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Quizzes & Puzzles

  • MNIP
    Nathan Haselbauer
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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.
  • DDWW
    (1)
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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.
  • TCWG
    ITV Ventures Limited
    (1)
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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.
  • Anti-Stress Puzzles Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781782437253
    ASPU
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    • Just £2.00 per book
    This three-book collection of puzzles is perfect for when you want to switch off, unwind and refocus your mindset.

    There are 90 activities in each of these travel-sized books. The crosswords will test both your general knowledge and word power; the word searches are fun yet tricky and provide your brain with a gentle workout as you try to find the words that are hidden in any direction; and the codeword puzzles offer a numerical twist on the traditional crossword. No prior general knowledge is needed and they increase in difficulty as you progress.

    Great for taking on journeys or when you just want to relax in the evening after a hard day's work.
  • 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'!
  • Chambers Araucaria Crossword Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781444793833 - John Graham
    ARAU
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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!
  • AEGUA
    Daily Telegraph
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    Impress all your friends at your next pub quiz but perfecting your knowledge of everything from history to sport, science to 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.
  • AOYLE
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    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!
  • AQQWP
    The Times Mind Games
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    The ninth title in The Times Fiendish Su Doku series - the latest volume of previously unpublished quality Su Doku puzzles from the puzzle providers to the Times. You don't need to be a mathematical genius to solve the treacherous puzzles in this eighth collection of Fiendishly difficult puzzles - it's simply a question of logic. Since the first Su Doku puzzle appeared in The Times in November 2004, this classic game of logic has become a phenomenon, with over 5 million copies of the Times Su Doku series sold worldwide. Perfect for the advanced solver in need of a constant supply of ultra-difficult puzzles, and guaranteed to provide hours of mind-stretching entertainment.
  • AQWSX
    The Telegraph Media Group
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    Cryptic crosswords from the Telegraph are the most popular around, and this bumper collection will both entertain and torment in equal measure. Perfect for any spare moment, and completely addictive, these puzzles are guaranteed to test your thinking to the limit.
  • 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 6 years +
    Sam Taplin
    6 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
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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.
  • AUYDJ
    Steve O'Brien
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    JUST HOW TALL IS THE MASTER? WHO WAS KILLED BY PSYCHIC SPIDER ELECTRICITY? WHAT CAN'T A SONIC SCREWDRIVER DO? More colourful than Tom Baker's scarf, and more clever than Osgood, Whographica explores the rich and peculiar history of Doctor Who through infographics, charts, maps - and more! Follow the tangled threads of the Doctor's family tree. Discover the secrets of Dalek evolution. Learn what the Doctor so desperately wants to know himself: where and when to find his home planet. Captivating, intriguing, beautiful and strange, Whographica will show you so much more than the average eye is allowed to see. Because, if you look hard, there are more wonders in this universe than you could have ever dreamed of.
  • AVHEL
    Richard Wolfrik Galland
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    Dare you step through the rabbit hole and into this Lewis Carroll-inspired world of riddles, conundrums and enigmas? Many challenges lie in store if you do - some are easy and some are tough but all of them are thoroughly entertaining!
  • AVHQR
    ITV Ventures Limited
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    This fun quizbook will delight both fans of the programme and quiz enthusiasts alike. Featuring rounds from the show, 30 complete quizzes and 750 questions it's sure to test your general knowledge and tickle your trivia bone. Sections include the Think Tanks answer bank as well as a selection of Question Impossibles for the final round. To add to the mix, throughout the book are some of the weirder responses the contributors have given. There's also a Foreword from the host himself describing what it's like recording the show. Think Tank is sure to be a daytime quiz classic. Why not enjoy the quiz with your family with this fun, fact-filled quizbook.
  • AVXFR
    Alex Bellos
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    Are you smarter than a Singaporean ten-year-old? Can you beat Sherlock Holmes? If you think the answer is yes - I challenge you to solve my problems. Here is the story of the puzzle, one of mankind's oldest and greatest forms of entertainment and enlightenment, told through 125 of the world's best brainteasers from the last two millennia. It takes us from ancient China to medieval Europe, Victorian England to modern-day Japan, with stories of espionage, mathematical breakthroughs and puzzling rivalries along the way. You'll pit your wits against logic puzzles and kinship riddles, pangrams and river-crossing conundrums. Some solutions rely on a touch of cunning, others call for creativity, others need mercilessly logical thought. Some can only be solved by 2 per cent of the population. All are guaranteed to sharpen your mind. Let's get puzzling...
  • AVXQD
    Alan Connor
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    A jaunty journey into the world of the quiz, from the question editor of BBC2's Only Connect, sometimes in the form of 300 excellent quiz questions In 1938 Britain started to quiz. Since then, quizzes have become ubiquitous entertainment from pubs to primetime, suffered major criminal investigations, created unlikely folk heroes and been subjected to the rigours of question checkers. The Joy of Quiz tells the history of quiz and its makers, wonders how we came to make a game out of remembering scraps of information, looks at the tactics of professional quizzers and reveals the shadowy worlds of setters and checkers. Along the way, it asks questions such as 'What is a fact, anyway?' and 'Whatever happened to prizes like sandwich toasters?'
  • AWOLH
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    Everything you need to host your own pub quiz at home or down your local can be found in The Complete Pub Quiz Pack. With over 1,000 questions on subjects ranging from Sport and Geography to Famous Faces and Films. For each complete quiz the answers for all the rounds are close by. In addition, there's a special tie-breaker question for each pub quiz night, just in case it's 'even-stevens' at the finish. All you need for a top evening of trivia.
  • AYLOE
    Richard Wolfrik Galland
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    "The scientists of today think deeply instead of clearly. One must be sane to think clearly, but one can think deeply and be quite insane." (Nikola Tesla). You can enter the fascinating world of Nikola Tesla, the pioneering electrical engineer, inventor, physicist and futurist with this book. Most famous for his contribution to the way electricity is supplied and used to this day, Tesla was responsible for the development of Alternating Current electricity, inventing X-Rays, the radio (predating Marconi), remote control, fluorescent light, the electric motor, the laser and many more. A true genius, the Serbian-born naturalized American was responsible for some of the world's greatest inventions. This book immerses you in Tesla's world of invention, innovation, and experimentation...embark on a quest to solve the puzzles inside.