & 2 will only give you one entry to win. Please leave two separate comments to increase your chances of winning.) Please be sure to include your e-mail address in the following format (jane at gmail dot com) with your comments. Winners will be notified by e-mail. I will no longer be posting a separate "Winner" post.

1) How do you exercise your brain?
2: BONUS ENTRY: "Like" Have Stroller Will Travel on Facebook and leave a note here letting me know that you have done so. It's easy, you can do it right from this page if you scroll down on the right hand side. Already "like" the page? Just let me know that as well!

Winner must have a U.S. street (NO PO Boxes!) shipping address.
Winner will be selected at random on October 15, 2010 at 11:59pm. Winners have 72 hours to claim their prize. If not claimed a new winner will be selected. Tell your friends, tell your family—spread the word. Good Luck!

[Disclosure: Alpha Books provided me with with a copy of "Puzzle Baron's Logic Puzzles" for test/review purposes and agreed to provide one to a lucky reader as well. The opinions expressed in this review are mine and mine alone and were in no way influenced by Alpha Books.]


  1. I LOVE logic problems and have been doing them since the 5th grade to exercise my brain.


  2. I like you long time :)


  3. I exercise my brain by chasing three... oh sorry. No, I actually have done a little reading on brain gym which I was introduced to in one of my grad classes. It is a theory that your body needs to engage in exercises that make you cross your midline to to balance energies. The exercises include drawing big horizontal figure 8's on paper and switching hands is awesome too. There are many brain gym exercises out there. Check it out on youtube, pretty interesting stuff. I do want to get into puzzles because I know they are so good for your brain, but I am not a spacial or logic person, so probably all the more reason for me to do them! Thanks for the recommendation even if I don't win!

  4. I like to do crossword puzzles, especially the ones in people magazine, because I can usually figure out at least 60% of the answers :o) I used to do crossword puzzles on the internet when I worked outside the home, I like suduko and I like to read. ~ Alisyne

  5. Sudoku puzzles on my droid. Yay for no more smeared pencil as I wrote in and erased the possible options.

  6. I do Worduku which is the same as Sudoko except it uses letters instead of numbers and one line makes a word. I definitely need to do more of these. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  7. Congrats to Lauren P.! She's the big WINNER in the logic puzzles giveaway!


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