A Puzzle of a Good Time-Giveaway

I love having Dear at home in the evenings now. It is so nice to be able to sit back and relax with him more.  And no I am not getting tired of having him around.  It is wonderful.  But we both still have our down time alone.  You know that part of the day.  You may be checking email and he is balancing his check book.  Or your folding that last load of laundry while he is reading the paper.  Well we have been finding ourselves curled up on opposite ends of the couch (playing footsie) while each of us have our puzzle books. 

His are those logic puzzles.  Oh they baffle me but he loves them.  I recently received a new one Puzzle Baron's Logic Puzzles.  There are 200 puzzles in this one so maybe it will keep him for a little while.  Unlike other logic puzzle books, every puzzle includes statistics-such as the average completion time, the record completion time, and the percentage of people to complete the puzzle-to bring out the competitor in each puzzler and better inform them on how easy or dif­ficult each puzzle is.   Dear can sit and figure these out while I look like a monkey doing math problems.  I think I am missing a gene that helps put these in order.  But I am quite logical.  Actually I love to download them and print them out to send to my brother.  Dear grabbed up this newest logic puzzle book like it was the holy grail.  Dashed off and put it in his lunch box.  He carries puzzle books with him to work everyday for his down time filler.   Now I can do Sudoku and Granny M loves the  Word Finds.  But another of my favorites are Mazes. 

I curl up on the other end of the couch with my maze books.  I have a new one that is so much fun.  It is Mummy Mazes: A Monumental Book.  And that is so true.  These mazes are two pages in size and I use a TV tray to set the book on to work them out.   Mummy Mazes is designed to open up to 28 poster-size pages.  Once all the mazes are completed, there’s a hieroglyphic puzzle to solve at the end—and then the whole doubles as a coloring book.  I also like that I can learn more about that time period too.  Interesting lil facts and trivia.  Then  I can try to stump Dear on trivia facts.  But this can keep me going for a good time.  I feel this is a great way for both of us to keep our mind sharp too.  As we age we need to remember to exercise our mind to.  This has been said to really help to fight off dementia. 

I am lucky enough to have two more of these puzzle books to giveaway.  Would you like to win one of them?  Well it is always easy to do.  Just leave a comment on how you keep working your brain.  What is your favorite game or brain teaser?  Make sure you leave your email in the comment too.  Extra entry if you follow me on Google Friend Connect too!

I wish to thank the publishers for sending me both of these books.  There are greatly appreciated.  And I would highly recommend them for your gifts this holiday season.  I know that these are great ways to sharpen your brain, but also your kiddos too!









12 comments:

  1. I keep my brain working by playing boggle! I love to play it.
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  2. I follow your blog via google friend connect - Niecey

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  3. We have family game nights---Trivial pursuit and Scrabble are favorites!

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  4. Sign me up!!! I LOVE these types of books!!

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  5. Oops - forgot to tell you my fav brain teaser: I do sudoku while I walk on the treadmill.

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  6. When is my brain not working? Lol. Don't answer that, Mom. ;) My favorite brain-working game is chess, for sure.

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  7. I don't have patience for crossword puzzles or sudoku. I exercise my brain by reading a lot of varied magazines. I like the idea of this puzzle book.
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  8. I enjoy playing Scramble 2 and Solitare on my iPod. I also enjoy doing word searches.

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  10. I try and keep my mind sharp by one trying to outwit my older kids and doing crosswords and wordfinds. But it seems I only find time to do that when they are sleeping or they haven't taken off with my books.

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  12. I follow you here and on facebook!
    My brain teaser is reading upside down. It causes your brain to have to work differently, not just word association.

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