The Year of Puzzles Has Started!
The first puzzle in the Year of Puzzles has been released and it's a cool, unique double spiral puzzle.
If you're solving on your iPad or iPhone, download the latest update and then find the Year of Puzzles in the miscellaneous section of the store. We'll take the opportunity here to point out that Puzzazz is the only app available, on any platform, that supports unusual puzzle types like this double spiral. Yup, we're proud of it.
If you're solving offline, go to http://puzzazz.com/yearofpuzzles to download a PDF.
We've added the Year of Puzzles to all of your Puzzazz accounts, using the email addresses you gave us in the survey. To make sure we got it right, visit http://puzzazz.com/account or http://puzzazz.com/yearofpuzzles.
One of the unique things we do here at Puzzazz is start every book with a free puzzle, and the Year of Puzzles is no exception. The opening chapter and the first puzzle are free to everyone. This means you should tell everyone you know to go solve this fun puzzle. Seriously, you should tell everyone you know. We're a small company and the best thing you can do to make sure we're delivering lots of great puzzles by lots of great authors is to tell all your friends about us -- on Facebook, on Twitter, even in person. We greatly appreciate it.
Puzzle 2: Patrick Berry
Coming up next is another puzzle type supported exclusively by Puzzazz. It's an oversize Rows Garden puzzle by highly acclaimed puzzle constructor Patrick Berry, former crossword editor for the Chronicle of Higher Education and author of Puzzle Masterpieces: Elegant Challenges for Crossword Lovers, Crossword Puzzle Challenges for Dummies, and many more books and puzzles.
We've already solved Patrick's puzzle ourselves and it is a great, fun puzzle. Very sparkly.
In other news ...
The T-shirts are being printed as we speak and the first ones will start arriving soon, possibly as early as the end of this week. We'd love to see photos of you wearing your shirts. Please post them to our Facebook page. Group photos and photos with a famous person are particularly fun.
One of the flat puzzles is at the printer and should be back soon. There's been a delay in the second flat puzzle, but it should go to the printer soon. We've got a huge stack of oversize mailers and mailing labels ready to go, and the two flat puzzles will be mailed together. We'd love to see photos of these puzzles solved as well.
The physical puzzle is also currently being fabricated.