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: February 2013

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

March 2013 issue
(on sale now)


Can You Solve 30 of the World’s Hardest Riddles?
Test yourself with these classic enigmas, conundrums, and lateral thinking puzzles.
Nina Mohammed

Knot Again
A time-sequence puzzle based on a game of Twister.
Kimberly Butler

Hermit Boxes

A new map-coloring game complete with puzzles.
Rodrigo Jorquera Jorquera

Super-Successful Sequels

Challenging online games that have even more challenging follow-ups. Kevin Boone

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

Change of Art Answer (omitted from issue)


Sportsmanlike Dumping
How it can sometimes be right to lose intentionally.
Jeff Rubens

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

Electronic Game Reviews
Bad Piggies
Hairy Tales
XCOM: Enemy Unknown
Edited by Thomas L. McDonald

Traditional Game Reviews
Riff Raff
Atlantis Rising
Edited by John J. McCallion

State of Play: A Gaming Blog



Hermit Boxes
You and another player are taking turns placing one block of any color (red, yellow, or blue) so that it covers either one or two squares of the board. Blocks of the same color may not touch, not even diagonally. If it’s now your turn, what color block should you place, and on which square(s), to ensure that after your next turn, the opponent will have no legal placement?
Cover Puzzle: Rodrigo Jorquera
Cover Illustration
: Kevin Boone

A Penny for Your Thoughts
Lion vs. Lamb
Take Your Position
Dirty Dancing
Pencil Pointers
Kid Stuff
23 Skidoo

PuzzleCraft #87: Palindromes

Circling the Square
For Cryin’ Out Loud!
Paint by Numbers
Category Jumbles
Motley Stew
Double Cross
Family Pyramid

World’s Most Ornery
and other pencil puzzles

Mega Mystery Cross

Contest Results
Word Pairs

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 #39

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

Extra 2012 issue
on sale October 30

Vacation Double Cross 1 Corrected Grid

May Double Cross 2 Answer

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