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Challenging Puzzles

Challenging Puzzles

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Charge up your cognitive power with these challenging conundrums! Featuring more than 200 illustrated, full-color puzzles-- including sudoku, logic problems, riddles, Latin squares, visual teasers, and math challenges--this collection lets you exercise your mind, whether you've got five minutes or an hour. The fun begins with moderately difficult brainteasers, but solving gets progressively harder as you go along and your skills develop.
Chess

Chess

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Chess is played on every continent and by several hundred million people. It's the most popular board game in the world, and people of all ages love to play! In Chess: Be the King!, you'll start by learning how the pieces move and then progress to the more complicated ideas behind the best moves for the different phases of the game. This book offers something for beginners who have never picked up a chess piece as well as more advanced instruction for experienced learners who are looking to become expert players!

Inside you'll find exclusive tips from some of the world's best chess players. These clever suggestions will help you to become a real king of chess. Imagine how much fun it will be to win a game against a classmate or--if you're really good--maybe even your grandpa! If you're up for a real challenge, you can also test yourself with puzzles taken from world championship games. Put on your thinking cap--your brain's got some work to do!

Chess

Chess

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This book includes 5,334 different instructional situations--many taken from real matches--including 306 problems for checkmate in one move, 3,412 mates in two moves, 744 mates in three moves, 600 miniature games, 144 simple endgames, and 128 tournament game combinations, plus solutions, the basic rules of the game and an international bibliography.
Chess Bitch: Women in the Ultimate Intellectual Sport

Chess Bitch: Women in the Ultimate Intellectual Sport

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In a game where the chess board's strongest piece the Queen is often referred to as a bitch, and where being female has been long considered a major disadvantage, this eye-opening account shows how young female chess players are successfully knocking down the doors to this traditionally male game.
Chess for Dummies

Chess for Dummies

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Want to play chess like a champ? Dummies can help.

From Netflix's "The Queen's Gambit" to podcasts, virtual and mobile gaming, and beyond, chess is back in a big way. But, with all those kings, queens, and knights, chess can be a royal pain to grasp. Chess For Dummies is here to help beginners wrap their minds around the rules of the game, make sense of those puzzling pieces, and sharpen their chess strategy such that even Paul Morphy would be impressed. You'll learn the laws of chess, its lingo, and engage in the art of the attack with the easy-to-follow, step-by-step explanations found in the latest edition of Chess For Dummies.

Whether you're playing chess online, in a tournament, or across the dining room table with a family member or friend, this hands-on guide is sure to capture your interest (and your opponent's queen), getting you up to speed on the game and its components and giving you the know-how you need to put the principles of play into action from the opening to the endgame.

  • Grasp the rules of play and the nuances of each phase of the game
  • Familiarize yourself with the pieces and the board
  • Pick the perfect chess set and chessboard for you
  • Get to know each of the pieces and their powers
  • If you feel like you're in a stalemate before you even begin a game, Chess For Dummies is your guide to forcing moves, raking bishops, and skewering your opponents like a true champion.

    Chess for Kids: How to Play to Win

    Chess for Kids: How to Play to Win

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    Written as a story--featuring seven-year-old twins Alice and Sam and their quest to stop an impending alien invasion--"Chess for Kids" will teach your child how to play chess in thirty short, fun lessons. "Chess for Kids" describes each piece, simply and clearly explaining what moves each one can make and how best to utilize them on the board. Here are the concepts of check, checkmate, and stalemate and basic chess strategy and thinking skills. Peppered with quizzes and puzzles to reinforce what your child has learned, "Chess for Kids" is the perfect book for any child who wishes to learn this ancient and always popular game.
    Chess Is Child's Play: Teaching Techniques That Work

    Chess Is Child's Play: Teaching Techniques That Work

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    Chess is Child's Play is a book written byparents, for parents. It is written for YOU! Chess is one of the oldest strategygamesknown to man. Studies show that children who learn chess at an early age gainsuchvaluable life skillsas: .Problem-solving ability .Improvedpatience and focus .Enhancedimagination .Greater self-confidence. Chess educators Laura Sherman and Bill Kilpatrickhavecreated aneasy, step-by-stepmethod for teaching chess thatparents of all skill levelscan use to teachchildrenof any age. You don't have to know how to playchess in orderto usethesystem.Thisbook will teach you the game, whileshowingyou how to teach your child to play. You will learn together. Chess makes childrensmarter.Give your child an advantage in life and teach him or herto play today!"
    Chess Opening Essentials

    Chess Opening Essentials

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    Most chess opening books are either too detailed or too shallow. Chess Opening Essentials has exactly the right balance and is an accessible primer and a reference book at the same time. It gives a flavor of how every opening works and points at the various middlegame plans that apply after the opening has ended.Chess Opening essentials helps beginners to develop a solid understanding of fundamental opening ideas, gives casual players the ability to choose the opening that suits their style and taste and is a tool for club players to test and review their opening repertoire as well as a reference book to which advanced players keep returning.The authors do not propagate forcing tactical variations to be memorized mechanically, but explain what you should actually be trying to achieve when playing the opening of your choice. They include the main alternative responses and give clear indications for further study.
    Chess Opening Traps for Kids

    Chess Opening Traps for Kids

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    Chess becomes fun when we learn how to survive the opening and stop falling into our opponents' cheap tactical tricks.

    And that's what this book is about! By understanding opening play and how to exploit tactical ideas, we turn the tables on our opponents. Now they will be the ones getting outmanoeuvred, tricked, trapped and pushed off the board!

    Chess Opening Traps for Kids is a serious course on how to play the opening, illustrated with memorable and entertaining examples. By focusing on 100 key themes, Graham Burgess explains how to use opening tricks to our advantage. Every opening features hidden dangers for both players, so we need to avoid pitfalls while making full use of tactics to achieve the opening goals of purposeful development and central control.

