Can you beat the Guardian's puzzle-master, Alex Bellos?
This is a collection of ingenious and satisfying puzzles drawn from across the ancient and modern world. You will be imprisoned by a sadistic logician; thrown in an arena with a famished lion; and balancing along an ever-expanding elastic band. Implausible scenarios in daily life, perhaps. But in puzzle-land, you get into these scrapes all the time. You'll need to pit your wits against riddles, word problems, visual and logical conundrums. Some solutions will rely on ingenuity, some will challenge you to spot patterns, others call for extreme rationally. All will stretch your brain. Let's get puzzling ...
'Think of the best storyteller you know and the coolest teacher you ever had, and now you've got some idea of what Alex Bellos is like.' - Steven Strogatz, Cornell University
Alex Bellos has a degree in Mathematics and Philosophy from Oxford. His bestselling, award-winning books Alex's Adventures in Numberland, Alex Through the Looking-Glass, and Can You Solve My Problems? have been translated into more than 20 languages. His YouTube videos have been seen by more than 20 million people, and he writes a popular blog for the Guardian. His latest book is Puzzle Ninja. @alexbellos
Hobbies, Quizzes & Games
Sudoku & number puzzles