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Mathematics, Magic and Mystery

by Martin Gardner Dover Publications (December 02, 2014)

Why do card tricks work? How can magicians do astonishing feats of mathematics mentally? Why do stage "mind-reading" tricks work? As a rule, we simply accept these tricks and "magic" without recognizing that...


Cryptanalysis: A Study of Ciphers and Their Solution

by Helen F. Gaines Dover Publications (November 18, 2014)

Thorough, systematic introduction to serious cryptography, especially strong in modern forms of cipher solution used by experts. Nihilist, grille, U. S. Army, key-phrase, multiple-alphabet, Gronsfeld, Porta,...


The Adlard Coles Nautical Puzzle Book

by Bloomsbury Publishing Bloomsbury Publishing (July 18, 2014)

The Adlard Coles Nautical Puzzle Book is the ideal shipmate for all salty dogs, be they round-the-world racers, dinghy dabblers or armchair pirates. It's packed with 200 nautically-themed brain-teasers designed...


Golf on the Moon: Entertaining Mathematical Paradoxes and Puzzles

by Dick Hess Dover Publications (August 21, 2013)

Divide a rectangular cake into five even pieces, calculate the cost of running a successful casino, figure out the maximum number of losses on the road to winning the U.S. Open Tennis Championship, and solve...


Riddles in Mathematics: A Book of Paradoxes

by Eugene P Northrop & Daniel S. Silver Dover Publications (June 10, 2014)

Two fathers and two sons leave town. This reduces the population of the town by three. True? Yes, if the trio consists of a father, son, and grandson. This entertaining collection consists of more than 200 such...


Tangrams Book

by James Lyon Thunder Bay Press (October 21, 2013)

Use the tans to make pictures and you will improve your lateral thinking and creativity. Based on the best-selling Book-in-a-Box kits, with The Tangrams Book, you can stretch the visual side of your brain--whatever...


Mighty Mini Mind Bogglers

by Karen C. Richards Dover Publications (September 05, 2013)

Great for classrooms and free-time fun, these small but substantial challenges offer lighthearted, nonacademic approaches to a variety of math, logic, and verbal conundrums. Most can be completed in only a few...


Plants vs. Zombies Game Guide and Tips

by Joyner Joseph Mihails Konoplovs (January 14, 2014)

Plants vs. Zombies is a very popular online game that has been getting a lot of attention not just in the online community but also offline. The object of the game is to kill zombies before they get you. But...


Pet Rescue Saga Game Guide and Tips

by Joyner Joseph Mihails Konoplovs (January 14, 2014)

Pet Rescue Saga is a puzzle game that is available on Facebook. It is a game that requires the player to remove blocks of the same color to be able to rescue pet animals hence it was named Pet Rescue Saga. The...


Pepper Panic Saga Game Guide and Tips

by Joyner Joseph Mihails Konoplovs (January 14, 2014)

Pepper Panic Saga is a Facebook and mobile app game from King. It is a match 3 puzzle game that rivals other games from King namely Candy Crush Saga, Papa Pear Saga and Pet Rescue Saga. There are many similarities...


Papa Pear Saga Game Guide and Tips

by Joyner Joseph Mihails Konoplovs (January 14, 2014)

Papa Pear Saga is a puzzle game on Facebook and it is also available on mobile app stores for iOS and for Android phones. It is a game made of different levels where you need to solve the first puzzle to move...


Farm Heroes Saga Game Guide and Tips

by Joyner Joseph Mihails Konoplovs (January 14, 2014)

Farm Heroes Saga is a matching game available on Facebook, on android apps, on iPad and iPhone apps. It was popularized on Facebook and now it is gaining a lot of popularity on mobile apps since it is easy to...


My Best Mathematical and Logic Puzzles

by Martin Gardner Dover Publications (March 13, 2013)

The noted expert selects 70 of his favorite "short" puzzles, including such mind-bogglers as The Returning Explorer, The Mutilated Chessboard, Scrambled Box Tops, and dozens more involving logic and basic math....


Codes, Ciphers and Secret Writing

by Martin Gardner Dover Publications (March 13, 2013)

Cipher and decipher codes: transposition and polyalphabetical ciphers, famous codes, typewriter and telephone codes, codes that use playing cards, knots, and swizzle sticks . . . even invisible writing and sending...


The Pyrgic Puzzler: Classic Conundrums

by Christopher Maslanka, Michael Harrington & Iris Murdoch Dover Publications (December 26, 2012)

Eighty mind-bending problems feature eccentric characters, delightfully surrealistic illustrations, and humorous situations. The author offers hints as well as solutions in a splendid tangle of storytelling...


Indian Sign Language

by William Tomkins Dover Publications (March 23, 2012)

Learn to communicate without words with these authentic signs. Learn over 525 signs, developed by the Sioux, Blackfoot, Cheyenne, Arapahoe, and others. Book also contains 290 pictographs of the Sioux and Ojibway...