    Most of the 100 sections feature a basic example followed by a more complex one. Some of the traps have claimed grandmaster victims, while others are more likely to arise in junior chess. Either way, the aim is to learn the theme so well that you can use it when similar opportunities arise in your own games. A series of exercises at the end of the book allows you to check that you have grasped the main points. Throughout the book there are tips on how to spot tactics in advance and advice on opening strategy.
    Chess Tactics for the Tournament Player

    Chess Tactics for the Tournament Player

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    It's been said that tactics are 99% of chess. This third volume of the Comprehensive Chess Course teaches you the basic tools of winning chess with instructive and memorable examples. Grandmasters Alburt and Palatnik thoroughly explain hundreds of key positions arranged by difficulty and designed to sharpen tactical recognition and vision in your own games. Nothing is left to chance in this work. All materials have already shown their worth in Russian chess instruction.

    GM Alburt's Comprehensive Chess Course brings English readers the once strictly guarded and time-tested Russian training methods, the key to the 50-year Russian dominance of world chess. Comprehensive Chess Course takes you from beginner to master.

    Chicago Tribune Daily Crossword Puzzles

    Chicago Tribune Daily Crossword Puzzles

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    Not too traditional, not too avant-garde--these puzzles are original, contemporary, and fun to solve for puzzle fans everywhere.
    - 50 daily-size crossword puzzles made by constructors from across the United States
    - Medium-difficulty, middle-of-the-road style puzzles that appeal to a broad range of solvers
    - The perfect complement to the excellent Chicago Tribune Sunday Crossword Puzzles
    [PuzzleMeter: Difficulty--Medium;
    Style--Middle-of-the-Road]
    Chill the F*ck Out: A Swear Word Coloring Book

    Chill the F*ck Out: A Swear Word Coloring Book

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    Coloring is the perfect way to relax and unwind. Add a bit of subversive and irreverent humor and you have Chill the F*ck Out! Beautiful scenes and abstract doodles are combined with irreverent quips like Shit just got real that will keep you laughing.

    Features:
    -32 original pieces of artwork to color and enjoy
    -Perforated pages for easy framing
    -One-side printing so colors don't bleed through

    Cleaning Sucks: An Unf*ck Your Habitat Guided Journal for Less Mess, Less Stress, and a Home You Don't Hate

    Cleaning Sucks: An Unf*ck Your Habitat Guided Journal for Less Mess, Less Stress, and a Home You Don't Hate

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    Let go of perfect and embrace good enough!

    Looking to change your messy ways? This full-color guided journal will help you explore your relationship with cleaning: why you hate it, what stands in your way, and how to make small changes that lead to big results down the road. Forget about those unattainable #goals in glossy magazines and TV makeover shows. Everyone deserves a space they love, and that means something different for everyone. So when you need a little extra motivation, Cleaning Sucks provides the tips, tricks, quotes, and gentle kicks in the pants you need to get off your butt and get cleaning up.

    - Answer prompts and complete challenges and checklists to make big changes from small habits
    - Find motivation through hilarious and kickass quotes to inspire the hell out of you
    - Banish your inner critic, and bask in the glow of every accomplishment, no matter how small

    Clever Crosswords for Kids

    Clever Crosswords for Kids

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    An official Mensa puzzle book!

    Master puzzle maker Trip Payne has come up with another brain-busting collection that will wow youngsters. His Crosswords for Kids has sold nearly 60,000 copies, and his Great Crosswords for Kids is on its way to similar success; these oh-so-clever puzzles should scale the heights of popularity, too. Children will enjoy figuring out such kid-friendly clues as "Last name of the author of Curious George," "One of Santa's helpers," and "Sylvester the Cat chased him." And while they're having a good time filling in the answers, youngsters will also improve their vocabulary, learn interesting facts, and boost their powers of concentration.

    Cliffs Five Nights at Freddys Fazbear Frights 7

    Cliffs Five Nights at Freddys Fazbear Frights 7

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    Five Nights at Freddy's fans won't want to miss this pulse-pounding collection of three novella-length tales that will keep even the bravest FNAF player up at night...

    Some things must be learned the hard way . . . Reed sees an opportunity to teach the school bully not to mess with him, but ends up mangling the lesson. Robert, an exhausted single father, gets a crash course in parenting when he buys a fancy new teddy bear to watch and entertain his young son. Chris, eager to join the Science Club at school, agrees to undergo a grisly experiment to be accepted. But in the malevolent universe of Five Nights at Freddy's, there's always an education in pain.

    In this seventh volume, Five Nights at Freddy's creator Scott Cawthon spins three sinister novella-length stories from different corners of his series' canon, featuring cover art from fanfavorite artist LadyFiszi.

    Readers beware: This collection of terrifying tales is enough to unsettle even the most hardenedFive Nights at Freddy's fans.

    Coffee, Tea, or Sudoku

    Coffee, Tea, or Sudoku

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    Need a pick-me-up? Who needs caffeine when you can jump start your brain with Will Shortz sudoku! People all over the world can't get enough of this delightful number puzzle. They're short, addictive and perfect for solving on that daily coffee break!

    Features:
    - 100 easy to hard sudoku puzzles
    - Edited by legendary New York Times crossword editor Will Shortz
    - Big grids with lots of space for easy solving

    Collins Crosswords – Big Book of Crosswords 10

    Collins Crosswords – Big Book of Crosswords 10

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    A bumper collection of 300 quick crossword puzzles to test your word knowledge and have you reaching for the thesaurus. The puzzles are in a standard 13x13 grid size. How quickly can you solve these? You will find the solutions easily at the back of the book.

    Colorforms

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