Magnetic Sculpture Block is a fun little “executive toy” that will amuse as well as challenge anyone who picks it up. Young or old, rich or poor, smart or otherwise, this “toy” will amuse just about anyone .It is great to have sitting on your desk to play with when talking on the phone. It is particularly useful when you have to deal with someone on the phone who goes on endlessly, particularly if they are whining and not providing any cheese or crackers and you can’t do anything about their problem. The thing [Read More...]
Magic Eye, Vol. 2 has been around since 1994 and is still a lot of fun. These 3-D images seem to have reached their peak in the early 90′s as far as I know anyway. I particularly enjoyed the forward. Tom Baccei talks about their resident wizard. “Some say that although his bulb seems good, his filament is short a few twists.” In the words of Wizzy, “Life is like a single beautiful butterfly in a gentle swirling snowstorm. When you find your own center, you’ll find the butterfly. Then you can hop [Read More...]
The only thing more amazing about this Fugitive Chain – Metal is that I was able to find it here on Amazon. I first learned of it from two Magicians but had never seen it for sale. What’s amazing about it is that it grabs the attention of anyone who sees it perform. The history of this object is lost in the past but was probably invented several hundreds of years ago possibly in the Mideast, India or China and undoubtedly carried by a travelling Magician or Entertainer. I guess the reason is so [Read More...]
Just like they say for a Wedding; “Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, and Something Blue”; this book has a bit of everything. It doesn’t matter how smart you are, the important ingredient in solving these puzzles is being able to think; particularly outside the box. These puzzles are for all ages and anyone who picks up this book will find something to take their interest and quite easily solve. Answers are provided and if you get stuck on a problem, just look up the answer. Once you see how easy it was, you’ll gain confidence to try another. Like [Read More...]
This is a great little book of 100 puzzles. It will challenge anyone from 10 to 100.It is small and will fit into your pocket and be ready to fill some idle time. While these little puzzles look simple; looks are often deceiving.
Here are a few examples:
1 3 5 7 8 _ _
What are the next two numbers in this logical sequence?
What do the words above have in common?
All the above words have something in common. What is it?
9 and 10.The series lists only [Read More...]
I picked this up as one of a set of three. The others are “Quotable Quotes” and “Life in these United States.”; packaged as “Quips, Quotes, and Quizzes”. This book is a set of 50 lists of words to test your knowledge. This has been a long time feature of Reader’s Digest. As an Engineer, who considers his “word knowledge” rather minimal, this book was very enjoyable. Each list has 20 words with 4 meanings to choose from. My scores ranged from 12 to 17, and rated as excellent. These little tests made me feel pretty good, but I would hardly [Read More...]
This book has been around since 1994 and is still a lot of fun. These 3-D images seem to have reached their peak in the early 90′s ;as far as I know anyway. I particularly enjoyed the Forward. Tom Baccei talks about their resident wizard. “Some say that although his bulb seems good, his filament is short a few twists.” In the words of Wizzy “Life is like a single beautiful butterfly in a gentle swirling snowstorm. When you find your own center, you’ll find the butterfly. Then you can hop on and go on a ride forever.” When you’ve found [Read More...]