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If Collins Pub Quiz wasn't enough to quench your thirst for quiz trivia, this book offers more than 200 brand new quizzes to meet all of your pub quiz needs! Q: What's inside this book? A: The quizzes cover everything from pop stars to death stars. The rounds are a mixture of themed and potluck and the questions go from friendly teasers to ones that will scramble even an egghead's brains. Q: Who is it for? A: You, your mum, your dad, your family and friends, the man down the road and two halves of the crowd at your local. Each quiz provides good clean fun for all. The answers are quick and easy to find so that anyone can pick this up and become a quiz master.
When you open this little book, the state secrets of the game of bridge lie in your hands. They cover everything you need to know to go from being a bridge beginner to an international mastermind! The book is split into short, concise and easy-to-follow tips that will help to improve all aspects of your game and strategy. They reveal how to play a good defensive hand, how to devise a bidding system, what you can read from an opponent's play, plus lots more. The beautifully decorated pages and luxury pocket style make this book something a little bit special. With it by your side you'll always come up trumps!
So You Think You're a New York Rangers Fan? tests and expands your knowledge of Rangers hockey. Rather than merely posing questions and providing answers, you'll get details behind each-stories that bring to life players and coaches, games and seasons. This book is divided into multiple parts, with progressively more difficult questions in each new section. Along the way, you'll learn more about the great Rangers players and coaches of the past and present, from Mark Messier to Wayne Gretzky, Rod Gilbert, Bryan Hextall, Vic Hadfield, "Gump" Worsley, Ron Greschner, Andy Bathgate, Jean Ratelle, Eddie Giacomin, Adam Graves, Brad Park, Jaromir Jagr, Mike Richter, Brian Leetch, Henrik Lundqvist, and so many more. Some of the many questions that this book answers include: * Who was the first draftee to actually play for the Blueshirts? * The current Madison Square Garden hosted the first Rangers game on February 18, 1968. Did the Blueshirts win? Who'd they play? * When was the only time an opposing goalie was robustly cheered from the opening faceoff to the end of the game? * Who was the first player of Chinese descent to play in the NHL when he debuted for the Rangers in 1947? * Which unlikely Ranger ended the longest shootout in NHL history? This book makes the perfect gift for any fan of the Blueshirts!
Ramp up your role-playing game (RPG) and make your character your own with this fun, interactive workbook-an essential addition to any player's gaming kit. You've chosen your class, bought your weapons, and rolled for your stats, and you're now the proud owner of your own RPG (role-playing game) avatar. But before you begin your adventure, there's so much more you can do with your character to make him or her your own! Just how evil is she? What does his dating profile look like? Where did she get that scar? What does he want for his birthday? With fill-in-the blank narratives, prompts, and fun activities to help you customize your character at the start of the game, or build out your backstory as you play, The Ultimate RPG Character Backstory Book will help you fully imagine your character and bring them to life for the ultimate gaming experience!
In this fast-paced and magical game for two, players choose the best spell to take down their opponent using game cards with built-in spinners and tabs, casting damaging spells against their opponent, defending with counter-spells, and even summoning monsters to battle with a mighty cry: Alakazam! These two fully contained game cards are travel-ready, spellbinding entertainment for aspiring wizards of all ages.
In this revelatory memoir, snooker player John Virgo turns the spotlight on himself, sharing secrets from his forty years at the top of one of the world's most popular sports. Famous for his hilarious impersonations of snooker's biggest stars, JV is a household name thanks to his razor-sharp BBC Snooker commentary and the much-loved quiz show Big Break. A fascinating insight into British sporting life, taking readers from John's childhood in Salford, through smoky snooker dens, to tournaments and championships all over the world, as he relives travelling on Concorde, rubbing shoulders with royalty and much more. Admiringly nicknamed 'Mr Perfection', John tells how he overcame adversity to become UK champion, yet also reveals how gambling wrecked his dreams of becoming World Champion, and almost bankrupted him. An affectionate reminder of a time when Britain - and sport - took themselves a little less seriously. With a foreword by snooker legend Jimmy White.
