Best Book for Logic Games?

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Best Book for Logic Games?

Postby threeplusthree » Sun Aug 11, 2013 8:29 am

Can someone list the best book for logic games and maybe also a reason as to why you feel that way? Want to do some comparison shopping. thx.

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Re: Best Book for Logic Games?

Postby justonemoregame » Sun Aug 11, 2013 8:32 am

Powerscore Bible - clear, well-organized, provides drills to reinforce the lessons

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Re: Best Book for Logic Games?

Postby wtrc » Sun Aug 11, 2013 8:52 am

I liked Manhattan, for everything other than in-and-out games (not a workable system for me).

I'm going through the LSAT Trainer now, and while it obviously covers LR and RC too, it's really solid too.

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Re: Best Book for Logic Games?

Postby DEO3029 » Sun Aug 11, 2013 10:03 am

I liked the Blueprint book a lot, Trainer has some really helpful drilling to help cement concepts & Manhattan was good too.

I didn't really love the LGB personally.

For LG, once you have the fundamentals, I think it is really all about practicing with 7Sage videos.

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Re: Best Book for Logic Games?

Postby Balthy » Sun Aug 11, 2013 10:47 am

Dude, you're creating a new thread for every question that crosses your mind. Try using the search function.

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Re: Best Book for Logic Games?

Postby scandk » Sun Aug 11, 2013 5:48 pm

This is just my personal opinion, but, in order of preference:

Blueprint Logic Games, Logic Games Bible, and Manhattan LG.

The Logic Games Bible is pretty good, "sequencing games" (MLSAT calls them relative ordering, and BP calls them Basic Ordering) notwithstanding. The LGB method for these games is unwieldly and can be confusing. BP/MLSAT do a much better job with these.

MLSAT Ordering was fine, but for in-and-out grouping, their Logic Chain (I think that's what it was called) is a little unnecessary. Regular conditional chains are sufficient.

I think BP does a better job, holistically speaking. It was also the easiest to read. Sometimes the jokes seemed a little forced, but there are some bona fide gems in there. Almost crapped myself when I read the Monica Lewinsky reference.

Schematically, MLSAT and the LGB will show you what to expect, how to diagram rules, and where to look for inferences, and then present you with a few games to try, after which they supply you with their respective explanations. BP LG shows you what to expect, how to diagram rules, where to look for inferences, common mistakes made in the game-type, and then walks you through a game using their methods. After that, you try a game on your own, and then read the explanations. BP LG also has a corresponding video for the LGs in the book (I think; I've only watched two of them), if you need further clarification.

People have -0'd LG with the LGB alone, and I'm sure people have -0'd it with MLSAT LG & BP LG as well. They're all really solid books, and if you put in the work, you should be fine. That said, I personally think BP LG was the most solid.

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Re: Best Book for Logic Games?

Postby Dynasty091 » Sun Aug 11, 2013 9:28 pm

Manhattan's LG book helped me to build a good foundation for LG but it was only until I read Blueprint's book and discovered 7Sage is when I really started to find logic games much easier.

scandk wrote:I think BP does a better job, holistically speaking. It was also the easiest to read. Sometimes the jokes seemed a little forced, but there are some bona fide gems in there. Almost crapped myself when I read the Monica Lewinsky reference.


That reference was gold when I first read it. :lol:

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Re: Best Book for Logic Games?

Postby Nova » Sun Aug 11, 2013 9:41 pm

Manhattan and PSB are highly regarded

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Re: Best Book for Logic Games?

Postby ScrewMick180 » Tue Feb 04, 2014 10:29 am

Just bought the Blueprint LG book. Really hope I made the right decision.

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Re: Best Book for Logic Games?

Postby BPlaura » Tue Feb 04, 2014 4:35 pm

I think our LG book is the bee's knees, but more importantly, we've gotten great reviews on Amazon, etc., from people who aren't me. :lol: Sent you a relevant PM - let me know if you have any questions, and anyone else should feel free to PM me any time with questions about the book.

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Re: Best Book for Logic Games?

Postby Clyde Frog » Tue Feb 04, 2014 10:58 pm

Balthy wrote:Dude, you're creating a new thread for every question that crosses your mind. Try using the search function.


+1

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Re: Best Book for Logic Games?

Postby thevuch » Wed Feb 05, 2014 12:46 am

blueprint is good but (in arnold schwarzenegger's true lies voice) the TRAINA is best

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Re: Best Book for Logic Games?

Postby alexrodriguez » Wed Feb 05, 2014 4:53 am

7SAGE

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Re: Best Book for Logic Games?

Postby Iroh » Wed Feb 05, 2014 3:06 pm

Velocity.

People like to hate on Dave Hall for claiming he had one more 180 score than he actually did, but the dude's LG strategy is the best I've encountered (I've also used PS and Manhattan. Never used Blueprint, so I can't comment on their methods).

Manhattan is very good, don't get me wrong, but I think some of their methods, like the logic chain, are inefficient. Every second counts.

I went -1 on LG, if that matters to anyone.

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Re: Best Book for Logic Games?

Postby Neve » Sat Mar 22, 2014 4:44 pm

I took a full-length Powerscore prep course in summer 2009 and I'm interested in selling my prep course books (5 books total I believe, but note that the books are used in parts [written in pencil]). PM me for details if interested! Price is negotiable. For me, I didn't find the Powerscore class that helpful; I only gained points after spending significant time with the prep books.
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Re: Best Book for Logic Games?

Postby BillPackets » Sat Mar 22, 2014 5:14 pm

The 7sage video explanations helped me so much more than powerscore or manhattan. Listening to someone think through the problems and seeing someone diagram the problems helped me actually learn how to do games so much more than just reading about them. Plus, the LG videos are free--just get the 7sage app.

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Re: Best Book for Logic Games?

Postby mu13ski » Sat Mar 22, 2014 5:16 pm

justonemoregame wrote:Powerscore Bible - clear, well-organized, provides drills to reinforce the lessons


Definitely this. Granted, this was the only book I used, but it helped a ton




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