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Pencil Games: Crosswords, Sudoku, Brain Teasers & more!

crosswordThere are pencil game activities for all ages and levels of skill! This is a collection of what we have in stock as of April 26, 2020 and we are expecting more soon.

Don't forget the dictionaries...

 

Puzzlelopedia: Mind-Bending, Brain-Teasing Word Games, Picture Puzzles, Mazes, and More! Cover Image
$9.95
ISBN: 9780761172208
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Published: Workman Publishing Company - August 20th, 2019

An A-Z collection of more than 200 quirky, brain-bending, endlessly fun, and unusually unusual puzzles for kids aged 8-12.
 

All you need are a sharp pencil and sharper wits!


Merriam-Webster's Crossword Puzzle Dictionary Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780877798194
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Published: Merriam-Webster - July 1st, 2015

New Edition Created especially for crossword puzzle lovers. More than 340,000 clues and answer words with over 20,000 new words. Organized alphabetically, by number of letters, and by common categories. New answer and clue words include: freegan, goji, pho and tweep. Comprehensive coverage of "crosswordese"-the words people and place-names most encountered by puzzlers.


Crossword Lists and Crossword Solver Cover Image
By Anne Stibbs Kerr (Editor)
$20.00
ISBN: 9781472968050
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Published: Bloomsbury Information - October 22nd, 2019

This reference provides crossword puzzlers with an aid to successful crossword completion. Over 100,000 potential solutions include technical terms, place names, and compound expressions.


The New York Times Truly Tough Crossword Puzzles: 200 Challenging Puzzles Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781250253118
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - January 28th, 2020

A value-packed volume of 200 difficult New York Times crossword puzzles

When the going gets tough, pick up a crossword puzzle! If you crave the challenge that comes with the New York Times' Friday and Saturday puzzles, you've met your match with this collection of 200 difficult crosswords.

- 200 Friday and Saturday puzzles from the Times


Super Giant Grab a Pencil Book of Crosswords Cover Image
By Richard Manchester (Editor)
$13.95
ISBN: 9780884866992
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Published: Bristol Park Books - December 21st, 2018

Packed with hundreds of brain-teasing puzzles on a variety of topics, this book has something for everyone There are captivating crosswords of every type, from easy to expert level. True puzzle aficionados can dare to take a stab at the special challenger and diagramless crosswords.


The Wall Street Journal Blue-Chip Daily Crosswords, Volume 1: 72 Aaa-Rated Puzzles Cover Image
By Mike Shenk (Editor)
$8.95
ISBN: 9781454928676
Availability: Usually Available in 3-7 Days
Published: Puzzlewright - October 2nd, 2018

A fun collection of daily crosswords from The Wall Street Journal--edited by Mike Shenk, a legend among puzzle fans


The Great Book of Sudoku Cover Image
By Arcturus Publishing (Created by)
$9.99
ISBN: 9781788287265
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Published: Sirius Entertainment - May 1st, 2018

Packed with more than 300 puzzles and solutions, The Bumper Book of Sudoku is suitable for Sudoku fans of all ability levels.


Ultimate Sudoku Cover Image
By Richard Manchester (Editor)
$9.95
ISBN: 9780884867210
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Published: Bristol Park Books - August 6th, 2019

Get ready to give your brain the ultimate mental workout with FUN WITH A PENCIL , a brand new series of amazing puzzles from the master himself, Richard Manchester. In this ULTIMATE compilation of numerical brain-teasers, you'll find hundreds of puzzles that will keep you busy for hours.


Kakuro U: Senior Year Cover Image
$7.95
ISBN: 9781454929758
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Published: Puzzlewright - October 2nd, 2018

Logical thinking + simple addition = KAKURO It's a terrific type of puzzle for stretching your mental muscle.

Every one of these puzzles offers a challenge They're all difficult, right from the start--and they just keep getting harder. Are you up for it?


Can I Have a Word?: A Fun Guide to Winning Word Games Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9781472143129
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Published: Robinson - October 1st, 2019

Can I Have a Word? is the ultimate strategy book for word-game lovers. It introduces the reader to a host of weird and wacky words that will not only help them to become better word-game players but also enhance their enjoyment of competing. It covers key word-game themes, the mastery of which is vital for success, such as:

- Two- and three-letter words


Puzzle Baron Cryptograms: 100 Brain-Challenging Puzzles--From Easy to Hard! Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781465483829
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Published: Alpha - July 9th, 2019


Can you solve these encrypted messages?

