Things to come
First off, some apologies are in order. We've been too silent lately, and we're behind schedule. We're sorry for both the delays and the lack of communication. Puzzazz is a small startup company and it can be hard to juggle all of what's going on. The Year of Puzzles is very important to us, and we appreciate your patience. If you're one of the people who has complained, know that we've heard you. We promise to do a better job at keeping you updated, and we're working to improve our delivery speed.
The next puzzle in the Year of Puzzles will come out in the next couple of days. And here's some advance info on upcoming puzzles. Three of the next five puzzles will be by:
- Richard Garfield, inventor of Magic: The Gathering and RoboRally, and co-author of Characteristics of Games, one of the few books that focuses on what actually makes games of all types fun.
- Thomas Snyder aka Dr. Sudoku, founder of Grandmaster Puzzles (gmpuzzles.com), which specializes in hand-crafted logic puzzles. Thomas is also a three-time World Sudoku Champion and six-time US Puzzle Champion.
- Eric Harshbarger, who is both a professional Lego sculptor and a professional puzzle author, and also the inventor of Go First Dice.
Finally, a note on two other Kickstarter-backed ebooks we're working on.
The print edition of Cryptic All-Stars shipped recently, with a collection of fantastic variety cryptics. We're working hard on the ebook conversion and Puzzazz will be supporting all of the cool and crazy twists that Publisher Roger Wolff, Editor Bob Stigger, and the authors came up with. It is going to be awesome! We are aiming for a March release.
The print edition of Mike Selinker's The Maze of Games is off at the printers, and we're expecting to receive the final puzzles and art soon. We can say it is absolutely gorgeous — great puzzles by Mike and stunning artwork by Pete Venters. Mike has asked that we ship the ebook after the print edition, so that people who are getting both the print and electronic editions have their first experience with the paper. And we're doing our best job to make sure the ebook is faithful to the print edition.