Puzzle Book: The Bigger the Campaign, the Bigger the Book

After years of creating puzzle hunts, it's time to make a book! Think you can solve the first five puzzles?
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I've been making puzzles for Waxwing Puzzle Company for years and now I'm putting together a digital puzzle book! Try your hand at the first five puzzles below and post your answers to the comments section.

How many puzzles will be in the book depends on how we do in the "meta-game" of the Kickstarter campaign. I'll add one more puzzle for every 250 points we score in together. Check the campaign dashboard above to see how to score points and how many points we've scored so far.

Puzzle Book - This book will be packed with as many puzzles as we can unlock during the campaign of varying difficulty levels and complexity. The book is for puzzle lovers from expert to novice. I will include answers and explanations in case you get stumped.

How to Make Puzzles Booklet - This booklet is my attempt to consolidate insights and observations from years of making puzzles. It will include: Puzzle types and tropes, how to graph a puzzle, "Flow" and puzzles, a glossary for puzzles, and more.

I'm Andy Patton, writer for thegamehaschanged.net, founder of Waxwing Puzzle Company, and designer/developer of Speakeasy and Dead Last. Why am I doing this campaign? Basically, I love puzzles and love Kickstarter and wanted to do more of both. On top of that, I wanted to test out a few campaign "bells and whistles" (like the point system) before using them on larger campaigns.

Try your hand at solving the first five puzzles of the book. Post your solutions in the comments section of this campaign.

Question: The answers are "shadow" and "reflection." What is the riddle? (Riddle thanks to Matthew Grosso).

Submit your answers to any of the puzzles in the comments section on this campaign. (But be careful if you look before you're ready to solve... there will be spoilers.)

Each of these activities scores points. Every 250 points adds another puzzle to the book.

Music credits for "Golden Glowing Mask" to State Bird.

Risks and challenges

I'm looking forward to coming up with the new puzzles once the campaign is finished, but (depending on how many puzzle the final book includes) it will take some time to create them. I'll be keeping backers updated during the puzzle making process and posting updates on Kickstarter and the Waxwing Facebook page.

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One New Puzzle

Pledge \$1 and you will get a huge thank you and one of the new puzzles from the book.

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Full Puzzle Book

You will receive the full puzzle book with all the new puzzles as soon as they are created.

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How to Make Puzzles Booklet

You will receive the full puzzle book as well as a booklet with all my thoughts on how to make, analyze, and solve puzzles.

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