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399 Games, Puzzles & Trivia Challenges Specially Designed to Keep Your Brain Young. Paperback – Illustrated, September 25, 2012
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|Games & Puzzles to Keep Your Brain Young 2021 Page-A-Day Calendar|
|A lively and unexpected mix of word puzzles, trivia challenges, picture games, tongue twisters, logic conundrums, and more, each designed to work one of six cognitive functions while providing a fun break in the daily routine.|
About the Author
- Publisher : Workman Publishing Company; Illustrated edition (September 25, 2012)
- Language: : English
- Paperback : 424 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0761168257
- ISBN-13 : 978-0761168256
- Reading age : 6 years and up
- Item Weight : 1.5 pounds
- Dimensions : 7.25 x 1.06 x 9.19 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,108 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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But then there's the other half of the book. That's the half filled with some of the most useless trivia from long gone eras. You might be asked about a wealthy socialite from the 1920s, or a slightly famous murder trial that took place during the Great Depression. Occasionally there are questions from the 1990s or--even more rarely--from the 2000s. But these are few & far between. For the most part, you'll get a lot of questions that you're really only likely to know if you lived during the early-to-mid 20th century.
In retrospect, the cover text is very revealing: the book claims these puzzles were designed to "keep your brain young." That makes sense if it was written with an an older audience in mind.
Bottom line: if you were born in the 1940s and enjoy word puzzles & trivia, it's a no-brainer to buy this book--you'll probably enjoy every page. If you were born in the 1970s, you're going to struggle a lot but you'll still get a lot out of it. And if you were born in the 1990s or later: enjoy the word challenges, but prepare to skip many, many pages & roll your eyes a lot.
Also, the intended buyer is clearly a much older generation than us. My husband and I are in our 20s, and this book has trivia about 1940s TV shows and very little trivia from 1980s-Present, which we would be much better at.
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As such there is a large proportion of the content that is inaccessible. It would be helpful if this was made clear before purchase as I would not haver bought it had I known.