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Puzzlesnacks

Berlin, Eric
$12.99
From puzzlemaster Eric Berlin, a collection of more than 100 small yet satisfying puzzles that go way beyond the crossword.

There are few things more satisfying than solving a tricky puzzle. Even when you don't know the answer right away and consider giving up, you persevere, filling in letters, and then--A-HA!--your brain lights up with joy. But just as you might not want a big, heavy meal, you may also not want to spend hours on a complex puzzle. Sometimes, you just want a bite-size brainteaser.

In Puzzlesnacks, you can choose from 39 different types of puzzles--from quick and easy to a bit more challenging. Featuring a stimulating collection of conundrums, including hints to get you started on solving many of them (and answers provided at the back of the book), this is the perfect book for satisfying your puzzle craving at any level.

Puzzles are the pathway to clearer, more logical thinking, as well as better problem-solving skills. So find your new favorite type of puzzle with this ultimate collection that provides hours of brainteasing fun!

Coffee Break Crosswords: Book 1

Coffee Break Crosswords: Book 1

Collins UK
$11.95
These puzzles will have you searching for the dictionary! Keep your mind sharp and improve your word power at the same time. Ideal for whiling away those long commutes, traveling on vacation or relaxing at home.
Mensa® AARP® Challenging Brain Twisters

Mensa® AARP® Challenging Brain Twisters

Coughlin, Fred
$8.99
Are you a Mensa genius? 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
Are you a Mensa genius? 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.

Office Jigsaw Puzzle

de Sousa, Chantel
$14.95
Who Said That?

Who Said That?

Frank, Owen
$9.95

Test your quote IQ! Who said this?

"I think, therefore I am."

A. Marcus Aurelius
B. Gautama Buddha
C. René Descartes
D. Nicolas Cage

With hundreds of witticisms, musings, disses, words of inspiration, and canny observations, all wrapped up in the form of an addictive game with different ways to play, Who Said That? Is the most fun you can have while actually getting smarter. Or to put it another way, where else would you find Albert Einstein, Mother Teresa, Jay-Z, Bill Clinton, Patti Smith, Charlie Brown, Muhammad Ali, Lena Dunham, Joan Didion, Oprah Winfrey, and Henry David Thoreau all hanging out together?

Answer: C

Golden Age of Detection Puzzle Book

Golden Age of Detection Puzzle Book

Jackson, Kate
$12.95

100+ Puzzles based on the British Library Crime Classics series. Hours of enjoyment for puzzle lovers!

Polish off your magnifying glass and step into the shoes of your favourite detectives as you unlock tantalising clues and solve intricate puzzles. There are over 100 criminally teasing challenges to be scrutinised, including word searches, anagrams, snapshot covers, and crosswords--a favourite puzzle of crime fiction's golden age. Suitable for all levels, this is the ultimate test for fans of the British Library Crime Classics series.

Basic Bridge

Basic Bridge

Klinger, Ron
$15.99
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.

SUPERtheticals

Klosterman, Chuck
$15.99
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.

299 On-the-Go Games & Puzzles to Keep Your Brain Young

299 On-the-Go Games & Puzzles to Keep Your Brain Young

Linde, Nancy
$14.95
Give your brain a healthy workout--Anytime, Anywhere.

Not just any book of games, this collection by the bestselling author of 399 Games, Puzzles & TriviaChallenges Specially Designed to Keep Your Brain Youngis expertly created to keep your brain in tip-top shape--even while you're on the go. With its shorter puzzles and portable size, it's perfect for getting your cognitive exercise in while waiting at the dentist's office, traveling, or whenever you have a few spare minutes to challenge yourself.

Arranged in difficulty from "Easy Does It!" to "Finish Strong!," these 299 surprisingly fun puzzles target six key cognitive functions:

  • Long-term memory
  • Working memory
  • Executive functioning
  • Attention to detail
  • Multitasking
  • Processing speed
  • Secret Agent Brainteasers

    Secret Agent Brainteasers

    McKay, Sinclair
    $16.99
    Have you daydreamed of being approached to be a secret agent? Imagined yourself being propelled into the dangerous and elegant world of spies?
    Blending extraordinary and illuminating historical tales of the British Secret Intelligence Service from over the years with a wide range of mind-twisting puzzles, Secret Agent Brainteasers will test your mental agility to discover: Do YOU have what it takes to be a spy?
    Long gone are the days when the tap on the shoulder was largely a result of social connections. Now the secret intelligence services have cast their nets wider, and it's your chance to join the ranks. Whether you have a linguistic flair, an instinct for technology, or good old common sense, pit your wits against some of the greatest minds of our time with ingenious brainteasers including secret languages, sabotage-themed brain bogglers, and hidden codes.

