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Keep your brain ticking over with our extensive range of crossword books and sudoku books. From quick puzzles to true tests of skill, you're sure to find a puzzle book to keep you entertained.

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Crosswords & Sudoku Books

  • Art of War Strategic Puzzles

    Richard Wolfrik Galland

    Product Code: BZJMG
    Hardback
    Art of War Strategic Puzzles provides the armchair general with a rigorous military strategic workout. 80 puzzles inspired by real-world generals and the battles they fought, as well as creative scenarios that are sure to test the skills and wisdom of even the toughest of generals. This book takes inspiration from The Art of War to provide 80 battlefield scenarios. Each chapter is set in a different time period, taking the reader from the battlefields of Ancient China and Greece, to the American Civil War and WW2. The puzzles will test the reader's powers of logical reasoning, battle strategy and more as they go toe-to-toe with the greatest generals the world has ever seen. "The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting" - Sun Tzu
    • £11.99
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  • Wild Sudoku Variants

    Conceptis Puzzles

    Product Code: CBXBW
    Paperback
    Variety is the spice of sudoku--so solvers will love these wild variants on the popular puzzle, which up the challenge and the fun! Sudoku took the puzzle world by storm, but some fans have grown a bit bored with the constant repetition of 1 through 9 and 3x3 boxes. With variations such as overlapping and oversize grids, diagonals, shaded squares, and more, these puzzles bend the rules and bring something new to the game. Each gem is like a crazy cousin of standard sudoku--and solvers will be overjoyed to join the family reunion.
    • £6.39
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  • A Brief History of Puzzles

    William Hartston (Author)

    Product Code: CBRFO
    Hardback
    From ancient riddles to modern Sudoko, people have been fascinated by puzzles. Whether they are seen as a glorious waste of time, a harmless way to spend a train journey or a valuable way of exercising the mind, the lure of puzzles has been irresistible. By using over a hundred of examples of the most mindbending, the most challenging, the most satisfying, or simply the most humorous of puzzles throughout the ages, William Hartston traces the development of brainteasers of all varieties and the increasing ingenuity of puzzle setters from ancient civilisations to modern puzzle crazes.
    • £8.79
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  • So You Think You've Got Problems?

    Alex Bellos

    Product Code: CBQWW
    Hardback
    Thought you had it bad? In this book, you will be: Imprisoned by a sadistic logician. Challenged to raise dogs from the dead. Trapped on a burning island. And much more besides . . . Everything is at stake in this compendium of more than 150 ingenious puzzles, selected to reveal the wonderful diversity of brainteasers that have confounded and intrigued solvers for the last thousand years. You'll need to pit your wits against probability problems, wrestle with wordplay, grapple with geometry and scrabble for survival. Along the way you will discover stories of whip-smart thinkers, eccentric novelists and a poodle with allegedly supernatural powers. You will absorb fascinating and important mathematical ideas. Some solutions will rely on ingenuity, some will challenge you to spot hidden patterns, others call for extreme rationality. All will surprise, entertain and stretch your brain. Will you make it out with your puzzling pride intact?
    • £11.99
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  • Pocket Posh New Crosswords 2

    The Puzzle Society

    Product Code: CBQQB
    Paperback
    Enjoy the familiar and stylish design of the Pocket Posh crossword series with a new round of puzzles to satisfy and engage even the most experienced of crossword fans. Even triskaidekaphobics will enjoy hours of brain-teasing fun in Pocket Posh New Crosswords 2. This pretty, portable puzzle book is part of a best-selling series featuring highly stylized, embellished covers and boasting over 7 million copies in print.
    • £5.59
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  • Posh Simple Word Search

    Andrews McMeel Publishing

    Product Code: CAVZZ
    Other
    Simple word search puzzles to keep your mind sharp and provide hours of entertainment! Packaged in a concealed spiral binding for ease of use. Posh Simple Word Search offers more than just screen-free relaxation and entertainment. These simple word search puzzles can help exercise the mind and increase letter and word recognition, providing a tool for improving cognitive function. With Posh Simple Word Search, you get a stylish and portable package that features a spiral bound spine and rounded corners-making it accessible and the perfect gift for any puzzler.
    • £7.19
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  • The Puzzle Universe

