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Crossword - Over 100 Puzzles (Large print, Paperback): Crossword - Over 100 Puzzles (Large print, Paperback)
R89 R65 Discovery Miles 650 Save R24 (27%) Pre-order

Puzzlers of all ages will be able to test their thinking skills without straining their eyes with Large Print Puzzles: Crossword!

These fantastic puzzle books are filled with challenging crosswords covering a wide range of general knowledge and at a comfortable size for reading, use and writing.

Words On Paper - Reflections Of An Incurable Collector (Hardcover): Jeff Fisher Words On Paper - Reflections Of An Incurable Collector (Hardcover)
Jeff Fisher 3
R485 R386 Discovery Miles 3 860 Save R99 (20%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

If you like true stories about real people, are intrigued by serendipity, curious about curiosities, or maybe you are a collector yourself, then this book is for you.

The collecting and researching of any collectable is an intense and pleasurable pastime. The author’s passion for more than half a century has been for collecting handwritten, original letters, antique documents, manuscripts, old share certificates, fire insurance policies, photographs and maps.

The writers of these words on paper include kings and queens, presidents and prime ministers, admirals and generals, actors and authors, judges and prisoners, philosophers, statesmen, scientists, and sportsmen. Some were famous, some infamous, some important, others less so. Many you will know about; with others, only their names may be familiar. There’s Admiral Nelson, and the Duke of Wellington; there are queens Elizabeth I and II and kings George III, IV and VI; presidents Eisenhower, Kruger, and Mandela are here; prime ministers Botha, Hertzog and Smuts; explorers Scott and Shackleton. There’s Faraday and De la Rey, and many more, including two controversial giants of history – Napoleon and Rhodes.

The chapters need not be read in any set order, although there is an underlying thread linking them to the life of the author that enabled this eclectic collection to evolve in the way it did.

The Sensational Houdini's Puzzle Safe (Hardcover): Tim Dedopulos The Sensational Houdini's Puzzle Safe (Hardcover)
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R233 R153 Discovery Miles 1 530 Save R80 (34%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The Sensational Houdini's Puzzle Safe contains 50 exciting puzzles inspired by the greatest escapologist to have ever lived. With puzzle chains where one wrong answer can leave you locked in a never-ending circle of puzzles, and logic problems designed to confound the minds of the unworthy, this puzzle book is an enjoyable test for all. Unlock your brain and see if you can escape the challenges inside.

After Dinner Amusements: How Well Do You Know Me? - 50 Questions for Family and Friends (Game): Chronicle Books After Dinner Amusements: How Well Do You Know Me? - 50 Questions for Family and Friends (Game)
Chronicle Books
R158 R113 Discovery Miles 1 130 Save R45 (28%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This deck of questions will reveal which friend or relation really knows you best. Bust it out to break the ice at a party, or take it along to the next family reunion―the players can decide whether to award points for accurate answers, or hilarious ones!

KGB Killer Puzzles Dossier (Hardcover): Tim Dedopulos KGB Killer Puzzles Dossier (Hardcover)
Tim Dedopulos 1
R373 R270 Discovery Miles 2 700 Save R103 (28%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

For half a century, the KGB was the most feared agency in the world, and the security organisation's noble agents operated in secret to further the glorious Soviet cause in countries around the globe. In the KGB Killer Puzzles Dossier you can attempt to crack the codes and solve the puzzles that the KGB would have set their finest agents in order to ensure they were ready for their time in the field. More than 100 tests of memory, cryptic ciphers and logical brainteasers await those who want to learn more about the dark arts of the greatest spies ever. Further, a series of survival secrets are revealed to ensure your time under cover is not quite as short-lived as the enemy agents would like.

