Brain Games for Mums

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    Tim Peake will help you see if you have what it takes to travel into space with The Astronaut Selection Test Book.

    Part a puzzle book, part guide, this is suitable for all ages and anyone who dreams of following in Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin's footsteps in the 50th year since the moon landing. It finds Tim drawing on his personal experiences to give an authentic feel to all the questions.

    It includes 100 real astronaut tests and training exercises for readers to try at home and outlines the full ESA (European Space Agency) selection process for the first time. From visual memory and perception puzzles to teamwork exercises, survival skills and foreign language aptitude tests, the questions wildly vary in difficulty.

    Are you ready for blast off?
  • The Times: Mind Games Set - 2 Books - Collection - 9780007975822
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    Two books packed with puzzles taken from the Mind Games section of The Times. One book will test your powers of logic and mental agility while the other will test your word power.

    Each book contains 500 assorted puzzles with the number and logic challenges ranging from mental maths to arithmetical logic puzzles (KenKen) and Suko (espresso sudoku), while the word conundrums include concise and cryptic crossword-style quintagrams, wrd quizzes and codeword grids.
    Format: paperback
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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.
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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.
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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.
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    Based on Pointless 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.
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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'!
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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.