The Master Theorem: Elite

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A Book of Puzzles, Intrigue, and Wit

The highly satisfying second installment of The Master Theorem, Elite keeps those eureka moments coming with an all new set of escape room-like puzzles. Same elegant design, new hidden surprises.

13-113

1+

weeks

Made in
the USA

Brilliant gift for the brainy

The Elite edition stands on its own, or make it twice as nice with the OG edition of The Master Theorem.

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Elevated, one-of-a-kind puzzles

No shade to your average sudokus, but M’s mysterious logic puzzles are on a whole different level.

Hints and solutions online

Even James Bond needs backup. Make use of TMT's hints, solutions, and community forums.

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How it works

1. Read M's ramblings

To the left of each puzzle, M briefly discusses an interesting topic that also drops helpful clues.

2. Decipher the puzzle

There's no single way to solve M's puzzles, but solutions are always a word or phrase.

3. Get hints

Each puzzle has 3 hints (encoded for secrecy) and a full solution in the back of the book.

4. Expand your mind

Solve it all and become an expert in codes, ciphers, and the mysteries of the universe.

What's in the book?

40+ all new, beautifully illustrated puzzles, plus a gorgeous cover with gold foil inlay

5 extra training puzzles that teach common decoding techniques

3 hints per puzzle in the back of the book, encoded for secrecy

224 pages, including full solutions that explain how to solve each puzzle

A note from M, TMT's mysterious author

Imagine: A puff of smoke. Gasps of excitement. A lone street light illuminating a triumphant figure reemerging from the shadows.

Did you miss me?

When we last left our hero (that’d be me), I’d just led you down the winding and mysterious path that was your own mind, unlocking secret potential you scarcely knew existed.

But what if I told you there was more? That you could go higher, further, faster?

I’m M, or at least that’s how you know me, and I’ll be your guide.

I founded The Master Theorem long ago, as a secret society at my beloved alma mater. We’ve branched out since those early days of hushed meetings in dank Hogwarts-like rooms. But the aim remains the same—assemble a group of the world’s best problem solvers, those out-of-the-box thinkers we so desperately need to steer the course of human civilization. I partly achieved that goal when I found you. You proved your mettle by completing my first puzzling publication and earned yourself membership into our ranks. Bravo.

But a lot has happened since we last spoke: Wildfires. A global pandemic. Harry and Meghan stepping away from the royal family.

So now, it’s time to level up. As the world grows more complicated, so does my search for the elite of the elite. Your mission, should you choose to accept it: find the word or phrase solution to each one of my puzzles, called Theorems. Doing so will be your ticket into the upper echelons of The Master Theorem. It’s not going to be easy, nor should it be. But to quote one of the greatest sports movies of all time, the hard is what makes it great.

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