How to Make Origami Airplanes That Fly

by Gery Hsu Dover Publications (February 08, 2012)

Create 12 different models that actually fly: space shuttle, futuristic shuttle, flying wing, delta-wing jet, fighter plane, interceptor, double tail fighter, dart plane, fighter plane with engines, futuristic...


Bubble Witch Saga Game Guide and Tips

by Joyner Joseph Mihails Konoplovs (January 14, 2014)

Bubble Witch Saga is an online matching game available on Facebook and also on mobile via app stores online. This game is also similar to other matching games brought to you by popular game developer King. If...


Sangaku #2

by James D. Hill Skyhorse (January 07, 2014)

Sangaku returns with more addictive number puzzles. Similar to the wildly popular Sudoku, the all new Sangaku requires players to fill out a pattern, shape, or grid using mathematical rules. These rules change...


Memory Booster Book

by Charles Phillips Thunder Bay Press (October 21, 2013)

Based on the best-selling Book-in-a-Box kits, the Memory Booster book will help you to discover how your memory works and suggest interesting ways to make it function more effectively. And you can learn about...


Increase Your Puzzle IQ: Tips and Tricks for Building Your Logic Power

by Marcel Danesi Wiley (August 24, 2007)

Learn how to take the "tease" out of brainteasers, and increase your puzzle IQ with this eye-opening guide to solving puzzles. Revealing the basic principles and strategies of cracking logic problems, it shows...


10-Minute Brain Teasers

by Gareth Moore Skyhorse (July 08, 2010)

Do you easily forget phone numbers or birthdays? Do you often lose your car keys? Are there times when you just can’t remember your bank card PIN? Do you lose focus at work by mid-afternoon?

If you answered...


Train Your Brain

by Puzzler Media Skyhorse (February 23, 2011)

Just as diet and exercise can help you maintain your physical strength, daily stimulation of your brain can help save your brain from deterioration. The puzzles here are varied and include memory and logic tests;...


Brain Games

by Allen Bragdon Skyhorse (February 23, 2011)

Worried your brain is slowing down a bit? Starting to forget names and numbers? Having trouble with basic math problems? With Brain Games: Brain Teasers, Logic Tests, and Puzzles to Exercise Your Mind, those...


Numberpedia

by Herb Reich Skyhorse (January 02, 2011)

What does the number 67 mean to you? Do you associate it with a year? After all, 1967 was the year The Beatles released both Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band and Magical Mystery Tour. It was also the...


The Original Area Mazes, Volume 2

by Naoki Inaba & Ryoichi Murakami The Experiment (October 30, 2018)

The rules are simple . . . The math is easy . . . The puzzles get harder and harder!

Hooked on area mazes? YOU’RE IN LUCK! Volume Two delivers 100 more puzzles. Your quest is to navigate a network of rectangles...


The Original Area Mazes

by Ryoichi Murakami, Naoki Inaba & Alex Bellos The Experiment (October 10, 2017)

The rules are simple . . . The math is easy . . .The puzzles get harder and harder!

Once you match wits with area mazes, you’ll be hooked! Your quest is to navigate a network of rectangles to find a missing...


Enigma

by Brian Clegg Icon Books Ltd (June 06, 2019)

The ultimate trial of knowledge and cunning, Enigma features 200 cryptic puzzles and ciphers. The solutions link throughout the book – so you need to solve them all to get to the final round.

With a focus...


A Celebration of David Attenborough: The Activity Book

by Nathan Joyce & Peter James Field Portico (June 29, 2018)

A highly diverting celebration of television’s favourite naturalist, packed with games, trivia and Attenborough-inspired activities.  

Attenborough. Just saying the name makes everyone feel better. Words like...


Tangram Teasers Book

by Norbert Pautner Thunder Bay Press (October 21, 2013)

Take the tangram challenge!

Based on the best-selling Book-in-a-Box kits, the Tangram Teasers Book will challenge you to first solve the puzzle by creating the shape shown, and then change it into a new shape...


Memory Booster Book

by Charles Phillips Thunder Bay Press (October 21, 2013)

Keep your memory sharp with the Memory Booster Book!

Based on the best-selling Book-in-a-Box kits, the Memory Booster Book will help you to discover how your memory works and suggest interesting ways to make...


Tangrams Book

by James Lyon Thunder Bay Press (October 21, 2013)

Stretch your brain with shape puzzles!

Use the tans to make pictures and you will improve your lateral thinking and creativity. Based on the best-selling Book-in-a-Box kits, the Tangrams Book will help you stretch...


More Whiz Quiz

by National Parents Council The Collins Press (May 12, 2007)

Specially compiled by children, parents and teachers, this book contains a wide variety of questions on film, sport, TV, music, etc. Laid out in game form, each game consists of ten rounds of eight questions...


Origami Animal Sculpture

by John Szinger & Bob Plotkin Tuttle Publishing (February 03, 2016)

Fold and display papercraft works of art with this intermediate to advanced origami book.

