Author: USA Today
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
Release Date: 2008-09-01
You can be sitting in the train working on a puzzle but it can take you far away from the everyday. Before you know it you're at your stop or about to pass it. It's not like you were even in the train. It's something different, something removed from the ordinary." --Maki Kaji, Japanese Times The Nation's No. 1 Newspaper offers puzzlesmiths the ultimate cranium compendium boasting five challenging mind teasers. USA TODAY is America's most recognized newspaper reaching more than 5 million people each day. Now, USA TODAY has collected five popular game formats into one book, including: Logic Puzzles, Crossword, Killer Sudoku, and Hitori. Complete with 400 puzzles (that's twice the size of comparable game books), USA TODAY Jumbo Puzzle Book includes an introductory chapter that offers solution tips as well as a concluding chapter that reveals all the answers. Pen and pencil puzzles are big business. According to a national poll by the American Society on Aging, 84 percent of people report that they spend time daily in activities that are good for brain health.
Based on the science that shows that people who solve brainteasers have a significant cognitive advantage, this illustrated game book specifically was created to cross-train the brain. Here are 399 games to stretch the reader, all of which stimulate neurons--literally, regrowing the brain.
Author: J. J. Wiggins
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Release Date: 2016-10-06
THE ULTIMATE PUZZLE BOOK is a must-have activity book for kids looking to challenge themselves while having hours of fun. This book contains: - wacky mazes - clever word games - interesting Math problems - outrageous brain teasers - visual exercises - logic puzzles Each puzzle is unique and marked with a difficulty rating out of 5 stars. Kids start easy and build their confidence and skills. The most difficult puzzles are guaranteed to stump even parents! Solutions are provided and explained in detail so that everyone learns. This book is recommended for kids ages 8 and up.
A puzzle book benefits adults by stimulating the brain to remain active and healthy. Research proves that working on puzzles not only can help to improve memory skills in adults, they encourage more blood flow to the brain that can be helpful in slowing down the aging process. A puzzle book offers a wide variety of ways that an adult can sharpen their thinking, memory, reasoning, concentration, attention and non-verbal skills. Doing puzzles on a regular basis benefits brain health!
Author: The Puzzle Society
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
Release Date: 2008-05-01
We are living in puzzling's golden age right now." --Will Shortz, New York Times A colossal assortment of the six most popular Japanese puzzles--Sudoku, Sodoku X, Kakuro, Masyu, Hitori, and Nurikabe--ranging in difficulty from gentle to diabolical. A collection of four hundred puzzles-six different types of mind-bending games-ranging in difficulty levels so that players of every level will be challenged. Features include a complete answer key along with short, illustrated tutorials for each game-which proves particularly useful for the less familiar challenges, including: * Hitori: The ultimate logic teaser. Begin with a complete Sudoku grid and the object is to "paint" out blocks so that no number appears twice in any row or column. * Masyu: A charming but sophisticated invention where you are required to "string" black-and-white "pearls" with a series of vertical and horizontal lines that form a continuous loop. * Nurikabe: Beginning with a grid of squares scattered with numbers seemingly placed at random, the idea is to paint the black squares to make walls, leaving patches of white behind.
Variety Brain Game Puzzles include 1.) 26 Word Fill-in with 140 words per puzzle and starter word for each puzzle. 2.) 50 Word Search (17x17) grid with 38 words per puzzle and all are themed. 3.) 50 Code Word Puzzles with 3 starter letters in each puzzle. 4.) 150 Sudoku Puzzles with 4 levels (very easy to hard). 5.) 100 Cryptograms with at least one starter letter in each puzzle (Quotes by famous people). 6. 25 mazes from easy to difficult. All puzzles can be easy or difficult depending on your expertise. These puzzles are NOT large print.
Challenge your brain! A puzzle book offers a wide variety of ways that an adult can sharpen their thinking, memory, reasoning, concentration, attention and non-verbal skills. Doing puzzles on a regular basis benefits brain health! Crosswords and Sudoku puzzles to challenge your mind!
Author: Stephen P. Ryder
Publisher: Alpha Books
Release Date: 2016-11-08
The Puzzle Baron is at it again, creating puzzles his readers crave. In Puzzle Baron Logic Puzzles, Vol. 3, puzzlers are given a background story and a list of text-based clues and are then asked to use logic to sift through the clues to arrive at the correct answer to a question. * Includes 200 brain-challenging logic puzzles and answer keys on numerous topics. * Offers statistics, such as the average completion time, the record completion time, and the percentage of puzzlers who can complete the puzzle. * Features grids for readers to systematically unravel the logic puzzles.
Author: David Hoyt
Publisher: Workman Publishing
Release Date: 2015-07-14
It's a word-puzzle lover's dream team: David L. Hoyt, the most syndicated puzzle? writer in the country, and Merriam-Webster, America's most trusted dictionary. Published? in visually striking full color, here are over 450 inventive, entertaining, and truly challenging word games and puzzles designed to stretch the mind and even increase vocabulary. And it's in the format that users love—the travel-friendly, gift-friendly? 4" x 6" chunky size. In Mixed-Up Definition, unscramble the letters to reveal the definition of a given word. In Syllabary, use the clues to link syllables in a grid to create words. In Cross'd Word Connections, find the letters in common to help solve a series of four crossword puzzles. Plus Dictionary Race Winder, Make the Connection, Color Word Chains, Prism Word Finder, and other clever riffs on word searches. The book features 20 puzzle types, which are arranged in a mixed fashion throughout for maximum variety and stimulation. They range in difficulty from an easy “1” to a brain-busting “10”—so puzzle lovers of all skill levels will be tested— and include spaces for recording completion times. Each puzzle type is explained in clear instructions, and all answers are printed in the back.
A massive collection of speedy, challenging and demanding puzzles from the Daily Mail's extensive archives. Perfect for killing time at home or on the daily commute this bumper book ensures you'll never have a bored moment, and will really get your brain working. With 400 crosswords there's a great mix that will please novices and more seasoned puzzlers alike.
Author: Leban Roy
Release Date: 2015-03-31
The Librarian's Almanaq is the culmination of Literally centuries Of tremendous work by a dedicated team Of researchers who just couldn't Keep it under wraps. Here, you'll get the advice you need to be successful in the World and learn thesine qua non of puzzledom. Never before has a wealth of Information like This been gathered in one place, let alone a single volume. Your Hunger for sacred knowledge can finally be sated! Examine the Almanaq carefully and make sure to read the Instructions, and you can turn onto a New path toward enlightenment. [The Librarian's Almanaq is an all-in-one puzzlehunt, an interconnected suite of a dozen unique and fun puzzles, culminating in a satisfying conclusion, and all put together in a form you've never seen before. Solving time is 8-40 hours for 1 person; proportionally less for groups. You will need a large table or floor space to work on, plus a pen or pencil, scissors, and transparent tape to solve the puzzles. A highlighter, felt-tip marker, and a live duck would be handy.]