Solve the World's Most Difficult Sudoku Puzzles Contest
To raise more attention for the upcoming series of puzzle books that I am publishing, I decided to run a sudoku contest. Six winners will be each given their choice of any book in the Konokopia catalog for correctly solving the Hercules Sudoku 1 and Hercules Sudoku 2. The contest begins now and lasts until January 1.
To be part of the World's Most Difficult Sudoku Contest, all you have to do is download the two Hercules Sudoku puzzles (at right), print them, correctly solve them, and return the solved puzzles to me. Three people for each Hercules Sudoku puzzle will be chosen at random from all the correct solutions sent in.
Winners will be announced on Sunday, January 12. The books, each one signed by me, will be shipped by Monday, January 16.
Now, a little about the Hercules Sudoku puzzles. The Hercules are what I dubbed the Visual Sudoku. They are my original re-invention of the sudoku puzzle. Instead of using digits, I use abstract graphic symbols. The translation from numbers to visual symbols gives me flexibility of how large, and therefore how complex, I can make the puzzles. The Hercules Sudoku use a grid of 16 columns and 16 rows. Traditional sudoku use 9 columns and 9 rows. This increase in size makes the Hercules Sudoku puzzles the most complex sudoku in the world.
But don't take my word for it. Try it and have fun. The directions of how to solve the puzzles are included in the downloads.
Printers Shipped Labyrinthos Books
I've been waiting impatiently for the printing company that is manufacturing my Labyrinthos books to get them done and ship them to me. They got them done and they shipped the books Wednesday morning, December 4. Now I am waiting for USPS to deliver them, so I, in turn, can begin shipping them to the Kickstarter backers. My goal was to get the books to everyone before Christmas. That is still my goal, but it will be close.
Labyrinthos Kickstarter Campaign Successfully Funded
The Labyrinthos project has been successfully funded via Kickstarter. Three hundred backers pledged over $8,500 in support of the project. This is my first successful Kickstarter campaign. I hope the first of many.
Labyrinthós is a maze puzzle game that comes in the form of a 28 page book. The book is currently being printed. When done, copies will first be sent to all Kickstarter backers. Then the book will be made available for purchase throught this website and through other online stores.
In addition to the Labyrinthós book, there are three other versions of the maze puzzle game. Each is a different puzzle.
Little Labyrinthós is an 8-page booklet. Baby Labyrinthós is a 4-page folded card. Finally, Kickstarter Edition of Little Labyrinthós is a special, limited-edition 16-page booklet that includes all the names of the Kickstarter supporters. Only one thousand copies of the Kickstarter Edition of Little Labyrinthós will be printed and about 400 of those will be shipped to the backers.
If you would like to purchase any of the Labyrinthós puzzle games for yourself or as a Christmas gift, it will become available in December. Stay tuned for more information.