It's April in Australia
It's April! It's Australia! What a great combination. We've been warned that there are downsides to trying to do serious things on the very first day of April, but we're going to just take our chances on this one. We hope you won't mind.
Before we get to this month's chapter, a quick update on the "flat" puzzles for backers at the Thinker level and above. We have not yet gotten the proofs of the puzzles from our printer, but we've been working with them and expect that to finally happen in the coming week. And then we'll get to the actually printing stage.
And, now, Canberra, Australia ...
For this puzzle, we asked Richard Garfield to put together some lists of fun things. Richard is best known as the inventor of the games Magic: The Gathering and RoboRally, but that's just the tip of the iceberg. Richard recently co-wrote the fantastic book Characteristics of Games, one of the few books that focuses on what actually makes games of all types fun. If you want to create games, the book is highly recommended. Plus, he also loves and creates fun puzzles.
To top things off, we've arranged for a special, surprise editor to make sure nothing will go wrong.
So, look at Richard's lists, discover what's extra, and you'll have it all figured out. That's all there is to it. We think. Maybe. We hope. Hey, wait a minute ...