How to Use This Book This book is divided into three major parts: the games, their setups, and the analysis of the questions and answers. If you are just beginning to work with analytical reasoning problems, we suggest that for your first few games you begin by reading the game's basic setup and rules, and then set it up as best you can. Before you go to the questions, however, it might be helpful for you to consult the setup included here. That will help you learn to go through the steps: to identify the type, prepare the diagram, and most especially to make deductions and to pause and think about what is going on before you move on to the questions. Then you should attempt to answer the questions, using the analysis of the questions as you need to in order to begin to see the things you need to see. After you have practiced a while and are beginning to make good deductions and to answer questions without help, it is probably better to try to work each game on your own with as little assistance as possible. But then it is important after you have completed a game to read the setup in this book and to read the analysis of the questions so you can continue to learn how you might approach these exercises more efficiently. The explanations make every attempt to tie the particular problems in particular games to general rules and strategies that can be employed on other similar problems and games. If you look at the setup and analysis here while the game is still fresh in your experience, you can learn reasoning strategies that can make you more accurate and efficient in the future. The games are intentionally presented in random order rather than by type or in order of difficulty. A key part of working a game is determining the type, so that task is left to the reader, although it is explained for each game in the setup. Similarly, it is probably better to approach each game without a predisposition as to whether it is difficult or not so difficult. Instead it is a good idea to approach each with the confidence that the information needed to find the one correct answer to each question about the situation is there, and working patiently and systematically will allow you to find it. The games here range from very difficult to relatively easy, but all are workable. If a game just seems too difficult, start by rereading the rules: Maybe there is something you have missed or something you are assuming is there that is not there. (Remember, the language in the game's rules will be exact.) Then if it still seems impenetrable, start reading the setup to see the deductions or perhaps the beginning of the deductions, which you can use as a hint to get going. Above all, learn from each game, and especially from the ones you find more challenging. Finally, it is probably not a good idea to do a set of four of these as a timed imitation LSAT section. They are not designed with that in mind and they are not grouped as they would need to be for that purpose. The intent here is for you to be able to use each of these games to practice your technique and to develop your reasoning skills so that when you practice on actual timed LSAT sections, you will find yourself doing the problems in those sections more efficiently and effectively.Webking, Robert is the author of 'Lsat Logic Games ', published 2005 under ISBN 9780738601113 and ISBN 073860111X.