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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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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.

  • You Are the Umpire

    John Holder

    Product Code: BYNAJ
    Paperback
    How well do you know your cricket? Do you think you could be the man at the stumps making the right decisions? Put your umpiring skills and knowledge to the ultimate test with this collection of 300 dilemmas from legendary artist Paul Trevillion. With expert text from renowned first-class umpire John Holder and a variety of complex and occasionally bizarre scenarios for you to adjudicate on, this is an addictive and absorbing read. With questions covering everything from handling off-field incidents to deciding when to signal a no-ball, these sporting conundrums will keep cricket fans entertained for hours. For anyone who has ever disputed an umpire's call, it's your turn to decide.
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  • The Ordnance Survey Puzzle Book

    Ordnance Survey

    Product Code: CBLMT
    Paperback
    (2)
    The Ordnance Survey Puzzle Book was 2018's bestselling Christmas gift book so why not brush up on your map reading skills and crack an array of fiendish puzzles all whilst learning amazing facts so YOU can become the ultimate map-reader! Do you know your trig points from your National Trails? Can you calculate using contours? And can you fathom exactly how far the footpath is from the free house? Track down hidden treasures, decipher geographical details and discover amazing facts as you work through this unique puzzle book based on 40 of the Ordnance Survey's best British maps. Explore the first ever OS map made in 1801, unearth the history of curious place names, encounter abandoned Medieval villages and search the site of the first tarmac road in the world. With hundreds of puzzles ranging from easy to mind-boggling, this mix of navigational tests, word games, code-crackers, anagrams and mathematical conundrums will put your friends and family through their paces on the path to becoming the ultimate map-master!
    • £11.99
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  • The NME Music Quiz Book

    Rob Dimery

    Product Code: BZREW
    Paperback
    Put your music knowledge to the test with The NME Quiz Book. Rediscover your favourite music and memories, from punk to EDM, the Red Hot Chili Peppers to the Rolling Stones, pop videos to iconic festival headliners, with questions crossing multiple genres and decades. Sourced directly from the NME archive for added authority, quizzes will be supplemented with exclusive quotes, and facts from the original magazine. With over 1000 questions spanning the 66 years of the cult magazine, this book is perfect for music aficionados of all ages.
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  • The Strangest Cricket Quiz Book

    Ian Allen

    Product Code: BXZMH
    Paperback
    All the fun of Portico's bestselling Strangest series, now in quiz form! Test your cricket knowledge with this handy book, packed with fun and challenging quiz questions based around the weirdest events from more than a century of cricketing history. Quiz categories include: Freak weather conditions Bad ball behaviour Streakers Time for tea The Ashes Cricket's great eccentrics Village green shenanigans Cricket quotations Whether you're testing your friends, practising for pub quizzes or just reading it in an armchair, this book will take your cricket knowledge to a whole new level.
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  • The Times 2 Jumbo Crossword Book 14

    The Times Mind Games

    Product Code: BWLVU
    Paperback
    A super-sized challenge for crossword lovers, selected by the Times2 Crossword Editor John Grimshaw. This Crossword appears weekly in the Saturday edition of The Times. The puzzles offer the same challenge as the times2 daily crossword but the larger grid packs an extra punch! The clues are also a little more testing than the daily times2 crossword, to stretch the crossword enthusiast just a bit further, and provide hours of entertainment.
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  • The GCHQ Puzzle Book

    GCHQ

    Product Code: AXJTU
    Paperback
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    ** WINNER OF 'STOCKING FILLER OF THE YEAR AWARD' GUARDIAN ** Pit your wits against the people who cracked Enigma in the official puzzle book from Britain's secretive intelligence organisation, GCHQ. 'A fiendish work, as frustrating, divisive and annoying as it is deeply fulfilling: the true spirit of Christmas' Guardian 'Surely the trickiest puzzle book in years. Crack these fiendish problems and Trivial Pursuit should be a doddle' Daily Telegraph If 3=T, 4=S, 5=P, 6=H, 7=H ...what is 8? What is the next letter in the sequence: M, V, E, M, J, S, U, ? Which of the following words is the odd one out: CHAT, COMMENT, ELF, MANGER, PAIN, POUR? GCHQ is a top-secret intelligence and security agency which recruits some of the very brightest minds. Over the years, their codebreakers have helped keep our country safe, from the Bletchley Park breakthroughs of WWII to the modern-day threat of cyberattack. So it comes as no surprise that, even in their time off, the staff at GCHQ love a good puzzle. Whether they're recruiting new staff or challenging each other to the toughest Christmas quizzes and treasure hunts imaginable, puzzles are at the heart of what GCHQ does. Now they're opening up their archives of decades' worth of codes, puzzles and challenges for everyone to try. In this book you will find: - Tips on how to get into the mindset of a codebreaker - Puzzles ranging in difficulty from easy to brain-bending - A competition section where we search for Britain's smartest puzzler Good luck! 'Ideal for the crossword enthusiast' Daily Telegraph
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  • 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
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  • Extreme Spot the Difference

