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10-Minute Brain Games

10-Minute Brain Games

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A brain-teasing collection of mental workouts, each designed to be solved in 10 minutes. Puzzlers of all skill levels: challenge yourself with over 150 tests of logic and reasoning!

This latest addition to the 10-Minute Brain Games series offers puzzlers brain teasing reasoning challenges--conundrums, cryptic codes, logic puzzles, riddles, and more. The perfect book for puzzlers who love to keep their brain in tip-top form. The brain teasers will sharpen thinking for all skill levels, whether new to puzzling or just looking for a new challenge.

10-Minute Brain Games

10-Minute Brain Games

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A brain-teasing collection of mental workouts, designed to be solved in 10 minutes. Puzzlers of all skill levels: challenge yourself to tests of word and language savvy!

Combining tried-and-tested word and language puzzles such as crosswords, word ladders, and word searches with a fantastic array of new puzzle types like fit words, pathfinders, and arrow words, 10-Minute Brain Games is an exciting and challenging set of brain teasers that will help readers reboot their powers of concentration and dust off their language skills.

100 Card Games for All the Family

100 Card Games for All the Family

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This practical reference for card-game players of every level anywhere in the world presents all the classic and most popular card games, including rummy, baccarat, casino, beggar-my-neighbour, thirty-one, slapjack and snap, plus scores of lesser-known treats and gems such as ombre, go fish and spit.
100 Endgame Patterns You Must Know

100 Endgame Patterns You Must Know

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If you are aware of endgame patterns, you spot key moves quicker, analyse and calculate better, and memorize what you have studied more fully. Most of the patterns Jesus de la Villa presents in this new book are from the phase of the game just before a theoretical endgame turns up. Knowing these practical endgame fundamentals will enable you to fully reap the benefits of what you learned in De la Villa's widely acclaimed classic 100 Endgames You Must Know.

Studying patterns only makes sense if you are going to encounter them frequently. De la Villa presents those with the greatest practical importance and explains and illustrates them with carefully selected examples. To show the patterns as clearly as possible, he mainly concentrates on positions in which the sides have just one piece. Presenting positions with more pieces risks blurring the picture and making motifs less straightforward.

The fact that players think in patterns has an important side-effect: their endgame errors tend to repeat themselves. That's why De la Villa has not just included examples from games of elite GM's but also of amateurs. Errors are extremely instructive and working with this book will seriously reduce the number of typical mistakes you are prone to make. The many practical exercises that De la Villa selected will help you improve and retain what you learned.

100 Endgames You Must Know

100 Endgames You Must Know

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This special hardcover edition of 100 Endgames You Must Know celebrates the sale of more than 25,000 copies of this modern chess classic. The book's success since its first publication in English in 2008 can be explained by its simplicity, its accessibility and its great instructive value. If you've never read an endgame book before, this is the one you should start with, said book reviewer GM Matthew Sadler. 'De la Villa does a truly wonderful job of explaining useful endgames in a calm and measured manner that is clear enough for any strength of player to understand while still being interesting for stronger players.' Lots of chess players agree. On Amazon, more than 500 readers left a book review, and 84% awarded the book a maximum of five stars. The book contains only those endgames that: - show up frequently - are easy to learn - contain ideas that are useful in more difficult positions Your performance will improve dramatically because this book offers you simple rules with detailed and lively explanations. De la Villa has since written two other endgame manuals, expanding his teachings of the original '100 Endgames'. For further study, you can now use The 100 Endgames You Must Know Workbook and 100 Endgame Patterns You Must Know.
100 Endgames You Must Know

100 Endgames You Must Know

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There are, contrary to what most amateurs believe, relatively few chess endgames one must know. Jesus de la Villa, an international grandmaster and former champion of Spain, presents the endgames that show up most frequently in practice, are easy to learn and contain ideas and concepts that are useful in more difficult positions. He brings you simple rules, guiding ideas at the beginning of each chapter, detailed and lively explanations, many diagrams, clear summaries of the most important themes, recommended exercises that will help you understand the material, and tests, divided in two parts: basic and final. The main thing De la Villa asks of you is to always understand WHY you play a move.
100 Garden Path Crosswords

100 Garden Path Crosswords

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Baffle your brain in the most delightful way!

Do you like crosswords that are light, easy, and breezy? Then these small, carefree 11x13 puzzles are just what you need. Because they're bite-sized, you can complete each one in a few minutes--while still enjoying a challenge. Perfect for carrying around anywhere, this entertaining collection will test your wits on a variety of fun subjects.

