Recreational Math

Math Puzzles

What are some types of puzzles?

There are numerous categories of puzzles. The following lists the most common:

  • Puzzles derived from board games include chess-type problems (chess and eight queens puzzle)
  • Logic puzzles (paint by numbers)
  • Mechanical puzzles (Rubik’s Cube)
  • Computer puzzle games
  • Cube games
  • Solitaire-type puzzles
  • Brain teasers
  • Riddles
  • Tiling puzzles (including jigsaw, polysquare, and Tangram puzzles)
  • Whodunits
  • Word puzzles (anagrams, cracking a code, crossword puzzles, find-the-word puzzles, and verbal arithmetic puzzles)


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