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New Book of Puzzles: 101 Classic and Modern Puzzles to Make and Solve Hardcover – September, 1992

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 128 pages
  • Publisher: W H Freeman & Co (Sd); First Edition edition (September 1992)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0716723565
  • ISBN-13: 978-0716723561
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 9.5 x 10.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,276,720 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Charles Ashbacher HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on March 16, 2000
Format: Hardcover
The best puzzles satisfy the following criteria:

(a) Easy to understand and look easy to solve.
(b) Difficult to solve.
(c) In reality, easy to solve and the solutions are easy to understand.

All of the puzzles contained in this book, many of which have been in existence in some form for many years, fit the mold defined above. Detailed instructions on how to construct them as well as solutions are included. While most require only standard materials, such skills as wood and metal working are sometimes necessary.
It is easy to feel like an imbecile when you are unsuccessful in solving some of these items and then in desperation go to the solutions and see how simple it is. In many cases, the secret is to abandon the "obvious" approach and look at the problem sideways. The path that first appears least likely to lead to a solution is often the proper one. If you enjoy puzzles, this book is a necessary purchase.

Published in Journal Of Recreational Mathematics, reprinted with permission.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By J. Guild TOP 1000 REVIEWER on December 2, 2003
Format: Hardcover
Boy!! what a book for a puzzle lover and/or collector.You just won't find a better book on the subject than this;for the simple reason that the two authors are the top puzzle guys.Well,maybe their other books are just as good.Can you imagine someone with a collection of 20,000 mechanical puzzles and 2,000 puzzle books. Some of these puzzles date back to the 17th.century.This book is so well put together I would suspect that even someone who doesn't particularly like to solve ,or for that matter don't even think they could solve puzzles ;would find this book a joy to thumb through.
The book includes 101 puzzles ,directions on making and solutions.Going through this book is almost as interesting as would be a visit with the authors and looking at this fantastic world class collection.Without question,a book no puzzle lover should be without .I own about 500 puzzle books and this is one of the best and one of my favorites.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on August 25, 2000
Format: Hardcover
Excellent book covering a wide variety of puzzles, old and new, simple and complex. Full of color photos and diagrams that illustrate the puzzle and its workings, but with a light touch so the reader is not bored with details.
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By abadimar on June 25, 2015
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0 of 2 people found the following review helpful By shanhuji on January 13, 2013
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The book has received,Goods with a very good,I really like this should be regarded as one of the most authoritative Encyclopedia of puzzle game
Although published 20 years ago, the Hong Kong Printing
However, the classic is still
See a Japanese book game before only to find a lot of this book are based on the
ps: this mail very quickly
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