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This Is The World’s Most Challenging Puzzle Book

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* The World’s Most Challenging Puzzle Book is (almost) impossible
* Beautiful illustrations also make it a great coffee table book
* Ideal for family game night or some meditative solo puzzle-solving

Escape Rooms have become a go-to tourist attraction in many major cities over the past few years, and it’s easy to understand why. Solving hard puzzles will always be fun, especially with friends. But there’s one puzzle that’s been around since the 80s, and it’s still stumping people today. It’s called Maze: Solve the World’s Most Challenging Puzzle. And it’s much more than just a book.

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Maze is a puzzle book that’s much more difficult than the maze drawings you might have done as a kid. Each page is a room in the maze, with the goal being to find the shortest route to the center and back while solving the puzzle in the center room.

It’s easier said than done, because each room (each page) has its own mini puzzle to solve before moving on. It also has a mysterious narrative and beautiful illustrations that make it more enjoyable than your typical smartphone or board game.

Even if you never solve the puzzle (many people don’t), it’s still fun to attempt while lounging around or hanging out with friends. Each puzzle is so challenging and ambiguous that it typically sparks some debate between solvers.

It’s a fun book to gift or have around for guests to pick up (and be defeated by), and it also looks better on your coffee table than a board game or traditional puzzle. Get it for your next games night and see who figures out the mazes — and finishes the book — first.

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