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Quizzes & Puzzles

  • MLBG
    Dr Gareth Moore
    • £3.99
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    Great for commuters, this is a book of puzzles for everyone, all of which have rules that are as easy as Sudoku!

    From Dr. Gareth Moore, this is one of the most comprehensive collections of logical puzzles around. It has everything from Sudoku and Kakuro through to Slitherlink and Hanjue.

    All the puzzles use pure logic, making them suitable for everyone and they're graded in seven levels of difficulty ? all the way from Beginner right through to Master!
  • MNIP
    Nathan Haselbauer
    • £3.99
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    This is an incredibly and impressively varied collection of over 500 mind-bending puzzles that will help you discover just how clever you are!

    Containing maths, logic and word puzzles that range from the reasonably straightforward to fiendishly difficult, each puzzle is clearly presented and the solution should be perfectly clear.

    In theory, each puzzle can be solved - in your head - in just a few minutes.
  • LGQB
    Gwion Prydderch
    (1)
    • £2.99
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    A bright and bold book packed with brain-teasers about Britain! Alongside word searches, pair puzzles and spot-the-difference games, this book features a number of little-known facts about all things Blighty!

    Full of fun, Great Britain: Let's Get Quizzical really does have something for everyone - whether you are on a long journey, stuck inside on a rainy day or just want to learn more about what makes Great Britain great!

    A great stocking filler and boredom buster for people of any age, among the facts you'll discover are who bought Stonehenge at an auction for #6,600, the amount of metal used in the construction of the Forth Rail Bridge in Scotland and even which day is the most popular for eating fish & chips!
  • BBTQ
    Warner Bros.
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    One of the biggest shows on TV, people all over the world have been laughing at the antics of scientists Leonard and Sheldon, next-door neighbour Penny and co since they first appeared on our TV screens in 2007.

    A worldwide phenomenon, this is the book to test just how much you know about the E4 favourite, The Big Bang Theory. It features over 1,500 questions, 100 images and some of the funniest quotes from the show ('Bazinga!').

    A complete episode guide, the book has questions that would test the IQ of even Sheldon!
  • QIFC
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    Did you know that bees can fly higher than Mount Everest? Or that penguins can't taste fish? How about the fact Martin Luther King Jr got a C+ in Public Speaking?

    All these facts and 1,231 more are featured in the latest QI tie-in book, 1,234 QI Facts to Leave You Speechless. Compiled by John Lloyd (of Liff and Afterliff fame) and John Mitchinson, the brains behind the BBC's ever-popular programme, this is a great gift for anyone who loves the kind of facts and trivia that Stephen Fry and the team discuss every week.
  • UCHQ
    Steve Tribe
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    A bumper quiz book for fans of the popular BBC TV series, this baffling compendium of over 2,000 University Challenge questions will keep you on your toes as you pit your wits against the country's best and brightest.

    Including questions from all manner of subjects including literature, history, sport, politics, physics, chemistry, film and many more, this all-new collection of brainteasers will allow you to prove once and for all that you're a cut above the average undergraduate. And with its gold foil finish and hardback cover, it'll look great on any general knowledge whizz's bookshelf too.

    University Challenge has been a fixture of British television for 50 years - now it's time to put your 'fingers on buzzers'!
  • Daily Telegraph Quick Crosswords Collection - 4 Books - Collection - 9781509817023
    DTQC
    • £4.99
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    • Just £1.25 per book
    Perfect for sharpening your mind, staving off boredom or to get to grips with on long journeys, this four-book collection of Daily Telegraph Quick Crossword books will test and entertain any puzzle fan!

    Designed to test word power, the books each feature over 100 of the popular newspaper's most challenging and entertaining quizzes and will keep any crossword solver's brain ticking.

    Don't worry if you get stuck, the solutions are at the back... But no cheating!
  • Daily Telegraph Sudoku Collection - 4 Books - Collection - 9781447233978
    DTSD
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    • Just £1.25 per book
    A four-book collection for anyone who is obsessed and entertained by the mind-bending elements of sudoku!

    From the experts at the Daily Telegraph, the puzzle books are sure to keep your mind ticking... Bedside Sudoku has puzzles graded according to their difficulty and also provides an introductory tutorial so anyone can get stuck in; while Sharpener Sudoku has not only 132 standard grids but also a sudoku in three dimensions.

