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Quiz & Puzzle Books

  • Rubik's Puzzles - Paperback - 9781787390065 - Tim Dedopulos
    RBPZ
    Tim Dedopulos
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    Packed with 100 puzzles that range from logic to mathematical and visual, this book has been compiled by the creators of the Rubik's Cube and is sure to keep you guessing.

    With a cool, retro feel throughout, the puzzles have been split into different types so that you will have a varied and challenging experience as you work through. Perfect for dipping in and out of, some of the challenges really are tough nuts to crack.

    Other puzzles featured in the book include mazes and colour sequences. Thankfully, all the answers and explanations are also included but remember, no cheating!
  • TCMC
    Neale Simpson
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    With Richard Ayoade taking over the role of Maze Master, this year's reboot of The Crystal Maze has been a huge success and now you can join in the fun at home with this brilliant challenge book.

    Packed full of over 100 new games, puzzles, mind-benders and riddles inspired by the four incredible zones - Aztec, Industrial, Future and Medieval - this is a brain-teasing book that provides fun for all the family.

    From leaping around your living room without touching the floor to completing treasure hunts around the house and then, of course, heading to the Crystal Dome ('will you start the fans please?'), this is a great test of all your skills, mental and physical abilities.
  • 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.
  • GMCH
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    Harking back to an era when all you needed to play fun games was a pen, some paper and your imagination, this book has easy-to-follow instructions for the favourite games from your childhood!

    From filling in the grids of Battleships to Hangman and cut-out card games including snap, dominoes and pairs, this compendium also presents gorgeous versions of Ludo and Snakes and Ladders.

    Providing a refreshing antidote to today's digi-centric world, these games are suitable for all the family and will help you test your logic and reasoning while having fun.
  • QIBO
    James Harkin
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    Iceland has more volcanoes than footballers
    Cholesterol is good for you
    Camels gave humans the common cold
    These three facts are joined by 1,420 more in the latest book inspired by the popular BBC show, QI.

    Presented in a gift hardback style, the nuggets of information from the QI Elves are sure to make your jaw drop and are great for sharing with all your friends and inspiring conversations.

    One of our favourites is the fact that John Bercow MP, speaker of the Commons, has a cat called Order.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • WCEV
    Richard Osman
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    Pointless judge, Fulham super-fan and all-round clever clogs Richard Osman tackles some of the most divisive issues of modern society in this family-friendly book. Among those debates that you and your loved ones can settle are what IS the greatest chocolate bar of all time, which sitcom is the most loved and, perhaps most importantly of all, what should be considered the best crisps.

    Inspired by his perennially popular Twitter game, this is a great book for the family to gather round and enjoy at any gathering. Other hot topics you can decide on are the best Christmas songs, biscuits and Disney films (it has to be The Lion King, right?).

    Accompanying all of the contests are jaw-dropping facts and stats covering topics ranging from Die Hard to Nandos and Jammie Dodgers!
  • HMME
    Brian Clegg
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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
    Thomas Pavitte
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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
    ITV Ventures Limited
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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
    Gareth Moore, B.Sc, M.Phil, Ph
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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.
  • LGQB
    Gwion Prydderch
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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!
  • DDWW
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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.
  • University Challenge - Hardback - 9781849497015 - Steve Tribe
    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'!
  • PHOW
    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
    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!
  • APCVI
    Joseph A. McCullough
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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
    Tim Dedopulos
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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.
  • AYSNK
    Aleksandra Artymowska
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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
    The Times Mind Games
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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
    Malcolm Croft
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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.
  • AVGQG
    Roy Preston
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    This country's massive appetite for trivia and pub quizzes shows no sign of abating, so Carlton Books present the next in their hugely successful series of Pub Quiz Books: The Excellent Pub Quiz Book. A further helping of quizzes and tests is included, making this book suitable for trivia hounds everywhere!