Everett Kaser’s
Logic and Puzzle Games

Everett Kaser’s
Logic and Puzzle Games

“Everett Kaser Software specializes in logic and puzzle games intended to stretch your mind, not the storage capacity of your hard disk or the speed of your CPU. If you like games that you can play, not just for weeks, but for years and years, and which require gray matter, not buckets of adrenaline and testosterone, you’ve found the right place.”

That’s from Everett’s website…www.kaser.com.

Everett is the Samuel Jackson of Logic Puzzles. By that I mean: He is The Man!!!

Over the years, whenever I’ve thought to myself that I have some extra time, I go check out one of his new games and it usually ends up sucking down weeks and weeks of my time. So much so, that I now avoid checking out his latest games, because I’m too busy, and I’m worried I won’t be able to stop playing them. Over the years, 7 of his games (I think he has well over 30 games now) have addicted me to one degree or another. Three of them I still play on a daily basis (Honey Comb Hotel, Knarly Works and Knarly Hexes.)

And I play two of those games on one of their “medium” levels (meaning…not really hard…but still causing me to use some logic deductions). I know that if I go to the next level, that I risk losing days of my life trying to become proficient at it.

And two out of those three games, I actually strongly disliked at first because some of his games are so different that it’s not obvious why it’s going to be an interesting challenge. I’ve played well over 10,000 levels in each of the games and I am still not bored.

If you’ve liked Free Cell or Mind Sweeper or Sudoku or Ken-Ken or Logical Battleships or any of the Pen and Pencil logic puzzles from Games Magazine (Or Dell Magazine), you will find enough puzzle variations from Everett to keep you busy for the rest of your life.

He’s that good. He’s the Man.

My favorite is Honey Comb Hotel. It’s the only one that I play on the absolute largest scale. (The knarly puzzles still scare me too much to advance there). I turn on a couple of the auto-complete switches so it’s pretty fast-paced for me. I try to do a puzzle in under 3 minutes (with no mistakes/hints). The nice thing about a Kaser game is that it’s very easy to make the game play the way you want it to (with handicaps/hints and puzzle sizes and the auto-complete settings). So…36000 minutes = 600 hours. I have easily played over 600 hours of Honey Comb Hotel. That’s pretty good for a mere $19.95.

Again, He’s that good. He’s the Man.

Once more, I salute you Mr. Kaser. Someday when I retire, I’ll check out the rest of your games. For now, I’m too scared to lose the time. (I’m dying to try Knarly Gigs and Occam’s Quilt….but I know I’ll never get Clutter II done if I download them).

(And someday after that…I want to check out KINT just to see if you’re as good a programmer as I think you are).

Mr. Kaser – You’re that good. Your games make me want to be better at what I do.

You da Man!!!






  1. joe says:

    Hi Margaret:

    I first played his Solitile game back in the early 90’s but I didn’t know it was him yet. Sometime around 2000, I discovered his website and the rest of his games. I even called him for advice, since he was already successful at what I was trying to do. He’s a very nice guy (as well as talented). And loving his implementation of “Mah Jong” that he called Solitile…indirectly led to my creation of Mah Jong Quest (I-II-III) for iWin.com from 2004-2008. All my older Puzzles By Joe games had interface items that were inspired by his interface choices.

    My games are a little different than his…in that his are almost always based on absolute “deduction” where mine are mostly open-ended and allow multiple solutions. (You might like my Recon Battleships game which is the closest to a Kaser game that I’ve done).

    Thanks for writing…Joe

  2. Margaret says:

    I absolutely agree – I have been raving about how good Everett’s puzzles are, since I came across them in the early 90s.

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