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Books > Sport & Leisure > Hobbies, quizzes & games > Puzzles & quizzes

Rapid Fire - Remarkable Miscellany (Paperback): John Maytham Rapid Fire - Remarkable Miscellany (Paperback)
John Maytham
R275 R236 Discovery Miles 2 360 Save R39 (14%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

What is the origin of the word ‘bluetooth’? Which UK football ground is flanked by Bloemfontein & South Africa roads? When walking round Rondebosch Common, why is it wise not to go widdershins?

These are a few of the questions put to John Maytham by 567 CapeTalk listeners in the Rapid Fire insert on the late drive-time show. Join him on a tour of the oddest, arcane and most surprising questions – and be tickled by the weird and wonderful answers.

The Mensa Number Puzzle Book - The World's Toughest Puzzles (Paperback): The Mensa Number Puzzle Book - The World's Toughest Puzzles (Paperback)
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R290 R229 Discovery Miles 2 290 Save R61 (21%) In stock

For as long as civilizations have known how to ascribe numerical values to quantities, there have been number puzzles; ancient Egyptian scrolls have been found with difficult problems for the reader to solve. Now Mensa, the leading high IQ society, have created a book which will challenge even the most adept puzzle-solver. A wide variety of puzzle types have been included from societies around the world in The Mensa Number Puzzle Book. Many include a historical introduction and advice on how to solve them from Mensa's top puzzle-setters.

The British Army Challenge Book - The Must-Have Puzzle Book for This Christmas! (Paperback): Great Britain Army The British Army Challenge Book - The Must-Have Puzzle Book for This Christmas! (Paperback)
Great Britain Army; As told to Gareth Moore 1
R370 R269 Discovery Miles 2 690 Save R101 (27%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

OVER 100 APPROVED BRITISH ARMY CHALLENGES Packed full of puzzles and challenges, this book will help you develop the vital mind-training skills needed for any team player or budding recruit - get ready to tackle logic puzzles, explore mazes and wrestle with problem-solving tests. You'll learn to: * Crack codes essential to survival situations * Complete complex navigation challenges * Put leadership and teamwork skills to the test with essential lateral thinking techniques * Strengthen crucial cognitive skills through quizzes and word games * Problem-solve under pressure * Analyse 'real-life' scenarios, and ask yourself: 'What would I do in this situation?' Teamwork is at the heart of the British Army, and this is the perfect challenge book to enjoy with family and friends - work together or invite some friendly competition!

The AA British Road Map Puzzle Book - These highly-addictive brain games will make you a mapping mastermind (Paperback): Helen... The AA British Road Map Puzzle Book - These highly-addictive brain games will make you a mapping mastermind (Paperback)
Helen Brocklehurst 1
R433 R374 Discovery Miles 3 740 Save R59 (14%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

How well do you really know your way around Britain? Uncover the history of Britain's roads and work your way around its highways, byways, bypasses and backwaters in these map-based challenges. Test your word-puzzling skills, map-reading savvy, general knowledge and problem-solving prowess, with over 400 mind-stretching questions. Guaranteed to drive your mind round the bend, this is the ultimate quiz to British places for motorists and map addicts. From producing the first road signs and handwriting route directions, to its bestselling atlases and touring guides, The AA has been helping motorists navigate British roads since 1905 - and no one knows Britain's roads better.

For the Love of The Archers - The Unofficial Puzzle Book - 200 Brain-Teasing Activities, from Crosswords to Quizzes... For the Love of The Archers - The Unofficial Puzzle Book - 200 Brain-Teasing Activities, from Crosswords to Quizzes (Hardcover)
Neil Somerville 1
R291 R217 Discovery Miles 2 170 Save R74 (25%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

As one of Britain's best-loved and longest-running radio serials, The Archers has a special place in our lives and affections. But when you're not tuning in for the latest goings-on in Borsetshire, how about a puzzle or two to pass the time? From quizzes and riddles to crosswords and sudoku, whether you're an expert on all things Ambridge or merely a casual listener, there's plenty in these pages to tickle your fancy and tease your brain.

