October 2017

First things first: I’d like to thank everyone who sent us kind words and fond reminiscences prompted by August’s 40th anniversary issue. Our editors enjoyed learning about the role GAMES has played in your lives. For example, reader Howard Kestin …

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August 2017

Welcome to the August issue of GAMES WORLD OF PUZZLES. While it goes without saying that every issue is a puzzle lovers’ delight, this issue in particular will appeal to wordplay aficionados. This month’s feature article, “Trips: Mr. Wizard’s Code,” …

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June 2017

The poet Wallace Stevens once said, “Accuracy of observation is the equivalent of accuracy of thinking.” That is quite true for this issue’s featured puzzles, in which careful observation plays a key role. First, we welcome Croatian illustrator Mrcela Mladen …

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April 2017

What a pleasure to present the April issue, which celebrates the work of Will Shortz. A highlight is Jonathan Schmalzbach’s revealing in-depth interview with Mr. Puzzle himself (page 34). Even though I’ve known Will for almost 40 years, in this …

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February 2017

Packed with puzzles, brimming with brainteasers, chock-full of challenges—this issue truly has something for every puzzle fan. We’ve got a feeling you’ll welcome this news, especially if the February doldrums are setting in. A host of puzzles, from the visual …

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