It's National Thesaurus Day 2019!
Fri, 18 Jan 2019 - Games & puzzles
Celebrate 365 new words per day with Merriam-Webster.Read more
Puzzlers, unite! Today is International Sudoku Day, so to celebrate we're offering this free download of a printable puzzle. Puzzle on!
The original Sudoku calendar is more than just a year of Sudoku—it’s the best year of Sudoku with puzzles that are handcrafted by the experts at Nikoli, the Japanese creators of the game. Each of the more than 300 full-color, brain-boosting puzzles is crafted by hand, providing a level of utterly absorbing and addictive fun.
Over twenty-five years ago, Nikoli, a Japanese puzzle and game company, started publishing a curious logic puzzle called Sudoku. Arranged from "Easy" to "Very Hard," here are over 300 logic puzzles that celebrate the compulsive joy of Sudoku with symmetry, smartness, and elegance.
Expert Sudoku is an all-new collection of handcrafted puzzles for the expert puzzle-solver. This is the book that challenges skilled solvers and Sudoku-lovers at the top level—every one of the 320 puzzles is rated "difficult." Good luck!
So what is a pictomaze? Each pictomaze is an intricate maze that, when solved, reveals an image of an animal. It’s a mental workout, requiring a brain-stretching amount of focus and concentration while testing one’s problem-solving ability and short-term memory. And it’s fun!
Once you match wits with area mazes, you’ll be hooked! Your quest is to navigate a network of rectangles to find a missing value. Originally invented for gifted students, area mazes (menseki meiro), have taken all of Japan by storm.
It’s puzzle nirvana for crossword lovers who have just a few minutes to spare, but still crave a challenge. Adapted from the popular Mensa 10-Minute Crossword Puzzles Page-A-Day Calendar, Mensa 10-Minute Crossword Puzzles strikes a perfect balance: The puzzles are tough enough to be sanctioned by Mensa, but are designed to be solvable in ten minutes or less.