100 MATCHSTICK PUZZLES (Review)
By the Grabarchuk Family
Matches are for lighting candles and logs in fireplaces, right? Toothpicks are for picking your teeth or maybe your fingernails, right? Well, not always.
In The Grabarchuk Family’s book, 100 MATCHSTICK PUZZLES, you solve the puzzles using matchsticks as the title suggests, or other suitable playing pieces. An introduction gives the history of match stick puzzles. The puzzles in this collection are all original creations by the Garbarchuk family. You can play them on your Kindle or apps, like my iPad. The rules are easy to follow, and, each puzzle gives you a hint if you need it. Boy, did I use the hints. My mind just isn’t wired for games and puzzles. But sometimes we need to challenge ourselves to new things, and these definitely were a challenge for me. What helps people like me is that you can start with the simple puzzles and advance to more complicated ones. Then when you think you’ve solved the puzzle, check the Solution tab to see if you’re right.
I made a duck swim in a different direction. I even figured a couple of puzzles out without looking at the solution. The book is in full color. The puzzles consist of everything from hexagons, triangles, and squares to wigwams, rabbits, cats, horses, and arrows. Now, are you ready to play? I haven’t solved all the puzzles, but they’ll be nice to work on during these hot Texas afternoons, sitting in the cool house, and exercising my brain. Happy puzzling.
EBook Courtesy of the authors