The Clue Detective has developed a clever alternative to traditional fundraising, and it’s one that your school will be more than happy to encourage.    We make memberships to our Online Puzzles Portal available as a fundraising product.  Supporters of your fundraiser receive full access to hundreds of our great puzzles – crosswords (quick, cryptic and general knowledge), codewords and Sudoku. Puzzle games are highly beneficial. Read more…

Historically, we know that the crossword came before the codeword.  I know what you are thinking, it was Arthur Wynne who started the crossword movement back in 1913… the crossword definitely has to come first. However, as a crossword and codeword compiler, I am wondering if it might have been easier to create the codeword first.  Codewords (or code-breakers as 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…

Ashley Smith is the creator of the  Riyechi™ puzzle.  He has been very kind and written a blog post to tell us about it.  If you are looking for a challenging logic puzzle game, then this is it! Ever wanted a puzzle that exercises your word wizardry as well as your lust for logic? Riyechi™ could be just what you are Read more…

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 When was the last time you played Hangman? When it comes to good word puzzle games, it’s hard to top.  It can be adapted for puzzlers of all ages and can be used in a variety of settings.  It’s also a great game for the brain because it really gets you thinking.     History of Hangman According to Tony Auguard’s Oxford Guide Read more…

Panic attacks affect many people,  and can be extremely debilitating for your brain health.  However, we have some good news.  Research has discovered that the humble puzzle can be helpful in keeping them at bay. An article published on Science Today at the University of California says that the best way to combat panic attacks is to work on “brain-sharpening Read more…

Just as some people can’t function without their coffee in the morning, there are some people who wouldn’t think to start their day without doing the crossword puzzle. For some it’s habit, for some it’s a challenge, and for all of them, it’s one possible step toward warding off dementia. For many years, doctors believed that Alzheimer’s and dementia were Read more…

Business today is fast paced, as we all know.  It is centred around computer screens, telephones and electronic communication.  Workers need good brain health  so they can keep up with everything.  Numbers, passwords, names, locations, log in details and much more all jostle for room in our poor brains. For many of us it can be difficult to keep up.  Read more…

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