A-Z Puzzle Book
When my husband and I were grocery shopping I saw this A-Z Puzzle Book on the supermarket’s shelves. It looked interesting and I thought it would be fun, so we got it. My husband and I did just shy of 20 puzzles from it and we are enjoying it. So, just before Christmas, I thought it would be nice to talk about it, in case someone is looking for a late minute gift or is looking for something fun to do at Christmas with the family.
In the book there are 50 puzzles and each puzzle has three pages dedicated to it. On the first page is a short description of the location of the map, with interesting details. The second page is the list of questions, 9 for each puzzle. The first 3 are locations on the map, as in roads, signs, or buildings. The next 3 are riddles, word games, or anagrams, while the last 3 are trivia questions. For the trivia we looked online when needed, as we don’t know, for example, British sportsmen from a couple of decades ago. It was not an issue though, for us. I imagine Brits might know the answers without having to look online or, at least, know who that person is.
In the A-Z Puzzle Book there are 5 themes, having 10 puzzles each: history, sport, entertainment, transport, and nature. My husband and I are doing the puzzles together and that is much more entertaining than doing the puzzle by ourselves. I think two people can easily do the puzzles together. It can be played by teenagers too, giving them a taste of the “old days” when people used to use maps to find places. I’m not that old, but I do remember using maps.
The book was less than £10 in the supermarket (can’t remember the exact price), and there are other similar books out there, for example The Ordnance Survey Puzzle Tour of Britain, a puzzle book I’m going to buy next, or The Royal Geographical Society Puzzle Book.