Meet the Puzzle Maker: Allyn Kahn, Creator of Mentagy

Gulf Coast Makers

AllynAllyn Kahn is a long time Chess coach turned award winning game maker, best known for the Mentagy Puzzle.  Allyn has exhibited  at some of our past events and we’re happy he’s joining us again this year.  We asked him to tell us more about what he does and what he’s bringing to Gulf Coast MakerCon 2015.


GCMC: Tell us about yourself and your work.

AK: I am a Chess Expert with more than 30 years of college teaching experience. Over the mentagy puzzleyears I have taught Math, Logic and Philosophy. I presently teach Critical Thinking online at Champlain College in Vermont, and teach Chess in after school enrichment programs in Tampa Bay.

A few years ago I invented the Mentagy Puzzle ™ to help my chess students. It turns out that the puzzle is popular with all ages from 8 to 88.

allyn game awardThe Mentagy Puzzle™ is easy to learn and entertaining. It…

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