We are delighted to announce the publication of two new books in the popular Felix Linklater Presents… series:
We’ve taken everything you love about Felix’s Very Hard Killer Sudoku book and super-sized it. We shut Felix in the basement and told him he couldn’t come out until he had prepared a whopping 600 brand new difficult and very difficult killer sudoku puzzles. Then we put them into an 8.5x11” book to maintain the large grid size we know you love.
Bigger isn’t always better; whilst we know our big grids are popular, we also know how important it is to have a puzzle at hand wherever you are. That’s why when we finally let Felix out of the basement, it was on the condition he supplied another 100 puzzles for a pocket edition.
At 4x6”, this small but mighty book slips into any pocket or purse, so you never need be without your favourite logic puzzle.
The two new sizes join the regular edition, meaning there is a size to suit every occasion. And with unique puzzles in each of the three volumes, you can be certain to find a fresh challenge every time.
The new books join the rest of the Felix Linklater Presents series (which includes regular sudoku, samurai sudoku, and 16x16 sudoku) and are available now, from Amazon:
Killer Sudoku! We love it. You love it. It’s one of our most popular puzzles. And now it’s joining our Jumbo range. Introducing The Jumbo Book of Killer Sudoku.
Here’s the lowdown on what makes this brand new two-volume set so fantastic:
Both volumes are available now from Amazon:
We all deserve a little luxury in our lives. Whether it be a velvety fine wine, a long soak in a silky bubbly bath, or a tasting menu in a Michelin starred restaurant, who doesn’t want to indulge themselves a little every now and then? Indeed now more than ever it feels like enjoying some ‘me time’ is perfectly justified.
That’s why we are so delighted to present our latest sudoku puzzle book series — Luxury Logic Puzzles.
This four-volume set epitomises our mission: to create puzzle books for people who love beautiful things.
From the classic, elegant covers to the richly decorated pages, everything about these books is simply gorgeous. We are even making the whole set available in hardcover editions, offering unrivalled refinement as well as protection for the precious grids within.
Of course we also included all the other features that make every Puzzle Genius book a beautiful object:
There are four books in the series, and each one is available in classic paperback as well as hardcover editions:
Today we are delighted to announce not just a new book, but a whole new series. Specially designed for the most ardent and experienced puzzler, the Felix Linklater Presents collection is launching with four volumes of very difficult puzzles.
Lucy Baker, our website editor, caught up with Felix himself to get all the juicy details on this brand-new series.
Lucy: Felix, hi! Perhaps you could start by introducing yourself?
Felix: Hello! Sure. I’m Felix Linklater, and I’m the senior logician and puzzle editor here at Puzzle Genius. I’m essentially in charge of selecting the puzzles that make it into all of our books.
Lucy: So it’s fair to say you know your way around a logic puzzle?
Felix: Logic puzzles are literally my life. When I’m not working hard on a set of puzzles for a new book, I’m usually found solving them.
Lucy: That’s why you get called logic-meister in chief around the office.
Felix: I take that as a compliment.
Lucy: Rightly so! We’re all puzzle lovers here. So tell me, what was the inspiration behind the new series, Felix Linklater Presents?
Felix: Since our inception, Sudoku has been one of our most popular puzzles. Not just the regular game, but the variations too. Particularly Killer Sudoku. We’ve always strived to cater to a wide audience, publishing editions covering levels from beginner to advanced. But we wanted to create a new series of books that was aimed squarely at the advanced puzzle solver — the sort of person who skips ahead to the most difficult puzzles in a book. People like us, in other words.
Lucy: So you wanted to make something like our Pocket Sudoku Extreme series?
Felix: Yes, exactly. That’s a great series and I’m very proud of it. But we wanted to go beyond the pocket format. That’s why this new series was born. We’ve put hard and very hard puzzles into a medium-format edition and imbued it with everything that makes Puzzle Genius books so beloved. These volumes are around six by nine inches, or around 15 by 23 centimetres. It’s a size that’s much easier to carry around than our Jumbo editions, but it still gives us the space to publish the bigger variants like 16x16 Sudoku.
Lucy: And Samurai Sudoku, which is one of my favourites. What else is different about these books?
Felix: Firstly, and most importantly, the puzzles are hard. We’ve labelled them as one and two stars, but it’s important to know that even the one star level is at the top end of anything we’ve published before. These are definitely not beginner grids. For the Samurai Sudoku and 16x16 Sudoku books we’ve put a single grid on each page. We all know how important it is to leave room to note down candidates and exclusions.
Lucy: Yes, we always say that writing in the grid should never be part of the challenge. If you want to get into precision pencil work, get a colouring book.
Felix: Right. Our job is to present the best possible puzzle in the best possible way, and everything we do is geared around that. Then we add some bonus puzzles, because who doesn’t like an extra challenge? It’s a great way to discover new variations that you perhaps haven’t tried before. And of course we include solutions for every puzzle in the back of the book.
Lucy: Again, of a decent size. Nobody wants to have to go find a magnifying glass to check their answers. What books is the series launching with?
Lucy: Do you have a favourite?