Batsford's Modern Chess Openings (Paperback): Nick De Firmian Batsford's Modern Chess Openings (Paperback)
Nick De Firmian
R576 R405 Discovery Miles 4 050 Save R171 (30%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The standard reference work on chess openings for more than half a century, earning the epithet 'the chess player's bible'. 'Batsford's Modern Chess Openings' is the most comprehensive single-volume work on the openings. Covering every standard line of play, it provides the distilled essence of contemporary opening theory. This edition is an indispensable reference work for club and tournament players.International Grandmaster Nick de Firmian is a three-times US Champion and an expert on opening theory. He helped develop computer Deeper Blue's opening repertoire in its match victory over arch-theoretician Gary Kasparov.

Picture Etch: Amazing Mandalas (Paperback): Picture Etch: Amazing Mandalas (Paperback)
R150 R129 Discovery Miles 1 290 Save R21 (14%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

Create beautiful pieces of etch art with Amazing Mandalas!

Using the wooden stick smartly inset into the cover, you can scratch away the black art on the inside panels to discover brightly coloured patterns and motifs hidden underneath!

It’s up to you: you can scratch away all of the black layer, choose a few details to reveal that you want to highlight or create your own patterns, lines and dots on the beautiful mandalas inside!

After Dinner Amusements: Riddle Me This - 50 Brainteasers for the Whole Family (Game): Chronicle Books After Dinner Amusements: Riddle Me This - 50 Brainteasers for the Whole Family (Game)
Chronicle Books
R158 R113 Discovery Miles 1 130 Save R45 (28%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

What's the perfect boredom buster for any occasion, be it a cozy night at home or a long family road trip? A riddle! And this irresistible little tin contains 50 of them.

Big Book of Crosswords Book 1 - 300 Quick Crossword Puzzles (Paperback): Big Book of Crosswords Book 1 - 300 Quick Crossword Puzzles (Paperback)
R175 R127 Discovery Miles 1 270 Save R48 (27%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

A bumper collection of 300 quick crossword puzzles to test your word knowledge and have you reaching for the Thesaurus. Keep your mind sharp and improve your word power at the same time. Ideal for whiling away those long commutes, travelling on holiday or relaxing at home.

Area Maze Puzzles (Hardcover): Graham Jones Area Maze Puzzles (Hardcover)
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R238 R168 Discovery Miles 1 680 Save R70 (29%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Area Mazes are the new puzzle craze created by the world-renowned Japanese puzzle expert Naoki Inaba. The easy-seeming questions require you to traverse a series of rectangles to find the missing length or area, but don't be fooled - while the logic is simple, finding the answer can be far more challenging than it first appears. Whether a mathematics student or puzzle fanatic, these 80 colourful labyrinthine problems are perfect for everyone.

Doodle Dog And Other Mixed Breeds 500 Piece Family Puzzle (Jigsaw): Galison Doodle Dog And Other Mixed Breeds 500 Piece Family Puzzle (Jigsaw)
Galison
R252 R187 Discovery Miles 1 870 Save R65 (26%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Doodle Dogs and Other Mixed Breeds 500 Piece Puzzle features illustrations of 22 mixed breed dogs including the Goldendoodle, Pugapoo, and Snorkie. Mudpuppy puzzles are packaged in matte-finish sturdy boxes, perfect for gifting, reuse, and storage. -500 pieces -Complete puzzle: 20 x 20" -Box: 8 x 8 x 2" -Puzzle greyboard contains 90% recycled paper. Packaging contains 70% recycled paper. Printed with nontoxic inks. -Ages 8-99

Overworked & Underpuzzled: Puzzles to Unwind (Paperback): Overworked & Underpuzzled: Puzzles to Unwind (Paperback)
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R188 R132 Discovery Miles 1 320 Save R56 (30%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

When you need to unwind, the last thing you want is to have to wrap your head around an intricate new puzzle type. Overworked and Underpuzzled: Puzzles to Unwind is the puzzle book for you. With 200 all-time favourite puzzles, you'll have all the fun of puzzling, and still be able to decompress after a long day. Conundrum favourites included inside are crosswords, logic grids, jig words, Sudoku, spot the difference, riddles and more, and each challenge has been designed at a level to massage your mind when you need it most.

