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  • Games and Puzzles for English as a Second Languageby Victoria Fremont; Brenda Flores

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 1.50

    Students can hone their verbal and grammatical skills with this entertaining workbook. Search-a-words, crossword puzzles, anagrams, and other challenges build vocabulary and spelling skills. They also help students understand and identify idioms, irregular past tenses and participles, and other linguistic stumbling blocks. Perfect for individual... more...

  • The Art of the Checkmateby Georges Renaud; Victor Kahn

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 10.95

    Thorough classification of 23 mating situations, including Legal's pseudo-sacrifice, the double check, smothered mate, Greco's mate, the Corridor mate, and many others. Learn from 127 games by Tartakower, Janowski, Rubinstein, Blackburne, others, illustrating positional maneuvers leading to these mates. Review quizzes test progress. more...

  • Tangramsby Ronald C. Read

    Dover Publications 2014; US$ 7.95

    This collection gathers together nearly 330 tangrams, the best creations of both Chinese and Occidental puzzle devisers. Included are puzzles carefully selected from rare 19th-century books and some of the most inventive and imaginative inventions of Loyd and Dudeney. Tangrams range from the relatively easy to the difficult. more...

  • Mathematics, Magic and Mysteryby Martin Gardner

    Dover Publications 2014; US$ 9.95

    Why do card tricks work? How can magicians do astonishing feats of mathematics mentally? Why do stage "mind-reading" tricks work? As a rule, we simply accept these tricks and "magic" without recognizing that they are really demonstrations of strict laws based on probability, sets, number theory, topology, and other branches of mathematics. This is... more...

  • The Moscow Puzzlesby Boris A. Kordemsky

    Dover Publications 2014; US$ 14.95

    This is, quite simply, the best and most popular puzzle book ever published in the Soviet Union. Since its first appearance in 1956 there have been eight editions as well as translations from the original Russian into Ukrainian, Estonian, Lettish, and Lithuanian. Almost a million copies of the Russian version alone have been sold. Part of the reason... more...

  • Codes, Ciphers and Secret Writingby Martin Gardner

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 5.95

    Cipher and decipher codes: transposition and polyalphabetical ciphers, famous codes, typewriter and telephone codes, codes that use playing cards, knots, and swizzle sticks . . . even invisible writing and sending messages through space. 45 diagrams. more...

  • My Best Mathematical and Logic Puzzlesby Martin Gardner

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 5.95

    The noted expert selects 70 of his favorite "short" puzzles, including such mind-bogglers as The Returning Explorer, The Mutilated Chessboard, Scrambled Box Tops, and dozens more involving logic and basic math. Solutions. more...

  • Total Brain Workoutby Marcel Danesi

    Harlequin Enterprises 2009; US$ 15.25

    Did you know that different parts of your brain control different functions, and that with exercise, you can make each part of your brain stronger? In The Total Brain Workout you'll find 500 fun, challenging and absorbing puzzles designed to specifically target the core parts of your brain that control language, logic, memory, reasoning and visual... more...

  • Simon & Schuster Hooked on Cryptics Treasury #1by Henry Hook

    Touchstone 2010; US$ 9.00

    A dazzling treasury of vintage cryptics from pu zz le maven Henry Hook. Selected from out-of-print books, these cryptics have been described as ?challenges from the far side of puzzledom?s new wave? by the Copley News Service. Cryptics are crosswords with a twist, and Hook makes even the most confident cryptic solver work to find the answers... more...

  • Extreme Brain Workoutby Marcel Danesi

    Harlequin 2011; US$ 12.99

    Extreme Brain Workout is a series of puzzles designed to engage the core parts of your brain that are responsible for verbal ability, logical thinking and even your IQ. Each group of puzzles progresses from simple to complex so that they are accessible and challenging for everyone, from the very beginner to the dedicated puzzle master. With each... more...