Koala Pete

Hi, I'm Pete and this is my little space online. Use the navigation below or simply scroll down to view everything that's here.

Thoughts on various topics:


Logic Puzzles:

Sudoku was very popular around 2005/6 and I did a fair bit at that time. I hadn't done many logic puzzles other than that until recently when I discovered a few Japanese puzzle creators.

One of those creators is a company called Nikoli, Japan's longest running puzzle creator and publisher. The company is the originator of many popular puzzles including Sudoku and Kakuro. They publish a range of puzzle magazines every year including 4 main editions and some extra magazines of specific puzzles. They also publish a couple of edited issues that have English instructions alongside the Japanese. Nikoli have a website in English here, including explanations of their puzzles and examples, and their main website in Japanese here.


my bgg profile

In late 2018 I started getting into playing modern boardgames as I wanted something enjoyable and relaxing to do that didn't involve using a screen. I quickly discovered that there are many games that you can play on your own as well as with other people. I will be focussing here on solo gaming, though some of the games detailed here can also be played with other people too. I won't be rating games on a numeric scale since it's not easy to compare diverse games in this way; instead I aim to give you an idea of what the game is like and if it would be a game that you would enjoy.









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