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  • AG1068
    • £3.99
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    This quiz book is full of tantalising brain-teasers and also gives you targets to reach. The wide-ranging topics cover everything from ABBA's greatest hits to American presidents and how many chocolate segments there are in a Yorkie bar.

    Full of fun and questions that cover everything from history to popular culture, this is great for family gatherings. It's full of those questions you always think you know the answers to... will you be the master of quizzes?
  • MLBG
    Dr Gareth Moore
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    Great for commuters, this is a book of puzzles for everyone, all of which have rules that are as easy as Sudoku!

    From Dr. Gareth Moore, this is one of the most comprehensive collections of logical puzzles around. It has everything from Sudoku and Kakuro through to Slitherlink and Hanjue.

    All the puzzles use pure logic, making them suitable for everyone and they're graded in seven levels of difficulty ? all the way from Beginner right through to Master!
  • ASOL
    Simon James
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    Aiming to prove that Latin is as relevant and exciting today as it was 2,500 years ago, A Smattering of Latin is a book packed with lists, quizzes and trivia about this famous language.

    There are sections on Latin in the movies, US state mottos and place names and choice snippets of poetry, complete with translations. There are also facts about Roman emperors and what they got up to and a brief introduction to the basics of the language.

    It also gives the meanings behind football club mottos, the Hogwarts spells and the Latin terms for law and medicine. Great for dipping in and out of, this will delight language lovers, history buffs and wordsmiths alike.
  • 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
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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.
  • LGQB
    Gwion Prydderch
    (1)
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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!
  • QI Book of Ignorance Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9780571324712
    QIIG
    • £3.99
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    • Just £1.33 per book
    Did you know you have no muscles in your fingers, that coffee isn't made of beans, or that oranges aren't orange? A brilliant set of three collections of the most common misconceptions, mistakes and misunderstandings in 'common knowledge' from the team at BBC's QI, these books will ensure that you not only impress your friends, but win every argument you ever have.

    Based on the show's most popular segment, General Ignorance, the books in the collection cover a wealth of topics from history, sport, science, geography and more - and it even includes a book dedicated to the most fabulous falsities and fascinating facts from the animal kingdom.

    Sure to delight fans of the much-loved show, owning this collection of QI books is just like having a quick-reference Stephen Fry on your bookshelf.
  • BBTQ
    Warner Bros.
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    One of the biggest shows on TV, people all over the world have been laughing at the antics of scientists Leonard and Sheldon, next-door neighbour Penny and co since they first appeared on our TV screens in 2007.

    A worldwide phenomenon, this is the book to test just how much you know about the E4 favourite, The Big Bang Theory. It features over 1,500 questions, 100 images and some of the funniest quotes from the show ('Bazinga!').

    A complete episode guide, the book has questions that would test the IQ of even Sheldon!
  • Anti-Stress Puzzles Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781782437253 - Dr Gareth Moore
    ASPU
    Dr Gareth Moore
    • £5.99
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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'!
  • Daily Telegraph Quick Crosswords Collection - 4 Books - Collection - 9781509817023
    DTQC
    • £4.99
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    • Just £1.25 per book
    Perfect for sharpening your mind, staving off boredom or to get to grips with on long journeys, this four-book collection of Daily Telegraph Quick Crossword books will test and entertain any puzzle fan!

    Designed to test word power, the books each feature over 100 of the popular newspaper's most challenging and entertaining quizzes and will keep any crossword solver's brain ticking.

    Don't worry if you get stuck, the solutions are at the back... But no cheating!
  • LGQL
    Gwion Prydderch
    (1)
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    Featuring an exciting range of facts, games and activities - all based around England's capital city - this is a fun-packed book for any Londoner or anyone who just loves the Big Smoke!

    Throughout the brain-teasers that will keep you entertained are a race to return the Crown Jewels through a marvellous maze, a West End theatre word search and you'll even be able to discover which shop once used a cobra to guard an expensive pair of shoes!

    Full of entertaining activities and London facts, this makes a brilliant gift.
  • SKTH
    (1)
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    Embark on a creative journey and scribble, collage, design, write, paste, trace and sketch your way through this fun-filled spiral notebook - Sketch This!

    Whether you're using pencil, pen, marker, crayon or anything else to make your mark in this book, you'll soon be doodling and scribbling to your heart's content - it really does get addictive...

    Throughout the book, you can attempt to draw a dog upside down, with your eyes closed and without lifting your pencil; draw a favourite fictional character and even doodle your guilty pleasures!
  • Chambers Araucaria Crossword Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781444793833 - John Graham
    ARAU
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    • Just £1.33 per book
    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!
  • BGOI
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    Nothing is quite what it seems in this brain-bending collection of optical illustions!

    From drawings that will trick your eyes into believing a flat surface is actually 3D to images that you have to look at twice, this Brain Games book takes you on an amazing journey that will challenge your powers of perception.

    The manipulations of space, depth, colour and form will keep you hooked as you dip in and out of this spiral-bound book and help keep your brain age young. With a mixture of images and photography throughout, this book is full of surprises.
  • 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 5 years +
    Sam Taplin
    5 years +
    • £5.89
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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.