- File Size: 876 KB
- Print Length: 72 pages
- Publisher: Grabarchuk Puzzles; 2 edition (November 8, 2012)
- Publication Date: November 8, 2012
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00A4F4YJ4
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Not Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #35,343 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
100 Puzzle Quizzes (Interactive Puzzlebook for E-readers) Kindle Edition
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This version of the book is for E-reader devices and contains black and white images. Each puzzle is designed to load fast on E-readers and the graphics are sharp and simple and easy to interpret but sometimes not easy to solve. That's why it is a puzzle book.
This book is a collection of a wonderful and challenging set of puzzles. They are visually and graphically well designed and thought-provoking. This book will provide you hours of enjoyment and offers you an interesting way to evaluate something in depth and think outside of the box. I own several of these books from the Grabarchuk family and I have loved them all. If you are looking for a color version for a higher end tablet then take a look at this book:
100 Puzzle Quizzes HD (Interactive Puzzlebook for Tablets)
I enjoyed this book and I believe you will enjoy it too!
I purchased this book on the day it was released and free to everybody.
The following are some examples: The thirty seventh has three stars indicating that it is fairly hard. It shows a design made out of lines and asks which of four words could fit into the deign? Number thirty eight shows a picture of steps running along the outside of a square and steps within the square and asks "what is the least number of steps needed to reach floor F?" The hundredth puzzle, like three others, has five stars. It shows two columns of three dice in each. It asks "which tower shows the larger sum of total outer surface?" See my review of the tablet version for other examples.
Since some people might be unfamiliar with what the Grabarchuks refer to as a "puzzle quiz," some explanation might be in order. These 100 puzzles all involve visible objects, usually geometric shapes and patterns of various sizes. Each puzzle occupies a separate page in the book, and readers need to examine the object or objects on the page carefully and figure out the answer to a question about the objects. In some puzzles, readers are asked to identify which of three or four views of an object from different angles represents a different object from the others. In other puzzles, certain portions of an object are dark and the remainder are white and readers are asked which color represents the larger percentage of the of the object area. Still other puzzles ask readers to determine how many squares or triangles of any size are contained in a large grid.
My explanation is actually more complicated than the puzzles themselves. Readers can check out the sample on the Amazon page for "100 Puzzles" to get a better idea what some of the puzzles are like. While the puzzles themselves seem fairly straightforward, figuring out the answers can be tricky. Each puzzle has several (usually three or four) possible answers. If a reader clicks on an incorrect answer, he or she is redirected to a "frowning face" emoticon and can return to the puzzle page to try again. If a reader clicks on the correct answer, the page contains an explanation of why that answer was correct. The book's linking structure makes it virtually impossible for readers to inadvertently spoil a puzzle they haven't tried yet by revealing the correct answer.
All of the puzzles contained in "100 Puzzles" can be solved by some combination of careful observation and spatial recognition, logic, and mathematics. The authors rate each puzzle from one to five stars in order of difficulty, but most of the puzzles are two- or three-star puzzles. Good high school students should be able to solve the three-star puzzles, while some of the tougher puzzles can be quite challenging for many adults. As a result, this is an excellent book for the entire family, one that is both educational and entertaining.
I received this book for free as a promotion, but the authors normally sell it for 99 cents. At that price, I think it's a bargain. Most people will probably want to take their time working on the puzzles, especially if they find the puzzles particularly challenging. Trying to go through the book too quickly will likely lead to resorting to guesswork in frustration rather than trying to carefully work out a puzzle. Most readers, though, will take their time and have a well earned feeling of accomplishment for figuring out some of the trickier puzzles.
Although, admittedly, there aren't many books of this nature available on Amazon, "100 Puzzles" is one of the best, and most challenging, that I've encountered. This book is only the first in a series that the Grabarchuks have available on Amazon. I have a feeling that I'll be trying some of those other books out as well. "100 Puzzles" is one of those rare game books that truly is "fun for the whole family."
While I enjoy stimulating my mind, it would be even more stimulated by learning something new. Show me why something is right so I know what to look for on the next one.
Played half of this on my Kindle Paperwhite and the other half on my Kindle Fire. Didn’t realize the screen was being broken up into pages on my Paperwhite until I played this on my Fire where I saw an entire page at once.