    Learn to Play Bridge Like a Boss

    Learn to Play Bridge Like a Boss

    Medley, H. Anthony
    $22.99
    Play like a pro with expert knowledge from a champion of the game

    If you don't know the ins and outs of play, bridge can seem like an intimidating game--but it doesn't have to be! Armed with the techniques and strategies in the pages of this book, you'll be bidding and winning hands like a boss!

    Follow the guidance and knowledge of a pro as he takes you through the basics of the game. You'll get lessons on making opening bids, evaluating your hand, responding to your partner's bid, rebidding, and overcalling--and even a bonus tear-out sheet to take your new strategies on the go!

    Times: Improve Your Bridge Game

    Times: Improve Your Bridge Game

    Robson, Andrew
    $11.99

    Based on The Times Bridge column, an extensive bridge guide aimed at the less experienced or social player who longs to improve their game, with instructive deals and tips, as well as a helpful Index.

    Andrew Robson, The Times Bridge Correspondent, is both a champion Bridge player and an inspired teacher. He teaches and tutors at his Bridge Club and has acquired great practical knowledge about how people learn to play Bridge.

    Based on Andrew Robson's Friday column in The Times, common scenarios are presented with an outline of what actually happened, as well as what should have happened. Along with every deal is the very popular handy tip 'If you remember just one thing...', which features throughout the book.

    The first section of the book, 'The Game', is a basic outline providing the key to playing a sensible game of Bridge, subdivided into 'Bidding', 'Declarer Play' and 'Defence'.

    The reader can either read 'The Game' first, paying particular attention to the tips, or they can dip in and out of the book, picking a common mistake at random, with the option to cross-reference to the same tip in 'The Game' section.

    Bridge is now reaching a new audience, and is being played by people of all ages. Let Andrew Robson help you to improve your game!

    Previously published as The Times Bridge: Common Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

    Simon & Schuster Mega Crossword Puzzle Book #19

    Simon & Schuster Mega Crossword Puzzle Book #19

    Samson, John M.
    $15.99
    Simon & Schuster celebrates ninety-five years of crossword puzzle excellence with 300 new, never-before-published Thursday to Sunday-sized brain breakers. Sharpen your pencils--unless you dare to use a pen.

    In 1924, Simon & Schuster published its first title, The Cross Word Puzzle Book. Not only was it the publisher's first release, it was the first collection of crossword puzzles ever printed.

    Today, 95 years later, Simon & Schuster's legendary crossword puzzle legacy continues with a brand-new collection of 300 crosswords, which offer hours of challenging fun for puzzle solvers of every level. Created by the best contemporary constructors--and edited by top puzzle master John M. Samson--Simon & Schuster Mega Crossword Puzzle Book #19 is designed with convenience in mind and features perforated pages so you can tear out puzzles individually and work on them on-the-go.

    With its timeless and unique collection of puzzles, this super-sized book is sure to delight long-time puzzle stalwarts and new enthusiasts alike.

    New York Times Best of Tuesday Crosswords: 75 of Your Favorite Easy Tuesday Crosswords from The New York Times

    New York Times Best of Tuesday Crosswords: 75 of Your Favorite Easy Tuesday Crosswords from The New York Times

    Shortz, Will
    $7.99

    Easy to solve . . . hard to resist!

    Start of a new Day of the Week series: 75 ever-popular easy Tuesday from Times editor Will Shortz in a convenient portable size.
    - Easy puzzles are popular: everyone loves the thrill of actually finishing the Times crossword, especially casual puzzlers, for whom these relaxing, solvable puzzles are a real delight.

    - 75 daily-sized puzzles, the easiest published in the Times.

    - Portable 6x9 trim size is perfect for solvers on the go.

    - Edited by Will Shortz.

    Will Shortz Presents The Great Big Book of Sudoku Volume 1

    Will Shortz Presents The Great Big Book of Sudoku Volume 1

    Shortz, Will
    $18.99

    A positively HUGE book of 500 sudoku puzzles for all skill levels

    What's better than a book of sudoku? A Great Big Book of Sudoku! If you can't get enough of these grids, you're sure to enjoy this extra-large collection of 500 sudoku puzzles that get progressively challenging as you go.

