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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

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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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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 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.

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 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.
101 Word Puzzles: Fun & Challenging Adult Activity Book

101 Word Puzzles: Fun & Challenging Adult Activity Book

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Do you like to challenge your brain and have fun? Then grab this book of 101 word puzzles right now! 101 Word Puzzles contains a wide variety of all-time favorite word puzzles, including:
  • Word Search
  • Word Scramble
  • Fallen Phrases
  • Letter Tiles
  • Cryptograms
  • Word Zigzags
  • Difficulty ranges from introductory to challenging. Simple instructions and answer key for the 60 puzzles are included. Suitable for 10+. What are you waiting for? Get your brain working and grab 101 WORD PUZZLES now!
    150 Solitaire Games

    150 Solitaire Games

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    The perfect book for anyone who enjoys playing cards, either alone or with others. It includes 150 different solitaire games, along with puzzlers, ESP tests, and more.
    299 On-the-Go Games & Puzzles to Keep Your Brain Young

    299 On-the-Go Games & Puzzles to Keep Your Brain Young

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    Give your brain a healthy workout--Anytime, Anywhere.

    Not just any book of games, this collection by the bestselling author of 399 Games, Puzzles & TriviaChallenges Specially Designed to Keep Your Brain Youngis expertly created to keep your brain in tip-top shape--even while you're on the go. With its shorter puzzles and portable size, it's perfect for getting your cognitive exercise in while waiting at the dentist's office, traveling, or whenever you have a few spare minutes to challenge yourself.

    Arranged in difficulty from "Easy Does It!" to "Finish Strong!," these 299 surprisingly fun puzzles target six key cognitive functions:

  • Long-term memory
  • Working memory
  • Executive functioning
  • Attention to detail
  • Multitasking
  • Processing speed
  • 303 Perplexing Chess Puzzles

    303 Perplexing Chess Puzzles

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    Building on the earlier "303 Tactical Chess Puzzles," this collection of fun chess exercises provides a rigorous practice regimen designed to develop players' strategic abilities. One hundred scenarios for each of 3 levels (advanced beginner, intermediate, and tournament) challenge players to resolve chess problems requiring multiple "ply" (a movement for one side only) solutions. To facilitate concentration, only 2 illustrations appear on each page, with a slight parenthetical hint at the top of each position. Answers to each puzzle and a tactics index allow players to study examples of individual strategies.
    399 Games, Puzzles & Trivia Challenges Specially Designed to Keep Your Brain Young

    399 Games, Puzzles & Trivia Challenges Specially Designed to Keep Your Brain Young

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    Cross-train your brain. All it takes is ten to fifteen minutes a day of playing the right games. (It's fun.)

    Exercising your brain is like exercising your body--with the right program, you can keep your brain young, strong, agile, and adaptable. Organized on an increasing scale of difficulty from "Warm-up" to "Merciless," here are 399 puzzles, trivia quizzes, brainteasers, and word game that are both fun and engaging to play, and are expertly designed to give your brain the kind of workout that stimulates neurogenesis, the process of rejuvenating the brain by growing new brain cells.

    Target Six Key Cognitive Functions:

    1. Long-Term Memory. 2. Working Memory. 3. Executive Functioning. 4. Attention to Detail. 5. Multitasking. 6. Processing Speed.

    417 More Games Puzzles & Trivia Challenges Specially Designed to Keep Your Brain Young

    417 More Games Puzzles & Trivia Challenges Specially Designed to Keep Your Brain Young

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    It's never too late to improve your brain.

    Achieving and maintaining a higher level of mental fitness can be surprisingly fun--and to your brain, it's healthy exercise. In this follow-up volume to her bestselling 399 Games, Puzzle & Trivia Challenges Designed to Keep Your Brain Young, Nancy Linde offers a brand-new collection of puzzles, trivia challenges, brainteasers, and word games that are not only great fun to do but are specifically designed to give your brain the kind of workout that stimulates neurogenesis, the process that allows the brain to grow new cells.

    Cross-train your brain by targeting 6 key cognitive functions: Long-term memory, working memory, executive functioning, attention to detail, multitasking, and processing speed.

    This is the kind of exercise you'll want to do, and all it takes is 10 to 15 minutes a day for a full workout.

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