Felix: That’s like asking me to pick a favourite child. I might have one, but I’d never admit it! Seriously though, we’ve put an enormous amount of work into these books, selecting excellent puzzles and presenting them in the best way — exactly as we do for every puzzle book we publish.
Lucy: Well the books look amazing, and I’m not just saying that because I work here! I’ve already sneaked a couple home and have been working my way through them. They’re not for the faint-hearted!
Felix: Thank you. I really hope people get as much enjoyment from these new puzzles as we have.
All four volumes of the Felix Linklater Presents series are available now, from Amazon:
Multiple puzzles, greater than the sum of their parts. That’s the beauty of samurai sudoku — five regular grids interlinked to make one gigantic puzzle. Now you can enjoy two hundred of those incredible puzzles in our latest release: The Jumbo Book of Samurai Sudoku.
We love sudoku. Don’t tell anyone, but we think it might be our favourite puzzle of them all. There is an elegance to its simplicity that’s hard to beat. Even so, sometimes you want a bit more of a challenge than the classic 9x9 grid.
If you’ve never tried this multi-sudoku game before, you are in for a treat. Every grid is like five sudokus for the price of one.
The interaction between the grids adds a new level of nuance and ramps up the challenge. If you enjoy sudoku but find you get to the end of a regular puzzle too quickly, this is definitely the book for you.
Like all Puzzle Genius books, we’ve packed these new editions with our popular features:
Naturally, all of this is wrapped up in a beautiful volume that you’ll be proud to own or to gift.
Mazes — who doesn’t love them? Okay, maybe Harry Potter, given his history with labyrinths was not a happy one. Adolescent wizards aside though, most folk love the challenge of a good maze. But finding good mazes hasn’t always been easy.
Introducing Mazes for Smart People — our brand new puzzle book with a difference!
The Puzzle Genius logicians are proud to present our stellar collection of 100 mind-bending mazes that will challenge even the most gifted pathfinder. There are four different types of maze, each split over five different levels of difficulty. At just one huge maze per page, these are puzzles you can literally lose yourself in.
Mazes are a very different kind of puzzle to sudoku and its many variants. Finding a solution exercises regions of the brain that don’t tend to get much of a workout from number-based puzzles.
In fact according to some studies, solving mazes activates a large area of the brain from the visual to parietal regions. Working these puzzles even activates subcortical and cortical motor areas, which are normally associated with movement and coordination.
In other words solving mazes on paper gives your brain the same kind of workout it would get from walking through a physical labyrinth!
As with all of our books, we’ve packed Mazes for Smart People with features you’ll love.
Finding your way out of a labyrinth is a great way to escape from the stresses and strains of life. Mazes are easy to start, and hard to finish. Totally engrossing, completing one provides an unrivalled sense of satisfaction. And as the neuroscientists have shown, they are good for your brain.
Mazes for Smart People is suitable for virtually any age, but be warned that even the easiest levels are not for the faint-hearted. Grab your copy now, from Amazon.
Brand new from Puzzle Genius, we are excited to announce The Jumbo Book of 16x16 Sudoku. It’s like the sudoku you know and love, but bigger in every way!
We love sudoku. It’s the puzzle that got us here at Puzzle Genius started on logic puzzles. It’s a true classic that has, arguably, been equalled but never bettered. But sometimes we want a little bit more than a 9x9 grid can offer.
Enter the 16x16 grid!
More numbers, more cells, more candidates. 16x16 sudoku ramps up the challenge of the classic game to a whole new level. In fact, a lot of whole new levels, because we’ve put five levels into each of the two books in the brand new series.
There are two books in this new series. Both include a whopping 200 puzzles each, and both are split into five different levels. The Easy / Intermediate edition is perfect for beginners, or anyone who wants a gentle challenge. Intermediate Hard ramps up the difficulty, and is sure to keep even the most experienced puzzler occupied for many happy hours.
All those extra numbers take up extra space. Struggling to write in the grid should never be part of the challenge. That’s why we’ve maxed out their size, putting just one huge grid per page to ensure you have plenty of room for candidates and exclusions. And those pages are big too. At 8.5 x 11” they are the same size as our popular A Year of… range.
Of course, The Jumbo Book of 16x16 Sudoku is packed with your favourite Puzzle Genius features:
We are delighted to introduce the latest addition to our A Year of... range — Suguru! A must-have for suguru-lovers, the two volumes in this series each offer a full twelve months of quality puzzles.
Suguru is one of our favourite logic puzzles. It's so easy to learn (just one simple rule), and totally engrossing. Like sudoku, there's no math, and like killer sudoku there's a lot of inference involved in solving the harder grids. It's no wonder that suguru is so popular. And now you can have a brand new, quality suguru puzzle to solve every single day for a year.
A Year of Suguru joins our existing Pocket Suguru series — five gorgeous volumes each containing one hundred puzzles over ten levels.
Just like its smaller stablemate, A Year of Suguru is packed with classic Puzzle Genius features:
Like all the books in our Year of... range, these volumes are year agnostic — you can begin on any day of any year and have a full twelve months of puzzles ahead of you.