Recommend me some puzzle books!
February 4, 2019 8:18 AM   Subscribe

I recently found out about puzzle books and my partner and I completed The Librarian's Almanaq last month and loved it. Can you recommend more of the same please?! I know there is a sequel to that one on Kickstarter: Conjurer's Almanaq. We enjoyed the variety of puzzles it provided and just solving it together over a period of time (maybe like 5 or 6 evenings) and that it was a screen-free activity too. Whatcha got?
posted by atlantica to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (4 answers total) 34 users marked this as a favorite
PandA Magazine! They publish an issue every 2 months, which has a puzzle hunt plus a bunch of one-off puzzles in similar styles. You could go through all the back issues and be busy for a long time. Some of the puzzles require internet research, so not entirely screen-free. The author, Foggy Brume, also has a book of variety cryptic puzzles.

There are a ton of other puzzle hunts you can download, some free and some paid. PandA has a page listing "extravaganzas." Also check out Mark Halpin's Labor Day puzzle hunts, which I find to be significantly more difficult than PandA.
posted by expialidocious at 8:59 AM on February 4, 2019 [1 favorite]

Also, I see that the conjurer's almanaq is already available.
posted by If only I had a penguin... at 10:12 AM on February 4, 2019

The Maze of Games by Mike Selinker
posted by crLLC at 11:41 AM on February 4, 2019 [1 favorite]

This is slightly more involved but our family recently really enjoyed the "experience" we got from the Mysterious Package Company.
posted by tchemgrrl at 1:54 PM on February 4, 2019

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