Thanks to all of you who responded to my request for feedback. I will
continue to post CFF Table of Contents. The main area of interest
appears to be in minimum move solution algorithms.
>>> UPDATE <<<< to " PUZZLES OLD AND NEW" exhibition tour SCHEDULE source Jerry Slocum, 1/90
LOCATION: the Childrens Museum of INDIANAPOLIS, 317/924-KIDS >>>> 1/20/90 - 4/1/90
RE: Rodney Hoffman's review posted in the spring 87 follows.
PUZZLES OLD AND NEW: Head Crackers, Patience Provers, and Other
Teasers [including more variations on Rubik's cube than I've ever
Accompanied by the book PUZZLES OLD AND NEW: HOW TO MAKE AND SOLVE
THEM by Jerry Slocum and Jack Botermans ($20), [wash univ press,
available from slocum or myself. The reprint of the HOFFMAN book is
also available now from slocum, about $35.]
The exhibit discusses
The Art in Puzzles
The Social Experience
Puzzles in the Industrial Age
Puzzles in Education
Puzzles and Science
It aims "to explore the history, meanings, and design of mechanical
puzzles." The extensive displays categorize puzzles according to
Interlocking Solid Puzzles
Sequential Movement Puzzles
Impossible Object Puzzles
Puzzles have been lent by collectors and museums around the world.
exhibit consultants are Benjamin Kilborne and Martin Gardner.
There are hands-on puzzles, but too simple and too few. It's a
wonderful and tantalizing display of puzzles. I was SOOO frustrated
to be able to handle all the beautiful, enticing pieces. Of course,
I had been permitted to, I would never leave....
REVIEW BY -- Rodney Hoffman