September 20th, 2010

Pretty Words

Parasha: October

Alright, I'm a bit late on this, but not *too* horribly late I think.

We still hadn't decided on one final Graphic Novel for October, so I'm opening up discussion again for about a day, then tomorrow or the next day plan to have a poll so we can all get the book and get cracking.

The last poll on the subject is here, and as one can see, Sandman of some sort and The Dark Knight Returns seem to have the edge.

So was there any discussion, any cases anyone wanted to make for/against anything? Any further requests, albeit a bit late? If not, I'll probably just repeat the same poll more or less, see what the general consensus is currently, if it's any different from before.

Monday Fun #50: PuzzGrid (online link)

There are actually some games I meant to get around to reviewing, but I keep forgetting to do that, so instead you're getting a link I was introduced to today.


Game type: browser-based, user-submitted puzzles

Time demand: 3 minutes for each. How long you spend on it overall is up to you, and your one-more-turn-itis.

Cost: Free

What it is: Sixteen terms are given to you in a random (I believe) order, and these terms can be sorted into four groups of four terms each. Your job is to click on four at a time to try to get them in the proper groups, and once you're down to the last eight terms, you have only three more tries before you lose. Oh, and you have a time limit of three minutes for the puzzle altogether.

The trick, of course, is that many of the groups have overlapping terms, or even groups that seem like they should be there, but aren't. So while on first glance some groups may seem easy enough to sort out, you could be in for a surprise.

For me, half of the fun lies in creating new puzzles. I've done two so far, and am musing over more possibilities...

Anyhow, this is fun for some quick playing here and there, so go try it out if you like puzzles at all.