You can, with a click, quickly access any of these topics and return here, or just scroll down and get to all of them, in this order. It's all useful information, like a tour guide, to make your visit here more enjoyable and interesting. Too bad most people don't bother to read anymore.|
Our Logo Movie
The Fast Lane
Memory Matching Games
Archives of our history
The Life of Games
Music, the Caranza Collection
Other special attractions
Who did it (Site design credits)
We've provided hot links on some custom symbols. The site's organization lets you reach "Home" (top of the Index page) and nearly anything else within 3 clicks, without ever resorting to the BACK button. Here are the icons you can click on and what they do. (Hint: Some of these are playful hot buttons, too.)
Miniature of Product Index menu brings you directly to the Product Index portion of the Home page. (Have you noticed that it's made of 3 pentominoes joined?)
Purple logos are navigational links between pages within this website. Their destination is spelled out in an accompanying caption.
Green logos access your shopping cart (also called order form or, simply, order)...next to a product, they add the item to your order; on the bottoms of pages they merely let you view its current status.
Yellow logos appear at the tops of most pages and are an instant beam-out to the top of the Index page ("Home").
Red logos appear at the tops of individual highlight pages and are an alternate link back to the antecedent page.
Multi-color logos at the bottoms of certain sections are a link back to the Fast Lane menu, the quick tour for first-time visitors.
Silver logos denote items or activities celebrating Kadon's 25th anniversary, 2005. Wherever you encounter them, they link you to the Anniversary Celebration index.
Question marks in the Product Index connect to a brief definition of their topic. Just click them. Click this one for a little demo.
T buttons in the Product Index open the thumbnail gallery of their respective sections, showing at a glance a miniature of every product in that section. The miniatures link to their full-size descriptions.
Red squares at the tops of most pages drop you directly to the bottom of that page or section (psst, this is a secret). This one goes elsewhere.
Kadon Enterprises, Inc. or Kadon Enterprises, Inc., wherever highlighted (including here and in any copyright notice at page bottoms) is email contact ... you can reach us with just a click from almost any page.
Whatever color, shape or size, balloons are all hot. Really!
PLAY buttons next to any product description are a link to an interactive area where you can play that puzzle, either by solving in our Puzzle Parlor or as a memory matching game. Elsewhere, like this one, they lead to other playable features.
SEE buttons are a link to relevant and interesting pictures to look at about the topic they accompany.
Treasure chests mark our "Treasured Oldies" puzzles from long ago that went out of print and deserve to be rediscovered and further developed. Click chests for historical notes. (This one challenges you to open the lock.)
buttons move you back up to the top of the page or section you're in. Most sections consist of more than one part. The "top" is at the beginning of the first part, above the section heading. If you want to leave a section early, you can skip to the top anytime and bail out from there to the Home page by clicking the yellow logo.
buttons drop you to the end of the section you're in. Most sections consist of more than one part. The "bottom" is at the end of the last part. You transit between parts by clicking on NEXT buttons or Continue arrows. If you want to leave a section anytime, just skip to the bottom and go from there to the Index ("Home") or to the next mystery destination through the secret doorway or the CONTINUE button.
buttons bring the next item on the page into your viewscreen. Neater and quicker than scrolling down, and easier on the eyes, too. They also create smooth transitions between section parts.
buttons take you back to the immediately previous product you visited, on the same page or even back to the previous page or section. Useful for when you can't scroll back. Lets you slide smoothly backward as easily as forward. Added by popular demand.
buttons are near the top of product sections. Looking for a game? Clicking them opens a thumbnail gallery of all the items in that section. So will clicking on the heading balloons. The thumbnails are links to the full-size pictures.
buttons take you into the next section when you've reached the bottom of the current section. It's a convenience for those who want to see the entire line-up of products in one continuous loop, without the interruption of going through special doorways to enter the next section. Added by popular demand.
has been added as a reassurance for those who, like our web guru Tom Franklin, like some sense of direction at what appears to be the end of a page. This button occurs in sections that have more than one part. It does the same thing the NEXT button does, moving you into the next part of that section.
has been added as an easy connector from the end of one section to the start of the next section on the Grand Tour that loops through all the product pages. It does the same thing the NEXT buttons do, just moving you into a whole new section. It's added as a reassurance for those, like our friend Addison, who don't want to use the secret wormholes we had built at the end of each section.
Secret doorways lead to other sections and form a complete loop through the entire gamepuzzles gallery. There's one at the end of every product section, with playful names like "Wormhole" and "Transporter Room". Use them for the Grand Tour. Or just use the more visible CONTINUE button.
Bears appear seasonally or with special messages. Before Christmas they link to special pages about holiday orders, gift-wrapping, shipping instructions, and early-order bonuses. At New Year's a couple of cheery bears drink a toast. On certain custom order pages the bear takes a bow for the extra service. This one has his own ideas.
