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From tangrams to cryptograms, exercise your mind with clever puzzles and brainteasers. What new puzzles would you like to try?

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What's the world's hardest puzzle?

Many puzzles can stump even the smartest players. But which head-scratcher is the hardest in the world?


How Escape Rooms Work

 How Escape Rooms Work

Bring your friends and team up with total strangers to solve your way out of a room full of puzzles. Learn all about escape rooms at HowStuffWorks. See more »

How to Solve a Rubik's Cube

 How to Solve a Rubik's Cube

How do you solve a Rubik's Cube? Learn the steps to solve a Rubik's Cube in this article from HowStuffWorks. See more »

How Towers of Hanoi Works

 How Towers of Hanoi Works

Towers of Hanoi is made up of posts and discs that form a pyramid. Learn about the difficult puzzle game Towers of Hanoi. See more »

How 8 Queens Works

 How 8 Queens Works

The 8 Queens problem will test your puzzle-solving mettle. Learn about the 8 Queens puzzle in this article. See more »

5 Addicting Puzzle Games

 5 Addicting Puzzle Games

Some puzzle games can be addicting. Learn about 5 of the most addicting puzzle games out there. See more »

Solving a Futoshiki Puzzle

 Solving a Futoshiki Puzzle

All it takes to solve a futoshiki puzzle is a little logic. Find out how to solve a futoshiki puzzle with this quick tutorial. See more »

How 3-D Puzzles Work

 How 3-D Puzzles Work

3-D puzzles result in three-dimensional, structural objects when solved. Learn how 3-D puzzles work at HowStuffWorks. See more »

How Acrostic Puzzles Work

 How Acrostic Puzzles Work

Acrostic puzzles are word games in which the solutions to different clues reveal a coded message. Learn how acrostic puzzles work at HowStuffWorks. See more »

How Chess Puzzles Work

 How Chess Puzzles Work

Chess puzzles are good practice for chess enthusiasts as they solve checkmate scenarios. Learn how Chess puzzles work at HowStuffWorks. See more »

How Cryptograms Work

 How Cryptograms Work

Cryptograms are puzzles in which the goal is to decode hidden messages. Learn how cryptograms work at HowStuffWorks. See more »