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The Chief Tormentor

The Deliciously Devilish Blog of Puzzling News From Staveland

Puzzles within a Puzzle

Many of our Traditional puzzles of 250 pieces or more will contain a rebus game. A wavy edged “box” with the Stave clown’s feet in the edge will contain puzzle pieces shaped like letters or objects forming a familiar word or expression.
Can YOU guess the correct solution to this rebus?Rebus1_2

Playing Hide ‘n Seek

Here’s a NEW Teaser design with a twist. Artist, Susan Greenleaf, drew at least a dozen hidden images into the artwork of this puzzle. Can you find them all? We pondered for quite awhile when trying to think of a name for this puzzle. Then it dawned on usóHide ‘n Seek!
To get the scoop on more new Teaser designs see your August Antics mailing.

Hidenseek

Mystery Puzzle Weekend at Twin Farms

First, let me tell you about Twin Farms located nearby: 2007 Mobil Five Star Award winner, Zagat 2007 says #1 Best Small Hotel in the US, Best Rooms, Best Service. Andrew Harper’s #1 Top US Hideaway 2006. Twin Farms has 10 amazing cottages and 10 fabulous rooms in Barnard, Vermont.

November 8, 9, and 10th Stave Puzzles and Twin Farms are co-hosting a mystery/puzzling weekend with all sorts of fun and games. As I write this there are only 4 rooms left for this first-of-a-kind entertaining weekend. Yes, we have done many puzzle parties over the past 20 years but we’ve never done anything quite like this with a mystery thrown into the middle of the puzzle party. Talk about FUN!

Mysteryparty_3

Puzzles within a Puzzle

Many of our Traditional puzzles of 250 pieces or more will contain a rebus game. A wavy edged “box” with the Stave clown’s feet in the edge will contain puzzle pieces shaped like letters or objects forming a familiar word or expression.
Can YOU guess the correct solution to this rebus?Rebus1_2

Playing Hide ‘n Seek

Here’s a NEW Teaser design with a twist. Artist, Susan Greenleaf, drew at least a dozen hidden images into the artwork of this puzzle. Can you find them all? We pondered for quite awhile when trying to think of a name for this puzzle. Then it dawned on usóHide ‘n Seek!
To get the scoop on more new Teaser designs see your August Antics mailing.

Hidenseek

Mystery Puzzle Weekend at Twin Farms

First, let me tell you about Twin Farms located nearby: 2007 Mobil Five Star Award winner, Zagat 2007 says #1 Best Small Hotel in the US, Best Rooms, Best Service. Andrew Harper’s #1 Top US Hideaway 2006. Twin Farms has 10 amazing cottages and 10 fabulous rooms in Barnard, Vermont.

November 8, 9, and 10th Stave Puzzles and Twin Farms are co-hosting a mystery/puzzling weekend with all sorts of fun and games. As I write this there are only 4 rooms left for this first-of-a-kind entertaining weekend. Yes, we have done many puzzle parties over the past 20 years but we’ve never done anything quite like this with a mystery thrown into the middle of the puzzle party. Talk about FUN!

Mysteryparty_3