The pink blooms in the Rows Garden grid in our May 2013 issue printed too lightly to be seen. The correct grid can be viewed
here .

What three two-word phrases can be found
in this box? 

What is this object?


26 = L. of the A.
What are L. and A.?


Note: Digital edition puzzles are not interactive.

Previous issue: July 2013

2013 Games of the Year
(from the December 2012 issue)

August 2013 issue
(on sale now)


The Lotus Table: Kagen Schaefer’s Puzzle Masterpiece
Five years in the making, the Lotus Table is a work beyond compare. Tom Cutrofello

Prime Time Shows of the ’90s
Can you put these 1990–1999 TV schedules in chronological order? Paddy Smith

Box Off
An intriguing new solitaire board game, and a puzzle.
Steven Meyers

Eyeball Benders

Identify these common objects from some uncommon views.
Jeff Moran

Oneonta Whist
A trick-taking card game for one or more players.
Rich Hutnik

Celebrity Rhymes
Stars as you’ve never seen them before.
Paul Barman


Inside the Box
News from the world of electronic gaming. Thomas L. McDonald

Electronic Game Reviews
Bioshock Infinite
Stone Age
Lost Cities
Edited by Thomas L. McDonald

Traditional Game Reviews
Le Havre: The Inland Port
Il Vecchio
Bora Bora
Agricola: All Buildings Great
   and Small Expansion
Four from ThinkFun:
   Daily Puzzle

Edited by John J. McCallion

State of Play: A Gaming Blog



Box Off
The goal is to switch off the light beams two at a time.
A pair of beams may only be switched off if (i) they are the same color and (ii) the holes where they pass through the grid lie within a rectangle of squares that have no other active beams passing through them. Can you find a sequence of steps that will switch off all the beams?
Cover Puzzle: Steven Meyers
Cover Design
: Kevin Boone

Tennis, Anyone?
Going Down?
Scenic Route
Pencil Pointers
Kid Stuff
Cloud Nine
PuzzleCraft #91: Fillomino
Short on Cash?
Paint by Numbers
Grits for the Mill
Motley Stew
Double Cross
Path Puzzles
World’s Most Ornery
and other pencil puzzles

Review: The Golden Ticket
Carlsen Wins Seesaw    Candidates Tournament

On the Ice

Contest Results
It’s Elementary II (February)

Wild Cards
A potpourri of little puzzles we couldn’t fit anywhere else.

Selected Features: Links

November 1983
Good Knight, Suite Prints
A Homophone Story by Mary Ellen Slate.

December 2006
Starry Night
Solve an interactive version of our December issue’s cover maze by Robert Abbott (Logic Mazes). Cover design by Jim Malloy.

October 2005
The Looney Labs Experiment
How a kinder, gentler game company got its groove on.
Read article.

September 2005
Canned Wonders
Charitable competitions produce remarkable feats of Canstruction®.

Games Online Contest #41

Orion’s Crystal

The all-but-invisible puzzle
that’s sweeping the country!

Eight puzzle pieces fit together to form a sphere. Not too tough…if you could see the pieces! Now just $14.99 plus shipping. Order.

Games World of Puzzles

Vacation 2013 issue
on sale May 14

Vacation Double Cross 1 Corrected Grid

May Double Cross 2 Answer

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