By Martin Gardner
"Gr.4-6. From math, technological know-how, and common sense puzzlers to notice video games to what's-wrong-with-this-picture demanding situations. comic strip illustrations supply the publication pick-me-up charm, yet it is the video games themselves that would continue readers going as they fit wits with Gardner, problem their buddies, or just learn alongside and lookup the solutions within the back."-- "Booklist
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