Every morning, when I was younger, we would walk into our 7th grade English class and our teacher would have some kind of puzzle written up on the chalkboard. We would start the class by working together to figure it out. I often think about that class and how much fun we had. I’ve since become a big fan of word games and puzzles, so I very much enjoyed this book.
This collection of anagrams comes at a time when Wordle has captured the hearts of wordsmiths worldwide. While similar in style and formatting, this puzzle book creates unique challenges in its attempt to duplicate the Wordle trend. It is not dissimilar from other puzzle books of anagram nature and will surely catch the eye of those interested in word deduction by papyrus.
A great puzzler for lovers of wordle and crosswords, this book is easy to pick up and put down for your busy word puzzler. Levels are clearly indicated in shaded tabs on the side for simple selection. Hints are provided to help you if you get really desperate. Hints are provided at the bottom of the page and easily covered so you aren't tempted to cheat yourself out of figuring out the puzzle yourself. Solutions are provided at the back for those that are too hopelessly difficult to solve. One puzzle per page makes this simple to work with on the go. Great for practice with spelling and build vocabulary.
Lots of puzzles at 3 different levels. Fun way to keep your brain in gear and takes just the right amount of time to complete a puzzle whilst the kettle’s boiling or during an advert break.
With thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for an arc in exchange for an honest review.
I didn’t realize how much I loved anagrams until this book! I couldn’t put this puzzle book down. I just wanted to keep going and finding words!
Fun, challenging puzzle book of anagrams; enjoyable enough so I would definitely request it if I saw a similar puzzle book at
Thanks to the publisher of this eARC and Netgalley.
This is a great little book for anagram lovers. The challenge is to find the 7 letter word within the letters but it’s equally as challenging to find the other words using the coloured central letter. The easy puzzles give you a number of letters to help work out the words, while the expert puzzles have no suggested letters. A great book for any fan of puzzles and word games
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Anagram Challenge is the book form of Wordle, but just as good. A very good brain teaser
A great puzzle book.
This was quite a fun book. I'm a big fan of word games, so this was a good fit for me. It had a nice balance of being challenging while also not be frustrating. I would definitely be interested in checking out more books by this author!
I received an advance reader copy of this book to read in exchange for an honest review via netgalley and the publishers.
Anagram Challenge is a great word puzzle book jam packed with anagrams. The book starts off easy and gets progressively harder, and as a word game lover, I really enjoyed doing these. I received an e-Arc but would definitely consider buying this book in the future. Perfect for a way to unwind and relax as well as for travelling and rainy day fun.
A book for a crossword or wordle lovers, Anagram Challenge by Roland Hall is an entertaining pursuit. With over 240 puzzles of easy to extreme level word finds, these can be done whenever and wherever you choose. There is one 7-word then various 4, 5 and 6 words to discover, using the central shaded letter each time. Whilst there are particular exact word answers, it will not stop you from finding other suitable words that can add as a bonus point. Of course, answers are provided at the back of the book and these puzzles don’t need a screen for a word hunt challenge. An excellent book for brain training, developing your vocabulary, or even just sheer boredom busters, these puzzles are suitable for all ages, with its do enjoy five stars read rating. With thanks to Quarto Publishing Group and the author, for an uncorrected advanced review copy for review purposes. As always, the opinions herein are totally my own and freely given.
This is very much like that ancient word game many had in their browsers for distraction at work, where the bundle of letters involved were all you had to build words from – that, and the grid of all the possible correct combinations that you were trying your damnedest to fill in, knowing that they were in alphabetical order, before the timer ran out. The only difference (beyond this being on paper, and there not being a need for hundreds of three and four letter words) is that here you get a shaded, central letter, that has to feature in all the contributions you make. Oh, and that we start with letters peppered around our answer grids, especially at the beginning of the words, that gradually disappear as we progress through the complexity levels.
So if you are sure you can see 'trance' in your 'central' at a 'canter', pour some 'claret', fill in the 'carnet' and make this a purchase. Not a 'rental' – this would be too bothersome to protect, and so is probably a use-once puzzle book. But it's a decent diversion for some good hours.
A fun book, similar to a game I like to play on my phone when I'm on the train. Some of the puzzles are quite easy, but as the book goes along they become more challenging. Though that might also just be because I am used to these types of puzzle games.
I would definitely recommend this book for people who are fond of word challenges. A great stocking stuffer or small gift.
Great fun! I loved testing my brain with these puzzles. Simply couldn’t put it down so raced through these in two evenings.
This book was fun, and challenging enough that I never got bored.
Word puzzle fans will love this one.
Lots of fun! Wish it were an off so I could put into my remarkable, formatting really matters for an appropriate review. Don’t feel like I was able to get the full experience but it was still fun.
A great multilevel word puzzle book to keep you busy! I love word puzzles and this is a nice break from playing them on my phone. The various skill levels are also a plus.
Thank you NetGalley and Quarto Publishing Group – Ivy Press, Ivy Press for accepting my request to read and review Anagram Challenge.
Yay. A nice anagram puzzle book. I had the E-book and would want this in physical form. If I did not already have a large desk drawer of puzzle books, I would purchase this. It appeared to be straightforward, there wasn't a lot of clutter, and the pages did not appear to be congested. Personally, I like free space around puzzles for notes -- definitions, trivia or even to doodle while I think.
Gifting: Absolutely to a nursing home, group home, adult daycare. Personally if specifically asked.
Puzzles are like books -- different types.
Would make a great gift for anyone that likes those 'word wheel' type of anagram games on their phones, as it's essentially that. Plenty of them and perfect for anyone who wants to spend a bit of time in an evening keeping their brain sharp.
"Anagram Challenge" will no doubt get you deeply invested in puzzles, whether this is your first anagram or your fiftieth, Roland Hall crafts them flawlessly. I've always been a fan of puzzles, especially word puzzles like anagrams, and this collection was a perfect opportunity to practice my skills. The layout of the anagrams, starting with "Easy" and progressing to "Expert" was a masterful organizational technique that helped me warm up and get better as I went along. I truly appreciated the way in which in the earlier puzzles, letters were provided to you in order to serve as a jumping off point to work from. I think that Hall honestly understands how to exercise your brain and has created an ideal book of anagrams for puzzlers of all skillsets.