Solve Crosswords to Improve Brain Function and Fight Dementia Recent research indicates that one of the best ways to improve brain function and fight dementia is by solving crosswords puzzles.  It could even make your brain up to 10 years younger! Age affects us all in many different ways. It can impact on our memory, levels of concentration, thought processes and Read more…

Online Puzzles Are A Great Resource For Your Library Puzzle solvers can actively boost their general knowledge, memory, vocabulary, logic and critical thinking.  Public libraries are the perfect venue for this to take place!  Once a library becomes a member of the Clue Detective Library Puzzling Network, it acts as an intermediary for all its patrons across the library network who are keen Read more…

Launching a Puzzle Club at Your Library Has Huge Benefits! Starting a online puzzle club at your library introduces a wonderful asset to your range of activities.  Once your patrons become accustomed to it, they will look forward to solving a daily puzzle or quiz.  They can choose to join in the organised puzzling activities, but at the same time, they 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…

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.  Once you have finished the game, why not try your Read more…

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