    The other two books are extensive and packed full of original puzzles ranging from 'gentle' to 'moderate' and 'tough' to 'diabolical'. This is a startling set of sudoku books for any fan of puzzles!
  • LGQL
    Gwion Prydderch
    (1)
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    Featuring an exciting range of facts, games and activities - all based around England's capital city - this is a fun-packed book for any Londoner or anyone who just loves the Big Smoke!

    Throughout the brain-teasers that will keep you entertained are a race to return the Crown Jewels through a marvellous maze, a West End theatre word search and you'll even be able to discover which shop once used a cobra to guard an expensive pair of shoes!

    Full of entertaining activities and London facts, this makes a brilliant gift.
  • WGBP
    Tom Whipple
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    The perfect book for competitive dads, show-off teenagers or just those who want to win the games at family parties for once!

    How to Win Games and Beat People: Defeat and Demolish your Family and Friends is a book full of inside tips from preposterously overqualified experts on all the things that really matter. You can learn how to do the best charades from a mime artist, discover the best way to win at Connect 4 from a mathematician and even enhance your Scrabble skills.

    A must-have book for anyone who just has to win, no matter what the cost.
  • LBSS
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    Play like a pro and scrub up on all your Scrabble skills with this two-book set packed with hints and tips on how to master everyone's favourite word game.

    101 Ways to Win at Scrabble has tips for what to do with every letter of the alphabet, the best tactics to use to outwit any foe and the best-scoring bonus words that will help you hit the jackpot.

    With advice from World Scrabble Champion Mark Nyman, the Little Book of Scrabble Secrets will help you easily identify those obscure and useful words we all need, discover the two-letter wonder words like QI, Za and Zo and lets you know what to do when you have too many vowels.
  • LGQS
    Gwion Prydderch
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    Featuring an exciting range of facts, games and activities - all based around the country of Scotland - this is a fun-packed book for any Scotsman or anyone who just loves the land of the Brave!

    Throughout the brain-teasers that will keep you entertained are a race to return the Stone of Destiny to Scone through a marvellous maze, a Scottish loch word search and you'll even be able to discover who recorded the first sighting of Nessie, the Loch Ness Monster...

    Full of entertaining activities and facts about this proud nation, this makes a brilliant gift for anyone who loves Scotland!
  • BALL
    Johnny Ball
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    Johnny Ball's Ball of Confusion sees the beloved TV boffin and mathematician test you with a plethora of puzzles and brain-bending maths challenges. Containing both puzzles that have perplexed listeners to his daughter Zoe Ball's Radio 2 show and exciting new conundrums, some of the problems can be solved in the twinkling of an eye while others will keep you occupied for hours on end. A familiar face since bursting onto the scene as a comedian in the 60s, this is a quirky book that we think really adds up.

  • CODE
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    A Year of Codewords provides challengers with a daily mental workout to see them through the whole year! Featuring a brilliantly entertaining collection of 365 popular Codeword puzzles, this book will be sure to provide hours of entertainment.

    With problem solvers included as well as the space for important dates and reminders you'd enjoy from a diary, this interactive Codeword activity book is bound to please.
  • Chambers Araucaria Crossword Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781444793833 - John Graham
    ARAU
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    • Just £1.33 per book
    Araucaria was one of the best-loved crossword setters of all times. He delighted and confounded cryptic crossword fans for almost 50 years and built an almost cult-like following for his infuriatingly ingenious clues.

    Prepare to be challenged, captivated and entertained by three books packed with Araucaria crosswords! Compiled by Chambers, Volume 1 contains 60 jigsaw crosswords (a type of crossword where you first have to solve clues and then fit solutions into a grid without the help of numbers); Volume 2 focuses on cryptic crosswords as featured in early editions of the 1 Across magazine; and Volume 3 features crosswords with a literary theme - perfect for any book-lover!
  • BGOI
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    Nothing is quite what it seems in this brain-bending collection of optical illustions!

    From drawings that will trick your eyes into believing a flat surface is actually 3D to images that you have to look at twice, this Brain Games book takes you on an amazing journey that will challenge your powers of perception.

