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Pocket Posh Cryptograms 3: 100 Puzzles
Pocket Posh Cryptograms 3
100 Puzzles
Paperback      ISBN: 1449450385

Our third cryptogram Pocket Posh puzzle collection challenges word lovers and code breakers to 100 classic cipher puzzles.

These Cryptograms are classic ciphers that offer a fun challenge yet are easy enough to solve by hand. Each encrypted puzzle is not too easy, not too hard - a code lover's delight

Pocket Posh Cryptograms 3 is part of a best-selling series featuring highly stylized, embellished covers and boasting 5 million copies in print. A free trial subscription to The Puzzle Society adds extra value.
Triple-Stack Crosswords
Triple-Stack Crosswords
Paperback      ISBN: 140278273x

Triple-stack means triple-solving goodness--and a unique challenge for word lovers Each of these 72 daily-sized puzzles features wide-open grids with at least one set of three 15-letter answers stacked on top of each other. This is one tough feat to accomplish, but puzzle-making genius Ashwood-Smith makes it look easy. In addition to the challenging triple-stacking, crossword mavens get tons of clever clues featuring all manner of wordplay.

Super Fun Puzzles: Crosswords
Super Fun Puzzles
Crosswords
Paperback      ISBN: 1785999222

This handily portable compilation is packed with hundreds of brilliant general knowledge puzzles making it the perfect companion for all crossword fans.

Webster's New World(r) Crossword Puzzle Dictionary, 2nd Ed.
Webster's New World(r) Crossword Puzzle Dictionary, 2nd Ed.
Paperback      ISBN: 1328710319
The Sunday crossword puzzles just got a bit easier.

Stumped by a seven-letter synonym for mingle that begins with c? Or how about an eight-letter type of flower that ends in th? Even the best crossword puzzlers are sometimes at a loss for words. Now you can clue yourself in simply by opening the right book: the Webster's New World(R) Crossword Puzzle Dictionary. It's packed with 300,000 clue and answer words, lists of subcategories, and helpful tables such as Shakespeare's plays and characters, books of the Bible, international currencies, and more. With lists arranged alphabetically and entries broken down by letter count, finding the right answer is straightforward and quick. This reference will help you solve the most common--and arcane--puzzles around.
Word Freak: Heartbreak, Triumph, Genius, and Obsession in the World of Competitive Scrabblep Layers
Word Freak
Heartbreak, Triumph, Genius, and Obsession in the World of Competitive Scrabblep Layers
Paperback      ISBN: 0142002267

Scrabble may be truly called America's game. But for every group of "living-room players" there is someone who is "at one with the board." In Word Freak, Stefan Fatsis introduces readers to those few, exploring the underground world of colorful characters for which the Scrabble game is life-playing competitively in tournaments across the country. It is also the story of how the Scrabble game was invented by an unemployed architect during the Great Depression and how it has grown into the hugely successful, challenging, and beloved game it is today. Along the way, Fatsis chronicles his own obsession with the game and his development as a player from novice to expert. More than a book about hardcore Scrabble players, Word Freak is also an examination of notions of brilliance, memory, language, competition, and the mind that celebrates the uncanny creative powers in us all.

A Book Sense 76 pick.

Pocket Posh Easy Sudoku 5
Pocket Posh Easy Sudoku 5
Paperback      ISBN: 1449450865

Offering 100 Sudoku puzzles specifically created to be simple and quick to solve, Pocket Posh Easy Sudoku 5 is perfect for puzzlers of all skill levels.

This collection of 100 Sudoku puzzles created for fast and easy solving is perfect for the advanced puzzler wanting a swift puzzle to solve or a beginner looking to tackle a realistic challenge. With more than 5 million copies in print, the Pocket Posh puzzle series is a great way to exercise your mind--and look great while doing it A free trial subscription to The Puzzle Society adds extra value.
Keep Your Brain Alive: 83 Neurobic Exercises to Help Prevent Memory Loss and Increase Mental Fitness
Keep Your Brain Alive
83 Neurobic Exercises to Help Prevent Memory Loss and Increase Mental Fitness
Paperback      ISBN: 0761168931

Over 40? Getting forgetful? Discover the secret of neurobics.

Neurobics is a unique brain exercise program that can be done anytime, anywhere. Based on the latest neuroscience, these deceptively simple exercises stimulate brain nutrients to help new brain cells grow. The key to keeping your brain strong and healthy is to break routines and use all five senses in unexpected ways. Offbeat, fun, and easy, these 83 exercises will result in a mind fit to meet any challenge--whether remembering a name, learning a new app, or staying creative in your work.

The Duck That Won the Lottery: 100 New Experiments for the Armchair Philosopher
The Duck That Won the Lottery
100 New Experiments for the Armchair Philosopher
Paperback      ISBN: 0452295416
From the author of the "hugely entertaining"(Publishers Weekly) The Pig That Wants to Be Eaten, lessons in debunking the faulty arguments we hear every day

This latest book from the pop philosophy author of The Pig That Wants to Be Eaten tackles an endlessly fascinating area of popular debate-the faulty argument. Julian Baggini provides a rapid-fire selection of short, stimulating, and entertaining quotes from a wide range of famous people in politics, the media, and entertainment, including Donald Rumsfeld, Emma Thompson, Tony Blair, Bill Clinton, and Chris Martin. Each entry takes as its starting point an example of highly questionable-though oddly persuasive-reasoning from a broad variety of subjects. As Baggini teases out the logic in the illogical, armchair philosophers and aficionados of the absurd will find themselves nodding their heads as they laugh out loud. The Duck That Won the Lottery is perfect fodder for any cocktail party and pure pleasure for anyone who loves a good brain twister.
The Escape Book: Can You Escape This Book?
The Escape Book
Can You Escape This Book?
Paperback      ISBN: 1781317437

Can you escape this book?

The first book to be based on the fast-growing phenomenon of escape rooms, The Escape Book is filled with challenges, puzzles and mysteries for you to solve and escape Sometimes, there is no easy way out...

You're an investigative journalist - and you've learned too much. Your mission is to escape the labyrinth where you have been trapped and expose the corrupt, high-flying businessman, Castian Warnes. This is no easy feat, but your life depends on it.

Based on the worldwide phenomenon of Escape Rooms, this book puts your ingenuity and perseverance to the test. You must solve puzzles, optical illusions, conundrums and anagrams to finally escape both the labyrinth and the book - it's a reading experience like no other.

Put your puzzle-solving skills to the test with The Escape Book... Are you ready for the challenge?
Mensa(r) Brilliant Brain Workouts: Keep Your Brain in Shape with 100 Number Games, Word Searches, Perplexing Puzzles, and More!
Mensa(r) Brilliant Brain Workouts
Keep Your Brain in Shape with 100 Number Games, Word Searches, Perplexing Puzzles, and More!
Paperback      ISBN: 1510735410

This brand-new series from American Mensa(R) is guaranteed to get your blood pumping and your brain racing. With one hundred fresh puzzles to choose from, toss the book in your bag to exercise your mind on-the-go, or relax and attempt a couple before bed--whatever it takes to keep your wits sharpened and in shape

We all know that brain games can help improve memory, concentration, creativity, reasoning, and problem-solving skills, and overall keep your brain young. Have fun with these smart, creative games all while toning your mind muscles.

Mix up your workouts with this inviting variety of word and logic puzzles revolving around the world of sports and outdoor activities. Puzzles include:

-Word Sudoku
-Blank-filling puzzles
-Mazes
-Word searches
-Riddles/short text games
-Story logic
-Tetra drop
-Logic/value-determination puzzles
-And more