    Features:
    - 500 easy to hard puzzles
    - Big grids for easy solving
    - Introduction by legendary Puzzlemaster Will Shortz

    New York Times Crosswords for a Long Weekend

    New York Times Crosswords for a Long Weekend

    The New York Times
    $18.99

    Escape for the weekend with this giant collection of 200 puzzles from The New York Times

    This huge volume of 200 New York Times crosswords provides lots of puzzling power for fans to enjoy at home, outside, or on the beach. The first giant collection of 200 easy to hard puzzles in many years features:

    * Big omnibus with hundreds of hours of solving fun
    * Daily puzzles featuring all difficulty levels
    * Crosswords edited by the #1 man in crosswords, Will Shortz

    New York Times Hardest Crosswords Volume 6

    New York Times Hardest Crosswords Volume 6

    The New York Times
    $11.99

    The sixth in our popular series featuring only the toughest crossword puzzles from The New York Times.

    Are you up for the challenge? Many puzzle fans love the deviously difficult New York Times Friday and Saturday crosswords: They're the hardest puzzles around, and once you've conquered them, you're a true puzzlemaster!

    - 50 New York Times Friday and Saturday crosswords
    - Edited by crossword legend Will Shortz
    - Spiral binding for convenient lay-flat solving

    New York Times Hello, My Name Is Friday

    New York Times Hello, My Name Is Friday

    The New York Times
    $12.99

    A NEW day-of-the-week series with striking covers and convenient spiral binding

    Are you a die-hard Friday solver? Then you're in luck because you've found this collection of 50 New York Times Friday crossword puzzles!

    Featuring:

    - 50 New York Times Friday crosswords
    - Edited by crossword legend Will Shortz
    - Convenient spiral binding for easy solving

    New York Times Hello, My Name Is Sunday

    New York Times Hello, My Name Is Sunday

    The New York Times
    $12.99

    A NEW day-of-the-week series with striking covers and convenient spiral binding

    Are you a die-hard Sunday solver? Then you're in luck because you've found this collection of 50 New York Times Sunday crossword puzzles!

    Featuring:

    - 50 themed New York Times Sunday crosswords
    - Edited by crossword legend Will Shortz
    - Convenient spiral binding for easy solving

    New York Times Hello, My Name Is Wednesday

    New York Times Hello, My Name Is Wednesday

    The New York Times
    $12.99

    A NEW day-of-the-week series with striking covers and convenient spiral binding

    Are you a die-hard Wednesday solver? Then you're in luck because you've found this collection of 50 New York Times Wednesday crossword puzzles!

    Featuring:

    - 50 New York Times Wednesday crosswords
    - Edited by crossword legend Will Shortz
    - Convenient spiral binding for easy solving

    New York Times I Love Friday Crossword Puzzles

    New York Times I Love Friday Crossword Puzzles

    The New York Times
    $11.99

    A NEW day-of-the-week series in a convenient spiral bound package

    Fancy a challenge? The New York Times Friday crossword puzzle is tough as nails and this collection has 50 for you to sink your teeth into!

    Features:
    - 50 New York Times Friday crosswords
    - Edited by crossword legend Will Shortz
    - Convenient spiral binding for easy solving

    New York Times Sunny Sunday Crossword Puzzles

    New York Times Sunny Sunday Crossword Puzzles

    The New York Times
    $11.99

    75 New York Times Sunday crossword puzzles: everyone's favorite!

    The New York Times Sunday crossword is the undisputed king of crossword puzzles. This collection features 75 of them, sure to put the "fun" in your Funday!

    Features:
    - 75 themed Sunday New York Times crosswords
    - Portable packaging for solving on the go
    - Smart, fresh vocabulary, fun themes, and pop-culture references

    New York Times Super Sunday Crosswords Volume 5

    New York Times Super Sunday Crosswords Volume 5

    The New York Times
    $12.99

    The next in our new series of New York Times Sunday crosswords with bigger, more readable clues!

    The Sunday New York Times crossword has been a beloved fixture for over seventy-five years. It's America's favorite--and most famous--crossword puzzle. Now the clues in these extra-large Sunday puzzles are bigger and better: easier on the eyes for stress-free solving!