The Astronaut Selection Test Book - Do You Have What it Takes for Space? (Hardcover): Tim Peake, The European Space Agency The Astronaut Selection Test Book - Do You Have What it Takes for Space? (Hardcover)
Tim Peake, The European Space Agency 1
R467 R336 Discovery Miles 3 360 Save R131 (28%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

_________________________ *The* puzzle book of 2018, as featured in the Times, Daily Telegraph, BBC Radio 4, and BBC Breakfast, and a Guardian Book of the Year pick. Have YOU got what it takes to be an astronaut? This book will help readers of all ages find out. Featuring 100 real astronaut tests and exercises from the European Space Agency's rigorous selection process, ranging from easy to fiendishly hard, The Astronaut Selection Test Book goes where no puzzle book has gone before. Including puzzles and tests on: * visual perception and logic * mental arithmetic and concentration * psychological readiness * teamwork and leadership * survival, physical and medical skills * foreign languages (every astronaut has to know Russian!) and much more, this richly illustrated book draws on Tim Peake's first-hand experience of applying to be an astronaut in 2008, when he and five others were chosen - out of over 8,000 applications! We've all dreamed of being an astronaut, though of the estimated 100 billion people who have ever lived, only 557 people have travelled to space. But with this unprecedented look into real astronaut selection, you might just find out your dreams can become reality... _________________________ HOUSTON, WE HAVE A PROBLEM SOLVER... Tim Peake and the ESA will receive no royalties from this book; instead, they will be donated to the Prince's Trust charity. _________________________ `Engrossing... a brain buster of a book... You'll learn plenty about space and what it takes to be an astronaut, but you'll also sharpen up your broader knowledge. For anyone interested in the space race and the imminent journey to Mars, here's the perfect stocking filler.' - STARBURST `It's a brain work-out on steroids, stuffed with authentic selection tests... Entertaining and engaging... innovative, earnest, soulful and exhilarating' - BBC SKY AT NIGHT MAGAZINE (5 STARS, Book of the Month) `It's such a good idea... this is a very good thing for Christmas Day' - GRAHAM NORTON, BBC RADIO 2 `Everybody, get this book... it's a fascinating read' - CHRIS MOYLES, RADIO X `A fantastic gift... more than just a quiz' - WI LIFE `The perfect [book] for big thinkers' - BBC ARTS, 2018's Biggest Books

One-Minute Mysteries & Brain Teasers - Good Clean Puzzles for Kids of All Ages (Paperback): Sandy Silverthorne, John Warner One-Minute Mysteries & Brain Teasers - Good Clean Puzzles for Kids of All Ages (Paperback)
Sandy Silverthorne, John Warner
R145 R120 Discovery Miles 1 200 Save R25 (17%) Shipped within 5 - 10 working days

Readers of all ages will be astonished and stumped by these interactive mysteries. In brief paragraphs and black-and-white illustrations, award-winning author Sandy Silverthorne and John Warner present 100 puzzles, each with a logical "aha" answer...that may require thinking outside the box. Clues and answers are included in separate sections. Rex is surprised when the phone rings. He answers it and writes down a message. He doesn't know the person who called or the person being called. He will never meet them. What is going on?.

Me and the Table - My Autobiography (Paperback): Stephen Hendry Me and the Table - My Autobiography (Paperback)
Stephen Hendry 1
R213 R171 Discovery Miles 1 710 Save R42 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

STEPHEN HENDRY became the youngest professional snooker player in 1985 aged 16 and, in 1990, he was the youngest ever snooker World Champion, at the age of 21. Widely regarded by fans and pundits alike as one of the greatest players of all time in the sport, over a 27-year career, Hendry went on to win the World Championship seven times, and was snooker's world number one for eight consecutive seasons between 1990 and 1998. Hendry retired in 2012 with a record-breaking seven World Champion titles under his belt, a record that remains to this day. He's now ready to tell his life story for the first time - from a childhood spent climbing the ranks of the sport, through the highs of the '90s and lows of the 2000s, to his life now as a sports pundit and commentator. With an insight into the world of the man behind the cue, and what made him such a top-class player, this is the definitive autobiography of the legend that is Stephen Hendry.

