Remember these maze books from the seventies?
August 14, 2007 9:19 AM   Subscribe

When I was a kid in the 70's, I was an avid solver of a series of mazes published in books by an author with a Russian name (I remember it as Vladimir something). They were the kind of paperback books sold in the games section of bookstores, that you were supposed to write in like you do with crossword puzzle books. The mazes were simple, black-and-white, in a variety of shapes, and not gimmicky, just quite challenging (they were intended for grownups, not kids). Does anyone remember these books and can help me find them again?
posted by matildaben to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (4 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Best answer: Was this man perhaps Vladimir Koziakin?
posted by Tomorrowful at 9:26 AM on August 14, 2007

Response by poster: Yes! And I have even found some scans of pages from some of his books.
posted by matildaben at 10:42 AM on August 14, 2007

I have all those books somewhere in storage. They blew me away at ages 7-9. I have fond memories of getting together with another maze-loving friend and drawing dozens of mazes, then trying to sell them to passersby, lemonade-stand-style.

Can't remember if anyone bought one, but damn. I do remember thinking, "if this guy can sell books of mazes, why can't I?"
posted by Aquaman at 3:32 PM on August 14, 2007

I got curious to see what the mazes looked like and found this site.

Have fun.
posted by tcv at 3:49 PM on August 14, 2007

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