World's Greatest Brain Bogglers


Author: Prufrock Press,Libby Lindsey


ISBN: 1882664191

Category: Education

Page: 82

View: 7705

On January 1st, a girl said to a boy, "Two days ago, I was 7, but next year I'll be 10." She was telling the truth. Try to figure out how this could be possible.—Pamela Massey, 12 What do you have when you are sitting down that disappears when you stand up?—Lindsay Lingerman, 12 Your students will love these collections of games, puzzles, logic puzzles, word finds, riddles, and mazes—all by kids just like them! Each puzzle or game is by a kid, because these challenges are collected from the pages of Creative Kids, a magazine by and for kids—so you know that the brain bogglers in these collections will be perfect for your students. Sit back as your students use logic to create a mismatched monster, decrypt secret messages, and solve picture puzzles. Filled with hours of fun and challenge, there is something for everyone in these books, from corny riddles, to perplexing crosswords, to complicated puzzles—all written by kids, but challenging for any age.

The Riddles of the Sphinx

And the Puzzles, Word Games, Brainteasers, Conundrums, Quizzes, Mysteries, Codes and Ciphers That Have Baffled, Entertained and Confused the World Over the Last 100 Years


Author: David J. Bodycombe

Publisher: Penguin Books

ISBN: 9780143112754

Category: Games

Page: 588

View: 8132

From Sudoku to Victorian parlor games to todays latest brainteasers, this book tells the little-known histories behind a host of puzzles, word games, and riddles, and introduces the extraordinary geniuses, eccentrics, rivals, code crackers, and obsessives who invented them.


The Definitive Guide for Becoming the World?s Greatest Aunt or Uncle


Author: Will Murray

Publisher: Morgan James Publishing

ISBN: 1600379478

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 122

View: 6832

This is the first and only book for uncles and aunts who want to have a positive and lasting impact on their sibilings’ children. "Uncle: The Definitive Guide for Becoming the World’s Greatest Aunt or Uncle" celebrates the unique, indispensable and slightly zany role of aunts and uncles in our society. It helps aunts and uncles realize their role through a collection nearly 190 fun and whacky activities that nieces and nephews need to master to grow up as great kids: things that the grandparents have forgotten and that the parents wouldn’t ever think to teach. Show them how to scream, “Haaaaaaay!” while Dad is driving past a farm. Turn an orange peel into teeth that would scare a dentist away from her drill. Or spend time hanging out doing the fine art of nothing. The "Uncle: The Definitive Guide for Becoming the World’s Greatest Aunt or Uncle" will appeal to anyone who has an endearing aunt or uncle, whether blood relative or a revered unofficial aunt or uncle, or scoutmasters and other adults who get to engage kids in fun and useful activities. It’s a far better birthday gift than another tie.

The World's 200 Hardest Brain Teasers

Mind-Boggling Puzzles, Problems, and Curious Questions to Sharpen Your Brain


Author: Gary Gruber

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: 1402257511

Category: Games

Page: 208

View: 445

FLEX YOUR brain power like never before! From acclaimed author Dr. Gary Gruber, whose proven critical-thinking methods have sold more than seven million books, this collection of mind-bending brain teasers is sure to challenge even the most experienced problem solver. Inside are logic puzzles, riddles, maddening math problems, mental games, and more! A ship is twice as old as the ship's boiler was when the ship was as old as the boiler is. The ratio of the boiler's age now to the ship's age now is what? What English word contains all the vowels, in alphabetical order? What is the three-digit number that can be made from the digits 2, 3, 5, and 7 where no two digits in the three-digit number are alike, and where the three-digit number is a multiple of each of the digits chosen? Stumped? Dr. Gruber reveals the fascinating explanations and detailed strategies for solving even the trickiest problems using his exclusive Gruber Method. DISCLAIMER: The brain teasers in this book may get you so wrapped up in critical thinking that you may not be able to do your regular work until you solve them! Any abrupt or gradual increase in creativity, intelligence, or motivation to get a better job suited to your newfound talents is strictly the reader's responsibility. For more than thirty years, Gary R. Gruber, PhD, has been recognized as a leading expert on the SAT, test-taking methods, and critical-thinking skills. His methods have been used by PBS, Sylvan Learning Centers, Grolier's Encyclopedia, and school districts throughout the country. Dr. Gruber's innovative problem-solving strategies make up the heart of the new MyMaxScore's online test prep (

The Greatest Puzzles of All Time


Author: Matthew J. Costello

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486292258

Category: Games

Page: 181

View: 1034

Challenging collection includes some of the worldrsquo;s most perplexing brain-teasers by such masters as Sam Loyd, Johnny Eck and Henry Dudeney. Also, the stories behind the creation of the puzzles, the worldrsquo;s earliest riddles, the birth of the crossword puzzle, much more. Introduction. 146 illus.

Sherlock Holmes' Cunning Puzzles

Riddles, Enigmas and Challenges Inspired by the World's Greatest Detective


Author: John Watson

Publisher: Carlton Books

ISBN: 9781780979625


Page: 144

View: 2740

Use your powers of deduction to solve more than more than 75 ingenious enigmas and riddles. In order to solve these challenging conundrums, which are all written in the style of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's great stories, solvers will have to access their inner Sherlock and his powers of deduction. Tips and tricks for working the Holmes way are included, as well as answers and explanations.

The DC Comics Action Figure Archive


Author: Scott Beatty

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 9780811858328

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 207

View: 3966

Alphabetically organized for easy access and encompassing more than six hundred color photographs, an official visual encyclopedia of more than 1,400 DC Comics action figures features collector's information on release dates, variations, "redecoes," action figure scales, and articulation points. 15,000 first printing.

Bletchley Park Brainteasers

The biggest selling quiz book of 2017


Author: Sinclair McKay

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1472252586

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 288

View: 2180

Bletchley Park Brainteasers was the runaway Christmas bestseller in 2017 and delighted hundreds of thousands of devoted puzzlers with its fiendish puzzles, riddles and enigmas. It's never to late to join the code breakers of Bletchley Park in their enjoyment of a devilish challenge! Would you love to master morse code? Could you have have outsmarted an enigma machine? Would your love of chess have seen you recruited into the history books? When scouring the land for top-level code breakers, the Bletchley Park recruiters left no stone unturned. As well as approaching the country's finest mathematicians, they cast their nets much wider, interviewing sixth-form music students who could read orchestral scores, chess masters, poets, linguists, hieroglyphics experts and high society debutantes fresh from finishing school. To assess these individuals they devised various ingenious mind-twisters - hidden codes, cryptic crosswords, secret languages, complex riddles - and it is puzzles such as these, together with the fascinating recruitment stories that surround them, that make up the backbone of this book. The code breakers of Bletchley Park were united in their love of a good puzzle. If you feel the same, why not dive in, put your mental agility to the test and discover: Would Bletchley Park have recruited YOU?