One of the villains from Batman, the Riddler, is often quoted as saying, “Riddle me this, riddle me that!.” He schemes his way toward victory by attempting to thwart Batman with a riddle. Any type of riddle, whether it is a hard one or something very simple, gets us to think. We become intrigued and drawn in as we try to get the answer as quickly as possible. There are no bad riddles; some are just easier to figure out than others!
There are several great websites online that boast an impressive collection of riddles and brain teasers. Each of these sites will help you get your brain working or just amuse you when you need something to do.
1. Think Riddles (Difficult)
There are thousands of riddles and brain teasers on this site, so much so that you may be overwhelmed when you first arrive. A great way to begin is with the popular riddles. Also, you can sort through them alphabetically if you would like; there are letter links near the bottom of the page. Keep in mind that these riddles were designed primarily for adults; children will typically find them to be too hard.
2. Mindcipher (Difficult)
Unlike Think Riddles, Mindcipher does not have a large collection of riddles. However, the site is organized well and there is good content. Take a look at both the “Logical” and “Lateral Thinking” categories first. If you have trouble figuring out a puzzle, there are explanations that go along with most of them to help you understand.
3. BrainBashers (Difficult)
There are so many different things on this site! Visitors will find games, riddles, puzzles, optical illusions and brain teasers. Particularly when it comes to brain games, this site truly outshines the competition. You can play Sudoku, crossword puzzles, jigsaw puzzles, stereograms, mazes and more. In addition, the site has a number of other features, like Droodles and Common Answers, that visitors are often interested in. If you like the site, sign up for its RSS feed or put your email in for the Daily Gubbins.
4. BrainDen (Riddles)
Is your first language something other than English? For instance, do you speak Russian, Chinese or Slovak? This site is for you. There are brain teasers and riddles, as well as a few paradoxes, matchstick puzzles and optical illusions.
5. Puzzletome (Riddles)
Unlike other sites, Puzzletome does not have a large collection of riddles to read through. Instead, there are two puzzle contests, as well as a number of mini-contests, created by the people running the site. The mini-contests keep track of your statistics so that you know how well you are doing. You do have to register, but it does not cost anything. If you are not interested in registering, there is a crytpic crossword section that you can access.
6. Had To Play On (Riddles)
This site is a little more social; people that enjoy riddles come together and host contests about things like music, movies, wordplay and more. For example, a previous contest was entitled “Sing What You See.” You had to look at pictures of people, and then using their names, you had to come up with the title of a song. This site also requires registration.
7. PixWords (Mobile)
PixWords can be accessed by mobile phone and it is a word puzzle challenge. Every word consists of a crossword puzzle nestled among a picture. You have to figure out each of the words. Once you get one, a new letter is unlocked, so that the whole puzzle eventually becomes clear.
This game is completely free and easy to play. There are hundreds of levels, along with words and pictures. You can play in a number of different languages, including French, German, Spanish, Russian, and of course, English. If you want to increase your vocabulary, this is the game for you! For this game you can also find some help online when you re having difficulties passing a level. One site where you can find them is Pixwords Pictures and Answers and there are also a lot of sites that offer help in different languages like Soluții Pixwords Română.
Riddles have been popular across generations of people, and there is no reason why they will not continue to be popular for years to come. They are an easy way to exercise your brain. They are also fun, and they often make mundane topics in history much more interesting. Do you like riddles and brain teasers? Or, do you avoid them because they are simply too tricky for you? Let us know some of the best riddles you have ever come across and where they are located online. Happy riddling!