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Sudoku Fiendish, Volume 1

by YobiTech Consulting

Sudoku Fiendish Volume 1 book contains total of 228 very hard puzzles organized at 5 different difficulty levels (1-5) with all of their solutions. The instruction to play both in English and Spanish. This book...


Rise and Fly: Tall Tales and Mostly True Rules of Bid Whist

GOTCHA!

by Julian Biddle

Trick or trivia? Fun for all ages!

Fact or fiction? What's real? What's not? The questions become a fun test of wits for know-it-alls and know-nothings in this ingenious collection of slightly skewed trivia quizzes...


The Everything Giant Book of Word Searches Volume II

by Charles Timmerman

Everything word search books are more popular than ever! Due to popular demand, puzzlemaster Charles Timmerman has come up with a brand-new collection, packed with more than 300 word searches. This book is sure...


From Square One: A Meditation, with Digressions, on Crosswords

by Dean Olsher

From Square One is Dean Olsher's captivating and in-depth exploration of the cultural history, psychology, and even metaphysics of crosswords -- their promise of a world without chaos and uncertainty.

It is...


Train the Brain: Use It or Lose It

by Gareth Moore

Keep your brain in shape with these entertaining brainteasers!

Scientific research shows that your brain needs exercise just like the rest of your body. Solving simple, short challenges is an excellent way for...


Extra Lives: Why Video Games Matter

by Tom Bissell

Tom Bissell is a prizewinning writer who published three widely acclaimed books before the age of thirty-four. He is also an obsessive gamer who has spent untold hours in front of his various video game consoles,...


Ken Jennings's Trivia Almanac: 8,888 Questions in 365 Days

by Ken Jennings

Ken Jennings’s Trivia Almanac is the ingeniously organized book where, for a change, the all-time Jeopardy! champ gets to ask the questions–and where every day of the year will give you the chance to test...


Winning Go: Successful Moves from the Opening to the Endgame

by Richard Bozulich & Peter Shotwell

Master the game of Go with this expert guide.

Go is a two player board game that first originated in ancient China but is also very popular in Japan and Korea. There is significant strategy and philosophy involved...


Chess for Success: Using an Old Game to Build New Strengths in Children and Teens

by Maurice Ashley

Maurice Ashley immigrated to New York from Jamaica at the age of twelve, only to be confronted with the harsh realities of urban life. But he found his inspiration for a better life after stumbling upon a chess...


The Intelligent Guide to Texas Hold'em Poker

by Sam Braids

This concise, comprehensive guide, on Texas Hold'em Poker is packed with tips and information that players need to know. For beginners, it explains the rules of Texas Hold'em, basic strategy, and how to play...


The World Greatest Blackjack Book

by Lance Humble

A revised edition of the blackjack player's bible, with complete information on the odds, betting strategies, and much more -- now updated to include the rules of play in Atlantic City as well as international...


Tricks with Your Head: Hilarious Magic Tricks and Stunts to Disgust and Delight

by Mac King & Mark Levy

“Mac King is a god.” —Penn and Teller

Tricks with Your Head is the world’s greatest (and only) collection of hilarious, mystifying, and sometimes repulsive magic tricks that you can perform with your...


Secrets the Pros Won't Tell You About Winning at Hold'em Poker

by Sheree; Krieger, Lou Bykofsky

“It takes a special book to take a player to the next level, and this is that book.”—Amy Calistri, Poker School Online

While other highly touted books on hold’em poker offer enough tips to turn a committed...


Capablanca: A Primer of Checkmate

by Frisco Del Rosario

Jose Raul Capablanca is renowned for his exquisite positional play and flawless endgame technique. But The Chess Machine was also a master of that other way to deliver mate: the attack on the enemy king.In this...


Birth of the Chess Queen

by Marilyn Yalom

Everyone knows that the queen is the most dominant piece in chess, but few people know that the game existed for five hundred years without her. It wasn't until chess became a popular pastime for European royals...


Al Baker's Books of Magic Tricks  - Book One & Two

by Al Baker

Originally published in 1933, this collection contains both of the works on magic put together by the author. It features detailed explanations of his many tricks, accompanied by clear diagrams, and offers much...


