Amazing "Aha!" Puzzles
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BOOST YOUR CREATIVE GENIUS! (Paperback)Do you want to improve your ability to think ‘outside the box’ and boost your creativity? From the author of Test Your Creative Thinking (The Times) comes this truly mind-altering and inspirational book of more than 300 brand new lateral puzzles, which provide a fantastic opportunity for anyone to improve their creativity and mental flexibility. It is packed with all kinds of fun and imaginative problems of varying degrees of difficulty that encourage you to break out of familiar thought patterns and to think creatively and ‘outside the box’. In addition, the puzzles have extremely rewarding and addictive “Aha!” answers absolutely guaranteed to make you both groan and smile at the same time. Puzzle wizards, young and old, will absolutely love this book as well as be completely enchanted by it!
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Sep 21, 2009"Puzzles Adapted for Workshops and Training" How does one invoke an "Aha" moment? How do you lead people from bewilderment to clarity with simple drawings, letters, and numbers? Lloyd King has perfected the art of puzzles, packing them with a triple punch of outright satisfaction, humor, and surprise. If you are a trainer or workshop leader, these puzzles can be adapted for your use. The puzzles are great for ice breakers for any group or topic or could be used as exercises to support topics such as creativity, humor, or even change management. I have been a trainer and/or workshop leader for over twenty years and am always looking for new ideas and ways to adapt existing materials to my training needs. Let me give an example how you can adapt Lloyd's puzzles as an ice breaker. • Find out the number of participants in your workshop or session. • Prior to your workshop pick out some puzzles from Lloyd King's book. • You can simply redraw the puzzle on paper... More > for each group. • Consider dividing the workshop participants into small groups of 5-6 people. • Offer participants an overview of the exercise. "Each group will be given a puzzle to solve. You have five minutes to work together and solve it. You will need to pick a representative who will describe your process to the entire group." • Allow participants 5 minutes to collaboratively solve the puzzle. • At the end of the time period have the representative from each group come forward one at a time, show the puzzle to the entire group, and describe how they reached the solution. If the group did not solve the puzzle - open the challenge up to the entire group. Provide guidance if necessary. Liz Lowe< Less
Sep 6, 2009"Some of the best puzzles around..." Received the hardcover version of the book, and it's truly wonderful. I love it! My son and I are having loads of fun working through these unique puzzles.
Aug 11, 2009"Magical AHA! puzzles" This genial book is one of three books written by the master of puzzles Lloyd King. This one is his latest and maybe the best one, even if it would be rather unfair to draw that conclusion, because every one of his books is very different and unique in it's own way. Lloyd's book "Test Your Creative Thinking" is the one that made me love puzzles. "Amazing AHA Puzzles" contains over 300 puzzles. The remarkable and amazing thing is that every single puzzle is very unique and doesn't resemble any other puzzle in the book. That shows the writers colorful and versatile imagination and creativity. English is not my native language, so in the beginning, I found some of the wordy puzzles rather difficult. The fine thing is that these puzzles will even make you think English and learn English in quite an unique way. Therefore, I would recommend Lloyd King's books even to those who want to learn English and be better at English. The book's... More > wonderful illustrations show us that an amazing amount of energy and time has been invested into every page of this work of genius.< Less
Jun 12, 2009" I warmly recommend this book." When I read Lloyd King's book, Amazing "Aha!" Puzzles, I had the impression it's one of the best puzzle books ever written. There are very few books involving lateral thinking - for sure, this one does. Lloyd, founder of the VINCI Society, has an incredibly high imagination and creativity. He perfectly summarises his views in his article "Creative thinking" at http://www.ahapuzzles.com/creative_thinking_1.htm.
Jun 1, 2009"Excellent puzzle book for any puzzle lover" I've been buying puzzle books for over 25 years, and finally I feel I've spent good money with Lloyd King's "AHA" puzzle book. On days that I had a spare half hour in my day to just sit back, relax and enjoy "ME" time, I would pick this book to challenge my brain, flex it, and laugh along with it. Once this puzzle book is finished, I intend to buy his other book at Amazon, "Test Your Creative Thinking", because I just can't get enough. Well done!! P.S. Personal comment. If you trash this book, you're a silly, silly person! :)
May 2, 2009"King sized creativity" Coming from a relatively puzzle-less background, I am a recent convert to the imaginative puzzle world presented by Lloyd King's special brand of AHA! creative magic. This beautifully presented book contains puzzles ranging from the relatively simple to the almost impossible. Fortunately all the answers, with full and elaborate explanations, are available in the book so the reader is not only able to obtain emotional release if the need arises (as assuredly it will!) but is also able to gain a real insight into the mechanics of a truly creative and imaginative mind and in so doing improve his/her own creative and lateral thinking. This is a highly recommended book.
Mar 26, 2009"Puzzles Are Fun" I like Lloyd King's puzzles! They are challenging, creative, often very amusing, and great fun. For me, this is a 5 star puzzle collection, indeed Lloyd is a 5 star puzzler, and has been for the 20 or so years that I have known him.
Mar 23, 2009Nice as a book for children, not necessarily for adults.
Mar 12, 2009"Amazing Aha Puzzles by Lloyd King" Are you finding it hard to focus on your work? Are you stressed by the tedium there? Are you a writer or an artist going through a dry spell? Or are you just somebody who finds the daily crossword too easy and, therfore, hungers for some challenging puzzles? If any of these are you (and even if none are!) you should buy this book. It will give you a stimulating mental workout that will get your creative juices flowing so you can solve those problems at work or break out that creative dry spell. You will also laugh and go "Eureka!" as you work these wonderful puzzles. I give it three thumbs up! The puzzles are truly amazing. Try them. Enjoy the good feeling you get when you solve one!
Feb 4, 2009"Highly Recommended!" This isn't just a recreational book of puzzles, although they are great just for fun. The aim according to the author is to 'improve your ability to "think outside the box" and boost your creativity.' It's an attractive concept that has some validity. Just as we need to exercise our physical muscles to achieve more with them, we need to give our mental muscles workouts at problem solving and idea generation, and one way to do this is through using puzzles. There's plenty in there, 317 in all, ranging from the relatively trivial to the absolutely stumping. One or two are frustrating because the logic is a little twisted or depends on what something sounds like (risky if English isn't your first language), but there's certainly a good mental workout. Probably the biggest single lesson is to look at each problem you are faced with in a range of different ways. Don't take things at face value. Watch out for the assumptions. It's easy enough to... More > chant this mantra, but much harder to do it in practice - that's where plenty of exercise comes in. Highly recommended. Brian Clegg of Creativity Unleashed Ltd - THE source for business creativity information and training, free creativity software, plus popular science, business and science fiction books - www.cul.co.uk< Less
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- Lloyd King (Standard Copyright License)
- Lloyd King
- December 23, 2008
- Perfect-bound Paperback
- Interior Ink
- Black & white
- 0.71 lbs.
- Dimensions (inches)
- 6 wide x 9 tall
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