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Scott Kim is an American puzzle and computer game designer, artist, and author. He started writing an occasional "Boggler" column for Discover magazine in 1990, and became an exclusive columnist in 1999, and created hundreds of other puzzles for magazines such as Scientific American and Games, as well as thousands of puzzles for computer games. He was the holder of the Harold Keables chair at Iolani School in 2008.

Kim was born in 1955 in Washington D.C. and grew up in Rolling Hills Estates, California. He had an early interest in mathematics, education, and art, and attended Stanford University, receiving a BA in music, and a PhD in Computers and Graphic Design under Donald Knuth. In 1981, he created a book called Inversions, words that can be read in more than one way. His first puzzles appeared in Scientific American in Martin Gardner's "Games" column.

He is one of the best-known masters of the art of ambigrams, along with John Langdon, the artist who created ambigrams for the bestselling book Angels & Demons by Dan Brown. Isaac Asimov called Kim "the Escher of the alphabet".

Kim is a regular speaker on puzzle design, such as at the International Game Developers Conference and Casual Games Conference. His wife Amy Jo Kim is the author of Community Building on the Web.

He lives in Santa Monica, California with his wife Amy Jo Kim, son Gabriel and daughter Lila Rose, and his two cats Sam and Viola.

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Total Books: 19
Math Dance with Dr Schaffer and Mr Stern Whole body math and movement activities for the K-12 classroom
The Little Book of Big Mind Benders Over 450 Word Puzzles Number Stumpers Riddles Brainteasers and Visual Conundrums
The Playful Brain The Surprising Science of How Puzzles Improve Your Mind
The Playful Brain The Surprising Science of How Puzzles Improve Your Mind
2010 - The Playful Brain the Surprising Science of How Puzzles Improve Your Mind (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781594487774
ISBN-10: 1594487774
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Mind Benders and Brainteasers Puzzles Page-A-Day Calendar 2010
2009 - Mind Benders and Brainteasers Puzzles Page-a-day Calendar 2010 (Other)
ISBN-13: 9780761153009
ISBN-10: 0761153004
Genre: Humor & Entertainment
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Brainteasers Mind Benders Puzzlers Mazes  More Page-A-Day Calendar 2009
2008 - Brainteasers Mind Benders Puzzlers Mazes More Page-a-day Calendar 2009 [Page a Day Fun & Games Calendr] (Other)
ISBN-13: 9780761146261
ISBN-10: 0761146261
Genre: Humor & Entertainment
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Brainteasers Mind Benders Puzzlers Mazes  More Page-A-Day Calendar 2008
Brainteasers Mind Benders Games Word Searches Puzzlers Mazes  More Calendar 2007
2006 - Brainteasers Mind Benders Games Word Searches Puzzlers Mazes More Calendar 2007 [Large Page-A-Day] (Other)
ISBN-13: 9780761140795
ISBN-10: 0761140794
Genre: Humor & Entertainment
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Brainteasers Mind Benders Games Word Searches Puzzlers Mazes  More Calendar 2006
VizAbility
2004 - Vizability [with CD-ROM] (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780534494568
ISBN-10: 0534494560
Genre: Computers & Technology
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Inversions
1996 - Inversions (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781559532808
ISBN-10: 1559532807
Genres: Arts & Photography, Reference, Science & Math
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VizAbility
1996 - Vizability (Other)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780534957322
ISBN-10: 0534957323
Genre: Computers & Technology
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NewMedia Magazine Puzzle Workout A Multi-Dimensional Exercise Program for Your Mind
Inversions A catalog of calligraphic cartwheels
1980 - Inversions a Catalog of Calligraphic Cartwheels (Other)
ISBN-13: 9780070345461
ISBN-10: 0070345465
Genre: Arts & Photography
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Vizthink Cd-Rom and Handbook
Vizthink Cd-rom and Handbook [Pws Series in Engineering] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780534941284
ISBN-10: 0534941281
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Letterforms  Illusion MacIntosh/Book and 3 1/2 Disk
Letterforms Illusion Macintosh/book and 3 1/2 Disk (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780716720430
ISBN-10: 0716720434
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Inversions
Inversions (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780716720447
ISBN-10: 0716720442
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