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Forsmarts — Logic games and puzzles

The results of online-contest

December 8,2015

Top 10 competitors of the contest are as follows:

1Kota Morinishi (Japan)812
2Hideaki Jo (Japan)783
3Nikola Zivanovic (Serbia)758
4Ulrich Voigt (Germany)756
5Endo Ken (Japan)614
6William Blatt (USA)565
7Martin Merker (Germany)564
8Salih Alan (Turkey)559
9Tiit Vunk (Estonia)534
10Prasanna Seshadri (India)527

Full table of results can be found here.

Online-contest

December 5,2015

Traditional online-contest dedicated to the 13th anniversary of the Forsmarts project will be held on December, 5-7. This year's theme - Mixtures.
Contest page on Logic Masters India

My sincere thanks go to:
Prasanna Seshadri and Andrey Bogdanov for testing the puzzles
LMI for hosting the contest

The results of online-contest

December 9,2014

Top 10 competitors of the contest are as follows:

1Endo Ken (Japan)839
2Ulrich Voigt (Germany)718
3Nikola Zivanovic (Serbia)649
4Michael Ley (Germany)536
5Matus Demiger (Slovakia)532
6Tiit Vunk (Estonia)529
7Martin Merker (Germany)524
8Hideaki Jo (Japan)522
9Shinichi Aoki (Japan)522
10Peter Hudak (Slovakia)509

Full table of results can be found here.

Online-contest

December 3,2014

Traditional online-contest dedicated to the 12th anniversary of the Forsmarts project will be held on December, 6-8.
Contest page on Logic Masters India

My sincere thanks go to:
Prasanna Seshadri and Andrey Bogdanov for testing the puzzles
LMI for hosting the contest

Online-contest

December 2,2013

Traditional online-contest dedicated to the 11th anniversary of the Forsmarts project will be held on December, 7-9.
Contest page on Logic Masters India

My sincere thanks go to:
Prasanna Seshadri and Andrey Bogdanov for testing the puzzles
LMI for hosting the contest

The results of online-contest

December 4,2012

Top 10 competitors of the contest are as follows:

1Kota Morinishi (Japan)935
2Hideaki Jo (Japan)840
3Palmer Mebane (USA)833
4Salih Alan (Turkey)786
5Ulrich Voigt (Germany)775
6Michael Ley (Germany)730
7Endo Ken (Japan)705
8Masahiro Yoshizumi (Japan)690
9Taro Arimatsu (Japan)680
10Nikola Zivanovic (Serbia)675

Full table of results can be found here.

Online-contest

November 23,2012

Online-contest dedicated to the 10th anniversary of the Forsmarts project will be held on December, 1-3.
Contest page on Logic Masters India

My sincere thanks go to:
Andrey Bogdanov for testing the puzzles
LMI for hosting the contest

PDF-Book Isosudoku Mix

May 16,2012

The first book by Forsmarts in the Conceptis Puzzles Book Store! 90 Isosudoku puzzles and its variations. Tired of the squares? Fill in the hexagonal cells!
Never heard of Isosudoku? Free sampler book containing 14 Isosudoku puzzles will help to fill this gap.

Forsmarts Puzzle Book

January 2,2012

Happy New Year, everyone!
8th issue of "Forsmarts Puzzle Book" contains selected puzzles of the last year's CIS Puzzle Championship. More puzzles from that championship, including the Sudoku part, will be published in the next issue.
Download (260 Kb)

The results of online-contest

December 6,2011

Top 10 competitors of the contest are as follows:

1Thomas Snyder (USA)835
2Ulrich Voigt (Germany)740
3Michael Ley (Germany)689
4Kota Morinishi (Japan)669
5Nikola Zivanovic (Serbia)650
6William Blatt (USA)640
7Serkan Yurekli (Turkey)628
8Przemyslaw Debiak (Poland)608
9Matus Demiger (Slovakia)603
10Zoltan Horvath (Hungary)589

Full table of results can be found here.

