15 Word Puzzles That Will Leave You Stumped
When was the last time you took your brain to the gym? Work out your mind with these puzzling word games and see how many you can get right.
From wherever you start (hint: it’s probably easiest to start at the top left), join the hexagons by creating a new word that is only one letter different from where you started. Each hexagon must connect to exactly two adjacent hexagons.
Word Worm Solution
Think this is too easy? Try solving the world’s first crossword puzzle.
Beginning at the top of the upside down pyramid, remove one letter from the word “strides” and rearrange the remaining letters to build a new six-letter word beneath. Continue the same process to each word until you get to the bottom. (There may be more than one solution.)
If you can figure this one out, can you spot the difference in these 10 pictures?
Odd Word Out
Look closely at the following words. Which one doesn’t belong with the rest?
Odd Word Out Solution
Alright, if you got that one, try your hand at the world’s 25 toughest riddles.
Create three words, one from each circle, that all have a similar meaning.
Word Circles Solution
Think you’re a smarty-pants after solving this one? Now try these detective riddles only the smartest people can solve.
Each four-letter word is actually the middle of a much bigger word. Fill in the blank spaces to create the original eight-letter word.
Word Centres Solution
Give your brain a word break and try figuring out this math riddle only a math geek could get.
Spell it Out
Spell out a two-word place name by traveling from each letter along the lines. You can only go through each circle once. (Hint: it’s a statuesque location.)
Spell it Out Solution
After you figure this one out, try passing this 4th-grade spelling test.
Unscramble the letters to create six worlds that relate to reading.
Alright, wise guy. Try your hand at 11 of the most famous riddles you’ll find.
Begin at one of the corner squares, move clockwise around the perimeter, and finish in the at the center square to spell a nine-letter word. You must fill in the empty squares with your own letter.
Turn Again Solution
What’s the Quote?
This is a well-known William Shakespeare quote, except all of the vowels have been removed and the constants have been put into groups of five letters. Replace the vowels and reveal the quote.
What’s the Quote? Solution
Can you solve this tricky numbers riddle in less than 60 seconds?
The ‘X’ in each word represents a number of letters missing. Figure out the missing letters and uncover each word. (Hint: for each puzzle, the missing letters form different words that have something in common.)
‘X’ Words Solution
Was this game too hard? These simple brain games will make you feel stronger and much happier.
What am I?
Can you work out the answer to this riddle?
What am I? Solution
Now, try to guess which flag comes next in this puzzle.
Look for the Link
Can you figure out how each of these photos is related? Got it?
Look for the Link Solution
Below are eight names of world capital cities. Each phrase contains the name of two cities. Can you unscramble them and figure out what they are?
Scrambled Cities Solution
Now, can you find the missing number in this math puzzle?
Only one of the following rows is an anagram of a five-letter English word. Do you know which one it is?
These weird brain exercises will definitely help you get smarter.
Create a word from each segment of the star using the four letters provided and one mystery letter. In star A, the mystery letter is the third letter in each of the new words you create. In star B, the mystery letter is the last letter in the new word you create. see if you can pass the world’s shortest IQ test.
Star Words Solution
Now, see if you can pass the world’s shortest IQ test.