Archive for March 5th, 2012

Cut the Shapes

Cut the Shapes by The Grabarchuk Family

5 stars

(Excerpt from Amazon) Cut the Shapes is a unique puzzle experience for Kindle.

The goal is simple: Cut the shapes into congruent (identical) parts. Puzzles are of increasing difficulty up to almost impossible (but always solvable).

240 hand-crafted puzzles are included and 3 game modes, Basic, Domino and Trio, offer variety. Need help? Cut the Shapes can give you a hint. You can keep track of your time with a counter, and you can pause that timer when you want to take a break. You earn stars for each puzzle completed, and Cut the Shapes will track your scores so you can track your progress.

A super puzzle for exercising your visual skills, Cut the Shapes is a great pastime for young and old alike.

The idea of this puzzle book is to “cut” the shapes into identical pieces. To do this, you select one set of squares or triangles and darken them. When the two pieces match, you go to the next puzzle. The more advanced games darken the pieces so they can be one item or used in both pieces that are cut in half.

I have to admit that I was a bit lost when I first started playing this puzzle book. It took me a couple trials and errors before I figured it out. Mental note, read the instructions first. This really makes the game so much easier to play.

What is nice is you have three different levels that you can play along with a scoring system so you can constantly challenge yourself. This is a great challenging puzzle that anyone can play. It really makes you think outside the box, especially when you have pieces that can be used in both cuts.

If you want a really challenging puzzle without the common puzzles you come across, this is the ebook for you. Even though you think you might have solved the puzzle, you will find that it’s not as easy as you first thought.

I received this ebook for free in exchange for an honest opinion.

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Puzzlebook:100 Puzzle Quizzes by The Grabarchuk Family

5 stars

(Excerpt from Amazon) This is Volume 1 of the Top Rated Puzzlebook series. In this brand-new puzzle collection you will find 100 pictorial, hand-crafted puzzle quizzes in different themes: visual, spatial, counting, geometry, matchstick, coins, searching, and much more. Be sure to check Puzzlebook: 101 Puzzle Quizzes and Puzzlebook: 102 Puzzle Quizzes for more!

This is the first book in the Puzzlebook collection from The Grabarchuk Family. There are 100 puzzle and quizzes in this ebook. With my Kindle, you highlight an option then enter to see if you selected the correct answer to the puzzle. If you didn’t get the correct answer, simply selecting Back will take you back to the puzzle to try again. If you selected the correct answer, you will be taken to the answer page. On that page is an explanation of why that is the correct answer.

I also have used my Android phone to read/play this ebook. I really like using my phone since I can see all the color. This is the same set up where you get four options and can choose which ever one you feel is correct. If you are correct, you are sent to the page that provides an explanation for the answer. Unfortunately, I found that if I got the answer wrong, I don’t have the option to go back to the puzzle that I was working on. I have to go back to the glossary then go back to my puzzle. I have spoken to The Grabarchuk Family about this. I think it is a weird fluke that happens on my phone.

Beyond that, all of the puzzles and quizzes from The Grabarchuk Family are great. They are a good way to pass the time while keeping your mind active. If you like puzzles, you will want to get these ebooks. You can’t beat the prize either.

I received this ebook for free in exchange for an honest review.

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