# PuzzlesExit this survey

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1. How often do you spend time solving puzzles (logic, math, wordplay, etc)?
 How often do you spend time solving puzzles (logic, math, wordplay, etc)?   All day every day.Daily.A few times a week.Once or twice a month.Puzzles? Why waste my time on them? [Skip the rest of the survey. Thanks.]
2. How long do you spend on them at a given time? [Please select only the one or two most common times.]
 How long do you spend on them at a given time? [Please select only the one or two most common times.]   Only a few minutes at a time.About 30 minutes at a time.An hour or two at a time.When I start, I can't stop. A few hours.
3. How regular is your puzzle solving? [Please select only the one or two most common times.]
 How regular is your puzzle solving? [Please select only the one or two most common times.]   I solve puzzles at a scheduled time every [day, week, month, etc].I usually solve puzzles at a certain time, but it can vary somewhat.I solve puzzles whenever the mood strikes during a day, but regularly [per week, month, etc].I solve at a regular time, but when I actually do during a [week, month, etc] varies greatly.I am completely erratic: I solve constantly some weeks and not at all others.
4. Do you write puzzles (logic, math, wordplay, etc)?
 Do you write puzzles (logic, math, wordplay, etc)?   Yes, often.Yes, sometimes.No, but I wish I could.No, I just like solving them.
5. How would you rate the craft of writing a puzzle? How much do you appreciate the crafting of a puzzle?
 How would you rate the craft of writing a puzzle? How much do you appreciate the crafting of a puzzle?   5: A well-crafted puzzle is a work of art.4: A well-crafted puzzle is nice.3: I can recognize a well-crafted puzzle.2: I like puzzles, but they are a dime-a-dozen.1: I couldn't care less about who wrote the puzzle or how it is written.
6. And the money question: How willing are you to pay for well-crafted puzzles?
 And the money question: How willing are you to pay for well-crafted puzzles?   5: I'd certainly pay to solve well-crafted puzzles.4: I might be persuaded to pay for a well-crafted puzzle.3: I would be willing to pay a small amount (think under a dollar) for a puzzle by someone I already know crafts great puzzles.2: I doubt that I'd pay even a little amount for puzzles.1: No chance. Not even a dime for a dozen puzzles.
7. Describe your favorite type of puzzle (logic, math, wordplay, etc).
8. What makes puzzles fun? [Try to be honest with yourself!]
 What makes puzzles fun? [Try to be honest with yourself!]   MathValidating your mental powersSeeing the world in a different waySolving a puzzle that others couldn'tWordplayLogical structureThrill of getting it rightSolving a problemFinding hidden jokes or puns in a puzzleSolving faster than others
9. Would competition with friends and/or other puzzlers increase the fun of puzzle solving?
 Would competition with friends and/or other puzzlers increase the fun of puzzle solving?   4: Yes! I love competition, and much of the fun of puzzles is solving them before the other guy.3: Yes. It's always fun to compare your solving performance with others.2: Not really, but it could still be fun.1: No! I see puzzling solving as an individual activity.
10. Okay, so let's put it all together.

If there was a way to solve a collection or set of well-crafted puzzles as a structured competition between a small group of friends or other puzzlers, would you be willing to pay for the experience?
 Okay, so let's put it all together. If there was a way to solve a collection or set of well-crafted puzzles as a structured competition between a small group of friends or other puzzlers, would you be willing to pay for the experience?   Sounds fun! I'd pay maybe \$20 for a competition that includes a set of ten well-crafted puzzles.Sounds fun! I'd pay something like \$10 for a competition that includes a set of ten well-crafted puzzles.Sounds fun! I'd pay something like \$5 for a competition that includes a set of ten well-crafted puzzles.Sounds fun! I'd pay something like \$1 for a competition that includes a set of ten well-crafted puzzles.Sounds fun! But I wouldn't pay money for the privilege.