The Scotland Yard Puzzle Book - Crime Scenes, Conundrums and Whodunnits to test your inner detective (Paperback): Sinclair McKay The Scotland Yard Puzzle Book - Crime Scenes, Conundrums and Whodunnits to test your inner detective (Paperback)
Sinclair McKay 1
R378 R329 Discovery Miles 3 290 Save R49 (13%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Pit your wits against the brilliant minds of Scotland Yard, from the bestselling author of Bletchley Park Brainteasers, Sinclair McKay. If you cracked the GCHQ Puzzle Book and tore through the Ordnance Survey Puzzle Book, you MUST show off your brainteaser abilities and prove that you have what it takes to be a detective at the Yard... How can a man be in two places at once? How might a murder be committed when no one is seen entering or exiting the house? Can an entire crime be solved with just a suitcase of empty beer bottles? It's time for you to tackle the conundrums that confounded the best detectives over the years. Since it opened its doors in 1829, Scotland Yard has used the science of detection to solve the most macabre of murders and catch the most audacious of thieves. The Scotland Yard Puzzle Book takes a look through the history of this famous institution and recreates some of the most complex puzzles its detectives have ever faced. Technology can now shine a light on some of the most difficult cases, but the analytical mind needed to crack the clues remains as essential as ever. Do you have what it takes to be a Scotland Yard detective?

Sudoku 3 (Paperback): Gareth Moore, Alastair Chisholm Sudoku 3 (Paperback)
Gareth Moore, Alastair Chisholm
R30 R24 Discovery Miles 240 Save R6 (20%) In stock

Sit back, sharpen a pencil and sharpen your brain! A wonderfully simple yet strangely elegant puzzle, Sudoku provides hours of captivating fun. Arranged through different levels of difficulty, Sudoku 3 provides you with a clear progression as you work your way through the book (with all the answers in the back, if you get stuck!) Exercise your mind, challenge your logic skills and enjoy the satisfaction.

2020 - Twenty Years of Amazing Things That Have Changed Our World (Hardcover): Sam Berry 2020 - Twenty Years of Amazing Things That Have Changed Our World (Hardcover)
Sam Berry
R294 R219 Discovery Miles 2 190 Save R75 (26%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Can you recall the year that the Dracula fish was discovered? Do you know the height and location of the world's tallest building? Remember the company that discovered a way to convert water and CO2 into fuel? This unique trivia compendium presents an illustrated snapshot of the world twenty years after the new millennium. Taking stock of the most impressive achievements, terrific disasters and marvellous innovations that have changed our world, 2020 brings together top twenties of fascinating facts and figures on subjects ranging from life-saving technological advancements to freak weather phenomena, outstanding sporting achievements to unexpected political shake-ups. Whatever your interests, you'll be amazed, amused, surprised and enlightened by this testament to the catastrophic lows and unbelievable highs of human endeavour.

Jumble (R) BrainBusters Junior - A Fun Way to Help Kids Learn and Get Ahead in School (Paperback): Tribune Media Services Jumble (R) BrainBusters Junior - A Fun Way to Help Kids Learn and Get Ahead in School (Paperback)
Tribune Media Services
R244 R202 Discovery Miles 2 020 Save R42 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

"Jumble(R) BrainBusters Junior" proves that learning doesn't have to be a chore Parents can get their kids excited about geography, history, science, and math with these fun, educational puzzles. Just like traditional Jumbles(R), "BrainBuster" puzzles feature a series of mixed up words that have to be unscrambled to reveal a secret answer. But with each "BrainBusters," each step towards solving the puzzle is educational as well as fun.

The Sunday Times Big Pub Quiz Book (Paperback): Larry Benjamin The Sunday Times Big Pub Quiz Book (Paperback)
Larry Benjamin
R110 R88 Discovery Miles 880 Save R22 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

This is the perfect book for trivia and quiz night enthusiasts all over South Africa! Although there are other internationally published pub quiz books on the market, this is the only quiz book published in South Africa. The book is filled with both international and South African-specific quiz questions. Find instructions on how to host your own quiz night with friends, or just have some great family fun during load shedding. Put your brain to the test in speed quizzes and anagram rounds, general trivia and wipeout rounds. Attempt to correctly guess the who am I? questions, and as a bonus there’s an entire quiz dedicated to sport.

