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Bran McMillin is the founder and senior editor for the puzzle news site Puzzle Pile. From 2007 - 2010, he served as editor for the magazine Panopticon: Puzzles & Games. He is the inventor of the Itachi and Hairetsu puzzle forms and has created hundreds of puzzles. Disclosure: Bran is a member of the National Puzzlers' League.

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Bring Me Cakes Finds Recipe For Android

It's been two weeks since the launch of Bring Me Cakes on iOS and developer Alexander Titkov has just delivered to the puzzle game hot and fresh to Android.

NYT Crossword-Themed Cruise Leaves Port Dec. 8

The New York Times Crossword puzzle is celebrating 75 years by partnering with Cunard, offering a seven-night transatlantic Crossword-themed cruise.

Layton’s Mystery Journey Discovers 3DS, Oct. 6

Level 5's next puzzle game Layton's Mystery Journey: Katrielle and the Millionaires' Conspiracy be out on the 3DS, Oct. 6 for the U.S. and E.U.

Karma.Incarnation 1 Arrives On iOS, Aug. 24

Having already landed on Android and Steam, surreal puzzle adventure game Karma.Incarnation 1 will release to iOS on Aug. 24, by developer AuraLab.

Piece Out Gets Pieced Together On Mobile

Long-time game developer Kumobius delivered its first puzzle app on Android and iOS, the sliding block puzzler Piece Out.

Rusty Lake Paradise Next Premium Title From Escape Cube Developer

Developer Rusty Lake has revealed Rusty Lake Paradise will the next premium from the Rusty Lake franchise, along with more details of the escape room game.

Follow.trail Blazes Path Onto iOS App Store

The first game from developer Gregory Pykacz, follow.trail,has been released for iOS, bringing a deeper take on a minimalist puzzle game.

Zendo Coming Late 2017, Early 2018

Long out of print puzzle board game Zendo has a new edition on the way, publisher Looney Labs has announced that it'll be out late 2017, early 2018.

Swim Out Plunges Onto Mobile Aug. 10

Lozange Labwill be releasing its next puzzle effort Swim Out to mobile devices on Aug. 10, and is will be bringing it to desktops in September.

Neo Angle Brings The Retro 80’s To Puzzle iOS

Developer Dropout Games, the minds behind the puzzle game Blyss have launched another puzzler with 80's retro flair for iOS, Neo Angle.

Q.U.B.E 2 Delayed To 2018

Puzzle-platformer sequel Q.U.B.E. 2 has been pushed back from its slated mid-2017 launch to one scheduled in “early 2018.”

Bring Me Cakes Arrives Freshly Baked On iOS

Little Red Riding Hood has got to get over to grandma's house in Bring Me Cakes, in this brand new puzzler from first time developer Alexander Titkov.

Calendar Lineup – August 2017

The upcoming August puzzle events, hunts, tournaments, and featured new releases for the puzzle community.

BAPHL 16 Announced For Oct. 8

Organizer Nathan Curtis has announced that the next puzzle hunt from the Boston area group BAPHL, has been set for Oct. 8.

Topple #6 Releases, Begins Offering Subscriptions

Publisher Gregory Gray has released the sixth issue of variety puzzle magazine Topple and has begun to offer subscriptions through Patreon.

Lumo Coming To Light Up Nintendo Switch

Developer Gareth Noyce announced yesterday that the isometric puzzler Lumo will be lighting up the Nintendo Switch game store soon.

Weekend Solver

Work weeks can seem to drag on for more than its traditional five days, but the weekend is here and now its time to getting some puzzles solved.

More Titles From Exit The Game Series Releasing Oct. 2017

Following Kennerspiel Des Jahres award win, Kosmos will be releasing three more titles from Exit The Game series to the U.S. this October.