FYI: The Conjurer's Almanaq by Roy Leban and Emily Dietrich
We thought you might be interested in this new project by Puzzazz Founder and editor of The Year of Puzzles, Roy Leban, along with author Emily Dietrich.
It's The Conjurer's... Read more
Puzzazz's 2015 Thanksgiving BOGO Sale
Since many of you are also on our newsletter mailing list, we'll make this quick: we're having a buy-one-get-one-free sale for Thanksgiving, and we've just extended it through Tuesday, December... Read more
The Final Puzzle — Choose Your Own Location
Here it is, the final puzzle in the Year of Puzzles, and, this time, you get to pick the location. Don't worry, it will all make sense when you read... Read more
What a Puzzle This Is
We just released the third meta puzzle for the Year of Puzzles, The What Key. It's the final key you'll need to and save the world of puzzles from... Read more
Where the Puzzles Are
The second meta puzzle for the Year of Puzzles has just been released. It's The Where Key, and it's one of the three keys you'll need to unlock things... Read more
Welcome Home to More Puzzles
Welcome home from your world travels! We trust the condition in which your place has been maintained in your absence will be to your liking.
While your travels are complete,... Read more
A Magical, Puzzling Finish
We're here. The last regular puzzle in the Year of Puzzles. This one's set in Scranton and has a magical quality to it. We'll let you read the story to... Read more
A Puzzle for Independence (and wrapping up the Year)
We are pleased to announce that everything is in the pipeline to wrap up the Year of Puzzles in the next few weeks. We'll be releasing puzzles at a cadence... Read more
And the Envelope Says ...
Earlier today, we dropped off all of the envelope puzzles (for backers at the Thinker level and above) at the USPS. Depending on where you live, you could receive your... Read more
A possible Seattle-area Puzzazz meetup
A couple of Seattle-area backers have asked if they could pick up their envelope puzzles in person. This hadn't occurred to us and we're not set up to have people... Read more
6,000+ Puzzle Pieces
Yay! We now have more than 6,000 flat puzzle pieces in the Puzzazz office, waiting to be collated and sent out. And that's not including the envelopes and mailing labels.... Read more
The Puzzle at the Château in Beijing
As the Year of Puzzles heads towards the final meta puzzles, we take one last trip out of the US, to Beijing, well known for its table tennis, puzzles, and... Read more
Flats and Finishing the Year of Puzzles
The Flat Puzzles
We've got great news about the Flat puzzles, for those of you at the Thinker level and above. On Friday, we proofed the last piece of the... Read more
A Trivial Visit to Yakima with Ken Jennings
Yakima has about 100,000 people, a non-trivial number, but there's some trivia there for a celebration of International Friendship Day, in the last holiday in the Year of Puzzles. Well,... Read more
Weaving a Puzzle in Casablanca
If you haven't yet checked out Puzzability's Variety Show, you may not know what an amazing puzzle constructor Mike Shenk is. Mike's one of the founders at Puzzability, a fantastic... Read more
Holiday in Maine, uh Winnipeg
It's time for another holiday puzzle. This time it's a holiday like they call them in Canada. You get to be on holiday at the National Puzzlers' League's annual convention... Read more
A man, a plan, a civic mural. Plus, more authors.
From Liverpool, we're back in the U.S. for the next puzzle in the Year of Puzzles. Travel to Oceanside in Southern California for some time on the beach and a... Read more
Come and Get It (a puzzle in Liverpool)
It's time for the next puzzle in the Year of Puzzles, set in Liverpool, on the long and winding road toward the metapuzzles at the end. It won't be long... Read more
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... Read more
The Logic Puzzle of Spring
Welcome to the first day of spring! Wouldn't it be great if you could just relax in the hot springs in Nagano, Japan ... just soak and enjoy the warm... Read more
Welcome to Greencastle
What's next in your world travels? Greencastle, Indiana.
Greencastle, Indiana?! Don't worry, it makes sense and we think you'll enjoy the visit. It is a small town with a big... Read more
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... Read more
Looking Forward ... to More Puzzles
Yesterday was the 100th Anniversary of Arthur Wynne's first crossword puzzle. We very seriously considered making that one of the holidays for the Year of Puzzles. Ultimately, we decided there... Read more
Hexagons in Berlin
Saturday the 14th is always a cause for celebration, because it means that Friday the 13th is over.
You can celebrate Saturday the 14th with chapter 7 in the Year... Read more
Happy Thanksgivukkah and Black Friday too!
If you don't know, today is both Thanksgiving and the first day of Hanukkah. It doesn't happen very often. in fact, it won't happen again for another 77,798... Read more
A Song and a Scare
The next puzzle in the Year of Puzzles is out right now, so open Puzzazz and check out 10:30 AM, Brussels, a cool, unique song puzzle by Dan... Read more
Some Movie Fun For You
We've just released the fourth puzzle in the Year of Puzzles, a visit to the Toronto International Film Festival and a picture-clued movie puzzle. And you'll learn just a bit... Read more
Free puzzle ebooks!