Silver emblems commemorate the 25th anniversary of Kadon and of the products we've made for 25 years. Each year those that reach this venerable age are honored in some special way. See also our Archives and Historical Notes.
Baskets with our green logo sit at tops of product pages. Click them to see the current status of what you're ordering (shopping cart). Added by popular demand. Green logos at section bottoms do likewise.
All the puzzle graphics, other than photos, are shown at relative scale except where noted. A couple of the really large sets wouldn't have fit on your screen otherwise. Please see the text for specific sizes.
The miniature images in the thumbnail galleries and in our Great Wall (behind the right margin of the Home page) have uniform vertical measurements, thus are not to scale.
The graphics are as true to the real thing as you can get ... they're from the same CADD program our laser uses to cut the pattern. And while the colors of the graphics can only approximate the beauty, vividness and hue of the acrylic puzzles, and individual variations of your browser and monitor may also alter their actual appearance a bit, the illustrations are a good general guide.
At the top of each section you'll see how many items and pages it contains and a list of the games therein. Their links let you visit them in any order, or you can move down the page sequentially by scrolling or clicking the NEXT button. The partitioning of the list gives a picture of what's on each page. The pages are numbered. A link at page bottoms leads to the next page. The section name at top of each page links back to that section's first page.
Clicking the OVERVIEW button or section title balloon opens a thumbnail gallery of all the games in that section, for a quick overview. Click the thumbnail picture to take you to that game. From each game you can return to the TOP of the section or skip to its BOTTOM by clicking those buttons. You can also open the thumbnail galleries with the T buttons in the Product Index on the home page.
Many products in each section have individual highlight pages linked from their text or illustration. Go there only if you want additional information, such as larger pictures, color choices, or more detailed explanations of game rules or other interesting facts about that specific product. A highlight page always links you back to its product. You never need to use your BACK button.
About pages that open in new windows: For your ease of navigation, a referenced page will open in a new window unless it has a link back. That way you can use the link back or, if there isn't one, just close the new window, and you'll be back on the page you started from. No way to get lost, and no need ever to use the BACK button.
At the end of each section you can choose to return to the Index for the next area to visit, or contact us by email or phone, or view your shopping basket's current status (we call it "Order") by clicking the little green logo, or take a shortcut to another section through playfully named portals in the lower left corner or by clicking the CONTINUE link.
To take a Grand Tour of the entire gamepuzzles gallery in a single loop, click NEXT buttons from beginning to end. Where sections end, click the CONTINUE button or arrow. From the GRAND TOUR button on the Index page, your first stop is the "Hottest Sellers" section. The Grand Tour ends when you reach the EXIT button; it returns you to the Home page.
If you're looking for a particular game by name, go to the Alphabetical Listing in the Product Index and click on the product name for direct access.
If you're shopping by price, see the Indexed by Price listing.
If you're looking for special features, check the Search Us index.
We'll send a small prize to the first person who advises us of a mistake in this website, whether a typo, broken link or other goof. Each blooper gets a separate prize. Email us at Blooper Bounty and provide your ground address, so we can mail you your prize. And thanks!
We've tried to make your visit here as pleasant, convenient and inviting as possible. We hope you'll visit often and purchase our games for your continuing enjoyment.
Some other memory games are hidden in unexpected places as part of our collection of secret surprises. We won't tell you where the entrances are, but the puzzles themselves are these:
A variety of play activities are tucked away here and there. You may find them by chance as you browse in the backrooms of this site, or get to them from this list. Your solutions may win a prize. We'll add new games here from time to time as we think of them or find them. Those marked with * are by others; we share them here because they're great fun and kin to our own material. Several use paper and pencil, or scissors, or our products, not your mouse.
Cool finds worth spending time exploring:
Some of these games may require your browser to have Java enabled. For Microsoft Internet Explorer, click Tools > Internet Options > Advanced, then scroll down to 'JIT Enabled' and check the check-box. If you still get a blank, download the latest Java plug-in.
For lots of useful information, see New Stuff, where we update you on additions and announcements; How to Order and how to Contact us. The Search Index provides a quick overview of all the product categories, with links to thumbnail galleries. This Site Features page [you are here] gives a summary and description of all the special features. For a complete sweep of all the parts, visit the Site Map.
We'd also like to thank Dr. Ali Kooshesh of the computer sciences
department of Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, California, for his
invaluable help in constructing the first draft of the product description template. Kamran Sedaghatkish's critiques were most helpful in the final stages before launch. Teacher and website creator Tom Franklin taught us the value of hyperlinking abundantly. Matt Kalina, Laser Applications Inc. web guru, mentored us on meta-tags. Peter Aleff advised on color scheme, and Bjarne Viken inspired the streamlining of the homepage. We're grateful to several of our customers whose bewilderment prompted further improvements. A special tribute to Dick Jones for his continuing support and for bringing home an HTML guidebook.
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