A Book of Puzzles, Intrigue, and Wit
Dubbed "Mensa's evil twin" by The New York Times, The Master Theorem is a beautifully illustrated puzzle book with the vibe of a secret society. It captivates the curious with one-of-a-kind riddles, logic puzzles, and brain teasers.
Stretch your brain as M guides you to become an expert in codes, ciphers, and the mysteries of the universe.Who is M?
To the left of each puzzle, M briefly discusses an interesting topic that also drops helpful clues.
There's no single way to solve M's puzzles, but solutions are always a word or phrase.
Each puzzle has 3 hints (encoded for secrecy) and a full solution in the back of the book.
Solve it all and become an expert in codes, ciphers, and the mysteries of the universe.
41 beautifully designed puzzles plus a gorgeous cover perfect for the coffee table
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
I'm M, or at least that's how I'm known, and I'll be your guide.
I founded The Master Theorem long ago, as a secret society at my beloved alma mater. With cryptic invitations slipped under the doors of my first recruits, I wanted to do the same things that every mystery-shrouded founder of a secret society wants to do: cultivate bright young minds, spark forward-thinking debate, take over the world—you know.
At its core, The Master Theorem creates solvers.
Our members from across the globe tackle the mysteries of the universe with their wits and wiles. They study the problems of the world and seek to make them right. Occasionally they get distracted and build pumpkin-slinging catapults. But for the most part, they’re focused on solving some of the biggest challenges known to humankind.
It was always our intention to operate in the shadows, but now more than ever the world is in dire need of solvers—and my impeccable leadership of course.
I’m therefore expanding my search for those who have the motivation—and the ability—to change the world. The Master Theorem remains a members-only society, but consider these puzzle books the cryptic invitation slipped under your door.
The Herculean test of your grit is as follows: Find the word or phrase solution to each one of my puzzles, called Theorems. Doing so will earn you entry into our elite ranks. It may take you some time, but trust me—it’ll be worth it.
If you care enough to read the reviews on a puzzle book then this book is for you. Very eclectic collection of puzzles that will make you have to reach into every part of your mind to figure them all out.
I, for one, am very pleased to see M again and have enjoyed reacquainting myself in this puzzle master's world.
You know it's a good puzzle when you've solved it before, but you try again a year later, and you're stumped again!
I love this book. One of my problems with puzzles was that I didn't even know how to start solving them. This book includes a training section that helps you break down the elements of puzzles and how to think like a problem-solver.
I purchased this as a gift for a huge puzzle lover and it could not have been more perfect! We did puzzle after puzzle and had a blast.
M takes us on a grand adventure with puzzles enough to get even the most adept solver scratching their head.