Something extraordinary is at the top of today’s Buffet: an opportunity to solve puzzles and win a Kindle Paperwhite, the most advanced e-reader from Amazon!

One of the most popular downloads for Kindle users is the puzzles made by the Grabarchuk Family. They regularly appear on Amazon’s bestseller lists of Kindle Books.

Yes, the Grabarchuks are a real family, and they’ve been at this for decades before the Kindle arrived on the scene — they’ve been publishing puzzles in books, magazines, newspapers, and on the Web.

Today’s top Buffet pick is a double header — two of the popular Grabarchuk titles for the Kindle are free today:

102 Puzzle Quizzes (Interactive Puzzlebook for E-readers)

Kindle Edition, The Grabarchuk Family
102 Puzzle Quizzes (Interactive Puzzlebook for E-readers)

… and:

102 Puzzle Quizzes HD (Interactive Puzzlebook for Tablets)

Kindle Edition, The Grabarchuk Family
102 Puzzle Quizzes HD (Interactive Puzzlebook for Tablets)

If you’ve never downloaded one of the Grabarchuk titles before, here’s a taste of what to expect. (Click on the image below for a larger view of the screen shots):

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OK, so here’s a great opportunity to download two puzzlebooks. But there’s more: Peter Grabarchuk, sent me a note last week, asking me to announce a brand new puzzle game, and this one is designed especially for the Kindle e-readers with black-and-white displays — Kindle, Kindle Touch, Kindle Paperwhite, Kindle Keyboard, and Kindle DX:

Puzzle Quizzes Volume 1

Kindle, Kindle Edition, Grabarchuk Puzzles
Puzzle Quizzes Volume 1

Here’s the description:

Discover a new type of puzzle – Puzzle Quizzes, Volume 1. It’s a unique mix of quizzes and logic puzzles where your goal is to find out which of the 4 possible answers is the correct one. Solve 100 pictorial, hand-crafted puzzle quizzes in different themes: logic, visual, spatial, counting, geometric, word, matchstick, coins, searching, and much more.

Due to some technical reasons, it is not possible to offer a freebie promotion for this new puzzle app just yet. However, the Grabarchuk Family are sponsoring a contest in conjunction with its debut, and the winner receives a new Kindle Paperwhite device. Here’s how to become eligible for the contest: Download Puzzle Quizzes Volume 1 app and solve ALL its 100 puzzles. The FIRST person to solve all the puzzles and receive the MOST stars in the process will be awarded a brand new Kindle Paperwhite device.

So, to be clear: the contest winner needs to download the new app, solve all its 100 puzzles, and send a screenshot of the app’s Score page to grabarchukpuzzles@gmail.com.

To take a screenshot:
On Kindle Keyboard and Kindle (2nd Generation): Press Alt + Shift + G
On Kindle: Press Keyboard + Menu
On Kindle Touch: While holding down the Home button for a few seconds, tap the screen
On Kindle Paperwhite: Using one finger in each corner, simultaneously press the screen in opposite diagonal corners.

After that, you need to connect your Kindle device to PC or Mac, find the screenshot you took in the device’s root directory (for Kindle Touch) or in the “documents” directory (on earlier devices), and send it to grabarchukpuzzles@gmail.com.

The winner will be determined according to the number of puzzles solved, the number of stars gathered, and the time spent. An efficient puzzle-solver should be able to finish all 100 included puzzles within about an hour, so the winner will be the FIRST person who manages to shave as much time off as possible and get maximum stars (maximum possible is 300).

The contest starts today, 12 a.m. Pacific Time, April 8, 2013, and continues through Friday, April 12, 2013, 11:59 PM Pacific time.

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For more details, see this page: grabarchukpuzzles.com/puzzlecontest. Good luck!

And now, for today’s Kindle freebies: