It’s Follow-Up Friday: New Puzzle Set edition!

Welcome to Follow-Up Friday!

By this time, you know the drill. Follow-Up Friday is a chance for us to revisit the subjects of previous posts and bring the PuzzleNation audience up to speed on all things puzzly.

And today, we’re talking about our flagship product, the Penny Dell Crosswords App!

This has been a great summer for us and the app! Not only are we offering a free daily puzzle to all of our users, but we’ve added a new collection to our library of puzzles for in-app purchase!

Collection Eight features 150 puzzles, collected in 5 different 30-puzzle sets: Penny Easy, Penny Medium, Penny Hard, Dell Easy, and Dell Medium! This value pack contains all five of those sets and saves you 30% over buying them individually! It’s more puzzle bang for your puzzle buck!

Click here to check out all of the terrific features of the app AND all of our available puzzle sets! You can’t go wrong with PuzzleNation and the Penny Dell Crosswords app! Enjoy!

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Penny Dell Crosswords App updates for you and yours!

It’s always exciting to announce an addition to our ever-expanding library of puzzle apps, so you can imagine how stoked I am to present two new puzzle sets for the Penny Dell Crosswords App!

Available for in-app purchase right now, Collection 6 offers 150 puzzles to challenge you! And just in time to honor Mom, our Mother’s Day Deluxe Set offers 35 puzzles sure to test your puzzly mettle!

Not only that, but we’re debuting a new feature for the app itself, as requested by many of our users.

With the Hide Completed Puzzles feature, any magazines you’ve conquered will no longer display in your puzzle library, making it easier to sort and organize your app purchases! (Don’t worry, a single click will unhide them if you wish!)

We’re constantly striving to make our apps better, more engaging, and easier to use, and our latest edition of the Penny Dell Crosswords App is our best yet! Click here to explore our entire library of Crossword content, and as always, details on ALL of our app content can be found on the PuzzleNation homepage!

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Check(mate) this: a chess contest!

When people are looking for a serious mental challenge, chess has been a go-to activity for centuries. Strategic and tactical, you need to keep a lot of information in your head at once in order to be a great player. I’ve found that chess appeals to many puzzle fans, since it’s a constantly shifting puzzle to be solved, one controlled by both you and your opponent.

In the past, I’ve written about some of the puzzlier possibilities when it comes to chess, from Knight’s tours and other chess-based puzzles to games that employ chess rules, like ThinkFun’s Solitaire Chess.

But now, the folks at Marbles: The Brain Store have a new challenge for chess fans: re-imagining the classic pieces for a new generation.

Make Your Move is a visual design competition, asking for board game fans, puzzlers, chess enthusiasts, and any other interested parties to submit a new design for each of the traditional pieces used in chess: pawn, rook, knight, bishop, king, and queen.

Now, the deadline for submission is March 13th, so you don’t have much time to brainstorm and pitch your concept. But check out the rewards!

If your design is chosen, you receive:

  • a check for $2000
  • your game product produced at Marbles’ expense
  • your game sold at all of Marbles’ retail locations and web store
  • your name on the box

Good luck to any of the puzzlers or PuzzleNationers who accept the Marbles Make Your Move challenge! Let me know if you’re entering, because I’d love to see your designs!

(Hmmm, maybe I should gather the PuzzleNation Crew and submit our own! I wonder how Fred looks in a crown…)

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It’s Follow-Up Friday: Pious Puzzling edition!

Welcome to Follow-Up Friday!

By this time, you know the drill. Follow-Up Friday is a chance for us to revisit the subjects of previous posts and bring the PuzzleNation audience up to speed on all things puzzly.

And today, I’m proud to announce the latest edition to the PuzzleNation line of apps and games: Penny Dell Bible Word Search for the iPad!

Featuring our signature TOUCH-to-SOLVE technology, which allows you to circle words and phrases with just a fingertip, Penny Dell Bible Word Search is not only a fun puzzle-solving experience that’s suitable for all ages, but it can also be a useful memorization tool for Bible passages!

Each passage is broken up into searchable words and phrases hidden in the grid, merging an enjoyable puzzly challenge with time to reflect on the words themselves.

With multiple sets, each containing 65 puzzles, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to study the Good Book and share its messages and wisdom with family and friends.

Getting started is easy because Penny Dell Bible Word Search is a FREE download for iPad!

We’re absolutely thrilled to add this title to our library of quality downloadable content, one that we hope all our fellow puzzlers and PuzzleNationers will enjoy.


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The New and Improved PuzzleNation!

Today, we celebrate the relaunch of the PuzzleNation website!

There you’ll find all of the details for our current apps, complete with graphics, full rundowns of features, and links for download, as well as news and promos for our upcoming products!

While we’re sad to say goodbye to the original site, the launchpad for so many new ideas and so much puzzle fun over the last few years, we’re also excited to take the next big step forward, to watch the PuzzleNation community continue to expand and prosper.

From Facebook and Twitter to Pinterest and Tumblrfrom PuzzleNation Blog to our home base at PuzzleNation.com, our potential and our community have grown together, and we are overjoyed to bring you a new and improved PuzzleNation experience, geared toward bringing the very best in puzzles and games right to your fingertips!

And, as always, we are endlessly grateful for the support, loyalty, and puzzle-loving enthusiasm of the PuzzleNation audience. From everyone here at PuzzleNation to all of our fellow puzzlers, solvers, and friends, thanks for taking this journey with us. We can’t wait to show you what we come up with next.

It’s Follow-Up Friday: Fond Farewell edition!

Welcome to Follow-Up Friday!

By this time, you know the drill. Follow-Up Friday is a chance for us to revisit the subjects of previous posts and bring the PuzzleNation audience up to speed on all things puzzly.

And today’s update is all about constructor Robin Stears.

You’ve probably seen her puzzles in various Penny Press magazines, not to mention her delightful Team StearsWords mailings and products. She’s a prolific and creative constructor, a longtime friend of the blog, and an all-around good egg whose body of work spans two decades of terrific puzzling.

So I admit, I was a little sad to see her latest blog post a few days ago.

In short, Robin is taking time away from crosswords to embark on a new adventure: returning to college to study mathematics, in the hopes of sharing her love of math with the world.

While I’m overjoyed to see her tackling new and exciting challenges, I must confess that as a fan of her crosswords, I’m a little sad. Robin’s crosswords always feature clever, topical themes and fun entries, and her support, humor, and friendship over the last two years has been wonderful. She has always been unflinchingly kind and generous when it comes to PuzzleNation, granting interviews and contributing her wisdom, drive, and expertise to several blog posts.

Robin, I wish you the very best in starting a new chapter in your life. For many, many reasons, thank you.

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