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- 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: #21,153 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
100 Puzzle Quizzes (Interactive Puzzlebook for E-readers) Kindle Edition
|Age Level: 3 - 18||Grade Level: K - 12|
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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.
All of the one hundred puzzles are visual. I started with #1, and as I advanced, the difficulty of the puzzles gradually increased. I didn't have too much of a problem solving the first dozen or so puzzles, but they became progressively more challenging, and with some of them, my first answer was incorrect (you can keep guessing until you get it right). The first puzzle that gave me a problem was #6 - Wire Signs, but once I understood how the "Wire" puzzles worked, I was able to solve the later ones. One of my favorite puzzles was #25 - Bird Totem Pole. You could solve this with some geometry and basic mathematics, but take a shot at it using only deductive logic for a simpler but more elegant answer. The puzzles don't have to be solved sequentially - you can begin anywhere and work in any order. The solution pages show very clearly what the correct answers are and the logic behind the solutions.
The puzzles included a number of different types, most of them fitting into the categories of visual, spatial, counting, geometry, matchstick, coins, searching, and deductive logic. I've seen similar types of puzzles on IQ tests, so these would be great practice for such a test. I know very little about the functioning of the brain, but I think these puzzles will give your logic circuits a pretty good workout.
I worked the puzzles on my Kindle Paperwhite. The "How to Play" section gives instructions for playing on various devices, including the recommended settings. For my Paperwhite, I used the smallest font size to get the best results.
As much enjoyment as I had with "100 Puzzle Quizzes," I'm really looking forward to turning some of my whiz kid nieces and nephews loose with the puzzles some rainy day. They've worked several of the Puzzlebooks, and they love solving the puzzles as much as I do.
What makes this series of brain checkers so 'enjoyable' is that they are all in color and demand an interactive approach: you know at the end of the test whether you arrived at the right answer or not. It may be simple to figure out how to use this interactive book, but the 'simplicity' ends there. These are tough tests and require mature concentration form the user. We are living in a time when people congregate at the gyms for workouts, tape cardiotimers to the arms for walking/jogging/running/ and buy into nutritional programs and that is all a step in the right direction: these activities help fight the war on obesity that is threatening national health. But equally important is providing a workout for the brain - the only inexpensive tactics to fend off creeping senility and dare we say Alzheimer's disease? Perhaps the language is too strong and certainly the Grabarchuk Family does not purport such claims. But these games and puzzles are far more than entertaining: these 100 Puzzle Quizzes are Healthy! Grady Harp, November 12
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