WACKY WORDIES
What three two-word phrases can be found
in this box? 
ANSWER...

What is this object?
ANSWER...

EQUATION
ANALYSIS TEST

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

 
 

Previous issue: August 2012

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

September 2012 issue
(on sale July 3)

Features

The Joy of 18xx
Buy stock, lay track, and run trains for profit in this little-known strategy game category.
R. Wayne Schmittberger

Stargazing
Can you identify these rock stars from their silhouettes?
chopshopstore.com

Sew What?

Are your visual matching skills right on the button?
William Whitehurst

The Best of the Browser

A selection of recent games that can be played on a Web browser.
Thomas L. McDonald

Orderly Thinking

Which came first: the contact lens or the helicopter?
Paddy Smith


Contest

Word Pairs

GameViews

Update: Sid Sackson’s Games
Several of the great American designer’s best game inventions are available in new editions from Gryphon Games.
R. Wayne Schmittberger

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

Electronic Game Reviews
Mass Effect 3
Edited by Thomas L. McDonald

Traditional Game Reviews
Pax
Wizard’s Museum Construction
    Kit
Siberia
Snake Oil
Fealty
Edited by John J. McCallion

Puzzle Round-Up
Say Cheese!
Hedgehog Escape!
Robin H, King

State of Play: A Gaming Blog

GAME OF THE YEAR
AND OTHER AWARDS

 

Cell Divisions
In this genetic engineering lab, a round organelle costs three times as much to obtain as an oval one, which in turn costs three times as much as a triangular one. Can you move three organelles—one of each shape—to new cells so that the total cost of the organelles in each of the 15 straight lines of cells is equal?
Cover Puzzle: Paddy Smith
Cover Design
: Kevin Boone

Pencilwise
Sunflower
Tex-Mex Cuisine
Exponential Growth
Ingenious Inventions and
   Snappy Contraptions
Pencil Pointers
Dszquphsbnt!
Kid Stuff
Nurikabe

PuzzleCraft #82:
   Pentomino Puzzles

Tied Up in a …
Paint by Numbers
Snake Sudoku
Dour John Letter
Motley Stew
Double Cross
Tours de Force
Battleships
The Reel Thing

World’s Most Ornery
   Crossword
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 toughif 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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