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What kind of puzzles do you like to do to keep your brain active?

I enjoy doing puzzles to stimulate my mind. I am looking for some ideas for new puzzles I can try as I have gone through plenty during this quarantine. Can someone point me in the right direction or recommend some of their favorites?

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I like doing crossword puzzles. They help me to stay mentally active and improve my vocabulary. I try to complete one crossword puzzle a week. There are a lot of great crosswords and other word games here.

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"One minute mysteries" type books where you're presented with a crime and the evidence from which you have to deduce who did it.

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I like to do Logic Puzzles, to stimulate the "little grey cells" as the famous detective loves to say.

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Crossword puzzles and the recognition of patterns (the advanced is really hard).

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I love to do online jigsaw puzzles and I recently started to play Match 3D. The game is in the app store and tests your ability to match objects, while time is running down. It's pretty addictive.

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Don't care for puzzles.  Love to read.

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Scrabble, this app called Elevate, word and math apps, sudoku

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Even though I am 55 years old I still love video games and play the Lego games on my WiiU which allows me to figure out certain puzzles and works my brain quite a bit. I also enjoy doing game like crosswords, candy crush, etc.  Things that make you really think about what you're doing. I also like word games such as scrabble, spelling word games, etc. 

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I like to play puzzles and puzzle related games such as connecting tiles with background story or changing goals. Also find that if I have to use my brain and recall what I've learned from education, 

jobs and living life I do very well. Texas Hold'em & Yahtzee are two, I'll try a new game but if I don't do well I'll delete it.

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Mahjongg Dark Dimensions, Daily Solitaire and my new favorite LUMENO.

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I love crossword puzzles and also enjoy solitaire.

 

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I like crosswords and hiddens items pictures.  I also like jigsaw puzzles.

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There's an app called CodyCross...GREAT word game...added bonus is the relaxing backround music. Set it on difficult for an added challenge.

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Crossword .

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Word puzzles. Geography 

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Word search. Word Games. Jigsaw Puzzles

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I think the current AARP puzzles offering is a pretty good mix. I regularly play: Mahjong Remix (and occasionally some of the other solitaire versions), CodeWord and Bridge.  Also enjoy an occasional game of Word Wipe, 10x10 (when I have time, it can take a while), Pool (8- and 9-Ball both), and Backgammon. Enjoy playing on-line Bridge and Chess but have to honestly say I don't care too much for either of the current versions AARP is using. Would like to see Scrabble and Logic-Art (see most issues of Games Magazine) added to the AARP site because I trust their site security more than some of the sites I find elsewhere on the Internet.

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Each evening I start with a hard to very hard crossword puzzle, then play a few hands of online bridge.  After that, I enjoy a difficult word search and finish with several games of mahjong solitaire.

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Anything that has to do with words and mystery whodunnits. Also art games especially that deal with colors. 

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Free Cell - it requires memory and strategy.  

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I love word searches

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I'm hooked on crossword puzzles. I can't wait for the Sunday newspaper to arrive!

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I do many different puzzles to keep my brain active, and my favorite by far is Puzzle Page. Each day you get 8 or 9 different types of puzzles and you can choose the difficulty. The variety utilizes various skills and just like physical exercise you need more than one to stay fit.

 

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the puzzle i like best is a game i stream off internet onto my roku t.v. it's called text twist. it gives you 6 letters & you try to guess as many as you can timed or untimed but you advance to next level when you use all 6 letters (another part of the game has you using 7 letters). whenever i get bored & have time to kill i go to text twist it keeps my mind busy 

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Crosswords

Numbers

 

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I love the daily puzzles, codeword, crosswords, sudoku, solitaire and word finds. Sometimes play the jigsaw puzzle but if it times out there is no way for me to finish so I don’t really like it for that reason.  

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I love scrabble , gin, solitaire, trivia games, IQ tests

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Scrabble type puzzles, crosswords, Wordscapes (Android), sudoku.

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I play many games - Word Cross - good one is called Sort It 3D!! Uncrossed - Word Collect - do Crosswords daily - play Solitaire!! Also Lily’s Garden and Fishdom!!!

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I enjoy solitare and mah-jongg all versions

 

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