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Books on Games and Puzzles are quite difficult to find. Many are printed in such small quantities that they’re not available from normal bookstores or even from the publisher. We’ve tried to include a wide a range here in the hope that you’ll manage to find something that’s suitable. If you know of any tittles that you think we should add the please mail us.

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amazon.co.uk and amazon.com pages for the specific title where you can usually find additional information or purchase the books. If one hasn’t got it then the other might and remember despite both being parts of Amazon the cost can be hugely different! For books that can’t be bought through Amazon and where we know of a possible alternative source this is included. If you want us to try to find a paticular book then let us know and we’ll do our best to locate it for you.

The Book of Ingenious & Diabolical Puzzles, (by Jerry Slocum and Jack Botermans),152pp, hb, New York, NY: Times Books

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New Book of Puzzles, 101 Classic and Modern Puzzles to Make and Solve, (by Jerry Slocum and Jack Botermans), 128 pp, hb, New York, NY: W. H. Freeman

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Puzzles Old & New, How to make and solve them, (by Jerry Slocum and Jack Botermans),160pp, hb and pb, Seattle, WA: University of Washington Press

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Creative Puzzles of the World, (by Pieter Van Delft and Jack Botermans), 200pp, hb, New York, NY: Harry N. Abrams, pb, Berkeley, California:

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Dissections: Plain & Fancy, ( by Greg Frederickson, 1997), 310pp, hb, New York, NY: Cambridge University Press
Huge amount of information on 2D and 3D dissections that could easily be used to help build puzzles of your own.

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Hexaflexagons And Other Mathematical Diversions, ( by Martin Gardner 1988), 200pp, pb, Chicago, IL: University Of Chicago Press (Originally published in 1959
Martin’s first bookof games and mathematical puzzles based on articles that appeared in Scientific American
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The Magical Maze, (by Ian Stewart, 1997),268pp, hb, New York, NY: John Wiley & Sons

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Polyominoes - Puzzles, Patterns, Problems and Packings; Revised Edition, (by Golomb, Solomon W, 1994, ) 181pp., hb, Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press

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Penrose Tiles To Trapdoor Ciphers: And The Return Of Dr. Matrix, (by Martin Gardner 1988), 311pp, pb, New York: W. H. Freeman and Company (Revised and republished by the Mathematical Association of America in 1997)

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Secrets Of The Maze, 96pp, (by Fisher, Adrian and Howard Loxton),   hb, Hauppauge, New York: Barron's Educational Series, Incorporated, London, England: Thames & Hudson
A beautiful book of mazes. Includes a clear overlay and an erasable pen to trace on the mazes and a device for simulating walking though a maze.
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The Mathemagician and Pied Puzzler, ( by Elwyn Berlekamp and Tom Rodgers 1999) A Collection in Tribute to Martin Gardner, 266pp., hb., Natick, Masachucettes: A. K. Peters
A must for the puzzle collector. It is a compendium of papers presented at the first "Gathering for Gardner" held in Atlanta, Georgia  in 1993. About half of the articles concern puzzles. The articles are written by such notable puzzlers as Stewart Coffin, Edward Hordern, Dick Hess, Nob Yoshigahara, Bill Cutler, Oskar van Deventer and many others.
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The Puzzling World of Polyhedral Dissections, ( by Stewart Coffin) 1998), CD-ROM, Waynesville, Ohio: Puzzle World Productions
CD-ROM edition of ‘The’ classic puzzle book with loads of colour photos. Also contains BMP and GIF page images suitable of the 1985 and 1992 editions of Stewart's Puzzle Craft and the Puzzle World web site August 1998.
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