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The “Legs on the Floor” Riddle: Can You Solve It?

Don’t get tripped up by the viral "legs on the floor" riddle

The “Penny Has 5 Children” Riddle: Try to Solve the Viral Riddle

Penny has five children and a penchant for giving her kids some rather unusual names. You know the first four,...


How to Win Connect 4 Every Time, According to the Computer Scientist Who Solved It

Ready to discover new expert-approved Connect 4 strategies? Learn how to win Connect 4 and conquer your opponent every time.


How Many Numbers Are on a Clock? Try to Solve the Viral Riddle

If you've got the time, we've got the riddle. And it's time for a riddle about time: How many numbers...


The Best Horror Board Games for Halloween

Stock up on the best horror board games for a fun and frightening game night!

Move Over, Wordle! Connections from the New York Times Is Your New Word-Game Obsession

Test your brain power with this addictive new game from the New York Times—and find out the best strategies for...


There’s Now a Wordle Board Game to Break Out at Your Next Family Night

Turn off the touchscreen with the physical Wordle board game. Happy guessing!

Word Power Vocabulary Quiz: Words With “Cent”

Match the word to its correct definition to test your Word Power.


Word Power Vocabulary Quiz: Proper Names

Match the word to its correct definition to test your Word Power.


Word Power Vocabulary Quiz: Fact vs. Fiction

Match the word to its correct definition to test your Word Power


State Capitals Quiz: How Many Questions Can You Get Right?

We'll go easy on you—only 20 questions. See how you do!

Scrabble Has Added 500 New Words—Find Out What You Can Now Play

Merriam-Webster has updated its official Scrabble dictionary with playable words like vax, guac, welp, vibing and others


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UNO Confirms You’ve Been Playing the Game Wrong Your Entire Life

If you're familiar with UNO, you know how widely contested the rules are.


27 Dark Riddles That Challenge Your Morbid Curiosity

Take a stab at these dark riddles that are to die for!


Brain Games, Quizzes and Puzzles

From brain-busting riddles to fun quizzes, this selection of brain games, quizzes and puzzles will keep you entertained for hours.


WordleBot 2.0 Is a Game-Changer for Wordle Fans

The New York Times WordleBot will take your Wordle game to the next level. We explain the tool's new upgrades.

25 Easter Riddles That Will Have You Hunting for Answers

Hop right on up and get your fill of these super fun Easter riddles!


20 of the Most Challenging Jigsaw Puzzles You Can Buy

Experts say that challenging puzzles activate new parts of your brain to help you solve them. Here are some of...


Which One Doesn’t Belong? See If You Can Spot the Image That’s Different

Which one doesn't belong? See if your eyes can spot the difference!


What Is Wordle—and How to Win, According to an Expert

Wordle is the new viral trend at the top of your Twitter feed—here's everything you need to know.


19 Christmas Brainteasers You’ll Love Unwrapping

Take a break from holiday shopping and decorating to solve these tricky Christmas brainteasers


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103 Christmas Riddles for Guaranteed Holiday Cheer

Test your knowledge of Noel—the fun way—with these Christmas riddles.


Word Power Vocabulary Quiz: Book-Related Words

Match the word to its correct definition to test your Word Power.


Word Power Vocabulary Quiz: Hidden Critters

Match the word to its correct definition to test your Word Power.


50 Thanksgiving Riddles the Whole Family Will Love

Kids and adults alike will gobble these Thanksgiving riddles right up!

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50 Trick Questions Guaranteed to Leave You Stumped

Put on your thinking cap and try answering as many of these trick questions as you can—don't be shocked if...


Free Christmas Bingo Cards to Print for the Holidays

Download these free printable Christmas bingo cards for an extra fun holiday game night


Word Power Vocabulary Quiz: Words That Shine

Match the word to its correct definition to test your Word Power.


Word Power Vocabulary Quiz: Circles

Match the word to its correct definition to test your Word Power.


Word Power Vocabulary Quiz: Spiritual Matters

Match the word to its correct definition to test your Word Power.


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30 Optical Illusions That Will Make Your Brain Hurt

From spinning circles to disappearing dots, these insane optical illusions aren't what they appear to be. Are you ready to...