Lloyd's Puzzle Books
Amazing "Aha!" Puzzles
Do you want to improve your ability to think ‘outside the box’ and boost your creativity?
This truly mind-altering and inspirational book of more than 300 brand new lateral puzzles provides 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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Neurologist Dr. R. L. Kaplan of 'Smart-Kit.com'
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."
Philip Carter - world famous puzzle book author
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."
Bill Bultas - puzzle writer and owner of 'Puzz.com'
An outstanding puzzle book - blows others away.
Muhamed Veletanlic from Sweden
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.
Albert Frank - Mathematician
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'."
David Coldwell from South Africa
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."
"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,
therefore, hungers for some challenging puzzles?
Monik Robichaud of 'Quotagrams.com'
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.
Brian Clegg of 'Creativity Unleashed Ltd.'
"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.'
Test Your Creative Thinking
Almost everyone is born with the capacity to be creative, but few realize it and such skills are often neglected or untapped. Lateral thinking is all about thinking "outside the box", breaking out of familiar thought patterns and coming up with new possibilities. It is one of the keys to improving creativity. This book of brand new lateral puzzles aims to encourage creative thinking. Whether at work, as part of an assessment or simply for fun, learning to think creatively can be hugely rewarding and make a real difference to anyone’s ability. By trying to find unusual or unexpected associations, patterns and connections, one can learn to keep an open mind and to look at everything in a different way. With plenty of original puzzles (about 250) and tips, this book provides an ideal opportunity for anyone to practice thinking laterally and improve their creativity.
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"Your puzzles are out of this world! Superb!"
"This is the best source we’ve come across for [lateral thinking] puzzles and should be on the shelf of anyone who wants to improve personal creativity."
Mind Enhancing Entertainment!
"'Test Your Creative Thinking' is a book of
challenging, lateral thinking puzzles. And you don't need to belong to an elite
club, have obscure, specialist knowledge, or be old enough to have accumulated
years of trivial information, in order to solve them.
Paul Sloane - Lateral Thinking expert and author
"Lloyd, 'What living thing is a cross between a man and a cat?' That is a great riddle!
I was recommended your books by a contact. I got Test Your Creative Thinking and I enjoyed it. Many puzzle books rehash old material but you are creating clever new puzzles. In fact I was so impressed that I added it to my Listmania list of Great Puzzle Books."
Cliff Pickover - Author
Wow. Really forces the reader to "think outside the box".
Jan Merolant of 'Creative Puzzels'
Bill Bultas of 'Puzz.com'
Perhaps the Best Puzzle Book I Have Ever Worked Through.
"And I have worked through dozens. As a professional puzzle writer/creator, I get to see a lot of "old chestnuts" that are repackaged versions of puzzles written decades or even centuries ago. Lloyd's book is quite different. There are a few authors (who I will not name) who have given "lateral thinking" something of a bad reputation. By comparison, Lloyd uses excellent illustrations (he is a painter and artist, btw), and really fun teasers that will have you scratching your head until you have that "aha!" experience and KNOW the answer. At first I couldn't make heads or tails of his puzzles, but once you get inside his head, it is quite enjoyable. I have now spent far too many hours on this book, and plan to spend many more. Fun stuff."
Barry R. Clarke of 'The Puzzling World of Barry R. Clarke'
"Go to any bookstore, take a puzzle book from the shelf, and browse through the pages. Of all the puzzles in the book you see in front of you, how many of them are derivatives of previously published material? The answer's simple - most of them. Blandness and repetition can be found on bookshelves in abundance. In contrast, Mr King's work is full of originality and this fact alone deserves celebration. He has done more than most to develop the closed lateral puzzle, the form where all necessary information is given. Their difficulty often lies in there being only a single clue, sometimes only in the title, and this is bound to stretch one's powers of perception and interpretation. If, as a result, the solution is beyond your reach, don't feel cheated or defeated. Just look in the back of the book and try to see it as a work of art - because quite a lot of it is."
Jonathan Wai from The United States
Into The Mind of a Puzzle Wizard.
"The best puzzles are not always the ones with the most logical solution, but oftentimes those that stimulate your brain to make connections in an entirely new manner. Just as there are multiple proofs to mathematical problems, there are many novel ways to solve creative thinking puzzles that require various mixtures of convergent and divergent thinking. In Test Your Creative Thinking, Lloyd King brings together an adequate balance of intelligence, creativity and humor that pushed me to invent new patterns of thought.
One of the features I appreciated most about the book is the way it progresses evenly from low to high degrees of difficulty in a continuous development. Many of the items are deceptively easy, or seem to have no solution at all, but that is because the solution is typically a creative twist that is completely unique to Lloyd King. The advanced test will be a challenge to even the best puzzle solvers, and will without a doubt be a mental exercise worth engaging in.
What I enjoyed most about this book, as well as Lloyd's other books and creations, is the humor and easy going fun tone throughout the book. Many of the puzzles are indeed out of the box and the stories and settings that accompany them are no exception. I have purchased many puzzle books, and spent countless hours solving puzzles that seem canned or derivations of many others I had seen before. In Test Your Creative Thinking, this is definitely not the case, as puzzle wizard Lloyd King provides an opportunity to experience the workings of his equally divergent and convergent mind."