Dragons of the Skies: 1000 piece jigsaw puzzle (Jigsaw): Tomislav Tomic Dragons of the Skies: 1000 piece jigsaw puzzle (Jigsaw)
Tomislav Tomic
R593 R504 Discovery Miles 5 040 Save R89 (15%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Marvel at the unearthly beauty of the celestial dragon as you complete this 1000-piece jigsaw puzzle. Illustrated in ravishing detail and printed in majestic GOLD FOIL, this puzzle will transport you to another world.

Mensa - Quick Travel Puzzles - Enhance your journey with more than 150 puzzles (Paperback): Mensa Mensa - Quick Travel Puzzles - Enhance your journey with more than 150 puzzles (Paperback)
Mensa
R225 R151 Discovery Miles 1 510 Save R74 (33%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Mensa - Quick Travel Puzzles brings the challenge of Mensa to you every day for your journey or vacation with a book of puzzles specially designed for you to take on any trip. These 150 quick puzzles can be solved wherever you may find yourself with a few minutes to spare. There are all sorts of challenges and special quizzes, and the emphasis in this book is on puzzles that you can solve quickly!

Mensa - Logic Challenges - Test your aptitude for deduction and examine your IQ with over 200 puzzles (Paperback): Mensa Mensa - Logic Challenges - Test your aptitude for deduction and examine your IQ with over 200 puzzles (Paperback)
Mensa
R237 R164 Discovery Miles 1 640 Save R73 (31%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

A series of logic puzzles designed by some of Mensa's leading puzzle-setters which will help boost brain activity and improve concentration and memory - while providing hours of puzzling entertainment. With over 200 logical challenges to test your aptitude for deduction and to get your brain in gear.

Spiralscopes: Amazing Animals (Paperback): Hinkler Books Hinkler Books Spiralscopes: Amazing Animals (Paperback)
Hinkler Books Hinkler Books
R150 R129 Discovery Miles 1 290 Save R21 (14%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Take creativity to a whole new level with Hinkler's Spiralscopes series. This truly unique format is the next evolution in mindfulness and colouring for adults. Spiralscopes provides a super-simple but wonderfully fun way to create amazing artwork.

What may look like a mere spiral on the page becomes an amazingly detailed image once the spiral is coloured in with a marker pen. Adoptees of  this innovative new pastime will be amazed as an impressive array of wild animals emerge from each spiral. Spiralscopes is Hinkler's new format to watch, with its truly unparalleled approach to the adult colouring trend!

• 64-page book

Spiralscopes: World Landmarks (Paperback): Hinkler Books Hinkler Books Spiralscopes: World Landmarks (Paperback)
Hinkler Books Hinkler Books
R150 R129 Discovery Miles 1 290 Save R21 (14%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Take creativity to a whole new level with Hinkler's Spiralscopes series. This truly unique format is the next evolution in mindfulness and colouring for adults. Spiralscopes provides a super-simple but wonderfully fun way to create amazing artwork.

What may look like a mere spiral on the page becomes an amazingly detailed image once the spiral is coloured in with a marker pen. Adoptees of  this innovative new pastime will be amazed as an impressive array of world-renowned landmarks emerge from each spiral. Spiralscopes is Hinkler's new format to watch, with its truly unparalleled approach to the adult colouring trend!

• 64-page book

Brexit: Join the F*cking Dots (Hardcover): Jamie Whyte Brexit: Join the F*cking Dots (Hardcover)
Jamie Whyte
R228 R201 Discovery Miles 2 010 Save R27 (12%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

ET VOILA! A COMPENDIUM OF BREXIT QUOTES AND PERNICIOUS BULLSHITTERY. A BIG* FUN BOOK OF LIES. (*it's not that big a book. The lies were big) HERE ARE THE ARCHITECTS AND CHEERLEADERS OF BREXIT IN WORDS (their own), PICTURES (of them), PERTINENT INFOGRAPHICS AND DOT-TO-DOT CHILD'S PLAY. We've written out all the dotty, honestly-they-really-said-that things right next to their dotty faces, just so it's really f***king clear when you are trying to connect the dots and make sense of the bigger picture here. You want to know how this happened? JOIN THE F***ING DOTS

