The Chess Mysteries of Sherlock Holmes

Author: Raymond M. Smullyan
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486482019
Release Date: 2012-01
Genre: Mathematics

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

Author: Stephen Barr
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486242606
Release Date: 1982-05-01
Genre: Games

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.

The Canterbury Puzzles

Author: H. E. Dudeney
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486425580
Release Date: 2002-10-01
Genre: Games

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.

Symbolic Logic and the Game of Logic

Author: Lewis Carroll
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486204925
Release Date: 1958-06
Genre: Games & Activities

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

String Figures and how to Make Them

Author: Caroline F. Jayne
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486201528
Release Date: 1962
Genre: Games

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: 9780486472706
Release Date: 2009-01-01
Genre: Games

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.