Adirondack animals, cephalopods and arctic marine mammals are just a few of the realistic and elegant origami models...


Puzzles, Games, and Tricks

by Jerome S. Meyer Skyhorse (October 17, 2017)

How big is one billion? If you had a billion dollars and invested it in a business that lost a thousand dollars a day, do you know how long it would take you to go broke? Answer: Two thousand years! If the pen...


Origami Spectacular! Ebook

by Michael G. Lafosse & Richard L. Alexander Tuttle Publishing (August 15, 1992)

The biggest origami kit on the market—make simple and easy origami with this paper crafts kit!

The Origamido Studio and world renowned origami artists Michael G. LaFosse and Richard H. Alexander, introduce one...


Harry Houdini's Paper Magic

by Harry Houdini Dover Publications (May 09, 2017)

Aspiring illusionists can learn from one of the world's greatest magicians with this facsimile of a 1922 book by Harry Houdini. The master sleight-of-hand artist explains how to use the simplest of props ―...


The Big Brain Puzzle Book

by Terry Stickels Dover Publications (February 29, 2016)

Give your brain a series of workouts that'll make it bigger and better! This colossal collection of more than 200 puzzles simultaneously provides a relaxing atmosphere for mental play and stimulates brain activity....


Puzzles and Paradoxes

by T. H. O’Beirne Dover Publications (August 10, 2017)

Noted mathematician T. H. O'Beirne leads readers through a delightful maze of problems and solutions that are as artfully formed as any great poem or melody. Most require little mathematical knowledge, just...


The Literary Pocket Puzzle Book

by Neil Somerville Skyhorse (October 04, 2016)

Make a literary escape into the pages of a puzzle book!

Are you bursting with literary knowledge that you’d like to put to the test? Or do you just want a moment’s distraction filling in a Harry Potter- or...


The Moscow Puzzles

by Boris A. Kordemsky pmapublishing.com (June 16, 2017)

This is, quite simply, the best and most popular puzzle book ever published in the Soviet Union. Since its first appearance in 1956 there have been eight editions as well as translations from the original Russian...


Good Times Puzzles & Mazes

by Whelon Chuck Charles J. Whelon (April 21, 2017)

Visit an amusement park, join a rock band, hunt ghosts, play foosball, and celebrate new year’s eve in Times Square. Then go sailing, kite-surfing and hot-air ballooning! How about Mardi Gras? Or downhill...


Tangram Teasers Book

by Norbert Pautner Thunder Bay Press (October 21, 2013)

Based on the best-selling Book-in-a-Box kits, the Tangram Teasers book will challenge you to first solve the puzzle by creating the shape shown, but then change it into the new shape in only the set number of...


Winning Pachinko: The Game of Japanese Pinball

by Eric Sedensky Tuttle Publishing (July 09, 2012)

Pachinko, a game played by over 30 million Japanese, is synonymous with glaring lights, mind-rattling noise and smoke-choked parlors. To the uninitiated, the game's phenomenal popularity is nothing less than...


Good Job, Brain!: Trivia, Quizzes and More Fun From the Popular Pub Quiz Podcast

by Karen Chu, Colin Felton, Dana Nelson & Chris Kohler Ulysses Press (August 22, 2016)

MIND-EFFING FACTOIDS AND QUIRKY COMMENTARY THAT GIVE THE TRADITIONAL TRIVIA BOOK A FUN REBOOT

Which came first, Brad Pitt or lasers? Who, what, or where is “shrapnel” named after? And can you really use cheese...


Mind-Blowing Modular Origami: The Art of Polyhedral Paper Folding

by Byriah Loper Tuttle Publishing (October 11, 2016)

Modular origami is the latest craze in paper folding!

These three-dimensional models are created from a number of small pieces of paper that are easily folded and then cleverly fit together to form a spectacular...


The Everything Brain Strain Book

by Jake Olefsky Adams Media (May 01, 2005)

Test your IQ while you ponder puzzles, riddles, and one-liners!

If you're looking for fun ways to challenge yourself for hours, The Everything Brain Strain Book is for you! Over 400 puzzles, riddles, brain teasers,...


The Everything Lateral Thinking Puzzles Book

by Nikki Katz Adams Media (April 17, 2006)

f you pride yourself on thinking outside the box, then you'll love The Everything Lateral Thinking Puzzles Book! With hundreds of fun and imaginative problems for avid puzzlers like you, this all-in-one guide...


The Everything Mazes Book

by Charles Timmerman Adams Media (October 12, 2006)

A Simon & Schuster eBook. Simon & Schuster has a great book for every reader.


Super Dog Word Puzzles and Word Scrambles: Learning Games for Kids

by Sandra Baird Speedy Title Management LLC (December 27, 2014)

Imagine this...Having fun, munching on treats your kids made PLUS your kids' vocabulary and spelling skills are improving by the minute... Sitting around a table are three children, ages 8-11, and their grandmother....