Quiz & Puzzle Books

  • AYSK
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    Based on Countless star Richard Osman's popular TV show Child Genius, this fun and challenging quiz book is great for the whole family.

    Go head to head with your children to find out who has what it takes to get through the nerve-wracking and tough mental combat required to win the quiz!

    This book is packed with a variety of questions to test everything from spelling and comprehension to logic and reasoning. In addition, pages include handy 'did you know' boxes to help you learn memory tricks, control your nerves and spot Mensa's 17 signs of a child genius.
  • TPPB
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    Question: Which is the only letter of the alphabet not to appear in the name of any US state?
    Answer: Q

    This quiz book is packed with 280 questions drawn from the archives of Radio 4's Today programme. From the cryptic to the numerical and linguistic, the brainteasers have been designed by puzzle masters from Japan, Mensa and the universities of Oxford and Cambridge.

    Chapters range from Common-sense Conundrums to Flags, Capitals and Nations and there's also a selection of Christmas Crackers to challenge your grey matter.
  • RBBQ
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    For 65 years, Radio 4's Brain of Britain has tested the wits of the nation and now you can work your way through 2,000 questions from the iconic show's archives.

    The questions in this book cover a wide range of general knowledge topics and are spread out across a hundred quizzes. It's perfect for gatherings and family get-togethers.

    There's also a fascinating history of the programme and the characters and stories that have made it so successful. It also includes a brief biography of the programme's German-born inventor and first question-setter, John P. Wynn.
  • CIPH
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    Mark Frary reveals the secret history of codes in this timely and captivating reference book.

    From ancient transposition ciphers to steganography and computerised methods designed by codebreakers including Alan Turing, this book provides a detailed overview of 45 of the world's most important codes and ciphers.

    This endlessly interesting book will appeal to anyone who loves science, puzzles, numbers and linguistics. It describes each discovery and development's role within general history, political intrigue and warfare.
  • SRVC
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    The sequel to Bletchley Park Brainteasers gives you the chance to pit your wits against some of the greatest minds of our time.

    From secret languages to deadly countdowns and hidden codes, there are so many brain-teasers to see if you have what it takes to be a spy - and they're all interweaved with incredible stories of the secret heroes and heroines of MI5 and MI6 who have cracked challenges that changed the course of history.
  • WLBK
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    Whitaker's Little Book of Knowledge is bursting with general knowledge trivia that will make you gasp and fill your brain with endlessly interesting information!

    From things you learned at school to mini biographies of famous artists and writers and concise overviews of films and literature as well as a healthy dose of nostalgia, all of the facts in this book have been drawn from Whitaker's Almanack archive (which dates back to 1868).

    Providing a unique insight into the world from the 19th century through to the present day, this book will help you win pub quizzes with its humorous entries on sports, key rules, biographies and it even contains a stand-alone sports chapter.
  • MTSQ
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    Howzat! Any cricket fan will love testing their knowledge with the 3,000 questions from every era of Test Match Special featured in this brain-teasing quiz book.

    From identifying some of the most famous players from history to naming grounds, the questions are sure to test even the biggest cricket fan's mind.

    Looking over a huge archive of material, Dan Waddell's book also focuses on the gaffes, giggles, cakes and celebrity guests who have appeared on the show.
  • HMME
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    Test your knowledge to the limit with a sizzling collection of scientific questions from this great quiz book.

    Sure to test any would-be scientist's brain, this book has two eight-round quizzes that cover everything from where the Big Bang took place to the links between the elephant Tusko and the psychologist Timothy Leary.

    An interactive way to learn about physics, biology and much more, this book - from the science explainer extraordinaire Brian Clegg - is intriguing, compelling and entertaining for anyone who wants to learn about science.
  • MAVD
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    Inspired by classic Marvel comic book artwork, this massive dot-to-dot book features images of the world's greatest superheroes for you to put together.

    There are 20 complex and intricate puzzles to complete and they feature Avengers including Captain America, Iron Man, Black Widow and Thor. Once you have joined the dots, you can colour in the scene and display it proudly on your wall for all to see.

    Illustrated by Book People favourite and bestselling dot-to-dot artist Thomas Pavitte, this will provide hours of super fun for superhero fans.

    Please note this book is targeted at teens and adults. The dots in the puzzles are extremely intricate.
  • TCWG
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    Do you possess the knowledge and skills that it takes to become a Chaser? This book, inspired by the hit ITV show presented by Bradley Walsh, will show you...

    The second quizbook inspired by the show, it contains all-new questions and a brand new format to see if you would be a worthy Chaser. From its fun introductory section that helps you choose your Chaser name, back story and style to the questions that cover a range of topics, it will provide you with so much entertainment.

    There are even Chase Scenarios which gives you the chance to test yourself against differing character traits.
  • STRR
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    This dot-to-dot book is perfect for puzzle-loving stargazers. It has 29 intricate dot-to-dot projects that each showcase a beautiful artistic interpretation of a constellation.

