I’m Dr Gareth Moore (gareth@garethmoore.co.uk), the author of over 100 best-selling international puzzle and brain-training titles from a wide range of publishers.

I am also the creator of Brained Up – www.BrainedUp.com – a cutting-edge brain training site, offering scientifically designed daily sessions to help you make the most of your brain.

Selected books of mine include:

  • Enigma: Crack the Code – Michael O’Mara (UK)
  • The Ordnance Survey Puzzle Book – Trapeze (UK)
  • The World Puzzle Championship Challenge: Are You as Bright as the Best? – Robinson (UK)
  • Brain Games – National Geographic Kids (UK/US)
  • Rubik’s Logic Puzzles – Carlton (UK)
  • Official Rubik’s Children’s Brainteasers – Egmont (UK)
  • Star Wars: Yoda’s Puzzles – Egmont (UK)
  • Revise 11+ Non-Verbal Reasoning Practice Book 1 – Pearson (UK)
  • Revise 11+ Non-Verbal Reasoning Practice Book 2 – Pearson (UK)
  • Revise 11+ Non-Verbal Reasoning Ten-Minute Tests – Pearson (UK)
  • Revise 11+ Non-Verbal Reasoning Assessment Book – Pearson (UK)
  • The Gardener’s Puzzle and Quiz Book – Hacche for Marks and Spencer (UK)
  • The Beautiful Flower Dot-to-Dot Book – Robinson (UK)
  • Twisted Wordsearch – Hacche (UK)
  • Twisted Sudoku – Hacche (UK)
  • Star to Star: Astronomical Dot-to-Dot Puzzles – Michael O’Mara (UK)
  • The Mindfulness Puzzle Book (Volumes 1, 2 and 3) – Robinson (UK)
  • Extreme Mazes – Michael O’Mara (UK)
  • Lateral Logic – Michael O’Mara (UK)
  • Quantum Puzzles – Arcturus (UK)
  • 10-Minute Brain Games: Logic and Reasoning – Michael O’Mara (UK)
  • 10-Minute Brain Games: Words and Language – Michael O’Mara (UK)
  • The Penguin Book of Puzzles – Michael Joseph (UK)
  • Brain Workout: Tips and Techniques to Train Your Mind – Watkins Publishing (UK) [slightly updated reprint of Keep Your Brain Fit: 101 Ways to Tone Your Mind – Duncan Baird]
  • Maths Games for Clever Kids – Buster Books (UK)
  • Times Tables Games for Clever Kids – Buster Books (UK)
  • Word Games for Clever Kids – Buster Books (UK)
  • Brain Gaming for Clever Kids – Buster Books (UK)
  • Brain Games for Clever Kids – Buster Books (UK)
  • Crosswords for Clever Kids – Buster Books (UK)
  • Wordsearches for Clever Kids – Buster Books (UK)
  • Dad’s Puzzles – Michael O’Mara (UK)
  • Grandad’s Puzzles – Michael O’Mara (UK)
  • Alan Turing Codebreaker Puzzle Book – Arcturus (UK)/Sirius (US)
  • The Great Sherlock Holmes Puzzle Book – Arcturus (UK)
  • Alice’s Adventurous Puzzles – Arcturus (UK)
  • Ultimate Dot-to-Dot: Extreme Puzzle Challenges to Complete and Colour – Michael O’Mara (UK)
  • Classic Comic Dot-to-Dot: Sci-fi – Michael O’Mara (UK)
  • Classic Comic Dot-to-Dot: Horror – Michael O’Mara (UK)
  • Ultimate Dot-to-Dot Animals: Extreme Puzzle Challenges to Complete and Colour – Michael O’Mara (UK)
  • The Mammoth Book of Logical Brain Games – Robinson (UK) / Running Press (US)
  • The Mammoth Book of Brain Games – Robinson (UK) / Running Press (US)
  • The Mammoth Book of New Sudoku – Robinson (UK) / Running Press (US)
  • Connect & Color: Spectacular Dot-to-Dot: Clever Puzzles to Reveal and Color – St. Martin’s Press (US)
  • Connect & Color: Mindful Dot-to-Dot: Clever Puzzles to Reveal and Color – St. Martin’s Press (US)
  • Space Puzzles (Brain Games Treasure Hunts) – Hungry Tomato (UK) / Lerner (US)
  • Ocean Puzzles (Brain Games Treasure Hunts) – Hungry Tomato (UK) / Lerner (US)
  • Jungle Puzzles (Brain Games Treasure Hunts) – Hungry Tomato (UK) / Lerner (US)
  • Pyramid Puzzles (Brain Games Treasure Hunts) – Hungry Tomato (UK) / Lerner (US)
  • Seeing is Believing (Brain Benders) – Hungry Tomato (UK) / Lerner (US)
