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Animal Lovers Trivia

Animal Lovers Trivia

$12.00
In a striking and portable box, these 140 questions are a fun trivia challenge wherever you want to play! These multiple-choice questions cover the entire animal kingdom--from marine life to land dwellers.
Language Lover's Puzzle Book

Language Lover's Puzzle Book

Bellos, Alex
$16.95
100 wonder-filled word puzzles that thrill and tantalize with the beauty, magic, and weirdness of world language

Whether you're a crossword solver, cryptogram fan, Scrabble addict, or Sudoku savant, The Language Lover's Puzzle Book is guaranteed to tease your brain and twist your tongue. Puzzle master Alex Bellos begins in Japan, where we can observe some curious counting:

boru niko = two balls
tsuna nihon = two ropes
uma nito = two horses
kami nimai = two sheets of paper

ashi gohon = five legs
ringo goko = five apples
sara gomai = five plates
kaba goto = five hippos

Now, how do the Japanese say "nine cucumbers"?*
a) kyuri kyuhon
b) kyuri kyuko
c) kyuri kyuhiki
d) kyuri kyuto

Bellos finds the intrigue--and the human element--in a dizzying array of ancient, modern, and even invented tongues, from hieroglyphs to Blissymbolics, Danish to Dothraki. Filled with unusual alphabets, fascinating characters, and intriguing local customs for time-telling, naming children, and more, this is a bravura book of brainteasers and beyond--it's a globe-trotting, time-traveling celebration of language.

*The word endings depend on shape: Flat things end in -mai and spherical things end in -ko. Cucumbers are long things (like ropes and legs), so they end in -hon. The answer is (a)!

Mensa® AARP® Challenging Brain Twisters

Mensa(r) Aarp(r) Challenging Brain Twisters

Coughlin, Fred
$8.99
Challenge yourself and excite your brain with this entertaining collection of new puzzles created in partnership with American Mensa and the AARP (American Association of Retired People).

Young or old, your brain is essential to everything you do. You owe it to yourself not just to stay physically fit, but to stay mentally fit, too! This book of logic and number puzzles will help you do just that. A collaboration between Mensa and AARP, it is packed with brain teasers to exercise your mind and keep yourself sharp.

Whether you are looking to practice your critical thinking skills or you just want to keep your mind sharp, these puzzles will provide a short workout for your cognitive lobes. In the end, you'll have given your mind a problem-solving workout--and you'll have had fun in the process.

Challenge yourself and help keep your mind sharp with these brain-bending games and puzzles.

Mensa® AARP® Challenging Brain Twisters (LARGE PRINT)

Mensa® AARP® Challenging Brain Twisters (LARGE PRINT)

Coughlin, Fred
$10.99
Challenge yourself and excite your brain with this entertaining collection of new puzzles created in partnership with American Mensa and the AARP (American Association of Retired People).

Young or old, your brain is essential to everything you do. You owe it to yourself not just to stay physically fit, but to stay mentally fit, too! This book of logic and number puzzles will help you do just that. A collaboration between Mensa and AARP, it is packed with brain teasers to exercise your mind and keep yourself sharp.

Whether you are looking to practice your critical thinking skills or you just want to keep your mind sharp, these puzzles will provide a short workout for your cognitive lobes. In the end, you'll have given your mind a problem-solving workout--and you'll have had fun in the process.

Challenge yourself and help keep your mind sharp with these brain-bending games and puzzles.

John Derian Paper Goods: The Library Notepad

John Derian Paper Goods: The Library Notepad

Derian, John
$10.95
John Derian is an artist and designer whose work with printed images of the past transports the viewer to another time and place. Take the journey with him, in this notepad perfect for jotting down lists, ideas, and important notes with colorful style.
  • 80 easy tear-off pages
  • 4 different designs repeat throughout
  • Papercuts

    Papercuts

    Electric Literature
    $22.00
    Show off your page-turning prowess and bust out your best book-themed jokes with this raucous party game full of literary laughs from the wordsmiths at the indie nonprofit Electric Literature.

    Papercuts is what Kurt Vonnegut, James Baldwin, and Virginia Woolf would play if they were alive, locked in a room together, and forced to play a card game. This party game for bibliophiles and pop culture fanatics follows an intuitive and popular game format, similar to Apples to Apples: the dealer lays down a Question card and each player must fill in the blank with one of the five Answer cards in their hand. What ensues is an endless loop of hilarious literary jokes and gut-busting gameplay.

    Sample questions include:

  • Why does the caged bird sing?
  • Are You There God? It's Me, __________.
  • Last year's Booker Prize-winning novel is told from the perspective of __________.

  • Players can respond with answers like:
  • Flannery O'Connor's peacocks
  • Atticus Finch before he was racist
  • a fifteen-page sex scene

  • This edition of Electric Literature's game boasts 100 question cards and 200 answer cards in a luxe, portable package. Toss it in a tote or bring it to your next party for countless chapters of enjoyment.

    Literary Charades

    Literary Charades

    Games Room
    $12.00
    This beautifully-packaged party game comes with 140 cards, each with 5 literary categories to choose from, including Classics, Bestsellers, Nonfiction, Book to Film, and Children's books. Simply act out the titles of the latest-and-greatest books--without speaking a word--for your team to guess.
    Mythology Trivia

    Mythology Trivia

    Games Room
    $12.00
    With 140 mythological trivia questions in a gorgeous and compact box, MYTHOLOGY TRIVIA puts your knowledge of the world's mythologies to the ultimate test! These multiple-choice questions cover worldwide myths and folklore--from gods and heroes to magical beasts and monsters.
    Basic Bridge

    Basic Bridge

    Klinger, Ron
    $15.99

    'One of the best introductory books I have come across is Basic Bridge. I recommend it to beginners and teachers alike' The European

    'By far the best'Bridge Plus

    This is a definitive Acol textbook, equally valuable to rubber or duplicate bridge players. Set out as a course which can be used in conjunction with bridge classes or as a self-teacher, the book covers all the basic principles of bidding and play and is packed with exercises and quizzes on everything that has been taught. Recommended as the ideal textbook for learning the game, Basic Bridge will continue to be the standard beginner's guide to rubber and duplicate bridge for the foreseeable future. If you only ever buy one bridge book it has to be Basic Bridge.

    100 Best Solitaire Games

    100 Best Solitaire Games

    Lee, Sloane
    $9.95
    A great how-to-play and strategy guide to 100 of the most classic, interesting, challenging and fun solitaire games.

    These are the 100 best and most enjoyable variations of America's most popular card game--solitaire! Loads of examples, diagrams, illustrations and strategies keep the writing lively, while showing you all sorts of fun ways to enjoy your favorite game. From straight-ahead solitaire to two-player games, readers will find all kinds of fantastic solitaire games--the classic ones, the new ones, those that require a lot of strategy, and the just plain fun ones. And because solitaire is perfect for playing when you're on the road, the chapter on travel solitaire is essential. As a bonus, the authors have included solitaire games for two players.