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phenomenonsense puzzle cards

by Lea Redmond
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Delighterrific Wordoodles

Sometimes a picture is worth a thousand words, but with these wacky puzzles, a picture's worth a single, mashed-up word, a thousand chuckles, and several good-natured groans. In PhenomeNonsense, you are presented with a small deck of cards, each one illustrated with a surreal image that mashes together two different things. The fun is in trying to guess what new word is created by smashing the overlapping sounds of those objects' names. For example, a picture of a rain storm where the raindrops are mathematical buttons is a...."calculatorrent"! Answers are printed on the back of the cards--but don't flip them over too fast, because puzzling through them is half the fun. A great for developing creativity and lateral thinking, it makes a memorable icebreaker at parties, and is fun to share with others once you know the answers yourself. Comes packaged in a metal tin. Made in California.

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metal, card stock
Packaging: 4" L x 1" W x 2.5" H
Each set includes 40 cards.
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Lea Redmond

Lea Redmond

Lea Redmond believes that even the smallest, subtlest experience can change the world. She is graduated from Whitman College in Walla Walla, WA where she studied philosophy, politics and environmental studies. Her honors senior thesis project was about the curious ways that artifacts and words can catch our attention and invite us to have life-changing insights. Before setting up her creative studio, Lea curated an exhibit about the history of wool in the Pacific Northwest, spread the word about Fair Trade Certified coffee, taught a bookmaking and haiku class at The Edible Schoolyard, coordinated a creek restoration project in Oregon, and even assisted a scent alchemist for a spell.

Leafcutter Designs, her creative workshop in Oakland, CA seeks to create a more playful, peaceful world by offering curious goods, surprising services, and participatory projects. She is passionate about making things that spark thinking, tell stories, and invite others to imagine.

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