What three two-word phrases can be found
in this box? 

What is this object?


26 = L. of the A.
What are L. and A.?


Previous issue: October 2011

2011 Games of the Year
(from the December 2010 issue)

November 2011 issue
(on sale September 13)

The Impossible Bottle Man
Magician Jeff Scanlan amazes by putting objects that shouldn’t fit into a bottle. Tom Cutrofello

At the Crossroads
Where interstates intersect, name the city. Paddy Smith

Eyeball Benders
Our trip to the zoo yielded these close-up shots—of what animals?
Randy Centner

State IDs

In what states will you find what’s in these map details?
Jeff Moran

Drawn and Quartered

A rebus puzzle in which you’ll see a white elephant sail.
Peter de Sève

The Subtle Cannon

Six tricky counting problems based on the opening setup of xiangqi. R. Wayne Schmittberger

Change of Art

Can you find the 10 differences between these illustrated scenes?
Mrcela Mladen


Supreme Victory
The Supreme Court finally weighs in on the subject of violence in video games.
Thomas L. McDonald

Duke Nukem Arrives
The most legendary piece of vaporware in software history finally ships. Thomas L. McDonald

Four for iOS
Reviews of Candy Train, Bumpy Road, Tiny Tower, and Ascension: Chronicle of the Godslayer. Thomas L. McDonald

Electronic Game Reviews
Alice: Madness Returns
F.E.A.R. 3
The Woman in White
Dungeon Siege III
Edited by Thomas L. McDonald

Traditional Game Reviews
Die Burgen von Burgund
Spectral Rails
Insidious Sevens
The Secret of Monte Cristo
Mermaid Rain
Edited by John J. McCallion

State of Play: A Gaming Blog



Travel along the pretzel from Start to Finish. You may change directions at intersections, but you must pass over colored dots of condiments in the order red-green-yellow-red-green-yellow, etc.

Cover Puzzle: Robert Abbott
Cover Design: Kevin Boone

What’s Your Sign?
Your Ad Here
Turnover Turnover
Pencil Pointers
Wacky Wordies on the

PuzzleCraft #74:
500 Rummy
Closing Time
Paint by Numbers
In Other Words
Pop Quiz
Motley Stew
Double Cross
Chaos from Order

World’s Most Ornery
and other pencil puzzles

Selected Features: Links

November 1983
Good Knight, Suite Prints
A Homophone Story by Mary Ellen Slate.

December 2006
Starry Night
Solve an interactive version of our December issue’s cover maze by Robert Abbott (Logic Mazes). Cover design by Jim Malloy.

October 2005
The Looney Labs Experiment
How a kinder, gentler game company got its groove on.
Read article.

September 2005
Canned Wonders
Charitable competitions produce remarkable feats of Canstruction®.

Games Online Contest #34

Orion’s Crystal

The all-but-invisible puzzle
that’s sweeping the country!

Eight puzzle pieces fit together to form a sphere. Not too tough…if you could see the pieces! Now just $14.99 plus shipping. Order.

Games World of Puzzles

November 2011 issue
on sale September 13

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