LSAT Grouped by Logic Game Type Book

LSAT Grouped by Game TypeFor those of you who intend to complete every LSAT Logic Game ever published, there's a book for you. It's called:

Grouped by Game Type: LSAT Analytical Reasoning: The Complete Collection of Actual, Official Logic Games from PrepTests 1-20

This book is incredibly useful for two major reasons (which the title makes obvious):

Reason #1: Grouped by Game Type compiles all the games from PrepTests 1-20 for you in one book, saving you the trouble of getting all the separate books you'd need if you wanted every Logic Game from these exams. 10 Actual, Official, LSAT PrepTests only contains 7, 9-16, and 18. It lacks PrepTests 1-6, 8, and 17. You can still get those, though. (19 and 20 are in 10 More Actual Official LSAT PrepTests.)

Reason #2: Grouped by Game Type organizes Logic Games by the type of Logic Game, rather than putting them in order by PrepTest (as the traditional books of PrepTests from LSAC do). It divides them into different "chapters" based upon the type of Logic Game. This makes sense because these exams are so old (June 1991 - October 1996) that you'll want to take them in pieces, rather than as full timed exams.


While this book is a great concept, there are two minor (and related) reasons that may mean this book isn't for you:

Reason #1: Some types of Logic Games in these older exams are on the less-relevant side. I'm particularly talking about the games included in Chapter 5 (Diagram Games) and 6 (Pattern Games). If your time is limited, you may be better off focusing on newer Logic Games because the types of Logic Games included on the LSAT have evolved a bit over time.

Reason #2: The book categorizes some Logic Games that have no ordering or ranking component under the category of Linear: Assignment. In my opinion, these particular games should be under the category of Grouping: Matching. Additionally, it includes some Linear games with a vertical setup under Linear: Stacked, where it also includes Advanced Linear games. To be fair, however, some of the older Logic Games are on the wacky side, so it's a bit difficult to categorize them. Overall, the book does a good job, so this isn't that big a deal.


I'm listing the chapters of the book below so you can see what types of categories the book uses. While it doesn't perfectly follow the way I categorize Logic Games, and it sometimes uses different terms, it's fairly close. Don't worry too much about the differences in terminology, though, because the book's brief introduction explains how the Logic Games are categorized.

1. Introduction

2. Linear Games

3. Grouping Games

4. Linear/Grouping Hybrid Games

5. Diagram Games

6. Pattern Games

7. Index and Answer Keys


Who should use this book:

Most test-takers won't find this book absolutely necessary. However, anyone who intends to complete every LSAT Logic Game ever published will find this book worthwhile and convenient.


Also see the Grouped by Question Type Book and Grouped by Reading Passage Type Book.


  1. Hi Steve - would you recommend the above books in Logic Games and Logical Reasoning in lieu of purchasing the actual LSAT tests - I am just wondering how to incorporate these into your study schedule

    Thanks -


  2. Only if you're planning to do PrepTests 1-20. As I mentioned above, one downside of using these books is that they only use questions from very old exams.

    If you won't have time to cover all PrepTests, stick with the newer exams mentioned in my LSAT study schedules.