100 Greatest Retro Videogames

100 Greatest Retro Videogames

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From platformers to puzzlers to shooters, this brilliantly illustrated book showcases the 100 greatest retro video games, as chosen by the experts at Retro Gamer magazine. It looks at everything from 8-bit hits such as Pac-Man and Manic Miner to Halo: Combat Evolved and Resident Evil 4. In addition to the top 100, there's also in-depth coverage of the biggest games, including gorgeous screenshots and artworks, and revealing interviews with their creators.

Interviews include: Shigeru Miyamoto on Super Mario Bros, John Romero on DOOM, Toru Iwatani on Pac-Man, Alexey Pajitnov on Tetris.

100 Picnic Table Crosswords

100 Picnic Table Crosswords

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Baffle your brain in the most delightful way!

Do you like crosswords that are light, easy, and breezy? Then these small, carefree 11x13 puzzles are just what you need. Because they're bite-sized, you can complete each one in a few minutes--while still enjoying a challenge. Perfect for carrying around anywhere, this entertaining collection will test your wits on a variety of fun subjects.

100% Unofficial Fortnite Annual 2023

100% Unofficial Fortnite Annual 2023

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Fortnite has re-emerged from the black hole for Chapter 2!

The 100% Unofficial Fortnite Annual 2021 is the perfect Christmas gift for gamers. It includes the best skins, emotes and accessories, as well as a round-up of the most impressive vehicles, the best sports mini games, builds and escape rooms in Creative, plus tips for the best attack and defence strategies and much more.

1001 Chess Endgame Exercises for Beginners

1001 Chess Endgame Exercises for Beginners

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The best place to start your tactics training is in the endgame! Chess is 99% tactics - and if you want to win more games, nothing works better than training tactics. Win a piece or find a mate. That will get you results. Since most of the pieces have left the board, endgame tactics have the clarity that enables you to grasp all basics concepts quickly and comprehensively. In the endgame, you can focus on what is important without any distractions by a couple of random pawns and pieces. In 1001 Chess Endgame Exercises for Beginners, IM Thomas Willemze does two things at once. He explains all the basic concepts, and provides you with a huge amount of exercises for each theme and each chess piece. Willemze uses all his experience as a coach, and his familiarity with the famous Step Method, to carefully build up your chess knowledge step-by-step. He shows you the strength of all pieces, from the lonely pawn to the almighty queen. And he guides you from the basics to more complex tactics in a highly instructive puzzle rush.
1001 Chess Exercises for Beginners

1001 Chess Exercises for Beginners

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Chess is 99% tactics! This well-known maxim may sound strange but is really just an exaggerated basic truth: if you want to win more games, nothing works better than training combinations. Solving many tactical puzzles is what makes the difference for beginners and casual players. There are two types of books on tactics, those that introduce the concepts followed by a some examples, and workbooks that contain numerous exercises. Chess masters Franco Masetti and Roberto Messa have done both: they explain the basic tactical ideas AND provide an enormous amount of exercises for each different theme. 1001 Chess Exercises for Beginners is a great first tactics book. It helps you in identifying weak spots in the position of your opponent, in recognizing patterns of combinations, and in visualizing tricks.
1001 Sudoku

1001 Sudoku

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1001 Sudoku is a simple book that's filled with fantastic puzzles. There are enough superb sudoku in this handsome volume to keep even the biggest puzzle fan busy for months -- if not years! Sudoku is the puzzle craze that took the world by storm in 2005. From humble beginnings as a daily puzzle in a British newspaper, the number placement logic puzzle has become a publishing sensation, hitting best-seller lists all over the world. The simple-to-learn but difficult-to-master nature of the puzzle is such that people of all ages, all abilities, and all walks of life can enjoy it. 1001 Sudoku is the ultimate sudoku book, giving enough top-quality puzzles for even the most devoted fan, but suitable for those who want to get into the craze but might feel intimidated by numbers. Remember, you don't have to be good at math to be good at Sudoku!
101 Bets You Will Always Win

101 Bets You Will Always Win

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YouTube sensation, psychologist Richard Wiseman, shows you how to astound your friends with 101 Bets You Will Always Win

Everyone loves a winner. Imagine being able to challenge anyone with seemingly impossible bets, safe in the knowledge that you will always win. Imagine no more. Richard Wiseman is a psychologist who has traveled the globe in search of the world's greatest bets and in 101 Bets You Will Always Win he shows you how to use science, logic and a healthy dose of trickery always to be on the winning side of every bet you make. Using coins, dice, matchsticks and ordinary objects, you'll discover, among many other things,

- how to balance a coin on the edge of a dollar bill
- pick a cup up with a balloon
- balance two forks and a matchstick on your fingertip
- separate two glasses without touching them

In explaining the bets, Wiseman also explains the science behind them making what at first seems mystifying as natural as the laws of gravity. Let YouTube sensation Richard Wiseman turn you into one of those smart people who can say I'll bet I can... and know that you'll never lose.

