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New: Puzzles For Kobo Devices

We are huge fans of ereading devices here at Puzzle Genius. iPads, Kindles, Kobos, we use and love them all. It’s one of the reasons our free weekly puzzle magazine is designed to work on devices (as well at having a printable section).

Last month, Kobo introduced a brand new colour ereading device – the Kobo Libra Colour. We knew as soon as we saw it that this was going to change everything. Not just because it’s the first colour ereader from a major ebook retailer, but because like some of their larger devices, it offers stylus support. 

Stylus, you say? That means it’s perfect for puzzle solving!

Kobo readers have by far the best annotation system we’ve seen. The ability to write directly on the page is almost made for puzzle books. So of course, we had to bring our books to the Kobo store.

We could have just re-released some of our old titles and been done with it, but that would be to do a disservice to Kobo owners and to our readers. Instead, we have launched a brand new series dedicated to Kobo readers. New puzzles, designed specifically for Kobo.

Puzzles For Stylus Devices

Our new series – Puzzles For Stylus Devices – has been designed from the ground up to take advantage of Kobo’s best-in-class annotation features. All the books in the series are designed to use the full width of the screen to give you the biggest puzzles possible. That means when, for example, you’re working your way through a Sudoku, there’s plenty of room for notes and candidates, even on the 7” Libra Colour.

We’ve also made full use of interactivity, so that you can simply tap an icon to switch between a puzzle and its solution.

Puzzles For Everyone

We’re launching Puzzles For Stylus Devices with the following books:

  • Sudoku (Easy to Intermediate) - Volumes 1 & 2
  • Sudoku (Intermediate to Hard) - Volumes 1 & 2
  • Killer Sudoku - Volumes 1 & 2
  • Suguru - Volumes 1 & 2
  • Tetromino - Volumes 1 & 2

Each book in the series features one hundred puzzles – all brand new, never published before in any of our other books. 

Perfectly Portable Puzzles

Using an ereading device like a Kobo has some pretty big advantages for puzzlers. For one thing, you can fit the whole series of books into a device that’s small enough to fit into a bag or jacket pocket. Our Pocket series is undoubtedly convenient, but even we have to admit you’re probably not going to carry around ten different puzzle books in one go. On a Libra, or even the slightly bigger Sage, you can bring a whole library with you wherever you go, weighing just a couple of hundred grams.

There’s also the handy ability to be able to erase errors without leaving a trace. Naturally you, dear reader, are an expert puzzler and never make mistakes. But for those mere mortals among us, being able to erase a wrong number or shape and have another go without leaving any evidence of our misdemeanour is an attractive proposition!

Stylus Options

The Puzzles For Stylus Devices series is designed for all Kobo stylus-compatible readers. Right now that means:

  • Kobo Libra Colour (7”)
  • Kobo Sage (8”)
  • Kobo Elipsa 2E (10.3”)

The Elipsa comes with a stylus in the box. The smaller Sage and Libra are sold without a stylus, to keep their prices as affordable as they are. You don’t have to buy Kobo’s stylus (excellent though it is) – any Microsoft Surface-compatible stylus will work. That includes the Metapen M1 and M2, and the Renaisser Raphael 520C. And of course Microsoft’s own Surface Pens will work too. These alternatives come in at under half the price of Kobo’s stylus. 

Launch Offer

To celebrate this brand new series, we have launched with an introductory price of just £1.99 / €1.99 / $1.99 per title – huge value! See the full range of books here. And don’t forget to check back regularly as we have plenty more titles on the way. Happy on-screen puzzling!

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