You Know You're 50 When... - The Quiz of Your Lifetime (Hardcover): Mike Haskins You Know You're 50 When... - The Quiz of Your Lifetime (Hardcover)
Mike Haskins
R227 R168 Discovery Miles 1 680 Save R59 (26%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Congratulations! You're 50! You're halfway to a century! But how much of your 50 years can you remember? You've lived through spacehoppers, chopper bikes, Star Wars (three times!), yuppies, New Romantics, Madchester and every generation of mobile phone issued so far. This is the quiz book that will get your 50-year-old synapses firing to find out how much attention you were paying to not only these but all the other fads, events and characters of your lifetime. So what are you waiting for? Let's take a quizzical look back at your life.

You Know You're 60 When... - The Quiz of Your Lifetime (Hardcover): Mike Haskins You Know You're 60 When... - The Quiz of Your Lifetime (Hardcover)
Mike Haskins
R227 R169 Discovery Miles 1 690 Save R58 (26%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Congratulations! You're 60! You're halfway to being the oldest person who ever lived! But how much of the past 60 years can you remember? You've lived through the summer of love, the moon landings, Ronnie and Maggie, Den and Angie and the entire history of the internet. This is the quiz book that will give your 60-year-old brain cells a nostalgic workout to find out how much attention you were paying to the events, characters and fads of your lifetime. So what are you waiting for? Let's take a quizzical look back at your life.

How to Think Like an Absolute Genius (Paperback): Philippe Brasseur How to Think Like an Absolute Genius (Paperback)
Philippe Brasseur 1
R314 R231 Discovery Miles 2 310 Save R83 (26%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Be curious! Be imaginative! Be determined! Develop your talents by drawing inspiration from the greatest of geniuses. In a world that changes quickly, the future belongs to those who have an open, flexible mind: like John Lennon, they will imagine the impossible; like Walt Disney, they will work as a team; and like Copernicus, they will be able to think backwards! If you're worried you might not be up to the job, have no fear! This fascinating book will show you the way. Meet 27 geniuses from different eras and disciplines - artists, scientists, thinkers or writers - and learn from their "creative methods". Packed with facts, games and activity ideas to boost your intelligence, creative, inventive, and critical thinking skills, this book will show you that you can become absolutely awesome at whatever you put your mind to!

Simon & Schuster Mega Crossword Puzzle Book #19 (Paperback): John M. Samson Simon & Schuster Mega Crossword Puzzle Book #19 (Paperback)
John M. Samson
R422 R357 Discovery Miles 3 570 Save R65 (15%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Simon & Schuster celebrates ninety-five years of crossword puzzle excellence with 300 new, never-before-published Thursday to Sunday-sized brain breakers. Sharpen your pencils--unless you dare to use a pen. In 1924, Simon & Schuster published its first title, The Cross Word Puzzle Book. Not only was it the publisher's first release, it was the first collection of crossword puzzles ever printed. Today, 95 years later, Simon & Schuster's legendary crossword puzzle legacy continues with a brand-new collection of 300 crosswords, which offer hours of challenging fun for puzzle solvers of every level. Created by the best contemporary constructors--and edited by top puzzle master John M. Samson--Simon & Schuster Mega Crossword Puzzle Book #19 is designed with convenience in mind and features perforated pages so you can tear out puzzles individually and work on them on-the-go. With its timeless and unique collection of puzzles, this super-sized book is sure to delight long-time puzzle stalwarts and new enthusiasts alike.

I Shit You Not - Weird and Wonderful Facts from Around the World (Hardcover): Hugh Jassburn I Shit You Not - Weird and Wonderful Facts from Around the World (Hardcover)
Hugh Jassburn
R204 R154 Discovery Miles 1 540 Save R50 (25%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

What a weird and wonderful world we live in. Countries banning letters of the alphabet, the accidental teabag, and have you ever wondered how many horsepower a horse actually has? Well, you'll be amazed and amused by the revelations and illustrations inside this book of fascinating facts - I shit you not.

