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Thank you.  Your call is important to us.  Please hold and an operator will be with you shortly. ……………………. We apologise for the delay.  Currently we are experiencing a larger number of callers than usual.  Please hold for the first available operator. ……………………….   Does that sound familiar?  How much time have you spent twiddling your thumbs while you wait Read more…

 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…

As puzzling as it may appear, proofreaders are an essential part of the Clue Detective Puzzle Agency. This particularly pertinent role not only ensures the best quality puzzles and products for our puzzlers, but also enables us to publish as many puzzles as we can possibly produce. Therefore we are looking for puzzlers to pre-test and test-solve puzzles before they’re Read more…

Puzzling is generally a pretty solitary activity, but sometimes you just want to share what you love doing with family and friends.  Perhaps you might enjoy a little bit of conversation or human contact as your brain spins over the clues.   Solving puzzles as a group activity is not only great for your mind, opening it up to other Read more…

Have you ever thought about the amount of time you spend travelling for work, whether it is commuting by train, or perhaps even on a domestic or long haul flight.  It really is worth filling those hours with something useful and enjoyable. Solving online puzzles fits the bill perfectly  One of the main advantages of solving puzzles while travelling is the convenience Read more…

Once of our very popular quizzes is the general knowledge trivia quiz.  Trivia questions are great for the brain, boosting memory recall and mental agility.  We offer two types of trivia quiz; one has single answers and the other has multiple choice. Which is best? The debate rages over the answer to that questions but in all reality it comes Read more…

The best thing about a group is the strength of its members.  This grows out of their health, focus and wellbeing.   If you are looking for a way to boost or maintain the brain health and mental strength of your group, choose puzzles. They are the enjoyable way to polish up your mental skills.   How Can The Clue Read more…

The mobile device is a fantastic invention and it has changed the way we do things.  It has made many things easily accessible, too, and the range of puzzles available online is enormous. Today we take a look at the different types of puzzle apps available for the iPad. Crosswords Crux is a clever little app that allows you to solve Read more…

Are you an enigma, looking for a unique clue for a party? Why not host your own puzzle party. You’ve heard of a Tupperware party or a lingerie party, but puzzling lends itself to so many great ideas for a party plan style event. As a Clue Detective Puzzle Agent/ Affiliate we suggest asking a friend to act as a ‘host’/’hostess’ and Read more…

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