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Pack Your Puzzles For Your Next Trip! Have you ever thought about the amount of time you spend travelling?  Whether it is for work or for pleasure, it really is worth filling those hours with something useful and enjoyable.  Here are some tips and tricks about why you should have puzzles packed for your next trip. Solve A Puzzle While Read more…

Share Your Knowledge With Your Grandchildren To Help Their Education It is a wonderful thing when a grandparent can be involved in their grandchild’s educational development.  And playing games is a great to do this.  All four of my grandparents encouraged my sister, brother and I to play games and puzzles.  They were activities that helped build our thinking and Read more…

Panic attacks affect millions of people around the world. They can be extremely debilitating for your mental health.  However, we have some good news.  Research has discovered that the humble puzzle can be a useful tool to help keep them at bay. An article published in Psychology Today says that the best way to combat panic attacks is to engage Read more…

The Describing of a Cat : a Worthwhile Educational Game We are all used to learning different types of words.  It’s part of our everyday life, really.  Nouns are the ‘naming words’, verbs are the ‘doing words’ and adjectives are the ‘describing words’.  Adjectives have always been my favourite.  They always seem to me to be the most interesting.  I Read more…

Clue Detective Puzzles : the Gift That Keeps On Giving Do you have a friend or family member who enjoys puzzle games and quizzes?  If you are looking for a great gift idea, you can’t go past a Clue Detective Online Puzzles Portal membership. Solve Puzzles In Either Hemisphere A Clue Detective Online Puzzle Portal membership is the gift that gives all Read more…

Introducing the Clue Detective Filmograppuzzle Have you tried a Filmograppuzzle yet?  They are a cryptogram on the theme of movies. A Portrait of An Actor 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 Read more…

Codewords Are Crosswords Without (Written) Clues A codeword puzzle is a clueless crossword.  You are provided with a grid, and each square contains a number 1 to 26 (ie. the letters of the alphabet).   Your challenge is use your thinking and logic skills, as well as your knowledge of the English language to crack the inbuilt code and spell out 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…

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…