The Chess Mysteries of Sherlock Holmes

Fifty Tantalizing Problems of Chess Detection


Author: Raymond M. Smullyan

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486482014

Category: Mathematics

Page: 171

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Join Holmes and Watson as they examine interrupted games to deduce prior moves. A series of increasingly complex chess mysteries culminates in a double murder perpetrated by Professor Moriarty. The master sleuth instructs his companion (and us) in the intricacies of retrograde analysis; readers need only a knowledge of how the pieces move.

Mathematical Brain Benders

2nd Miscellany of Puzzles


Author: Stephen Barr

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486242609

Category: Games

Page: 224

View: 6875

Challenge yourself with over 100 fresh paradoxes, puzzles, riddles, conundrums, word and number games for the jaded, skeptical puzzlist. Over 100 pages of comprehensive answers. Approximately 300 illustrations. "Excellent collection of unusual, offbeat, and completely original puzzles." ? Scientific American.

Symbolic Logic and the Game of Logic


Author: Lewis Carroll

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486204928

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 295

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Lewis Carroll explains the theory and applications of symbolic logic in a collection of entertaining problems

The Canterbury Puzzles


Author: H. E. Dudeney

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486425584

Category: Games

Page: 256

View: 8838

This book includes 110 puzzles, not as individual problems but as incidents in connected stories. The first 31 are amusingly posed by pilgrims in Chaucer's Canterbury Tales. Additional puzzles are presented using different characters. Many require only the ability to exercise logical or visual skills; others offer a stimulating challenge to the mathematically advanced.

String Figures and how to Make Them

A Study of Cat's Cradle in Many Lands


Author: Caroline F. Jayne

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 048620152X

Category: Games

Page: 448

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Diagrams and text illustrate the steps involved in creating over one hundred string figures while providing information on their origin and cultural background

Foolproof Card Tricks for the Amateur Magician


Author: Karl Fulves

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486472701

Category: Games

Page: 136

View: 2815

Master the art of illusion with this collection of 183 easy-to-learn card tricks, accompanied by 197 illustrations. Drawn from two popular books by the bestselling magician, it's perfect for amateurs — and professionals who want to increase their repertoire. Mystify friends with everything from shuffle setups to card telepathy, using coins, telephones, and other props.