What's the connection?
Over the last week, I’ve been publishing daily Twitter puzzles. I was inspired by — and using the same format as — P&A Magazine, who’s been posting their own for a while, and @puzzletheory, who did the same kind of thing years ago. Each tweet offers five items that share a quality and asks you to reply with another item with that quality. Some favorites so far:
August 7 (and still active)
- British torch
- A small boat (2014)
- My old friend (1964)
- Punctured bicycle (1984)
- Six-string (1984)
- Your butt (1987)
- Destination for gossip
- Embarrassing grade
- Kitchen measurement
- Mogul’s newsstand periodical
- Turn variant
I’m having a lot of fun making these and seeing what creative answers solvers come up with. Follow @pzlr, and join in!
Humble Book Bundle: Game design & puzzle making
Mike Selinker and Thomas Snyder’s excellent Puzzlecraft has been out of print for a while, and is very hard/expensive to buy. They’re bringing it back with a revised edition in this pay-what-you-want bundle, which also includes a dozen other books on game and puzzle design. It’s a crazy good deal. And it ends in 7 days.
"Describe the plot of your fave movie, without the title and in the form of a limerick"
Here’s a fun game. Read these limericks, guess the movies.
Rabbit Ear: origami and creative code
This is hella cool. Design your own origami and watch a rendering of the result in real time. Seems very useful for puzzle crafting.
Mathematical and Puzzle Fonts/Typefaces
… several mathematical typefaces which are inspired by mathematical theorems or open problems. Most include a puzzle font: reading them is itself a mathematical puzzle.