Brain Bend is a unique book featuring 25 wild, vibrant, architecturally themed mazes, along with black-and-white versions of the same artwork for coloring in. Artist and illustrator Mister Mourao's stunning, mind-bending designs, which range in style from joyfully freeform to impressively structured, offer a stimulating visual challenge to maze and coloring enthusiasts. Includes maze solutions at the back of the book.
Perforated pages make it easy to remove the designs, and high-quality, heavy, uncoated paper make them a pleasure to solve and color.
You know you're a seasoned puzzle solver when you can crack the tricky New York Times Friday crossword. This next volume of our favorite day series collects all your favorite Friday puzzles.
- Convenient spiral binding for easy solving
- 50 challenging puzzles
- Fun clues and fresh vocabulary
On the go? Don't forget to take some easy sudoku puzzles with you so you'll always be ready for a quick mental workout. Conveniently sized to slip in your bag or pocket, this collection is filled with gentle sudoku from a one of the world's finest puzzle masters.
Ken Jennings's Trivia Almanac is the ingeniously organized book where, for a change, the all-time Jeopardy champ gets to ask the questions-and where every day of the year will give you the chance to test your trivia mettle.For example-February 21: In 1912, on this day, Teddy Roosevelt coined the political phrase "hat in the ring," so Ken Jennings fires off a series of "ring" questions. What two NFL quarterbacks have four Super Bowl rings each?* What rings are divided by the Cassini Division?** Also on this date, in 1981, the "goth" music scene was born in London, so here's a quiz on black-clad icons like Darth Vader, Johnny Cash, and Zorro. Do you know the secret identities of Ivanhoe's Black Knight*** or Men in Black's Agent M****? In this ultimate book for trivia buffs and other assorted know-it-alls, the 365 entries feature "This Day in History" factoids, trivia quizzes, and questions categorized by Jennings as "Easy," "Hard," and "Yeah, Good Luck." Topics cover every subject under the sun, from paleontology to mixology, sports feats to Bach suites, medieval popes to daytime soaps. This addictive gathering of facts, oddities, devilishly clever quizzes, and other flights of fancy will make each day a fun and intriguing new challenge.
This NEW Edition features more than 100.000 playable two- to eight- letter words. Hundreds of new words added from a variety of fields including facepalm, listicle, bitcoin, and emoji. Main entries include a brief definition, a part-of-speech label, and inflected forms for fast, easy word validation. Endorsed by the North American SCRABBLE Players Association for recreational and school use.
Incredible Visual Illusions is among the most comprehensive collections of optical illusions ever assembled. Author Al Seckel sketches a history of illusions for the reader, and cites the fascinating origins of each illustration, from Da Vinci's anamorphosis to modern-day computer-generated tricks of eye. Readers can learn about the cognitive science behind these amazing artworks and examine the ways in which we see and perceive, and how the human brain interprets the visual messages transmitted from the eye. This book is an authoritative, thorough, and enjoyable guide to an extraordinary subject.
This intriguing collection contains more than 275 optical illusions that appear to change before your eyes. Al Seckel carefully selected both well-known images, such as Shepard's tabletop, Wade's spiral, Ames room and Rubin's face/vase, and many lesser-known, but no less effective, illusions.
Every type of optical illusion is here, along with notes about the science of each visual perception and how the illusions work. Among the baffling images and shapes are:
With illusions rendered in photography, artwork and computer imaging, and a huge variety of themes and effects, Optical Illusions dazzles both the mind and the eye.
Want to outsmart, outwit, and outplay your Scrabble(R) opponents? Using the completely revised and updated The Scrabble(R) Word-Building Book, you can This essential strategy guide shows you how to build on your opponents' words and become a master of this classic game. For novice players and expert wordsmiths alike, this helpful reference includes:
- A handy list of the 94 two-letter words sure to pile on the points
- Over 800 three-letter words -- 550 of which can be formed from two-letter words
- All eight-letter words that can be formed from seven-letter words
- Every word up to seven letters you can play
To increase your word-building power and achieve the highest score, keep The Scrabble(R) Word-Building Book at your fingertips -- and beat your opponent every time