Brain Teasers will keep your brain sharp
So You Think You're Smart is a delightful book of word games that the
entire family can enjoy. All games are concise, uncomplicated and, most of
all, a lot of fun.
They are about ordinary words and things that everybody knows about so only common knowledge and a bit of resourcefulness are needed to solve them.
The games are only one of the fun features. All answers are encrypted!
Each is given on the same page as the game, but is printed upside-down and
backward - as in a mirror image. To ensure that they cannot be accidentally
read, the answers are further obscured by using italics and a reduced size
type. A mirror is needed to reveal the answers - and a special unbreakable
plastic one is provided with each book
Are You Smart, or What? is the most entertaining book of word games,
It combines clever challenges and surprising answers with playful innovations to both amaze and amuse readers of all ages.
All puzzles are concise and uncomplicated.
They are about ordinary words and things that everybody knows about so
the entire family can enjoy them.
Brainteasers, Mind Benders, Games, Word Searches, Puzzlers, Mazes & More
Page-A-Day Calendar 2005 (Color Page a Day Calendars)
It's like salted peanuts for the brain--in full color--a year of mind-bending ambigrams and inversions, logic and numeric puzzlers, mazes, word games, and physical puzzles (using fingers and other body parts) that are resplendently designed and challenging. Created by Scott Kim, a frequent contributor to Games magazine and puzzle columnist for Discover magazine, here are hundreds of ways to give your brain the exercise it craves. So not only will the calendar entertain the intrepid, but it will actually make you smarter, too.
Exercises for the Whole Brain: Neuron-Builders to Stimulate and Entertain
Your Visual, Math and Executive-Planning Skills (Brain Waves Books)
The most fascinating mental exercises from the New York Times internationally syndicated column "Playspace." They build brain skills in the same way physical exercise builds muscles and stamina.
60 brain-awakening exercises that strengthen connections among the mental centers that control creative-visual, executive-planning, spatial-manipulative, and logical thinking.
Each exercise was developed to stimulate a different combination of brain circuits to sharpen mental skills needed to compete professionally and to retard loss of memory and other skills as the brain ages. Yet they are almost addictively fascinating. Optional hints for each exercise make every format accessible to all levels of skill.
Now available in a Second Edition, Games of Strategy remains the most
accessible principles-level text for courses in game theory, addressing a
remarkably broad range of concepts in a narrative that is both clear and
Using resonant real-world examples, the authors simplify difficult theoretic ideas, helping students see the value of strategic thinking in a variety of situations. The text has been carefully updated for this Second Edition, including thorough revisions of the sections on sequential- and simultaneous-move games and those on voting and auctioning.
This is an inviting introduction to game theory, offering students an engaging, comprehensive view of the discipline without assuming a prior knowledge of economics or complex mathematics (uses only high school algebra).
Brain Busters! Mind-Stretching Puzzles in Math and Logic
lovers of every persuasion, prepare to be mystified and wonderously
maddened! These 51 original puzzles by Barry R. Clarke, puzzle columnist for
the Daily Telegraph (UK), present challenges ranging from moderate to
difficult and span a terrific range of clever conundrums : word puzzles,
complex crosswords, and math and logic puzzles.
Pixel puzzles are fun, addictive and very challenging. They are are
considered math puzzles, but as long as you can count, you'll be fine. They
don't require any reading, so they're great to do while you're listening to
TV or a book on tape. Nonetheless, they really work your brain. They require
a logical, step-by-step approach, and are very satisfying. If you like logic
problems of any type, you should definitely give these a try!
I am a true addict. I have tried every book I could find with this type of puzzle. Mind sharpening Pixel Puzzles, and Perplexing Pixel Puzzles are clearly the best. They are much more challenging than any of the other puzzle books of this type, and the pictures are more interesting. I bought them two years ago, and I was hooked. After I finished them, I tried others, but nothing else can really compare. I just ordered my second copy of each of them!
If you're generally good with challenging logic puzzles, you will love this book, and it will keep you busy for months. Most of the puzzles took a long time to complete. Some were very frustrating because they required using trial and error (in addition to logic) and a lot of erasing. They were all fun though, and it was satisfying to complete each one.
Mind sharpening Pixel Puzzles, and Perplexing Pixel Puzzles are the only ones I've seen that are spiral bound (which really helps). The pages are larger, the paper quality is excellent, and the resulting pictures are attractive. They cost less than many of the other books too! How can you beat that?
Workout for a Balanced Brain
A fun exercise regimen for the brain's weaker hemisphere-right or left. With quick-and-easy tests readers can discern how the brain works and where it needs improvement, and then build their own personalized brain workouts using exercises and puzzles to balance their brains.
The Everything Kids' Math Puzzles Book: Brain Teasers, Games, and
Activities for Hours of Fun (Everything Kids Series)
Who knew that math could be so cool? Crammed with games, puzzles, and trivia, The Everything® Kids’ Math Puzzles Book puts the fun back into playing with numbers!
Inside, you’ll be able to:
If you have any fear of math—or are just tired of sitting in a classroom—The Everything® Kids’ Math Puzzles Book provides hours of entertainment. You’ll get so caught up in the activities you won’t even know you’re learning
Crossword puzzles, word games, math teasers, and the
like are usually considered just amusing pastimes. In fact, many of the
world's great minds have turned to puzzles and games, not just as
diversions, but as means of sharpening their mental abilities. Recently, a
variety of studies on the effects of aging on the mind have shown that older
people who keep their minds active by doing crossword puzzles or other
mentally challenging tasks are statistically far less likely to be afflicted
by Alzheimer's or dementia. The evidence appears to indicate that exercising
our brains is as important as exercising our bodies for health and fitness.