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The Clue Detective Online Puzzles Portal is gaining popularity in Australian public libraries.  Patrons are discovering that it is a great way to improve their general knowledge, logic and brain health, whilst having fun at the same time. Solving online puzzle games such as crosswords, codewords and sudoku on your favourite device is a great way to familiarise yourself with its mechanics and enhance your digital literacy.  Read more…

  You might have been contemplating buying a Nintendo DS for your kids.  It really is a great educational investment for the whole family’s (digital) literacy education. What you might not know is that there is a huge selection of online puzzle games for the DS and many of them are great for exercising your mind.  (Not to mention that they Read more…

Starting a digital puzzle club at your library or community venue introduces a wonderful asset to your range of activities.  Once your patrons become accustomed to it, they will look forward to solving puzzle games and quizzes on a regular basis. li Clue Detective Methods of Use The Clue Detective online platform can be solved on a PC, laptop or tablet. Read more…

  Proofreaders are an essential part of the Clue Detective’s Team. We are always looking for people to test-solve puzzles and quizzes before they are made public. It helps us ensure quality control when we are creating our puzzling products, which is our primary aim.  In exchange for your puzzling proofreading prowess and perfectionism, you will gain full access to the Clue Detective Online Read more…

Do you have a friend or family member who enjoys puzzle games and quizzes?  If you are looking for a great gift idea, you can’t go past a Clue Detective Online Puzzles Portal membership. A Clue Detective Online Puzzle Portal membership is certainly the gift that gives all year round.  Your puzzler can enjoy solving while relaxing on a banana lounge at the beach, or Read more…

Have you tried a Clue Detective Filmograppuzzle yet?  They are a cryptogram on the theme of movies. Each Filmograppuzzle centres around an actor and a short list of movies (filmography) they have appeared in.  The puzzle is based on an Alphabet Swap Code, where one letter represents another.  We give you a small number of given letters to start you Read more…

Finding the solution to a puzzle is a way of mastering a challenge, and enhancing your problem solving skills. How do you achieve this? Many of the challenges you encounter in life are physical.  Puzzles, such as crosswords, codewords, sudoku and trivia quizzes are brain challenges, where you need to use your knowledge of the English language, word structure and general facts, as Read more…

We are all familiar with the popular saying “a busy mind is a happy one”, and there is strong support to the hypothesis that maintaining active cognitive function can help to ward off dementia in old-age, but how much truth is there in it? It’s surely also no surprise that millions of people across the world play brain training games Read more…

A lot has been said and done to promote healthy living and incorporate various aspects of it in our everyday lives – avoiding junk food, exercising, taking vitamins etc. have all been a major points in the check-list so far. Perhaps not enough has been said about brain health and the effect puzzles have on the way our brains work. Canadian Read more…

Crosswords have a fascinating history.  Here is just a small selection of interesting facts about these ever-popular puzzle games. We are sure there are more out there, so if you have anything to add, please let us know. Did you know? Crossword aficianados are called “cruciverbalists”.  The first crossword puzzle, as we know it, was written by Arthur Wynne, and was published Read more…