  • That’s Amazing (Brain Benders) – Hungry Tomato (UK) / Lerner (US) (under the title: It’s Only Logical)
  • Are You Sitting Comfortably? (Brain Benders) – Hungry Tomato (UK) / Lerner (US)
  • Think Outside the Box (Brain Benders) – Hungry Tomato (UK) / Lerner (US)
  • The Brain Workout: Use It or Lose It – Michael O’Mara (UK)
  • MENSA Kids Train Your Brain: Perplexing Puzzles – Carlton Books (UK)
  • MENSA Kids Train Your Brain: Cranium Crunchers – Carlton Books (UK)
  • Optical Illusions – Parragon Books (UK/US)
  • Sudoku 1 / Sudoku 2 / Sudoku 3 / Sudoku 4 / Sudoku 5 / Sudoku 6 – Michael O’Mara (UK)
  • The Kids’ Book of Holiday Puzzles – Buster Books (UK)
  • The Kids’ Book of Brain Games – Buster Books (UK)
  • The Mammoth Book of Fun Brain Training – Robinson (UK) / Running Press (US)
  • Anti-Stress Puzzles: Refocus Your Thoughts and Revive Your Mind – Michael O’Mara (UK)
  • Anti-Stress Puzzles: Codewords – Michael O’Mara (UK)
  • Anti-Stress Puzzles: Wordsearches – Michael O’Mara (UK)
  • Anti-Stress Puzzles: Crosswords – Michael O’Mara (UK)
  • The Little Book of Crosswords – Michael O’Mara (UK)
  • The Little Book of Cryptic Crosswords – Michael O’Mara (UK)
  • The Little Book of Word Searches – Michael O’Mara (UK)
  • The Little Book of Word Searches 2 – Michael O’Mara (UK)
  • The Little Book of Puzzles – Michael O’Mara (UK)
  • The Little Book of Number Chains– Michael O’Mara (UK)
  • The Kids’ Book of Crosswords – Buster Books (UK)
  • The Kids’ Book of Wordsearches – Buster Books (UK)
  • Fast Brain Workouts – Michael O’Mara (UK)
  • Clever Commuter – Michael O’Mara (UK)
  • Large Print Puzzles: Sudoku – Michael O’Mara (UK)
  • Large Print Puzzles: Crosswords – Michael O’Mara (UK)
  • Large Print Puzzles: Word Searches – Michael O’Mara (UK)
  • The Rough Guide Book of Brain Training – Rough Guides (UK, US)
  • Keep Your Brain Fit: 101 Ways to Tone Your Mind – Duncan Baird (UK, US)
  • The Little Book of Hard-as-Nails Sudoku Volume 5 – Michael O’Mara (UK)
  • The Mammoth Book of Brain Workouts – Constable & Robinson (UK) / Running Press (US)
  • Train the Brain: Use It or Lose It – Michael O’Mara (UK)
  • The Little Book of Sudoku Volume 4 – Michael O’Mara (UK)
  • The 10-Minute Brain Workout – Michael O’Mara (UK)
  • Kakuro for Beginners – Hodder Children’s (UK) (2 books; red and blue)
  • The Book of Japanese Puzzles – Michael O’Mara (UK) / published in the US by Simon & Schuster as The Essential Book of Japanese Puzzles
  • The Book of Hitori – Michael O’Mara (UK)
  • Solve This! Number Logic – Running Press (US)
  • Solve This! Ultimate Word Puzzles – Running Press (US)
  • Quick Kakuro – Michael O’Mara (UK) / published in the US by Simon & Schuster as The Essential Book of Kakuro 2
  • The Book of Hanjie – Michael O’Mara (UK) / published in the US by Simon & Schuster as The Essential Book of Hanjie
  • The Book of Kakuro – Michael O’Mara (UK) / published in the US by Simon & Schuster as The Essential Book of Kakuro
  • Kids’ 10-minute Brain Workout – Buster Books (UK) / published in the US by Simon & Schuster as Sudoku Makes You Smarter!
  • The Kids’ Book of Puzzles – Buster Books (UK)
  • The Kids’ Book of Hanjie – Buster Books (UK) / Simon & Schuster (US)
  • The Kids’ Book of Number Puzzles – Simon Scribbles (US) / Buster Books (UK)
  • The Kids’ Book of Holiday Puzzles – Buster Books (UK)
  • The Kids’ Book of Kakuro – Buster Books (UK) / Simon & Schuster (US)
  • The Kids’ Book of Sudoku! Challenge Edition – Simon Scribbles (US)
  • Sudoku Pro magazine
  • Total Konzai magazine
  • Total Kakuro magazine
  • Sudoku Xtra magazine
  • The Times: Samurai Su Doku Book 4 – introduction only – Harper Collins (UK)

