Boost Your Brainpower
Over 400 Puzzles, Games, and Brain Teasers to Boost Your Mind
Paperback ISBN: 0785835466
If riddles and puzzles pique your curiosity and start your mental juices flowing, you'll have no problem honing your intellect on this collection of stumpers in Boost Your Brainpower. Your brain is a muscle, and just like other muscles, if you don't exercise it, you lose it. In this amazing collection, you'll be sure to find more than 400 ways to keep your grey matter strong and fit. Keep it in Mind Get your memory in tip top shape with puzzles to test your ability to remember words, shapes, images, and the tiniest of details. Improve your Word Power Work the language centers of your brain! Plus you'll find some tests to your general knowledge thrown in for good measure. Expand your Mind Do you know when your mind is deceiving you? Assess your visual and spatial capabilities through a variety of optical illusions, shape puzzles, and mazes. Reason it Out Test your deductive powers to the limit with a mix of number, word, and sequence puzzles. How fast can you think your way out of a complicated problem? Think Logically How good are you at surveying the facts and finding a smart solution? Try out your strategic skills, reasoning powers, and ultimately, your persistence.
The Art of Stone Skipping and Other Fun Old-Time Games
Stoopball, Jacks, String Games, Coin Flipping, Line Baseball, Jump Rope, and More
Paperback ISBN: 1936140748
Collects the rules of over fifty classic indoor and outdoor games, including dodgeball, jacks, rummy, egg toss, coin bowling, and capture the flag.
Paperback ISBN: 0486813487
Treasury of 300 puzzles features 3D and chess puzzles, connections, dissections, foldings, geometrical and number puzzles, logic problems, matchstick puzzles, mazes, moving pieces, put-togethers, strimkos, sudoku, and visual and word puzzles.
Colorful Lateral Thinking Puzzles
Paperback ISBN: 0806993928
Finally, a puzzle book as “bright” as its readers. Not only will puzzle-doers find wickedly tricky brainbusters on every page, but all the accompanying illustrations are in brilliant color too. And that makes unraveling these challenging conundrums even more fun. It will take some real smarts to figure this out: Diamonds are for never: Robbers knew that a woman had some very valuable diamonds. They waited until she was away on holiday and then burgled her house. They searched high and low but they could not find the diamonds. What had she done? The answer may seem hard at find at first, but solvers who can think unconventionally, and look past the obvious, will figure it out—and every other puzzle too. Answer: She froze each diamond in a separate section of a tray of ice cubes, where they were very hard to see.
An Introduction to China's Ancient Game of Strategy
Paperback ISBN: 080483508x
Chinese Chess, or Elephant Chess, has intrigued game lovers for centuries. The Chinese game requires players to master subtle variations of strategy. This guide introduces Chinese chess to Westerners, discussing the board, and the movement and value of the pieces.
Book of Curious And Interesting Puzzles
Paperback ISBN: 0486443418
This collection by a bestselling author consists of more than 560 puzzles from around the world and throughout history. Only a familiarity with elementary algebra and geometry is needed, and complete answers appear at the end. "Of immense interest." — Mathematical Gazette. 382 illustrations.
Awesome Women Who Changed History
Paperback ISBN: 1440599874
The most badass collection of paper dolls--ever! Forget the runway. These Awesome Women Who Changed History are dressed for the battlefields, the picket lines--and the White House! These 21 realistic paper dolls have everything they need to shatter the glass ceiling. Prepare Sally Ride for liftoff with her spacesuit and helmet. Get Annie's gun (and her hat and dress) before she heads into a sharpshooting competition. And please rise for the honorable Ruth Bader Ginsburg, whose robes and gavel will have her ready to preside over the United States Supreme Court. Whether conducting research while living with the gorillas in the mist, mastering the art of French cooking, or leading travelers on the Underground Railroad, the paper doll likenesses of these groundbreaking women are sure to inspire awesome women of any age.
Challenging Brain Boosters
Paperback ISBN: 1402709463
What number best completes the series? What anagrams don’t belong? Which pattern satisfies the analogy? No cheating! Flex that brain muscle and see how intelligent you really are with this fun and formidable two-part series of quizzes. Care to measure your IQ? See how well you stack up after taking one of the eight IQ tests offered here. Then, measure specific skills through a series of tests designed to gauge numerical, verbal, and spatial abilities. Answers to each question, complete with explanations, appear at the end of each section. Score yourself using the easy-to-follow charts provided here, then rank yourself against friends to prove that you really are the smartest one on the block.