A -Z Puzzle Book - Have You Got the Knowledge? (Paperback): Collins Uk A -Z Puzzle Book - Have You Got the Knowledge? (Paperback)
Collins Uk 1
R435 R318 Discovery Miles 3 180 Save R117 (27%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The ultimate mapping challenge from the world famous map makers. More fiendish mapping puzzles from Gareth Moore, author of best-selling Ordnance Survey Puzzle Book. Do you have the knowledge required to unlock the secrets of Britain's streets? 50 maps with a puzzle for each from iconic locations throughout the country including Tower of London, Warwick Castle, Old Trafford, Murrayfield Stadium and Stonehenge. Puzzle categories included are history, sport, entertainment, transport and nature. A mixture of word games, riddles, code-crackers, anagrams, trivia questions and mathematical conundrums to keep your mind working for hours.

Sudoku 5 (Paperback): Gareth Moore Sudoku 5 (Paperback)
Gareth Moore
R30 R24 Discovery Miles 240 Save R6 (20%) In stock

Give your brain a workout and test your logic skills as you progress through the challenging puzzles in this book. Whether you've already caught the Sudoku bug or are simply interested in finding out what all the fuss is about, Sudoku 5 has something for everyone, with different levels of difficulty as you move through the book. Providing hours of (sometimes infuriating) fun, Sudoku is the perfect distraction to improve your brainpower and exercise your mind, keeping your grey matter fit and healthy. All you need is a pen or pencil and some clarity of thought - but beware, these beautifully simple but surprisingly challenging puzzles are fiendishly addictive!

The Mindfulness Puzzle Book 2 (Paperback): Gareth Moore The Mindfulness Puzzle Book 2 (Paperback)
Gareth Moore
R226 R199 Discovery Miles 1 990 Save R27 (12%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

'Britain's King of Puzzles' Sun A second collection of restful puzzles and brain-training activities, designed to relieve stress and inspire creativity. This book features a wide range of specially selected games to provide the perfect level of challenge and reward for your brain. Feel the tension release as you focus on each achievable and fun task, and experience the endorphin-reward buzz as you successfully complete each puzzle. Stimulating your mind with each puzzle also helps unlock your brain's innate creativity, just as sleep and rest can help you reach a breakthrough on pending tasks. This book will help you feel refreshed and renewed, and ready to carry on with your daily life. This is the second in a series of four books by the same bestselling author, which currently includes The Mindfulness Puzzle Book, The Mindfulness Puzzle Book 2 and The Mindfulness Puzzle Book 3 with a fourth book to come later in 2020. There is also an ebook, Mindfulness Puzzles for Your Kindle.

The Remarkable Lives of Numbers - A Mathematical Compendium from 1 to 200 (Paperback): Derrick Niederman The Remarkable Lives of Numbers - A Mathematical Compendium from 1 to 200 (Paperback)
Derrick Niederman 1
R289 R238 Discovery Miles 2 380 Save R51 (18%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Did you know there are 17 possible types of symmetric wallpaper pattern? Do you know what 'casting out the nines' is? Or why 88 is the fourth 'untouchable' number? Or how 7 is used to test for the onset of dementia. Number fanatic Derrick Niederman has a mission to bring numbers to life. He explores the unique properties of the most exciting numbers from 1 to 200, wherever they may crop up: from mathematics to sport, from history to the natural world, from language to pop culture. Packed with illustrations, amusing facts, puzzles, brainteasers and anecdotes, this is an enthralling and thought-provoking numerical voyage through the history of mathematics, investigating problems of logic, geometry and arithmetic along the way. ***PRAISE FOR THE REMARKABLE LIVES OF NUMBERS*** 'A hugely entertaining pick-and-mix of history, culture and mathematical puzzles.' BBC Focus 'This book is a complete joy. It made me smile. A lot.' Carol Vorderman 'Entertaining and engaging... Once you start reading it's just like the number system itself - impossible to stop.' Ian Stewart 'A fun book... definitely challenging.' Vanity Fair 'All sorts of fascinating mathematical minutiae.' Time Out

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