A whimsical collection of mechanical puzzles, riddles, mazes, provocative problems, and more is accompanied by a host of hints to help readers solve the puzzles, an easy-reference answer page, and hands-on materials.
Brand: Klutz Press
Used Book in Good Condition
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
When these puzzles are placed in front of you, they seem simple. Like all good puzzles, they incorporate the principles of optical illusions, where the brain is fooled by natural clues that must be applied in unusual ways. My favorite is Sam Loyd's mules, where it seems impossible but is in fact trivial, at least after the fact and a few dents in the cranium and/or wall. All of the parts to the puzzles are included and hints and solutions are provided. Which is both helpful and frustrating, as some of the bumps on my head were made after I realized how stupid I had been. If you enjoy being aggravated, buy this book. Just keep in mind that frustration can be a healthy thing. This review would be longer if I could only figure out how to get those two wires apart. Published in Journal of Recreational Mathematics, reprinted with permission.
I had this book several years ago and I spent a long time looking for it to replace some of the puzzles it had in it. The pyramid puzzle is worth the price of the book.
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