Try a hand at bridge-and outsmart your opponents Bridge is the most popular card game in the world-and, as any player will tell you, is simply the best card game ever. Whether you're new to the game or a long-time player looking for new tricks, this new edition of Bridge For Dummies walks you through the intricacies of the game and arms you with tried-and-true tips and strategies for being a better player and beating your opponents from the very first draw. Covering not only traditional contract bridge, but other popular variations of the game-including ACOL, Rubber, and Duplicate Bridge-this hands-on, friendly guide takes the guesswork out of this beloved game and arms you with the knowledge and know-how to make your game mates your minions. From knowing when and how high to bid to bringing home the tricks when you end up in a trump contract, it'll take your bridge skills to the next level in no time! Strategize with your bridge partner Confidently play bridge in clubs and tournaments Use basic and advanced bidding techniques Find bridge clubs and tournaments all over the world Are you ready to trump the competition? Success is a page away with the help of Bridge For Dummies.
Even as the popularity of videogames has skyrocketed, a dark cloud continues to hang over them. Many people who play games feel embarrassed to admit as much, and many who don't worry about the long-term effects of a medium often portrayed as dangerous and corruptive. Drawing on years of experience working directly with people who play games, clinical psychologist Alexander Kriss steers the discourse away from extreme and factually inaccurate claims around the role of games in addiction, violence and mental illness, instead focusing on the importance of understanding the unique relationship that forms between a game and its player. Through vivid psychotherapy case illustrations, autobiographical memoir, and a wide range of psychological theory and research, Universal Play lays out an honest and humanistic vision of games, their potentials and risks, and how they can teach us more about who we are and who we could be.
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.
All in one volume - -a colossal collection of favorite TV Guide crossword puzzles from the last four decades.
_________________________ *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
From the puzzles section of The Times our Editors have chosen the best selection of general-knowledge and definition crossword puzzles to keep even the most eager enthusiasts entertained for hours. This collection of 300 accessible puzzles is utterly addictive, yet concise enough to be solved relatively quickly. Encompassing a wide range of subjects including geography, literature, history and culture, these general-knowledge and definition-based puzzles will test your word power and broaden your horizons at the same time. With clues that are satisfyingly skillful and containing no cryptic elements, these crosswords are guaranteed to stretch your mind and entertain you equally. Puzzles taken from previously published titles.
Give your brain a workout with these entertaining and challenging puzzles. Hugely popular around the world, Sudoku requires no linguistic or mathematical knowledge, but challenges your logic and reasoning skills. These all-new puzzles, arranged in order of difficulty, will test and entertain Sudoku novices and experts alike. Easy to learn but trickier to master, these puzzles help you to keep your brain healthy by giving it a regular workout. The perfect companion for the work commute, holidays or rainy afternoons, here are over 200 puzzles just waiting to test you.
Breverton's Nautical Curiosities is arranged into thematic chapters:1) 1) The ocean environment - animals, geography, geology, weather, coasts, islands2) 2) Ship types and parts - from the first boat to the latest cutting-edge technology1) 3) People - heroes, heroines, pirates, sailors, captains 2) 4) Disasters, battles, wars3) 5) Literature - stories, myths, legends, proclamations, acts, orders 4) 6) Nautical sayings and slang Breverton's Nautical Curiosities is about ships, people and the sea. However, unlike many other nautical compendiums, the focus of this book is on the unusual, the overlooked or the downright extraordinary. Thus, someone most of us do not know, Admiral William Brown, is given equal coverage to Admiral Nelson. Without Admiral Brown releasing Garibaldi, modern Italy might not exist. And without the barely known genius John Ericsson designing the Monitor, the Confederacy might have won the American Civil War. Readers will be stimulated to read more about the remarkable men - explorers, admirals and trawlermen - who have shaped our world. The sea has had a remarkable effect upon our language. We hear the terms `steer clear of', `hit the deck', `don't rock the boat', `to harbour a grudge' and the like, and give little thought to them. In the pages of this book, the reader will find the origin of 'bumpkin', a 'brace of shakes', 'born with a silver spoon', 'booby prize', 'to take on board', 'above board', 'bombed' (in the sense of being drunk), the 'blues', 'blind-side', 'blind drunk', 'the pot calling the kettle black', 'reach the bitter end', 'wasters', 'ahoy', 'all at sea', 'to keep aloof', 'piss-artist', 'taken aback', 'barbecue'' and 'bamboozle'. Other colourful terms, which have passed out of common usage, such as 'bring one's arse to anchor' (sit down), 'belly timber' (food) and 'bog orange' (potato) are also included, as well as important pirate haunts, technical terms, famous battles, maritime inventors and ship speed records.
