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Picture Puzzles For Dummies

ISBN: 978-0-470-56129-4
192 pages
August 2009
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Exercise your brain with hundreds of colorful, mind-blowing photo puzzles

Sudoku, crosswords, word searches, and other brainteasers are wildly popular these days-not just because they're fun, but also because they stimulate the mind and keep it active and healthy. Now there's a new puzzle guide guaranteed to hone your powers of observation and perception.

Picture Puzzles For Dummies features 100 full-color puzzles that use sight to enhance your brain capacity as well as keep you amused for hours!

  • This portable guide features 100 fun and challenging photo puzzles
  • Includes "spot the changes" puzzles, "cut-ups", "which one of these is not like the others", and a collection of bewildering "black and white" puzzles
  • Visual puzzles have been proven to strengthen memory, attention span, and creativity, as well as amplify logic, vocabulary, and deduction skills.

Whether you're completely new to puzzles or you're a puzzle fanatic, Picture Puzzles For Dummies is the perfect guide to keep you entertained.

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Introduction.

About This Book.

Conventions Used in This Book.

What You're Not to Read.

Foolish Assumptions.

How This Book Is Organized.

Part I: Picking Apart Picture Puzzles.

Part II: Progressing through the Puzzles.

Part III: Checking Your Work — No Peeking!

Part IV: The Part of Tens.

Icons Used in This Book.

Where to Go from Here.

Part I: Picking Apart Picture Puzzles.

Chapter 1: Getting Set to Solve Picture Puzzles.

Getting a Feel for the Picture Puzzle Types.

Checking out changes.

Knowing which one is not like the other.

Working a jigsaw puzzle . . . on paper.

Serving Up Solving Strategies.

Spotting the differences.

Eyeing the oddball.

Piecing the picture together.

Pumping Mental Iron with Picture Puzzles.

Breaking a sweat with your brain.

Taking it to the next level.

Part II: Progressing through the Puzzles.

Part III: Checking Your Work — No Peeking!

Part IV: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 2: Ten Tips for Solving.

Getting Organized.

Establishing a Solving Routine.

Keeping Track of What You’ve Done.

Limiting Distractions.

Scanning the Forest . . . .

. . . Scouring the Trees.

Trying a New Strategy.

Taking a Break . . . But Don't Quit!

Wrangling out of a Rut.

Noticing the Unnoticeable.

Chapter 3: Ten Ways to Build Your Brain for Better Solving.

Keeping Your Focus.

Finding the Right Spot to Settle In.

Engaging Your Attention.

Trying a Variety of Other Puzzles.

Taking a Break from Mind-Numbing Activities.

Learning Something New.

Reading, Writing, and 'Rithmetic.

Clearing Your Mind.

Eating Right.

Keeping Active.

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Elizabeth J. Cárdenas-Nelson is a former Adobe Photoshop instructor and a devoted puzzler.

Jennifer Connolly is a professional editor and author with a passion for puzzling.

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