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Which book should be the next book?
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Author:  pnm  [ Fri Apr 17, 2015 12:36 pm ]
Post subject:  Which book should be the next book?

I've been trying to decide what type of book to do next, initially
thinking something like a "holiday puzzle book" with sudoku + calcudoku + killer sudoku.

Other ideas are:
- a book with "ultra difficult" puzzles (a bit gimmicky maybe)
- multiple books with puzzles in different sizes / difficulty levels (it looks like one author
is already swamping Amazon with such books)
- an online system where you can compile your own book: pick sets of the puzzles
you like, then download a PDF
- ?

Preferences & suggestions welcome [thumbsup]

Patrick

Author:  beaker  [ Fri Apr 17, 2015 8:43 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Which book should be the next book?

I like the idea of being able to download the puzzles that interest me plus I also have the opportunity to try other more difficult puzzles.......with a book, one is "stuck with" all the puzzles he/she cannot solve..........I am partial to twins up to 10x10's and the 10x10's patterned of today.

Author:  veryevilking  [ Sat Apr 18, 2015 1:07 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Which book should be the next book?

no sudoku
but difficult i like
ang big

and all coded puzzles with points (more challenging)

Author:  pnm  [ Sat Apr 18, 2015 1:43 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Which book should be the next book?

Another option: simply a volume 3 of the "121 Advanced" book (once a book is
ready it is relatively straight-forward to produce another volume with the same setup).

Patrick

Author:  eclipsegirl  [ Sat Apr 18, 2015 4:29 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Which book should be the next book?

I do not mind it if some puzzles do not earn points for this site.
I think to appeal to more people it is good to start with easier puzzles so that one can learn from them, and include those solutions in the book.

I will admit that I only do the puzzles that earn points for this site.
I am grateful that several of the older books were in PDF format and I could print out the portion of those books with those puzzles.
(Now to scour used book stores for the two books that are no longer available)

I think the Killer Sudoku book was fine and enjoyed doing the puzzles and earning those points.
But I think that since this site is more geared toward Calcudoku you should stick with mainly those puzzles.

Author:  bschwart  [ Sun Apr 19, 2015 12:45 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Which book should be the next book?

My favorite puzzles are the patterned puzzles of any size, the twin puzzles of any size, and killer sudoku.
I am not interested in plain sudoku puzzles.
I only do the puzzles with points; the site offers more than enough daily puzzle challenges!
I prefer the pdf downloads.

-Bev (bschwart)


(edit by pnm: I moved the question about the book puzzle points to a separate topic: viewtopic.php?f=2&t=682,
just to keep this thread "on topic")

Author:  bertoldo  [ Sun Apr 19, 2015 6:22 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Which book should be the next book?

I vote for a new book of twins puzzles!

Author:  clm  [ Sat Apr 25, 2015 8:58 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Which book should be the next book?

pnm wrote:
Another option: simply a volume 3 of the "121 Advanced" book (once a book is
ready it is relatively straight-forward to produce another volume with the same setup).

Patrick


Good idea. Suggestion: 61 puzzles with similar (high) level as in volume 2, scoring points, and 60 additional puzzles of all types with solutions in the book (in .pdf format if possible).

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