We know you've all been wondering where your free puzzle ebooks are. Well, they're finally here. As we've mentioned, we're paying our constructors royalties on the books we're giving away,... Read more
The Story Continues
Portland? What are you doing in Portland?
The Year of Puzzles continues with a stop in Portland, Oregon. You'll have to read the story to understand more. While you're visiting,... Read more
Second Puzzle Next Week
This is just a quick update to tell you that the second puzzle in The Year of Puzzles is coming next week. It's a great oversize Rows Garden by Patrick... Read more
Please vote for Puzzazz
This is just a quick update to let you know that Puzzazz has been nominated for the GeekWire Innovation of the Year Award for our TouchWrite handwriting recognition technology, which... Read more
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... Read more
Happy April Fool's Day!
We just received our first complete test of the physical puzzle from the manufacturer. It looks stunning in laser-etched wood. The first test T-shirts should arrive... Read more
Survey Says ...
We're happy to report that 92.6% of you have already responded to the survey. It's been fun reading your responses on the types of puzzles you'd like to see and... Read more
Surveys Sent; Rewards Soon
If you're a backer, you should have gotten your survey by now. If you haven't, please check your spam folder.
If you're getting a T-shirt (Expert or Grandmaster Level), note... Read more
Wow, we're busy!
We thought we were busy during the Kickstarter campaign, but now we're busier than ever.
Work on the Year of Puzzles is under way and the plans are looking great.... Read more
The Maze of Games
This is slightly off topic, but we think it's worth it.
We want to introduce you to something very special: The Maze of Games, an interactive puzzle novel by... Read more
Thanks To You
What can we say? More than 200% funded, 502 backers, and three stretch goals reached. Thanks to you!
Here are some details on what happens next.
- We're going to get... Read more
And Then There Were 18
18 puzzles, that is.
Last night, we passed the $16,993 stretch goal, which means that the Year of Puzzles will be 18 puzzles instead of 12, at no additional cost.... Read more
And now, with just 36 hours to go in this successful campaign, the puzzle that needs no introduction ... the metapuzzle.
Back at the beginning of this campaign and the... Read more
Perhaps you had guessed already that there would be a prime number of puzzles. Here's the 17th and final puzzle before the metapuzzle.
Each of the clues below defines a ... Read more
Tour The Store
Just two more puzzles to go before the metapuzzle and the close of the mini puzzlehunt and the Kickstarter campaign. If you've been planning to tell some friends to hop... Read more
All of the puzzles that Puzzazz publishes have authors. But, you might have noticed that, aside from the guest puzzles, the puzzles in the free mini puzzlehunt haven't had authors... Read more
The Doctor Is In
Dr. Sudoku a.k.a. Thomas Snyder is going to be contributing a super, super-sized logic puzzle to the Year of Puzzles. In case you're wondering, Thomas definitely has creds. He's a... Read more
A Song For You
Dan Katz is an amazing puzzle author, but he also has an unusual skill. He sings puzzles, and he'll be singing one for the Year of Puzzles. We twisted Dan's... Read more
Cryptically speaking (plus new levels)
One of the favorite puzzle types here at Puzzazz is cryptic crosswords, in which every clue is a small puzzle by itself. A cryptic crossword in a puzzlehunt is a... Read more
It's Up to You
It's up to you ... in more ways than one.
If you've pledged at the EXPERT LEVEL or higher the answer on your unique puzzle T-shirt will be up to... Read more
We at Puzzazz believe that the entire puzzling community -- authors and solvers alike -- benefit by having a stronger ecosystem. Authors are more rewarded and solvers get better puzzles,... Read more
We are lucky to have Richard Garfield as one of our advisors and we're pleased to announce that he has agreed to create one of the puzzles during the Year... Read more
Drawing a Blank?
Folks at Puzzazz have been known to play a few games, including Scrabble and Clabbers. We're lucky that not very far away from us is Protiles, the company that makes... Read more
Woohoo! We just passed 250 backers and our $9,973 goal, which means that the Year of Puzzles will be a reality. Thank you so much for your support! In our... Read more
Happy Gnu Year!
We rang in 2013 by reaching 80% of our goal, plus we're two-thirds of the way to the hidden stretch goal for the puzzle T-shirts (if you haven't heard about... Read more
It's Never Too Late for Puzzles
If you need a last-minute gift for that special someone, you'll be happy to know that Puzzazz offices around the globe are open late through the end of the year.... Read more
Puzzling Out a Pledge Level
We've heard that some people have had trouble selecting a level to pledge at, so we put together a handy dandy decision chart to help. Please share this with everybody... Read more