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Logic Puzzles: types, where to find, etc?

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Hello all,

I'd like to expose my kids, especially my oldest (12yo) to various types of logic puzzles over the next few years.  

I'm finding lots of printable resources, but only when I can give a specific name to the puzzle type, i.e.:

- nonograms

- sudoku

- grid logic puzzles

 

I would like to find additional puzzle sources, perhaps that involve cryptography, alternate writing systems (decoding numbers based on symbols that are not arabic numerals and perhaps not base 10), etc.   But I don't know how to "name" these types of puzzles for my google searches.  I'd also be happy to pay for a well-constructed book of puzzles of many varieties.  

Do the Critical Thinking Co books have what I'm looking for- a good range and variety of logic puzzle types?  Any other books you know of?  

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CTC is what we've used for logic puzzles - we like Mind Benders (grid logic) and Crypto Mind Benders, which is more like code breaking but not exactly. I also found a book called Balancing Equations that was good, but I can't remember if that was CTC or something else.

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I like the Critical thinking Co books. you can join their mailing list and they send you a puzzle ever week for free per age group. the puzzles are from a range of their products so you can try them out and see if you would like to get the whole book.

 

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Maybe look at Tin Man Press that Farrar recommends?  I'm thinking of adding some of their products to our line up next year.

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On 6/21/2019 at 6:21 AM, chocolate-chip chooky said:

Linguistic problem solving is fun: https://lingclub.mycpanel.princeton.edu/challenge/puzzles.php 

 

 

Finally got a chance to check these out- how fun!  My son is a big Tolkien fan, so the language play should be really interesting to him.  

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Try Krazy Dad puzzles.  Most of them are printable - things like Sodoku of various types.  There are many types of logic and spatial reasoning puzzles.  He has made them computer generated, so if you find a style that you like, there are unlimited versions, and a range of difficulty.

https://krazydad.com/

Edited to add:  My current favorite is Slitherlinks.  But even the easiest versions are not-so-easy.  You might try looking at the answer key and adding some more hints until you understand the strategies for playing this puzzle.

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