The 125 Best Brain Teasers of All Time: A Mind-Blowing Challenge of Math, Logic, and Wordplay (Paperback)

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Put your noggin to the test with the most famous brain games of all time!

Puzzles and brainteasers can be found throughout history and around the world (did you know that coded messages date all the way back to 2500 BCE?). This book collects 125 of the most popular and challenging mind-benders for hours of fun-filled entertainment that can sharpen your creative thinking skills. Get ready to dive into famous math, logic, and word puzzles like Odd One Out, Fibonacci's Legacy, the Polybius Cipher, and more. Bring it on road trips, to family game night, or give it as a gift, and get everyone involved in the puzzle-solving fun!

  • Fun for anyone—You don't need any special skills to solve these puzzles, and clues and answer keys are there to help you if you get stumped.
  • 5 challenge levels—A wide variety of puzzle types and challenge levels ensures there's something to solve for puzzle masters of all ages and skills.
  • Hints of history—Every time you tackle a new puzzle, you'll learn fun facts about where it comes from and how long it's been around.

Get ready to sharpen your mind with the ultimate book of mind-blowing brain teasers.

About the Author

MARCEL DANESI is a professor of linguistics anthropology and semiotics at the University of Toronto, and has composed puzzles for Reader’s Digest as well as a blog for Psychology Today, discussing the significance of many types of puzzles. He abides by the principle that even though some puzzles may take more patience to solve, they all should be “do-able” and eventually lead to a grasp of the solution.

Praise For…

"I use this book at work to create team building games and incorporate different puzzles from different levels. They have proven to be a lot of fun and lead to some very interesting discussions. Some are quite simple, while others take quite a bit of thinking. It is also cool that for each puzzle, there is a bit of a history with it to give some context. A very enjoyable book." — Customer Review

"My dad and I have exchanged a variety of puzzles for the last 55+ years He enjoyed this book that gave a bit of history on some types of puzzles. He had to put the book away in order not to read it all in one day." — Customer Review

"I love to be challenged and many of these brain teasers fit the spot. Every Saturday my friends and I get together at a bonfire and we all sat around and I read these teasers. We had a blast. This book is perfect for yourself, with friends, or even for trivia night!" — Customer Review

"I bought this book as a gift but after receiving it I think I might purchase it for myself. I really enjoyed looking over the brain teasers but what I liked most about this book is that if you get stuck on a brain teaser you can head towards the back of the book and get some clues. If you still can't figure it out then at the every end of the book they have the answer how they got to that answer. I would certainly buy this again as a gift." — Customer Review

Product Details
ISBN: 9781641520089
ISBN-10: 1641520086
Publisher: Callisto
Publication Date: May 22nd, 2018
Pages: 206
Language: English