Synopses & Reviews
A man looks at a picture on the wall and says, "Brothers and sisters have I none, but this man's father is my father's son. At whose portrait is the man looking?Answer: At the portrait of his son.—Puzzle #29 from Chapter I, "Logic Puzzles"If you like puzzles and games that test your common sense, your skills as a Sherlock Holmes or Perry Mason, your way with words, or your expertise with numbers, look no further. This superb collection of 245 brain teasers will keep you happily puzzled hour after hour.
You'll find 38 puzzles to test your powers of logic and 18 more that offer clues to crimes and mysteries you must solve. There are also 31 word puzzles and games, 19 spatial puzzles that require manipulation of geometric figures and lines, and 45 advanced puzzles requiring some familiarity with basic math, algebra, and the game of bridge.
Like charades, the 19 "situation puzzles" are best played in a group where the leader knows the answer, and other players ask questions which the leader can only answer with a "yes" or "no." There are nine more exciting group games as well, and 40 fun puzzles and riddles guaranteed to keep beginning puzzlers on their toes—and laughing. Twenty-six other perplexing puzzles on varying themes complete this blue-ribbon collection. Answers to every puzzle are printed in the back of the book.Are you ready? Sharpen your wits, turn to Chapter I—and let the fun begin!
Original Dover (1995) publication.
245 brainteasers include puzzles that test powers of logic, crimes and mysteries that must be solved, word puzzles and games, charades or situation puzzles best played in a group, and more.
This superb collection of 245 brainteasers will challenge your Sherlock Holmes skills. Includes puzzles that test powers of logic, crimes and mysteries that must be solved, word puzzles and games, basic math and algebra problems, charades or situation puzzles best played in a group, and more. Complete solutions included.