Online-contest

November 28,2011

Online-contest dedicated to the 9th anniversary of the Forsmarts project will be held on December, 3-4.
Contest page on Logic Masters India

My sincere thanks go to:
Andrey Bogdanov for testing the puzzles
Deb Mohanty and LMI for hosting the contest

Online-contest

December 06,2010

Online-contest dedicated to the 8th anniversary of the Forsmarts project will be held on December, 18. Participants may register here.
The Instruction Booklet is available. Questions about the puzzles may be asked here.

Forsmarts Puzzle Book

April 18,2010

7th issue of "Forsmarts Puzzle Book" is out. As it's totally dedicated to Sudoku and its variations it may be a bit of practice for those who's going to participate in upcoming World Sudoku Championship in Philadelphia. Contains some actual puzzles from the latest national Sudoku Championships of Czech Republic and United Kingdom, and also remakes of the brilliant parts from Russian Sudoku Championship: Sudoku Matchmaker and Marked Sudoku. There's only eight Classic ones in this issue... And they're all combined into a giant Samurai :) Have fun!
Download (356 Kb)

The results of online-contest

December 7,2009

Top 10 competitors of the contest are as follows:

1Hideaki Jo (Japan)605
2Thomas Snyder (USA)500
3Nikola Zivanovic (Serbia)465
4Przemyslaw Debiak (Poland)453
5Rick Uppelschoten (The Netherlands)450
6Jakub Hrazdira (Czech Republic)410
7Branko Ceranic (Serbia)406
8Vlad Klyachin (Russia)355
9Sebastian Matschke (Germany)345
10Alexey Kravchenko (Belarus)330

Full table of results can be found here.

Online-contest

November 30,2009

Online-contest dedicated to the 7th anniversary of the Forsmarts project will be held on December, 5. Participants may register here.
The Instruction Booklet is available. Questions about the puzzles may be asked here.

The results of online-contest

December 10,2008

Top 10 competitors of this contest are:

1Thomas Snyder916
2Nikola Zivanovic722
3Dan Katz644
4Yuka Sugimura575
5Taro Arimatsu546
6Derek Kisman496
7Przemyslaw Debiak466
8Jason Zuffranieri465
9Jonathan Rivet429
10Stefano Forcolin419

Full table of results is here.

SUDOKUCUP

December 1,2008

The sudoku club Kabrňaci and SČHAK (the Czech Puzzlers and Crossworders Union) presents: SUDOKUCUP - the ultimate sudoku experience. Online.

- best 30 players will be qualified for Czech sudoku championship 2009;
- top puzzles in competition conditions without leaving home (PDF download, unlock, print and solve);
- practice booklet releases in November 2008;
- competition starts on 17th January 2009 for a period of 24 hours;
- points awarded for solutions sent within the first 2 hours;
- opened to players worldwide, with English, French, German and Czech language interface.
Register now and you will be given a notice the booklet is disposable.
Visit: http://SUDOKUCUP.COM

Online-contest

November 28,2008

The Instruction Booklet is available. You can ask questions about the puzzles here.

Announcement

November 20,2008

Online-contest dedicated to the 6th anniversary of the Forsmarts project will be held on December, 6. Participants may register here.

17th World Puzzle Championship

November 3,2008

17th World Puzzle Championship was held October 27 - November 1 in Minsk, Belarus. Ulrich Voigt has won the title for the sixth time. Team USA won the team competition. Full table of results.

Forsmarts Puzzle Book

September 8,2008

6th issue of "Forsmarts Puzzle Book" contains all the puzzles of this year Belarusian and Russian Puzzle Championships. Authors of these championships will create the significant part of the puzzles for the upcoming WPC.
Download (976 Kb)

The results of online-contest

December 4,2007

Top 10 competitors of this contest are:

1Thomas Snyder688
2Rick Uppelschoten670
3Andrey Bogdanov656
4Vlad Klyachin655
5Umit Abacioglu636
6Yuhei Kusui584
7Yuka Sugimura550
8Hideaki Jo546
9Alan Fetters483
10Taro Arimatsu464

Full table of results is here.

Online-contest

November 28,2007

Instructions for the puzzles of the contest are posted. You can ask questions here.

Announcement

November 16,2007

December, 1st! Forsmarts 5th anniversary online-contest!
Contestants register here.

