Remember the Difficult Kakuro book, published last year? It is my third best-selling title this year (after Super Samurai Sudoku and Hanjie Griddlers Nonograms books).
Anyway… here is volume 2 of the series! And again, it really is difficult, just as volume 1. It contains big puzzles, such as 18×18 and 15×20 in size (and some smaller ones, too). It also contains Kakuro variants, such as odd/even Kakuro, consecutive Kakuro, non-consecutive Kakuro, greater/less Kakuro and finally, Kenkuro!
However, the first 150 puzzles in the book are standard, but difficult, Kakuro puzzles.
In case you are wondering, I’ve already published all new puzzle books for this year, although I haven’t made the announcements for all of them yet. So, if you know where to find my puzzle books, you don’t have to wait any longer, you can go ahead and order them from Amazon. Just one thing: there is one more coloring book coming in a couple of days and it will be even more beautiful than the first one!
It’s very busy times, folks. The books are being released I’m trying to balance out new posts here on the website and the newsletter mail outs, while all the time trying not to overwhelm you with too much information.
Anyhow… I’m already a few announcements behind, so I’ll try to catch up in the next few days.
This time, some of you will be very happy to learn that volume 2 of the Non Consecutive Sudoku compendium has been released!
Volume 1 was my first “Compendium”: a collection of variants of one particular sudoku variant. And it was a huge success! It has received only 5/5 stars reviews on Amazon.
This new volume has even more variants than the first one, including:
- Diagonal Non-Consecutive Sudoku
- Jigsaw Non-Consecutive Sudoku
- Odd/Even Non-Consecutive Sudoku
- Greater/Less Non-Consecutive Sudoku
- Killer Non-Consecutive Sudoku
- Outside Non-Consecutive Sudoku
- Overlapping Non-Consecutive puzzles: TwoDoku, Flower and Samurai Sudoku
- Non-Consecutive Sudoku in various sizes: 6×6, 8×8, 10×10
- Frame Non-Consecutive Sudoku
So… what are you waiting for?
Here is a novelty: a book of picross puzzles, but unlike others, in this one the solutions are random patterns, not images of anything in particular!
I know some of you won’t like this, but I still think you should try it. The puzzles are slightly more difficult when the solution is a random pattern, so this book will definitely challenge you. Give it a try!
To show you what’s inside, here is a sample puzzle. It requires you to apply the “Cornering” solving technique rather early in the process. Or so I think. Perhaps you can solve it without using the Cornering technique?
Random Picross Hanjie Griddlers Nonograms puzzle – difficulty IQ
Click on the puzzle thumbnail to access the puzzle.
PDF Version of this puzzle: Free Random Griddlers Puzzle PDF..
Here are two new volumes of puzzle books for children.
First is Sudoku for Kids! Volume 1 was published 18 months ago and it really has had a fantastic reception with 13 reviews (which is quite a lot for such a short period of time). Dare I say that this volume 2 is even better than the first one? It is up to you and your children to find out!
And the other is a book full of Word Searches puzzles for children. The size and the topics for words have been adjusted to be suitable for kids. Volume 1 was published only 6 months ago so it’s still early to say how you like them. Please do share your thoughts!
And one more thing… I’d like to remind you that about 5 months ago I published a book called “Puzzles for kids”. It contains a variety of puzzles for children and if nothing else, one thins is for sure: they won’t get bored with this book!
I’ve just published two number-books. One is something totally new: a number fil-ins book and the other is a volume 3 of the Number Seach book series.
So… unlike in Number Searches, in Number Fill Ins your goal is to fill the grid with the given strings of numbers. Essentially, this is like crosswords but with numbers. There is only one way to fit all number strings in the grid and it can be tricky to find out how. A book full of number fill ins is here:
The other book is completely the opposite: this time the grid is full of numbers, there is a list of numbers below the grid and it is up to you to find them in the grid! That’s all. Kind of complementary to the fill in puzzles. I’m sure you already know about this book, since it’s volume 3 of the series.
I’m sure you folks are anxious to hear about the “main feature” books, including new volumes of the Revenge series, the Samurai series, Jigsaw, Killer Samurai and Kakuro… but please be patient… they are coming in a few days!
Here is another unique book for the season! Zero Killer Sudoku puzzles are probably the most difficult sudoku variant and it has been 5 years since I published volume 1, which by the way, had a great reception, so it is definitely time for a new collection of the hardest killer sudoku puzzles.
So, only Zero Killer sudokus, nothing else in this book. Mostly the usual zero killers, but some puzzles are a novelty and a surprise. I’ll give you a hint: in the final 5 puzzles, you will still play on a 9×9 grid, but you will not use the rule of 45!
Anyway… here is the book… enjoy!
Oh, yes… there are a few puzzles labeled INSANE in this book!!!
In case you are not reading my newsletter, I’d like to let you know that I’ve published two new Killer Sudoku books.
First up is volume 2 of the Killer Sudoku Compendium. Volume 1 had the best reviews ever and one reviewer even said that it was “Quite simply the best puzzle book I’ve ever owned!”.
Well, this volume is even better! It contains more killer sudoku variants than any other book I’ve published. Some of the variants you will find in this book are:
- Killer Sudoku 0 to 8
- Zero Killer sudoku
- Killer Sudoku 0 to 9
- Diagonal Killer X
- Killer Sudoku with +, -, * and /
- Frame Killer Sudoku
- Killer Samurai
- Flower Killer Sudoku
- Butterfly Killer Sudoku
- Twin Zero Killer Sudoku
- Odd/Even Zero Killer Sudoku
- Non-consecutive Killer Sudoku
- Hyper Killer Sudoku
- Clueless Killer Sudoku!
The puzzles are of all difficulty levels, from EASY to INSANE, so there is something for everybody. So, if you think you’ve become well versed at solving normal Killer Sudokus, your next step is this book!
What do you think!?
Oh, and the other book I just released is volume 2 of the Zero Killer series, but more about that in a few days.