|Gamepuzzles Annual Polyomino Excellence|
Award for 2011 to Derrick Niederman
Kadon established a special annual award to be presented to the individual or organization that created the best new pentomino or polyomino idea of the year. Each award is a unique custom design.
For the year 2011, the award went unanimously to Derrick Niederman for PathWords, his ingenious design of a series of wordsearch puzzles based on connected polyomino shapes, with each polyomino containing a different word. PathWords was produced originally by Thinkfun, Inc., who no longer offer it. We still have a few copies, and Amazon may have some.
The interactive award plaque was designed by Kate Jones and custom-made by Thomas Atkinson with the Kadon laser. The pieces in it are movable and playable. Here are some of the goals:
A formal certificate accompanied the award. Congratulations, Derrick! And kudos to ThinkFun for making and marketing this great puzzle.
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