The Illustrated Guide To Blackjack

by Dennis Purdy

Real hands. Real decisions!

You’ve got a pair of jacks. The dealer shows a seven. Do you split or stand? The Illustrated Guide to Blackjack will show you the right move to make in this and every possible...


Kokology 2: More of the Game of Self-Discovery

by Tadahiko Nagao & Isamu Saito

Kokology 2 offers all-new insights into the surprising real you.

Kokology, the popular Japanese pop-psych quiz game, is now an American bestseller, and Kokology 2 offers more than 50 all-new quizzes, perfect...


The Big Book of Rules

by Stephanie Spadaccini

An indispensable rule book for over 300 games we play For any game player who has ever wondered how to signal a cartoon in charades, whether a flush in spades beats an equivalent flush in diamonds, or what happens...


Poker Nation

by Andy Bellin

Journalist and poker fanatic Andy Bellin takes readers on a raucous journey into the shut-up-and-deal world of professional poker. From basement games to the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas, you'll look over...


The Rules Of Poker

by Lou; Bykofsky, Sheree Krieger

The Ultimate Argument Settler

This book holds the answer to every poker argument, standstill, or face-off imaginable. Experts Lou Krieger and Sheree Bykofsky provide answers to hundreds of tough questions like:...


Pandolfini's Ultimate Guide to Chess

by Bruce Pandolfini

From America's foremost chess teacher and author comes a new standard: a comprehensive course covering all aspects of the game, to improve your technique whether you are a newcomer or a longtime fan.

One of America's...


Victor Mollo's Bridge Club

by Victor Mollo

Renowned bridge expert Victor Mollo has another card up his sleeve!  Advance technique and simple bridge psychology, closely linked, are the salient features of the many brilliant plays described in Victor...


Hoyle's Rules of Games

by Albert Morehead & Geoffrey Mott-Smith

In 1742, Edmond Hoyle published the definitive book on the popular game of his day, whist. Games evolve with time, just as whist gave rise to contract bridge. However, more than 250 years later, Hoyle’s is...


Phil Gordon's Little Blue Book: More Lessons and Hand Analysis in No Limit Texas Hold'em

by Phil Gordon & Chris Ferguson

In Poker: The Real Deal and Phil Gordon's Little Green Book, Phil Gordon -- a world-class player and teacher -- shared the strategies, tips, and expertise he's gleaned during his phenomenally successful career....


New Era Card Tricks - Magic with Cards

by A. Roterberc

Originally published in 1897. The author was a famous conjuror who many spent many years perfecting the hundreds of tricks and sleight of hand methods described here. Contents Include: SLEIGHTS : The Double...


The Pocket Book of Frame Games

by Terry Stickels

Frame games, as seen in USA WEEKEND magazine and read by more than 48,000,000 people in 600 newspapers weekly, are an extremely popular and amusing form of word puzzle that represent a famous phrase, song, person,...


Math Puzzles and Brainteasers, Grades 3-5: Over 300 Puzzles That Teach Math and Problem-Solving Skills

by Terry Stickels

Number puzzles, spatial/visual puzzles, cryptograms, Sudoku, Kokuro, logic puzzles, and word games like Frame Games are all a great way to teach math and problem-solving skills to elementary and middle school...


Math Puzzles and Brainteasers, Grades 6-8: Over 300 Puzzles That Teach Math and Problem-Solving Skills

by Terry Stickels

Number puzzles, spatial/visual puzzles, cryptograms, Sudoku, Kokuro, logic puzzles, and word games like Frame Games are all a great way to teach math and problem-solving skills to elementary and middle school...


The Royal Road to Card Magic

by Jean Hugard

Contents Include: The Overhand Shuffle The Riffle Shuffle Flourishes The Glide The Glimpse The Key Card The Palm The Backslip The Overhand Shuffle II False Shuffles and Cuts The Double Lift and Turnover The...


Crossworld: One Man's Journey into America's Crossword Obsession

by Marc Romano

Sixty-four million people do it at least once a week. Nabokov wrote about it. Bill Clinton even did it in the White House. The crossword puzzle has arguably been our national obsession since its birth almost...


