Hey there, puzzle friends! We’ve got some exciting news for you. This weekend is the boffo puzzle tournament Lollapuzzoola, which takes place online. You can still register for it! Give the Be More Smarter folks $30 and you’ll get a whole lot more than $30 of puzzle fun. But you’ve got to sign up today!
To tie in with Lollapuzzoola, we created a VERY short-term puzzle sale on our site. You can get all our puzzle books and PDFs for 50% off, just by entering the discount code LOLLAPUZZOOLA when you check out! It’s just this weekend, so hop on it if you want these discounts.
Here’s what you can get at our half-off prices.
Plus we made something cool that all you crossword fans will want.
A brand new Tile Crosswords puzzlepack!
A few years ago, your Puzzlecraft co-authors Mike Selinker and Thomas Snyder developed a new type of crossword, the tile crossword. For this new puzzlepack, they have created 50 tile crosswords, originally seen in their book Sit N Solve Tile Crosswords. These are crosswords in which you place one letter per space, but the definition of the word “space” gets real weird real fast. The puzzles range from 5×5 to 10×10 in size. If you’re looking for some bite-size puzzle challenges, tile crosswords are for you.
Here’s an example puzzle you can solve.
And of course, this new puzzlepack is one of our puzzle products … which means if you use the code LOLLAPUZZOOLA before the end of this weekend, you get 50% off its $7.77 cover price. What are you waiting for?
Letters to Margaret is at the printer!
Here’s an update on our upcoming crossword graphic novel, Letters to Margaret! We’ve spent the last couple months going back and forth with the printer to adjust the files for print specifications, get the colors right, and choose the best paper stock. We got final proofs in on the paper stock and covers sent to us. Barring any unforeseen problems, that should let us give our printer the green light for production. Then we’ll get a decision about when our comics will be printed and sent to us.
Here’s what it all looks like. (FYI, the covers are wrapped in a slightly yellow film; they will be much whiter in the final version.)
Don't forget about our Lords of Vegas swag!
Last month, we told you about our extremely limited supplies of Lords of Vegas deluxe items. Well … those supplies have gotten even more limited! If you want a boss briefcase with a felt-lined tray, a player upgrade kit with cars and planes, a rack of poker chips based on the game’s casinos, a massive Vegas playmat, or any of our expansions, now’s a great time to get some.
We’ve made a lot of progress on our plans for a base set reprint and our next set of expansions. Let me tell you, playing with riverboats and conventions changes everything you know about the game. We hope to have more to share next time we talk!