Results of Forsmarts Puzzle Book contest

June 10,2007

1-2Christian Romon19
1-2Yevhen Shatsyllo19
3-4Yuhei Kusui17
3-4Alexander Ershov17
5-6Allar Padari15
5-6Yuka Sugimura15
7-9Hideaki Jo13
7-9Urmas Raude13
7-9Zafer Huseyin Ergan13
10Javier Cucalon11

The scoring is based on the number of solved puzzles.

Discussion forum is launched!

June 2,2007

Finally I launched the forum where everyone can discuss questions related to puzzles (and not only). One of the aims of this forum is to reborn Puzzle Book in its new format - all puzzlemakers are invited to take part in its creation. Also there are topics about world championships, online contests, solving and creation of puzzles. Join us!

6th Belarussian Puzzle Championship

May 22,2007

Results of online version of this championship are here.

Forsmarts Puzzle Book

March 10,2007

5th issue of "Forsmarts Puzzle Book" is ready. It includes two new puzzle types: "Driving path" and "Triple marking". Results of the first season of "FPB-contest" will be counted after the current deadline, in the middle of April.
Download (547 Kb)

New issue is postponed

February 7,2007

It's a pity I have no time to make a new issue of "Forsmarts Puzzle Book", so the next issue will be released in March. I'll try to add some extra-pages to this issue. It'll be the last issue of the first season of the "FPB-contest".

Forsmarts Puzzle Book

January 4,2007

Now you can download the fourth issue of "Forsmarts Puzzle Book". There are two new types of the puzzles in this issue: "Magic summer" and "Manifold painting". Also there is special New Year Sudoku!
Download (463 Kb)

Happy New Year!

December 31,2006

I want to thank all visitors of my site and all participants of my contest for loving puzzles and being with my project this year. I want to wish you a happy New Year and best luck and health in it. See you in the next year!

Update

December 8,2006

Results were updated.

Results of online-contest

December 7,2006

Preliminary results are here. After three days of appealing they'll become official. Solutions booket is available for downloading.

Announcement

November 25,2006

The instruction booket for upcoming online-contest is available for downloading. Post your questions on Diogen forum. Note that puzzle booket won't contain any information except actual puzzle grids.

Announcement

November 14,2006

On the 2nd of December I will hold the online-contest dedicated to the 4th anniversary of my project. It will consist mostly of the puzzles that appeared in issues during the last year. Registration is already started.

Forsmarts Puzzle Book

November 4,2006

The third issue of "Forsmarts Puzzle Book" is ready! Two new puzzles! Three contest puzzles! The last issue of this year... More information - later.
Download (350 Kb)

Forsmarts Puzzle Book

October 3,2006

The second issue of "Forsmarts Puzzle Book" is waiting to be downloaded! Including three contest puzzles!
Download (319 Kb)

Update

September 27,2006

Finally, the answers to the last issue of the eighth season are added.
Second issue of "Forsmarts Puzzle Book" will be out on the 3rd of October. By the way, printed version of both issues will be given to each team on upcoming WPC in Bulgaria.

Forsmarts Puzzle Book

September 6,2006

The first issue of "Forsmarts Puzzle Book" is available. This compilation contains over 20 puzzles. I highly recommend this book to all participants of upcoming WPC 2006 in Bulgaria.
Download (417 Kb)

Congratulations!

September 6,2006

The winner of the 8th season is Alan Murray! Viacheslav Kabanovich came second, and Tomoaki Tokunaga is third. My congratulations to all the winners!

Issue 29

August 7,2006

Issue 29 (88).
Download issue 29 (88) in PDF (188 Kb)

Issue 28

July 21,2006

Issue 28 (87).
Download issue 28 (87) in PDF (194 Kb)

Issue 27

July 7,2006

Issue 27 (86).
Download issue 27 (86) in PDF (235 Kb)

New season

April 5,2006

New season is started! It's gonna be a "Sudoku season". 1st World Sudoku Championship inspired me a lot! :) Note that it will be shorten a little: 20 puzzles in the 9 issues. Good luck to everyone!