Multi-Layered Puzzles

Puzzles that are layered with other puzzles can help expand complex thinking. Multi-layered puzzles are designed to do exactly that.

Ziggurat Puzzles

Ziggurat puzzles are relatively unknown. But they will stimulate the verbal part of the brain in an effective manner.

Acrostics Meet Anagrams

Test your word knowledge with a type of puzzle that combines anagrams and acrostics into a single puzzle format.

Compound Word Puzzles

Compound word puzzles are interesting in themselves but also show how things in the world are essentially combinations of other things.
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Alphabet Puzzles

We use alphabets habitually without realizing how they help us make words. These puzzles focus on the word-making feature of alphabets.
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10 Classic Word Puzzles to Challenge Your Verbal Brain

Try these ten puzzles that will test your verbal skills, getting you to associate verbal memory with the form of words.

Initial Letter Logic Puzzles

Life is hectic. Doing word puzzles such as the initial letter logic ones may help make your daily hassles more bearable. They are their own reward.

10 Puzzles to Test Your Thinking in Multiple Ways

Arithmetic may be frustrating, but figuring out how numbers form relations is stimulating. These puzzles will activate inferential and reasoning processes in tandem.

10 Word Puzzles With Deeper Meanings

Humans are fascinated by meaning associations between words. These wordplay puzzles shed a little light into the nature of word meaning.

How Well Can You Detect Lies?

Have you ever wondered how the great fictional detectives were able to identify a culprit? These puzzles provide insight into their thought processes.

10 Puzzles to Challenge Your Word and Number Sense

Word searches are fun. If they are number words, which can be found only by solving number riddles, the challenge and fun are increased.

10 Clever Wordplay Puzzles to Challenge Your Brain

Does reversing letters in some words create new meanings? Find out with ten puzzles to challenge your verbal imagination.

10 Word Puzzles That Will Test Your Thinking 3 Ways

What do odd-one-out puzzles imply psychologically? Perhaps they are mirrors of something that is fundamental to human life—the need for symmetry.

Magic Squares

Magic squares are fascinating and they provide a challenge to the brain to solve.

Celebrity Doublets

Doublet puzzles are very challenging. These celebrity puzzles add to the challenge by testing your knowledge of movie celebrities

Ten Arithmetical Conundrums

Arithmetic can be fun as these conundrums will show.

7 Puzzles to Challenge Your Critical Thinking

Critical thinking puzzles are designed to stimulate the logical areas of the rain.

A Word Puzzle That Will Get You Thinking Quick

Increase your knowledge of word construction by doing word Lego puzzles

10 Puzzles for a Maximum Brain Workout

The rebus is one of the most fascinating puzzles of all time.

Word Ladders Meet Anagrams

In a previous post, I dealt with word ladders, the puzzle genre invented by Lewis Carroll. As you might recall, you are given two words, with steps in between, as in a ladder.

Puzzle-Solving and the Power of Generalization

One of the most interesting features of the human brain is its ability to extract general principles from specific cases.

Word Squares

One of the oldest puzzle genres of history is what we now call the word square or acrostic, a square grid of seemingly random letters which, however, actually conceals words or messages.