Scrabble : Build A Crossword Puzzle Grid From Scratch!

Scrabble is a great educational word puzzle game that can be enjoyed by children and adults alike. in which two to four players score points by forming words from individual lettered tiles on a game board mith a 15-by-15 grid.   It can be likened to building a crossword puzzle grid from scratch.  Players place words across and […]

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Spelling By Numbers

By Catherine Eagleson The traditional way of learning to spell is essentially by sounding out the letters, as well as studying them to memorise them.  We all remember the old adages such as “I before E, except after C”.  But what if we adopted a more cryptographic approach?  Well we think we have found it.  […]

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Puzzles as Learning Tools

By Catherine Eagleson Using puzzles as e-learning tools is an innovative way for business and educational organisations to present their material  It is a very cost-effective form of training and it allows employees or students to do the training whenever it suits them. When designing your e-course you will need to build in some form […]

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Puzzles Help Mental Stability During a Pandemic 

by Sumaiya Kabir One of the best ways to stay mentally strong in this new norm, without losing your mind of course, is through solving puzzles. There are researches conducted and scientific explanations provided on thecorrelation between puzzles and mental health. This game is one of the cogitative activities that reduces anxiety and promotes overall mental well-being. Through untangling puzzles, you can: Exercise your little grey cells Manage boredom in an enjoyable way Connect with your family and […]

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Boost Your IQ Solving Puzzles

Have you ever aspired to be a member of the organisation Mensa? It is the largest, oldest and best known high-IQ society in the world. Mensa is a non-profit organisation open to people who score at the 98th percentile or higher on a standardized, supervised intelligence test.  Mensa is formally composed of national groups and […]

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Puzzling Together in Quarantine

by Catherine Eagleson With the current COVID-19 quarantine restrictions in place worldwide, research shows that educational and engaging pastimes such as a puzzle have never been more important. Puzzling activities such as crosswords (quick, general knowledge and cryptic), codewords, sudoku and trivia quizzes are all wonderful for keeping you engaged and focused, individually and in a […]

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Play Clue Detective “Quintain”

One of the wonderful things about the English language is that short words can be found hiding in longer words, and often they bear no relation whatsoever.  It has given us an idea for a new Clue Detective word building game.   We have called it Quintain.  You may be wondering why we are calling it Quintain.  Well as […]

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Discover the Benefits of Solving Puzzles

Playing and solving puzzles on a regular basis has many benefits. There are so many positives about playing these games. They boost our general knowledge, increase our vocabulary and improve our logic skills. Crosswords and codewords are great for improving your vocabulary and spelling Whether you are learning a new language or trying to improve your […]

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Cryptic Clue Anatomy

by Denise Sutherland So, what makes a cryptic clue? There are some general principles that apply to most types of cryptic clues. We’re all used to regular crossword clues, which are basically definitions for, or possibly examples of, the answer. So you might have: Feline (7) = LEOPARD In a cryptic clue, however, there are […]

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Playing Intergenerational Games

by Catherine Eagleson It is our hope that as we age, we grow wise with the things we learn.  We can pass on benefits of learning and puzzling to the younger generation.  It really is one of our social responsibilities.  Playing intergenerational games and puzzles with your young grandchildren, nephews and nieces is a great […]

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