I also supply content through my company, Any Puzzle Media, for various supermarkets, newspapers, magazines, newsletters, events, corporate publications and more, as well as a large number of general puzzle books. Other books I have created through Any Puzzle Media include:

  • Extreme Stickering: Day of the Dead – Quintet for Thunder Bay Press (US)
  • Extreme Stickering: Animals – Quintet for Thunder Bay Press (US)
  • Extreme Stickering: Extremely Cute Animals – Quintet for Thunder Bay Press (US)
  • Extreme Stickering: Manga – Quintet for Thunder Bay Press (US)
  • Sticker Therapy Animals – Parragon (UK/US)
  • Sticker Therapy Nature – Parragon (UK/US)
  • Ultimate Dot-to-dot Minecraft – RotoVision for Barron’s Educational Series (US)
  • Optical Illusions – Parragon (UK/US)
  • Movement Illusions – Parragon (UK/US)
  • Jaw-dropping Optical Illusions – Parragon (UK/US)
  • Mind-bending Curiosities & Facts – Parragon (UK/US)
  • Brain-boosting Challenges – Parragon (UK/US)
  • Train Your Brain – Parragon (UK/US)
  • Everyday Jumbo Fun: 500 Perplexing Puzzles – Parragon (UK/US)
  • Bletchley Park Cryptic Crosswords – Arcturus (UK/US)
  • Bletchley Park Codebreaking Puzzles – Arcturus (UK/US)
  • Marvelous Dot-to-dot – Arcturus (US only)
  • Mind-bending Mazes – Parragon (UK/US)
  • Dot-to-dot Famous Places – Parragon (UK/US)
  • Dot-to-dot Famous Faces – Parragon (UK/US)
  • Dot-to-dot Nature – Parragon (UK/US)
  • Power Puzzles: Brain Training – Hinkler (UK/US)
  • Power Puzzles: Word Search – Hinkler (UK/US)
  • Bumper Family Quiz Book – Parragon (UK/US)
  • Bumper Pub Quiz Book – Parragon (UK/US)

Also see www.puzzlemix.com/publishers.php for a further selection of published books and magazines, and www.sudokuxtra.com/publish.php for a brief summary of my work, covering puzzles for all fields of publishing, as well as my specialist puzzle design and layout services and experience.

If you’d like to get in touch directly then just send an email to gareth@garethmoore.co.uk .


Please note that all puzzles and solutions on this site are my copyright – do not reproduce them elsewhere without obtaining my permission first.