 
Cryptogram puzzles use a substitution code to scramble messages. To decipher them, you’ll need to figure out the encryption key—but remember, this changes for every puzzle. You’ll also probably need to use your pencil eraser a lot. (You are using a pencil, right?)
 


The Puzzle Universe: A History of Mathematics in 315 Puzzles Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9780228101536
Availability: Backordered (email to check availability)
Published: Firefly Books - September 20th, 2019

Alice's Puzzles Through the Looking Glass: A Frabjous Puzzle Challenge Inspired by Lewis Carroll's Classic Fantasy Cover Image
$11.95
ISBN: 9781780979618
Availability: Special Order (email to check availability)
Published: Carlton Books - November 6th, 2018

Step through the looking glass into a magical world of puzzles based on Lewis Carroll's classic tale.


The New York Times Super Sunday Crosswords Volume 5: 50 Sunday Puzzles Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781250221889
Availability: Usually Available in 3-7 Days
Published: St. Martin's Griffin - September 17th, 2019

The next in our new series of New York Times Sunday crosswords with bigger, more readable clues!

The Sunday New York Times crossword has been a beloved fixture for over seventy-five years. It’s America’s favorite—and most famous—crossword puzzle. Now the clues in these extra-large Sunday puzzles are bigger and better: easier on the eyes for stress-free solving!


Sudoku Puzzles for a Road Trip, Volume 6 Cover Image
$7.95
ISBN: 9781454931621
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Published: Puzzlewright Junior - May 7th, 2019

ROAD TRIP These expertly crafted sudoku will provide hours of fun for kids on the go.

These 77 puzzles will introduce kids to the challenging and rewarding fun of sudoku. With its fresh look, this new Puzzlewright Junior book is sure to be popular with any child.


Sudoku Puzzles for the Weekend, Volume 5 Cover Image
$6.95
ISBN: 9781454931638
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Published: Puzzlewright Junior - January 1st, 2019

Have a weekend full of fun with these 77 sudoku puzzles

These 77 puzzles will introduce kids to the challenging and rewarding fun of sudoku. With its fresh look, this new Puzzlewright Junior book is sure to be popular with any child.


Crossword Puzzles for Bright Kids, Volume 5 Cover Image
$6.95
ISBN: 9781454930532
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Published: Puzzlewright Junior - May 1st, 2018

Great for trips, rainy days, or downtime, these expertly crafted crosswords from Puzzlewright Junior are just right for bright kids

Young wordsmiths will have fun working on these 40 crosswords, made just for kids beginning to solve puzzles.


Word Search Puzzles for the Weekend, Volume 5 Cover Image
$6.95
ISBN: 9781454931652
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Published: Puzzlewright Junior - January 1st, 2019

When school's out for the weekend, these word searches--created by the expert editors at Puzzlewright--will keep kids entertained

Children love to do word searches--and these rewarding puzzles help develop their language and reading skills too Each book contains 58 puzzles for hours of fun.


Hangman Puzzles for Your Backpack Cover Image
$8.95
ISBN: 9781454935728
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Published: Puzzlewright Junior - October 1st, 2019

Stuff this collection of expertly crafted and age-appropriate hangman puzzles in your backpack . . . and have fun on the go

Play hangman anytime you want with these 93 entertaining puzzles. Each one lists the 26 letters of the alphabet: choose the letter you think is in the phrase, scratch it off, and see if it's used. Make sure to solve the puzzle before you run out of turns.


Jumbo Pad of Word Puzzles (Highlights Jumbo Books & Pads) Cover Image
By Highlights (Created by)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781684376544
Availability: Usually Available in 3-7 Days
Published: Highlights Press - October 1st, 2019

This 256-page jumbo pad is jam-packed with more than 120 different kinds of word puzzles, including word searches, crosswords, riddles, codes, and logic puzzles, with tear-out sheets that are easy to share.


The Great Book of Wordsearch: Over 250 Puzzles Cover Image
By Arcturus Publishing (Created by)
$9.99
ISBN: 9781788287241
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Published: Sirius Entertainment - April 1st, 2018

Packed with more than 250 puzzles and solutions, The Great Book of Wordsearch is suitable for wordsearch fans of all ability levels.


Scrabble Ultimate Word Search Challenge: Includes clue puzzles, anagram puzzles and more! Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781948174237
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Published: Media Lab Books - August 13th, 2019

THE CLASSIC GAME IS NOW A FAVORITE PUZZLE BOOK!

- The perfect gift for any word-lover or Scrabble fan
- 140 traditional word searches, jumble searches (so hard!) and trivia-based searches
- 320 big, easy-to-read pages will keep your brain engaged for weeks