The Queen's Bishop Attack Revealed (Paperback): James Plaskett The Queen's Bishop Attack Revealed (Paperback)
James Plaskett
R348 R243 Discovery Miles 2 430 Save R105 (30%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The Queen's Bishop Attack, also known as the Pseudo-Trompowsky, is used by bold, enterprising players who want to cut across their opponent's intention to play a Slav or Queen's Gambit. It has long been a favourite of top-rated UK chess players, including Julian Hodgson, Michael Adams and the late Tony Miles, and this is the first ever book to cover it. Grandmaster James Plaskett has successful practical experience on both sides of the Queen's Bishop Attack, and so is the perfect guide to this sound, challenging and yet reassuringly off-beat opening. This book is the latest in the innovative 'Revealed' series, in which the key ideas of chess openings are explained in an entertaining and accessible way, using fresh, clear presentation - ideal for improving players. 'First moves' leads you through the basic opening moves 'Heroes and Zeros' reveals both star performances and pitfalls in the Queen's Bishop Attack 'Tricks and Traps' guides you through the sharpest variations 'What's Hot' pinpoints the key battlegrounds among the world's elite

Top Class Quiz Book (Paperback): Top Class Top Class Quiz Book (Paperback)
Top Class 1
R166 R133 Discovery Miles 1 330 Save R33 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Top Class is CBBC's hit quiz show. Test your own quiz skills with the Top Class Quiz Book! Featuring more than 500 questions on Maths, English, Science, History and Geography, find out if you are a quiz-genius and could take your school to the top of the class! Including many different types of quizzes, such as True or False, Missing words, multiple choice, crosswords, word searches and word jumbles, this book will keep you entertained for hours! You can also Test Your Teacher with some tricky questions just for them. Do you have what it takes to be a Top Class quizzer?

Big Book of Su Doku Book 5 - 300 Su Doku Puzzles (Paperback): Collins Puzzles Big Book of Su Doku Book 5 - 300 Su Doku Puzzles (Paperback)
Collins Puzzles 1
R169 R121 Discovery Miles 1 210 Save R48 (28%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

A bumper collection of easy, medium and difficult Su Doku puzzles to test your mental dexterity, powers of logic and deduction. 100 easy, 100 medium and 100 hard puzzles. Solutions easily found at the back of the book. Keep your mind sharp and test your powers of deductive reasoning. Ideal for whiling away those long commutes, travelling on holiday or relaxing at home.

Mensa Test Your Logic (Paperback): Mensa Mensa Test Your Logic (Paperback)
Mensa 1
R317 R228 Discovery Miles 2 280 Save R89 (28%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
Sumoji (Hardcover): Sumoji (Hardcover)
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R242 R172 Discovery Miles 1 720 Save R70 (29%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

For the first time, the world's favourite puzzle, Sudoku, has been combined with Emoji, the world's fastest-growing language to create a new and exciting puzzle: the Sumoji!! Sumoji contains more than 100 Emoji-Sudoku created specifically to give puzzling pleasure to those who enjoy a bit more fun in their lives. A number of amusing Emoji stickers are included to help fill out the Sudoku.

Collins Official Scrabble Words - The Official, Comprehensive Word List for Scrabble (TM) (Hardcover, 5th Revised edition):... Collins Official Scrabble Words - The Official, Comprehensive Word List for Scrabble (TM) (Hardcover, 5th Revised edition)
Collins Dictionaries 1
R490 R345 Discovery Miles 3 450 Save R145 (30%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