    Tim Dedopulos

    Product Code: BXMBO
    Other
    Think "spot the difference" puzzles are too easy? Well, look again. Extreme Spot The Difference is more challenging, more engaging and more visually impressive than anything you've seen before. Each carefully chosen photographic scene has been cunningly modified with 50 subtle and ingenious changes. With 38 glorious images to compare, Extreme Spot the Difference is one of the most demanding puzzle books ever published. This is no throwaway puzzle to be completed in few minutes. Play alone, or with friends and family. You'll never look at a "spot the difference puzzle" the same way again.
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  • The Telegraph All New Big Book of Cryptic Crosswords 7

    The Telegraph Media Group

    Product Code: AUUFA
    Paperback
    This bumper collection of cryptic crosswords will provide hours of fun, as you work your way through puzzling clues. Perfect for any spare moments, these puzzles are the ultimate test for anyone who loves a lateral thinking challenge.
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  • The Chase 10th Anniversary Quizbook

    ITV Ventures Limited

    Product Code: CAXON
    Hardback
    Includes a foreword by Bradley Walsh. * Have you got what it takes to beat the chaser? Celebrate 10 years of ITV's most popular quiz programme with The Chase 10th Anniversary Quizbook. Choose from over 2000 questions from the hit TV show, and battle it out against The Governess, The Beast, The Sinnerman and The Barrister, with questions these Chasers couldn't get, celebrity Chase questions, GBP1 million Chases and much more. From top 10 celebrity wins and top 10 winning amounts to gaffs, odd answers and awkward moments, to the biggest Twitter reactions, Bradley's best ad-libs and the most memorable Chaser one-liners, these Chase factoids will entertain and amuse all fans of the show. This special edition celebrating 10 years of the UK's most popular quiz show will delight and entertain puzzle book lovers, whether you're new to the show or a seasoned Chase fan yourself!
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  • The Classic FM Puzzle Book

    Classic FM

    Product Code: CAXEF
    Paperback
    Foreword by Alexander Armstrong. Think you know classical music? It's time to put your knowledge to the test with this collection of questions and puzzles designed to challenge, to entertain - and to educate. Blending together basic trivia, complex wordplay and a range of visual teasers, the book calls on the knowledge of the Classic FM experts to provide hours of music-themed challenges. With difficulty levels varying from pleasantly tricky to fiendishly hard, The Classic FM Puzzle Book will entertain from the first bar until the very last note.
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  • Puppy Puzzles Wordsearch

    Eric Saunders

    Product Code: BWFLL
    Paperback
    Here's a collection of more than 130 wordsearch puzzles all decorated with the cutest puppies, what more could a puzzle fan want?
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  • Sudoku

    Gareth Moore

    Product Code: BTOUN
    Paperback
    Give your logic skills a workout with the brilliant Sudoku puzzles in this book, put together by puzzle master Dr Gareth Moore. Forget your worries, pick up a pen and focus on these challenging brain-teasers.
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  • Bletchley Park Brainteasers

    Sinclair McKay

    Product Code: BKWUD
    Paperback
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    Do you fancy mastering morse code? Discovering whether your crossword hobby might have seen you recruited into the history books? Do you think you could have outsmarted an enigma machine? If so and you're a Bletchley Park history buff or a fan of the GCHQ Quiz Book, then this is the book for you.When scouring the land for top-level code breakers, the Bletchley Park recruiters left no stone unturned. As well as approaching the country's finest mathematicians, they cast their nets much wider, interviewing sixth-form music students who could read orchestral scores, chess masters, poets, linguists, hieroglyphics experts and high society debutantes fresh from finishing school. To assess these individuals they devised various ingenious mind-twisters - hidden codes, cryptic crosswords, secret languages, complex riddles - and it is puzzles such as these, together with the fascinating recruitment stories that surround them, that make up the backbone of this book. The code breakers of Bletchley Park were united in their love of a good puzzle. If you feel the same, why not dive in, put your mental agility to the test and discover: Would Bletchley Park have recruited YOU?
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  • Coffee Break Crosswords book 1

    Collins

    Product Code: BPWYL
    Paperback
    Give your mind a linguistic workout with 200 new quick crossword puzzles. These 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, travelling on holiday or relaxing at home.
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  • Big Book of Crossword Puzzles - Book 2