    The manipulations of space, depth, colour and form will keep you hooked as you dip in and out of this spiral-bound book and help keep your brain age young. With a mixture of images and photography throughout, this book is full of surprises.
  • HTBG
    Robert Allen
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    Brain training for the idle minded, How to be a Genius will show you how you can make your brain work smarter, faster and longer with some dedicated effort. A book that will help you accomplish more, it features expert advice, brainteasers, puzzles, problem-solving tips and memory development skills, as well as many other effective mind-expanding techniques. With over 50 memory tricks that cover everything from revision skills to boosting creativity, this is a great quirky reference book that will help you on your way to genius status in no time!
  • AHYLP
    Gianni A. Sarcone
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    Eye Bogglers is a visual feast for young fans of impossible images! The book contains many new adaptations of lesser-known optical illusions and plenty of favourite classics. A simple commentary introduces curious minds to this fascinating world where art and science collide, and explains why the illusions work as the do. Kids will love testing each other as page by page they encounter a diverse range of compelling visual challenges.
  • AFAMK
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    More than 50 interactive, eye-watering illusions that will boggle your mind! Be warned: everything is not as it seems. From moving pictures to spectacular pop-ups and a 3D sculpture that follows you around the room; get ready to open to doors of perception with Optical Illusions. 50 incredible optical illusions are found within, covering impossible objects, distortions, ambiguities, illusions of brightness and much more. Even the cover will make your mind boggle as it defies you Not to open this amazing book. Each flap or tab takes you to another level of illusion, allowing you to reveal the solution yourself. There are more tricks up its sleeve too - interactive elements on every page and explanations of the latest theories as to how illusions fool us all.
  • AHSJE
    Dog N Bone
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    An amazing collection of puzzles to leave you speechless. Blow your mind with this amazing collection of illusions that will challenge your brain's sense of perception and have you wondering what on earth is going on. In Optical Illusions you will find familiar classics like the impossible staircase, alongside modern takes like the disappearing ghost. There are illusions that will make the page look like it is moving, ones that will create images behind your closed eyes, 3-D images that will jump out of the page, illusions that will challenge your sense of perspective, magic eye puzzles, plus colours and shapes that will appear out of nowhere, making this a must-have for any fan of optical illusions.
  • AIJJE 7 years +
    Sam Taplin
    7 years +
    (1)
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    An amazing, interactive book which allows children and adults to discover the world of optical illusions in a new way. By adding stickers and drawing patterns and shapes, you can create dozens of eye-popping illusions and find out how they work.
  • ALHJU 5 years +
    Sam Taplin
    5 years +
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    A handy, pocket-sized book full of mind-bending optical illusions. Create dozens of illusions and find out about how they work by adding various lines, patterns and shapes following the instructions provided.
  • ADFIK
    Jeff Evans
    • £24.00
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    Who were Lost in Space? Where did The League of Gentlemen live? When did the Eurovision Song Contest begin? And what does a 'gaffer' actually do? "The Penguin TV Companion" - fully revised, updated and expanded - answers all of these questions, and thousands more. It includes: more than 2,300 programmes, with cast lists, transmission dates, detailed synopses and loads more, from Dallas to Downton Abbey, Porridge to Peep Show and The Woodentops to The Wire; and more than 1,500 entries for major TV people - actors, writers, producers and others, from Des O'Connor to Dermot O'Leary, Joanna Lumley to Nigella Lawson and Harry Corbett to James Corden. In this title: technical terms are explained; major broadcasters are profiled; new star ratings, revealing the best, and the worst, of seventy-five years of viewing are included; and, DVD availability highlighted. This is the most comprehensive and addictive book on television you could ever want.
  • APKBU
    Collins Dictionaries
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    The most comprehensive Scrabble resource ever, this is the perfect reference for all players. Now fully updated with the new official wordlist, it includes an exhaustive list of every valid word playable in Scrabble and an invaluable supplement with advice and guidance for better play. Presented in two sections, this book includes a comprehensive dictionary with short definitions of all playable words of two to nine letters in length, and in section two a full list of playable words of ten to fifteen letters in length. It also contains a supplement offering advice and guidance for better play and information about the history and rules of the game. Provides quick and easy access to all the most useful words in Scrabble, making words easier to remember and adding interest to most social games, whether you're a beginner or a veteran! With succinct and practical definitions for every word of between two and nine letters, players can check meanings of words without having to consult a second dictionary. Collins Scrabble dictionaries are endorsed by Mattel and are an essential reference for all Scrabble players. SCRABBLE(R) is a registered trademark of J. W. Spear & Sons Ltd., a subsidiary of Mattel, Inc. (c) 2014 Mattel, Inc. All Rights Reserved.