All Your Base Are Belong to Us: How Fifty Years of Videogames Conquered Pop Culture

by Harold Goldberg

Through the stories of gaming's greatest innovations and most beloved creations, journalist Harold Goldberg captures the creativity, controversy--and passion--behind the videogame's meteoric rise to the top...


The Million Word Crossword Answer Book

by Stanley Newman & Daniel Stark

The Million Word Crossword Dictionary was hailed by New York Times crossword editor Will Shortz as "the largest, most up-to-date, and most useful" and praised by crossword editors from all over the country....


Simon & Schuster Hooked on Cryptics Treasury #1: 70 challenging cryptics from the Henry Hook archives

by Henry Hook

A dazzling treasury of vintage cryptics from puzzle 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...


The Everything Kakuro Super Challenge Book

by Charles Timmerman

Ready for the ultimate test of your problem-solving skills? Then this book is just what you've been looking for! Packed with challenges that range in difficulty from complete beginner to fiendishly complex,...


The Everything Kids' Basketball Book

by Bob Schaller & Coach Dave Harnish

Kids can dribble, shoot, and swish with hours of gaming fun in this new guide! Featuring thirty puzzles, this fun and educational book is a must-have for basketball players and fans. Children will learn the...


The Everything Kids' Soccer Book

by Deborah W Crisfield

It's a goal! Whether kids play defense, goalie, or offense, they'll have hours of fun with this book. Coach Deborah W. Crisfield gives kids tips and strategies for passing, heading, defending, and more in this...


The Backwash Squeeze and Other Improbable Feats

by Edward McPherson

There is one card game that towers above all others as the most intelligent, intricate, and psychologically absorbing ever to be invented. It has a rich history. It's played and loved by some of the world's...


The Official Rock Paper Scissors Strategy Guide

by Douglas Walker & Graham Walker

Rock Paper Scissors (RPS), the ultimate decision-making tool, is played the world over. By the late twentieth century, however, the sport's illustrious governing body, the World Rock Paper Scissors Society,...


The Complete Idiot's Guide to Ventriloquism

by Taylor Mason

The art of "bellyspeaking" isn't for dummies.

The Complete Idiot's Guide(r) to Ventriloquism teaches everyone to speak from their bellies, create and substitute sounds, use all the registers of their voice,...


Reality Is Broken: Why Games Make Us Better and How They Can Change the World

by Jane McGonigal

A visionary game designer reveals how we can harness the power of games to boost global happiness.

With 174 million gamers in the United States alone, we now live in a world where every generation will be a...


Across the Board: The Mathematics of Chessboard Problems

by John J. Watkins

Across the Board is the definitive work on chessboard problems. It is not simply about chess but the chessboard itself--that simple grid of squares so common to games around the world. And, more importantly,...


The Expert at the Card Table - The Classic Treatise on Card Manipulation

by S. W. Erdnase

This early works on The Expert at the Card Table is a must have for any card playing enthusiast. To all lovers of card games it should prove interesting, and as a basis of card entertainment it is practically...


Magic: The Complete Course

by Joshua Jay

Magic is everywhere, from the big spectacle celebrity of David Copperfield and Siegfried and Roy to the quirky Penn and Teller to the spooky David Blaine and Criss Angel to the endless material on YouTube. But...


Ventriloquism For Fun And Profit

by Paul Winchell

This early work is a fascinating read for entertainment enthusiasts. Thoroughly recommended for the bookshelf of the amateur or professional ventriloquist it contains a wealth of information that is still useful...


The Tao Of Chess: 200 Principles to Transform Your Game and Your Life

by Peter Kurzdorfer

Chess mastery has been recognized wince ancient times as an unparalleled way to learn political strategy, but until now no book has explored the life lessons chess teaches and how they can transform lives. In...


The Improving Annotator: From Beginner to Master

by Dan Heisman

Annotating your own games can help you to play better chess. By examining the choices you made during the game and how they turned out you can pinpoint the flaws in your thinking process so that you can work...


Tag, Toss & Run: 40 Classic Lawn Games

by Paul Tukey & Victoria Rowell

Rediscover the pleasure of family lawn games with this guide to 40 time-tested favorites--from classics like capture the flag, croquet, badminton, and bocce to the lesser-known Cherokee marbles, cornhole, and...


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