    Product Code: BKXZU
    Paperback
    A bumper collection of 300 quick crossword puzzles to test your word knowledge and have you reaching for the Thesaurus. Keep your mind sharp and improve your word power at the same time. Ideal for whiling away those long commutes, travelling on holiday or relaxing at home.
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  • Daily Mail Big Book of Quick Crossword Puzzles - Volume 7

    Daily Mail

    Product Code: AOYLE
    Paperback
    A huge compilation of quick but challenging crossword puzzles from the Daily Mail's extensive archives. Perfect for killing time at home or on the daily commute, with over 400 speedy puzzles there's no reason to be bored ever again!
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  • The Telegraph General Knowledge Crossword Puzzles - 3

    The Telegraph

    Product Code: AMPFI
    Paperback
    Covering a wide range of topics, these varied and challenging puzzles will provide hours of amusement for general knowledge and crossword enthusiasts alike. Whether on the daily commute or relaxing at home, the Telegraph General Knowledge Crosswords 3 is a great selection of the popular puzzles from Britain's best-selling quality newspaper. Impress all your friends at the next pub quiz by perfecting your knowledge of everything from history to sport, science and popular entertainment. This fantastic collection of puzzles provides the perfect solitary entertainment for every quiet moment while allowing you to build a fantastic range of facts on the tip of your tongue.
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  • The Times MindGames Number and Logic Puzzles Book 4

    The Times Mind Games

    Product Code: BZQHN
    Paperback
    500 number and logic puzzles to test your mental agility with this collection from the MindGames section of The Times, featuring seven different types of puzzle challenge. The perfect gift for all number and logic puzzle enthusiasts, with more than 500 assorted number and logic puzzles, this collection contains these favourites: * Brain Trainer - 72 mental maths challenges * Cell Blocks - 96 Japanese logic puzzles * Futoshiki - use the numbers 1-5 to fill in the 72 grids * Kakuro - 64 mathematical crossword puzzles * KenKen - 72 arithmetical logic puzzles * Set Square - 72 mental arithmetic grids * Suko - 96 espresso Su Doku puzzles
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  • The Telegraph GK Quick Crosswords Volume 1

    Telegraph Media Group

    Product Code: BZMLJ
    Paperback
    A brand new series from the pages of The Telegraph. Challenge yourself and hone your general knowledge with this brand-new series from The Telegraph. With 100 puzzles designed to stretch your mind and entertain you equally, The Telegraph GK Quick Crosswords Volume 1 is a must for puzzle lovers.
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  • The Times Atlas of the World Puzzle Book

    Gareth Moore

    Product Code: BZGVS
    Paperback
    The ultimate mapping challenge from the world's leading atlas makers. More fiendish mapping puzzles from Gareth Moore, author of best-selling Ordnance Survey Puzzle Book. Test your geographical knowledge on countries, capitals, rivers, mountains and much more. 50 maps with a puzzle for each from locations throughout the world. Puzzle categories included are history, travel, nature, politics and climate. A mixture of word games, riddles, code-crackers, anagrams, trivia questions and mathematical conundrums to keep your mind working for hours.
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  • The Strangest Rugby Quiz Book

    John Griffiths

    Product Code: BYVFH
    Paperback
    All the fun of Portico's bestselling Strangest series, now in quiz form! Test your rugby knowledge with this handy quiz book, packed with fun and challenging quiz questions based around the weirdest events from more than a century of rugby history. Quiz categories include: Famous Firsts and Lasts Trophy Cabinet Unexpected Interruptions Men and Women Behaving Badly Political Connections The Numbers Game Family Ties Never Mind the Weather Whether you're testing your friends, practising for pub quizzes or just reading it in an armchair, this book will take your rugby knowledge to a whole new level. Word count: 30,000 words.
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  • Slothtastic Puzzles Sudoku

    Eric Saunders

    Product Code: BYAUA
    Paperback
    Here's a collection of more sloth-tastic sudoku puzzles, that are sure to entertain any puzzle fan. So slow down, hang around and get puzzling.
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  • Fredericks & Mae Paper Games

    Fredericks and Mae

    Product Code: BVMJM
    Other
    Put down your smartphone and pick up a pencil! This fresh interpretation of classic paper-and-pencil games features five tear-off pads with colourful edging and sleek modern graphics. The set includes five two-player games, some familiar and some new: three-dimensional Tic-Tac-Toe, Dots & Boxes, Hedron, Nim, and Hex. Each pad has 150 sheets for a total of 750 single games, enough to keep players of any age happy for hours! The instructions are printed on the base of each pad.
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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.