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  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…

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…

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…