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Should I Take the LSAT Before Logic Games Are Removed?

If you’re applying to law school next cycle and wondering when to take the LSAT for Fall 2025, your decision this year goes beyond simply finding time to prep for the LSAT. 

If you haven’t heard, the LSAT is removing the Logic Games Section starting with the August 2024 exam. 

This leaves 2024 test takers with some pretty big questions: 

  • What does this mean for me? 
  • Should I take the LSAT before or after the Logic Games Section is removed? 
  • How will it affect my score? 
  • Does it impact how law schools will view my score? 
  • How will this affect my chances of gaining admission to the schools I’m applying to?

It’s not a decision to be taken lightly. Your choice will affect how you allocate your time and effort in your LSAT prep.  Luckily, if you’re a Blueprint student, we’ve got you covered with a free LSAT prep course retake if you take the April or June LSAT and want to retake without Logic Games.

Let’s take an honest look at the pros and cons of waiting for Logic Games to go away versus testing sooner.  

The Lowdown on Logic Games

First off, let’s briefly talk about the Logic Games Section. It’s known for its brain-busting puzzles, but also its inherent learnability. 

Many students are surprised to discover this section is often easier to master compared to those tricky Logical Reasoning concepts. Puzzles are, after all, a series of patterns that can be solved with the right strategies. 

Once you get the hang of logic games, you can snatch easy LSAT points.

But hey, we get it. Not everyone’s a fan of these games. 

For some, these puzzles might feel like climbing Mount Everest while the other two section types–Reading Comprehension and Logical Reasoning—are a walk in the park. 

If this sounds like you and you’re on the fence about when to take the LSAT for Fall 2025, then waiting to take the LSAT until after Logic Games have left the building could be the better move.

However, don’t make the decision prematurely. If you have tried to get through a bunch of games and it’s just not clicking, then waiting is probably the strategic move for you. 

Though, ironically, some LG skills also come in handy in Logical Reasoning, i.e. diagramming conditional statements or making deductions from a set of statements.

Doubling up on Logical Reasoning

Now, just because Logic Games are going away doesn’t mean the LSAT is becoming easier. 

With a second Logical Reasoning Section stepping into the ring, the spotlight’s going to be on argument analysis and critical thinking skills. This could be a game-changer if you excel in these areas, but it might also throw a curveball at others.

While LSAC will likely not make additional big changes anytime soon, as the questions evolve, they might also get harder. Think more questions that involve conditional reasoning and logic chains.

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Making the Choice: To Game or Not to Game?

So, how do you decide when to take the LSAT for Fall 2025 and which version to take? It’s all about knowing your strengths and weaknesses. 

If you’ve been practicing those Logic Games and feel confident, then you should take the test in April or June 2024. 

However, if you’ve been banging your head against the wall trying to figure out Logic Games, but acing the other sections, it could be worth waiting until August.

Still, we advise a combined approach. Take the April or June LSAT with Logic Games and focus on mastering logic games. If you get your score back and decide to retake it in August or later in the fall, you will still be able to get your score back in time to hit those early law school application deadlines

The Bottom Line: When Should You Take the LSAT for Fall 2025

No matter which version of the LSAT you decide to take, remember this: preparation is key. However, LSAT without Logic Games doesn’t mean less preparation overall. Instead, it means you would double your efforts for Logical Reasoning and give extra attention to Reading Comp. 

We make sure Blueprint LSAT students are prepared for whatever the LSAT throws at them. Our courses can help you master all sections of the LSAT—including Logic Games—but we also have material without Logic Games to kickstart your prep if you’re aiming for a later test date. 

Experience both versions of the test for free by creating a free Blueprint LSAT account and accessing our practice exams.