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Tools created by Tim, just
for Knossos Games, now
available for you to use.

specialized tools

It obviously takes a lot of time and effort to create the puzzles for Knossos Games. There's drawing out the graphics, editing the rules so they make sense, putting together the web site and magazine columns, and just coming up with the ideas in the first place.

On top of all that, sometimes when I go to create a puzzle, I realize that I don't have the right kinds of tools to bring my vision into reality. This makes for an extra step, creating the necessary tools and resources before the real puzzle construction work can even begin.

Let me give you an example. Many of my puzzles are based on a square grid, but I have also created many other types of puzzles based on a triangular grid. Square graph paper is pretty easy to find, whereas triangular or isometric graph paper is pretty tough to run across. I was having so much trouble replenishing my supply several years ago, that I decided to make my own. Then I realized, "Hey, maybe other people are having the same problem."

In this section of my web site, you'll find some of the specialized tools that I've created to help me solve certain puzzle construction probelms. For now, enjoy the isometric graph paper, and I promise that more resources will be posted in the future.