Everything a Dungeon Master needs to weave legendary stories for
the world's greatest roleplaying game
- The third of three core rulebooks, this book contains tools a
Dungeon Master needs to provide captivating stories and game
Learn Spanish through challenging "and" amusing puzzles
"Easy Spanish Word Power Games" offers you an entertaining but effective way of expanding your knowledge of the Spanish language.
The puzzles in this book--anagrams, labyrinths, and more--contain clues in Spanish that form high-frequency words when you work them out. This will help you add to your vocabulary and reinforce your Spanish skills. Each puzzle type challenges and sharpens different aspects of your Spanish spelling and word skills. They also add to the variety and enjoyment this book provides.
At the beginning of each section, a partially worked-out puzzle shows you exactly how to solve the puzzles that follow. And if you have difficulty with a puzzle clue, complete solutions have been provided for you at the back of the book.
The fun and learning in "Easy Spanish Word Power Games" will bring you hours of pleasure, along with a great deal of Spanish-language practice.
The puzzles feature both clues and answers in Spanish.
80 puzzles from The Times adapting the cryptic puzzle for those with a hectic lifestyle and schedule. Ideal for those starting out with cryptic crosswords, and those who'd like to tackle the main puzzle but feel daunted, or who can perhaps only solve a handful of clues. Appearing Monday to Friday in the puzzle pages of Times2, this crossword has a reduced 13x13 grid size and reduced difficulty too, the intention being to encourage people to take their first steps in tackling cryptic crosswords. And also to cater for those of us who have limited time to devote to our favourite pastime and need a ready-made set of puzzles that is solvable in a short space of time. In addition to the 80 puzzles there is a sample Quick Cryptic followed by a list of answers with detailed explanations of all the clues. All other solutions, should they be needed, are at the back of the book as usual!
The Ordnance Survey Puzzle Book was 2018's bestselling Christmas gift book so why not brush up on your map reading skills and crack an array of fiendish puzzles all whilst learning amazing facts so YOU can become the ultimate map-reader! Do you know your trig points from your National Trails? Can you calculate using contours? And can you fathom exactly how far the footpath is from the free house? Track down hidden treasures, decipher geographical details and discover amazing facts as you work through this unique puzzle book based on 40 of the Ordnance Survey's best British maps. Explore the first ever OS map made in 1801, unearth the history of curious place names, encounter abandoned Medieval villages and search the site of the first tarmac road in the world. With hundreds of puzzles ranging from easy to mind-boggling, this mix of navigational tests, word games, code-crackers, anagrams and mathematical conundrums will put your friends and family through their paces on the path to becoming the ultimate map-master!
Hundreds of wide-ranging wordlists all sorted by length and then alphabetically to help with solving cryptic and quick crossword clues. Portable and pocket-sized, it is the ideal travel crossword-solving companion. A must for all crossword solvers, this book has been compiled with help from Anne Bradford. It gives hundreds of useful word lists covering a wide range of subjects, to give maximum help with solving crossword clues. Solvers can locate words by subject, spotting the word they need to complete their crossword grids quickly: the perfect companion volume to Bradford's Pocket Crossword Solver's Dictionary.
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