NEW AND FULLY UPDATED IN 2019 The latest official Scrabble word list, endorsed by governing body WESPA for use in tournament and club play from 1st July 2019, contains all valid Scrabble words. Check which words you can play with this authority on Scrabble and settle any disputes with the official list from Collins. Based on Collins English Dictionary, this is the most comprehensive Scrabble word list ever, including World English from Australia, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa, UK, and USA brought together in a single list. With more than 279,000 permissible words, including inflected forms, this is the ideal training and adjudication tool for everyone playing Scrabble. Endorsed by Mattel and WESPA (the World English-Language Scrabble Players Association) this is the essential reference for all Scrabble players. SCRABBLE (TM) is a registered trademark of J. W, Spear & Sons Ltd., a subsidiary of Mattel, Inc. (c) 2019 Mattel, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Big Book of Wordsearches book 5 - 300 Themed Wordsearches (Paperback): Collins Puzzles Big Book of Wordsearches book 5 - 300 Themed Wordsearches (Paperback)
Collins Puzzles 1
R169 R121 Discovery Miles 1 210 Save R48 (28%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Reach for your trusty pen or pencil and tackle this bumper collection of word challenges at your leisure. Arranged in themes, they will provide a mental workout and relaxation therapy at the same time. Solutions easily found at the back of the book. Relax and give your brain a workout. Ideal for whiling away those long commutes, travelling on holiday or relaxing at home.

Nikola Tesla's Electrifying Puzzle Book (Hardcover): Richard Wolfrik Galland Nikola Tesla's Electrifying Puzzle Book (Hardcover)
Richard Wolfrik Galland
R234 R153 Discovery Miles 1 530 Save R81 (35%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

"The scientists of today think deeply instead of clearly. One must be sane to think clearly, but one can think deeply and be quite insane." Nikola Tesla Enter the fascinating world of Nikola Tesla, the inventor who enabled the modern world as we know it to exist, thanks to his work as a pioneering electrical engineer, inventor, physicist and futurist. Nikola Tesla's Electrifying Puzzle Book immerses you in Tesla's world of invention, innovation, and experimentation with puzzles, conundrums and quandaries set to test whether you can hold your own against the Father of Electricity. Based around Tesla's often dramatic life and times as well as his inventions, this book is filled with many different puzzle types: riddles, logic puzzles, lateral thinking, spot-the-difference, mathematical challenges and more. All with enthralling stories and details about the scientific genius woven in.

Help! The Grandchildren are Coming - Activities, Jokes and Puzzles to Make the Hours Fly By (Hardcover): Mike Haskins, Clive... Help! The Grandchildren are Coming - Activities, Jokes and Puzzles to Make the Hours Fly By (Hardcover)
Mike Haskins, Clive Whichelow
R238 R168 Discovery Miles 1 680 Save R70 (29%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Knock, knock. Who's there? The grandchildren. It's one of the few phrases guaranteed to fill you with both delight and dread - the grandchildren are coming! Of course you love to see them, but what do you do with them for the next few hours - or even days? Thankfully, this book is here to guide you through. Choose from a whole host of delights: Games old and new Magic tricks that even you won't be able to mess up Jokes that will make you the first sit-down stand-up comedian The hours will fly by and, with any luck, you'll have just as much fun as they do!

Scrabble Secrets - Own the Board (Paperback, 3rd Revised edition): Mark Nyman Scrabble Secrets - Own the Board (Paperback, 3rd Revised edition)
Mark Nyman 1
R165 R116 Discovery Miles 1 160 Save R49 (30%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

"Scrabble, forage and fight for a copy. This is a wonderful, wonderful companion for all who get a kick from the manipulation of letters or words." Stephen Fry Inside the covers of this little book lie the secrets of Britain's first Scrabble World Champion and World Scrabble Championship 2016 runner-up Mark Nyman. Scrabble is played by millions but mastered by very few and unless you're a Scrabble player who likes to lose, this book is a must. In it Mark Nyman spells out the most useful two letter words, what to do when you have a case of irritable vowel syndrome, strategies for how to get off to a flying start and lists our language's strangest and most unbelievably useful words. Between these golden tips come anecdotes and words of wisdom from a lifetime at the top. Beautifully produced, Collins Little Book of Scrabble (TM) Secrets is a treasure in itself and makes a perfect gift. Be careful who you give it to though; you might find yourself scrabbling around in their dust when next you play!

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