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.?


Previous issue: May 2011

2012 Games of the Year
(from the December 2011 issue)

July 2012 issue
(on sale March 20)


Sherlock Holmes:
Call Our Bluff

Which of these stories about the famous detective are real, and which ones did we make up?
Alan Lance Andersen and
Rebecca Ann Edwards

It’s a Pip!
Three assorted puzzles based on a double-18 set of dominoes.
Paddy Smith

Robotics 101

Use simple science to solve these dinner table stunts.
Martin Gardner

Chain Reaction

Presenting a game from master designer Sid Sackson, playable with a checkers set.
John J. McCallion

Change of Art

Can you find the 10 differences between these illustrated scenes?
Mrcela Mladen


Short Cuts
Can you identify these logos from horizontal slices taken from them?


Ongoing App Plagiarism
It’s a fine line between “tribute” and “ripoff,” and developers large and small cross it.
Thomas L. McDonald

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

Electronic Game Reviews
Skylanders: Spyro’s Adventure
Edited by Thomas L. McDonald

Traditional Game Reviews
Decktet/Decktet Book
Meltdown 2020
IQ Fit
Campbell’s Alphabet Dice Game
Coney Island
Edited by John J. McCallion

Matt Worden Interview
We speak with the designer of Jump Gate, a recent Game of the Year. John J. McCallion

State of Play: A Gaming Blog



Domino Theory
Each of the three rows of dominoes in this array can be logically continued with one of the five dominoes shown at the bottom of the page. Which ones?
Cover Puzzle: Paddy Smith
Cover Photo
: Kevin Boone

B Hive
School’s Out
The Spy Who Came in from
   the Code
Intelligence Test
Pencil Pointers
Kid Stuff
Slide Weight Puzzles

PuzzleCraft #80:
   Sequence Logic
On Course
Paint by Numbers
Equation Sudoku
Everywhere a Sign
Motley Stew
Double Cross
Circular Reasoning

World’s Most Ornery
and other pencil puzzles

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 #37

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 2012 issue
on sale May 15

Vacation Double Cross 1 Corrected Grid

May Double Cross 2 Answer

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