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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…

Have you ever solved a cryptogram?  They are a lot of fun and, I would say, potentially  addictive! Once you start, you simply have to sit there until you have cracked the code! You really get an appreciation of the work done by the dedicated codebreakers at Bletchley Park during World War II. In all the cryptograms I have come across, you are Read more…

Spend Your Daily Commute Solving A Daily Crossword Are you one of those people that spend several hours a day travelling to work on public transport? It can get pretty boring, can’t it?  Perhaps you need a new challenge. Why not start solving a Clue Detective daily puzzle while you commute to work. They are fun, and  are great for improving your Read more…

The Clue Detective Puzzle Agency can create a trivia quiz customised to a topic/s of your choice. These games are be perfect for marking a significant occasion, for example an  ‘0’ Birthday or wedding anniversary – That Was the Year That Was 1967! They could also be used as an alternative to a Christmas place-card, or bon-bon.  It is a great way to get Read more…