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Can you solve the secret assassin society riddle? - Alex Rosenthal


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Your agent has infiltrated a life or death poker game in a hidden back room of a grand casino. Your team is on the trail of an elite society of assassins, each of whom carries a signature playing card corresponding to their role— everyone at the table is either an assassin or a potential victim. Can you identify the assassins and save the victims? Alex Rosenthal shows how.

Additional Resources for you to Explore

If you want to continue to sharpen your logic puzzle-solving skills, look through this article from Reader's Digest, which offers a whole host of puzzles suited for solvers of all levels. You can also find more puzzles and tutorials on how to solve them on Puzzle Baron, Aha! Puzzles, and Logic Puzzles Daily

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Meet The Creators

  • Educator Alex Rosenthal
  • Director Igor Coric, Artrake Studio
  • Narrator Addison Anderson
  • Music Cem Misirlioglu, Brooks Ball
  • Sound Designer Cem Misirlioglu
  • Director of Production Gerta Xhelo
  • Producer Anna Bechtol, Sazia Afrin
  • Editorial Director Alex Rosenthal

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