    Sure to engage both puzzlers and night sky enthusiasts, the designs include the 12 zodiac signs and an enchanting selection of Ancient Greek constellations. It also provides the stories behind each one so will help you build your knowledge of the night sky.

    Each design is even accompanied by an overview of the astronomical arrangement's history and myths associated with it. This is a sensational book for helping you to plot your own night sky.
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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 brilliant 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!
  • The 1000 Dot to Dot Book: Wonders of the World - Paperback - 9781781573679
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    Embark on a journey through time and space with this large-format dot-to-dot book, full of the world's most-treasured heritage sites!

    With 1,000 dots to join in each design, they all take a satisfyingly long time to complete and include the likes of Stonehenge, the Grand Canyon and the Great Wall of China.

    All the designs have been created by acclaimed graphic artist Thomas Pavitte.
  • UCHQ
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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'!
  • A Pointless History of the World - Hardback - 9781473623231 - Richard Osman
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    Richard Osman and Alexander Armstrong present their very own account of times gone by in A Pointless History of the World.

    Told with their trademark humour, this is a step-by-step journey that takes you from the Big Bang to the fall of the Roman Empire and from the evolution of language all the way through to Last of the Summer Wine.

    Taking you on a journey through time and space, the essays are interspersed with questions from Pointless, everyone's favourite TV quiz show.
  • Chambers Araucaria Crossword Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781444793833 - John Graham
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    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!
  • AHLTL
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    This is a comprehensive category killer, with over 6,000 varied questions on every topic imaginable - as well as some you might not imagine. The 400 quizzes are a mixture of general knowledge and specialist rounds all aimed at the popular pub or society quiz market on science and technology; nature and the universe; human geography; history; life as we know it; arts and culture; sports and games; popular culture; and, celebrities and trivia. The questions are up-to-date, interesting and, unlike much of the competition, accurate.
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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
  • APCVI
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    In J R R Tolkien's The Fellowship of the Ring, what is the name of Tom Bombadil's wife? Which character does Scarlett Johansson play in the 2012 film The Avengers? Who is the protagonist of the video game The Legend of Zelda? Which barbarian hero carried a sword called "Graywand"? How well do you know the who, where, what, when and how of science fiction and fantasy? Do you dare face the ultimate test of knowledge drawn from the greatest novels, movies, comic books, video games and televisions shows in the history of these genres? Complete with questions ranging from easy to mind-bogglingly hard and including true or false, multiple choice, short answer, and match-up sections, this fun-filled book is the perfect gift for all lovers of science fiction and fantasy.
  • AZSUZ
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    Join the world's greatest detective and use your own powers of deduction to solve this series of ingenious enigmas. This pack contains puzzle cards, a book of clues and tips for solving like the great man himself, a clue-taking notepad, a timer and all puzzle solutions and explanations. With puzzles rated from Elementary to Fiendish, there's something to challenge every sleuth.
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    Inspired by Jules Verne's iconic novel, this stunning puzzle book is a treat for readers of all ages. Aleksandra Artymowska's imagining of the classic tale is packed with steamships, airships, railways, penny-farthings and any other kind of transport you can imagine - and it will take you on a voyage like no other. Each intricate puzzle, from labyrinthine mazes to missing-object hunts, is guaranteed to fascinate, puzzle and inspire.
  • AHRSH
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    If Collins Pub Quiz wasn't enough to quench your thirst for quiz trivia, this book offers more than 200 brand new quizzes to meet all of your pub quiz needs! Q: What's inside this book? A: The quizzes cover everything from pop stars to death stars. The rounds are a mixture of themed and potluck and the questions go from friendly teasers to ones that will scramble even an egghead's brains. Q: Who is it for? A: You, your mum, your dad, your family and friends, the man down the road and two halves of the crowd at your local. Each quiz provides good clean fun for all. The answers are quick and easy to find so that anyone can pick this up and become a quiz master.
  • AVYBP
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    Do you have the general knowledge to match double world quiz champion Olav Bjortomt? More than 200 challenging quizzes from the MindGames section of The Times to test your general knowledge to the limit. With over 4000 questions, set the pace as quiz master for your friends, colleagues and family, or pit yourself against Olav in a battle of wits. Subject areas include Geography, Music, the Arts, Film, Literature, Sport, Politics, Science, History and Wildlife, with each quiz offering a final teaser picture question. Enough questions to scramble even an egghead's brains.
  • AVHSR
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    Emojis have captured our hearts, just as we have acquired theirs at the end of many of our texts and emails. These little colourful characters and icons of the small screen have - like it or not - become part of the very fabric of our modern society. We have embraced them in our schools, homes and places of work. They have become integral to the way we communicate, live and behave these days. We use them as accessories to enhance our style, and they reflect our moods and personality. Everything Emoji helps you learn all you need to know about the world's fastest growing language, and people's growing reliance on speed for injecting emotion and mood into a short email or text message. With tips and trivia, facts, puzzles, games and entertaining Emoji-related "emoji-neering" for your smartphone, Everything Emoji is the perfect gift for any Emoji-mad member in your family which, last time we looked, was everyone.