    Features:

    - Fifty New York Times Sunday crosswords edited by puzzlemaster Will Shortz
    - Bold, fun series cover design
    - Covered spiral binding for easy, stay-flat solving

    New York Times Super Sunday Crosswords Volume 6

    New York Times Super Sunday Crosswords Volume 6

    The New York Times
    $11.99

    The next in our popular series of New York Times Sunday crosswords with bigger, more readable clues!

    The Sunday New York Times crossword has been a beloved fixture for over seventy-five years. It's America's favorite--and most famous--crossword puzzle. Now the clues in these extra-large Sunday puzzles are bigger and better: easier on the eyes for stress-free solving!

    Features:

    - Fifty New York Times Sunday crosswords edited by puzzlemaster Will Shortz
    - Bold, fun series cover design
    - Covered spiral binding for easy, stay-flat solving

    New York Times Truly Tough Crossword Puzzles

    New York Times Truly Tough Crossword Puzzles

    The New York Times
    $14.99

    A value-packed volume of 200 difficult New York Times crossword puzzles

    When the going gets tough, pick up a crossword puzzle! If you crave the challenge that comes with the New York Times' Friday and Saturday puzzles, you've met your match with this collection of 200 difficult crosswords.

    - 200 Friday and Saturday puzzles from the Times
    - Puzzles edited by crossword legend Will Shortz
    - Convenient portable paperback size for on-the-go solving

    New York Times Wednesday Crossword Puzzles Volume 1

    New York Times Wednesday Crossword Puzzles Volume 1

    The New York Times
    $12.99

    A brand-new spiral series featuring New York Times Wednesday crossword puzzles only!

    Wednesday is never the best or worst day of the week, but if you're a crossword solver, a Wednesday puzzle is always just right! This volume collects all your favorite not-too-easy, not-too-hard Wednesday puzzles in one big, spiral-bound edition.

    Features:

    - Fifty of the Times's Wednesday, medium-level crosswords edited by Will Shortz
    - Puzzles that are not only fun but completely solvable by all puzzlers, from beginner to expert
    - Covered spiral binding for easy lay-flat solving

    Ultimate Mathematical Challenge

    Ultimate Mathematical Challenge

    The UK Mathematics Trust
    $16.99

    'Be warned: cracking puzzles releases a very addictive drug.' - Marcus du Sautoy

    Have you ever wanted to be a puzzle pro or logical luminary? Well, look no further!

    The perfect way to liven up your day, The Ultimate Mathematical Challenge has over 365 puzzles to test your wits and excite your mind. From starter puzzles to perplexing Olympiad problems designed to stretch even the strongest mathematicians, this book is the ideal forum to get your brain into gear and feed it with the challenges it craves.

    Specially curated from the UK Mathematics Trust's catalogue of puzzles, most of these problems can be tackled using no more than a little numerical knowledge, logical thinking and native wit. Including interludes of crossnumber conundrums and shuttle challenges, space for your working out and a handy glossary for those obscure mathematical terms, this book has everything you need to solve captivating problems all year round.

    Do you have what it takes to conquer The Ultimate Mathematical Challenge?

    Learn to Play Chess Like a Boss

    Learn to Play Chess Like a Boss

    Wolff, Patrick
    $22.99
    Stop playing like a pawn and start playing like the king

    You already know just how enjoyable--and and challenging--the game of chess can be. For those who play, chess leads to a lifetime of fun. But how do you make the first move to learn the rules and transform from a pawn to a king?

    The path to a perfect checkmate is in your hands! In the pages of this book, you'll find an introduction to all the chess pieces including their strengths and weaknesses, tips on how to protect your pieces and prevent their capture, and guidance on when to attack and defend like a boss. You'll also find a bonus tear-out card to take your new tactics on the go!

    Grandpa Magic

    Grandpa Magic

    Zola Kronzek, Allan
    $16.95
    From a professional magician and New York Times bestselling author, 116 tricks, stunts, and brainteasers that will engage the grandchildren and provide giggles, jaw-dropping awe, and wonderful memories.

    Guaranteed to make grandparenting even more fun, Grandpa Magic is sure to entertain--and crack up--the grandkids. From the old pull-a-quarter-from-behind-a-kid''s-ear trick and "removing your thumb" to card tricks, stunts for the dinner table, and verbal puzzles that surprise and delight, there's something for everyone. Step-by-step illustrations make them easy to learn.