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Lateral Mindtrap Puzzles: Challenge the Way You Think & See

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Catch crooks, expose con artists, and trap liars! Solve mysteries, explain conundrums, and match wits with evil geniuses! All it takes is paying strict attention to every word of the MindTrap story. It's harder than it looks, because most people picture the stories in their minds, and usually imagine something that isn't there, or overlook a crucial detail. But you can defy the odds. Trap the auctioneer who's trying to sell an old letter addressed to Queen Elizabeth I. How? Because you know she wasn't called "the first" until centuries later when there was a second Queen Elizabeth. Or capture the thief whose victims were dying just before they deposited their paychecks at the bank-just figure out that the killer had poisoned the glue on the bank deposit envelopes. Warning: the pictures that accompany each story may be hazardous to your puzzle-solving skills.

Synopsis:

Solve mysteries, catch con men, and match wits with evil geniuses--just by paying strict attention to every word of the MindTrap(R) story, all based on the bestselling game. It's especially challenging because most people imagine something that's not there, or overlook crucial details. But you can defy the odds. Trap the auctioneer who's selling a letter addressed to Queen Elizabeth I...by figuring out that she wasn't called "The First" until centuries later, when Queen Elizabeth II ruled. Warning: the accompanying pictures may be hazardous to your puzzle-solving skills!

Synopsis:

The clues to solving each puzzle can be found within it, but you need to break free from conventional thinking and toss aside core assumptions. Ninety entertainingly illustrated puzzles, from murder mysteries to treasure hunts, will challenge your thinking skills, and there are hints if you need them.

Synopsis:

A selection of lateral mindtrap puzzles. The reader is invited to catch crooks, expose con artists, and trap liars, but strict attention must be paid to every word in the mindtrap story in order to solve the mysteries.

Synopsis:

Add a little math to your lateral thinking! Paul Sloane and Des MacHale, the crown princes of lateral thinking, have provided a cool twist to test solvers' skills. They present you with mathematical conundrums . . . but instead of requiring brute calculating power, each puzzle relies upon a clever insight or unexpected shortcut. You'll get a brain-busting workout you'll never forget!

Synopsis:

It's harder than it looks, because most people picture stories in their minds, and usually imagine something that isn't there, or overlook a crucial detail. But you can learn to solve the mysteries yourself. Trap the auctioneer who's trying to sell an old letter addressed to Queen Elizabeth I. How? Because you know she wasn't called "the first" until centuries later when there was a second Queen Elizabeth. Or capture the thief whose victims were dying just before they deposited their paycheques in the bank - just figure out that the killer had poisoned the glue on the bank deposit envelopes...

About the Author

Paul Sloane studied engineering at Cambridge University and works in software marketing. His passion for lateral puzzles started when he met a dwarf standing on a block of ice in an elevator. His first book, Lateral Thinking Puzzlers, was published by Sterling in 1991, and has gone on to become a bestseller.
 
Des MacHale is Associate Professor of Mathematics at University College in Cork. He has written more than 40 books, including one on John Ford's classic film The Quiet Man and another on George Boole of Boolean algebra fame. MacHale and his wife, Anne, have five children.
 
Following a chance meeting between Paul Sloane and Des MacHale in 1991, the two have written many popular books of lateral thinking puzzles, all published by Sterling.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780806971353
Author:
Detective Shadow
Author:
Detective
Author:
Sloane, Paul
Author:
Shadow, Detective
Author:
MacHale, Des
Publisher:
Puzzlewright
Location:
New York
Subject:
Mystery and detective stories
Subject:
Puzzles
Subject:
Games & Activities - General
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Games / Gamebooks / Crosswords
Subject:
Games & Activities - Puzzles
Subject:
Logic & Brain Teasers
Subject:
Lateral thinking puzzles
Subject:
Children s-Games
Subject:
BG-REFERENCE - BG-REFERENCE
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
no. 247
Publication Date:
20001231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
- Up
Language:
English
Illustrations:
all in color
Pages:
96
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in
Age Level:
10-UP

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Product details 96 pages Sterling Publishing - English 9780806971353 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Solve mysteries, catch con men, and match wits with evil geniuses--just by paying strict attention to every word of the MindTrap(R) story, all based on the bestselling game. It's especially challenging because most people imagine something that's not there, or overlook crucial details. But you can defy the odds. Trap the auctioneer who's selling a letter addressed to Queen Elizabeth I...by figuring out that she wasn't called "The First" until centuries later, when Queen Elizabeth II ruled. Warning: the accompanying pictures may be hazardous to your puzzle-solving skills!
"Synopsis" by ,
The clues to solving each puzzle can be found within it, but you need to break free from conventional thinking and toss aside core assumptions. Ninety entertainingly illustrated puzzles, from murder mysteries to treasure hunts, will challenge your thinking skills, and there are hints if you need them.
"Synopsis" by , A selection of lateral mindtrap puzzles. The reader is invited to catch crooks, expose con artists, and trap liars, but strict attention must be paid to every word in the mindtrap story in order to solve the mysteries.
"Synopsis" by ,
Add a little math to your lateral thinking! Paul Sloane and Des MacHale, the crown princes of lateral thinking, have provided a cool twist to test solvers' skills. They present you with mathematical conundrums . . . but instead of requiring brute calculating power, each puzzle relies upon a clever insight or unexpected shortcut. You'll get a brain-busting workout you'll never forget!
"Synopsis" by , It's harder than it looks, because most people picture stories in their minds, and usually imagine something that isn't there, or overlook a crucial detail. But you can learn to solve the mysteries yourself. Trap the auctioneer who's trying to sell an old letter addressed to Queen Elizabeth I. How? Because you know she wasn't called "the first" until centuries later when there was a second Queen Elizabeth. Or capture the thief whose victims were dying just before they deposited their paycheques in the bank - just figure out that the killer had poisoned the glue on the bank deposit envelopes...
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