101 Clever Card Tricks

101 Clever Card Tricks

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This simple step-by-step guide makes magic easy no matter what your age.

From easy illusions that can be mastered in minutes to more elaborate sleights of hand that will test your speed and brain power, 101 amazing tricks is for everyone. Use 'Brain power' tricks that use mathematics and exercise your memory skills to perform mind-reading stunts. Inventive tricks using mobile phones will delight more experienced magicians looking for something new.

101 Clever Card Tricks

101 Clever Card Tricks

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From easy illusions that can be mastered in minutes to more elaborate sleights of hand that will test your speed and brain power, this book is packed with 101 amazing tricks for everyone. This simple step-by-step guide makes magic easy no matter what your age. Perform tricks that use mathematics and exercise your memory skills to perform mind-reading stunts. Inventive tricks using mobile phones will delight more experienced magicians looking for something new.

101 Cool Things to Do In Roblox Independent & Unofficial

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Following on from Welbeck's Best Roblox Games Ever, this new Roblox title revisits the ever-popular children's gaming portal in a completely new way.

Instead of being another directory of games, this guide gives readers 100 of the coolest experiences that they can have in Roblox - all for free.

Whether it's breaking out of prison, hiding from a hurricane, finding hidden secrets or even creating your own game, there's something for every player here. Plus there are tons of challenges for readers to take up which will see them participate in loads of fun, silly and exciting in-game moments. It's the ultimate boredom-buster for Roblox-obsessed kids.

Roblox is the largest user-generated online gaming platform, with 12 million monthly users worldwide. Parents will appreciate the online etiquette tips and guides on how to stay 100% safe online.

101 Quick Thinking Games and Riddles

101 Quick Thinking Games and Riddles

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The entertaining 101 Quick Thinking Games and Riddles is the teacher's answer for how to enliven curriculum, what to do when the lesson ends early, or what to do with the one child who always finishes first and wants another challenge. The games encourage concentration, patience, reasoning, an understanding of numbers and logic, and working with letters and words. They enhance memory skills, can be used anytime and are great for substitute teachers, free time, and broadening math or English lessons. All the games, exercises and puzzles can easily be modified to suit the needs of various elementary-school grades. These "Quick-Thinking Games" provide a number of different ways to increase children's concentration through games, and to improve concentration in the long term. The book contains games and puzzles that can be used with groups of children anytime, as pick-me-ups or to fill in breaks.

Paperback Fiction

Deluge
By: Markley, Stephen
Do-Over
By: Painter, Lynn
Toad
By: Dunn, Katherine
Villa
By: Hawkins, Rachel
We All Want Impossible Things
By: Newman, Catherine
Twist of a Knife
By: Horowitz, Anthony
Singer Distance
By: Chatagnier, Ethan
Annual Banquet of the Gravediggers Guild
By: Énard, Mathias
Hunger of Women
By: Castaldi, Marosia

Hardcover Non-Fiction

Strike of the Sailfish
By: Moore, Stephen L
World Within a Song
By: Tweedy, Jeff
Upcycled Self
By: Trotter, Tariq
Class
By: Land, Stephanie
Everywhere an Oink Oink
By: Mamet, David
When I Was Your Age
By: Thompson, Kenan
Energy Follows Thought
By: Ritz, David
Night Parade
By: Lin, Jami Nakamura
Path to Paradise
By: Wasson, Sam

Hardcover Fiction

Mystery Guest
Author: Prose, Nita
Other Mothers
Author: Faulkner, Katherine
One Last Stop Collectors Edition
Author: McQuiston, Casey
System Collapse
Author: Wells, Martha
Weak in Comparison to Dreams
Author: Elkins, James
So Late in the Day
Author: Keegan, Claire
Before We Say Goodbye
Author: Kawaguchi, Toshikazu
Tatami Time Machine Blues
Author: Morimi, Tomihiko
Serpent & the Wings of Night
Author: Broadbent, Carissa