    Ivan Moscovich

    Product Code: BZOHC
    Paperback
    A renowned puzzle master and game inventor presents 315 new and traditional puzzles. Longlisted, 2016 School Library Association Information Book Award 12+ 'A great read for anyone interested in puzzles or mathematics.' Publishers Weekly. 'Gift Guide Selection 2015. Moscovich, a celebrated puzzle inventor, makes a compelling case for puzzle solving as a means of developing creativity and even intelligence.' American Scientist. 'The Puzzle Universe is a quixotic, informative and enlightening encyclopedia of recreational mathematics. It should prove to be an inspiration to mathematical idlers, and a rich resource for learners and teachers who wish to be attuned to the playful and creative side of mathematics.' Mathrecreation Blog. The Puzzle Universe is intended for general readers and devoted puzzlers but it has also found its way into school libraries and curricula. It is about the latent beauty of mathematics, its history and the puzzles that have emerged from the science of numbers. It is full of challenging historical facts, thinking puzzles, paradoxes, illusions and problem solving. A historical and pedagogical dimension sets The Puzzle Universe apart. The 315 puzzles are described in extended captions that explain in easy terms the story of the puzzles' origins and attempts to solve them, the value of puzzles to education, and the development of the mathematical sciences in light of recent research and unmet challenges. The puzzles appear in a dynamic layout for a visual experience that is the author's trademark. There are ten chapters complete with answers. Icons rate the challenge and indicate the tools needed (pencil, scissors, ruler and, of course, your thinking cap). With this book, Ivan Moscovich invites readers to join him in the puzzle universe, an edifying environment of creative discovery, problem solving and fun.
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  • Mensa Challenge Your IQ Pack

    Product Code: BZJLA
    Other
    An interactive pack with over 100 puzzles, games and activities designed to give your brain the ultimate mental workout. This pack contains a set of ingenious games, puzzles and activities designed by Mensa, the international high IQ society, to hone your mental powers until they're razor sharp. There is a book containing series of puzzles that will test both your speed of thought and mental agility. In addition there is a board game that will provide the whole family with hours of puzzle-solving fun, and another that helps to build vocabulary. There are 3D puzzles that will put you through many hours of mental struggle as you try to reach seemingly impossible solutions. But you don't have to be a genius to enjoy this pack - all the puzzles will yield to a bit of logical thinking and persistence.
    • £20.00
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  • Times2 Jumbo Crossword Puzzles - Book 5

    Product Code: AAVLB
    Paperback
    The Times2 Jumbo Crossword is an entertaining test of word power and general knowledge. The 60 definition-only crosswords in this collection offer the same challenge as The Times2 daily crossword but the larger grid packs an extra punch! The Times2 Jumbo Crossword appears weekly in the Saturday edition of The Times. The Times2 Crossword editor, John Grimshaw, has selected 60 of the best crosswords from The Times to create this great collection.
    • £8.89
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For some brain-teasing puzzles, check out our range of Sudoku and crossword books. With varying levels of difficulty and featuring many different themes, we’re sure to have the perfect crossword or Sudoku books for you.

Flex your mathematical muscles

Check out our range of Sudoku puzzle books to engage your brain in some numerical brain-teasers. From traditional style puzzles to more quirky themed Sudoku books, we have a great range of puzzle books to entertain you.

Improve your vocabulary

To test your word knowledge and expand your vocabulary, try out one of our crossword puzzle books, ideal for keeping your brain active and to act as stress relief.

Try out all kinds of puzzles

If you want some quick puzzles to occupy your spare moments, then check out our range of Sudoku and crossword books packed with five-minute puzzles. Or, if you’d rather have something more challenging, take a look at our trickier books to keep you brain working.

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