The 9 Best Brain Teasers For Adults

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This wiki has been updated 15 times since it was first published in January of 2019. You don't have to be a kid to enjoy working on puzzles, riddles, and word games. Challenge yourself to a battle of wits with the selections in this adult-friendly assortment to give your neurons a good workout or develop your fine motor skills. You can even use them to drive other grownups crazy at your next office party. When users buy our independently chosen editorial recommendations, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.

1. Ugears Mechanical Puzzle

2. Creative Crafthouse Calibron

3. Educational Insights Kanoodle Genius

Editor's Notes

January 25, 2019:

Mounting evidence shows that using logic and engaging in regular mental exercise may help stave off the onset of cognitive decline, but working with puzzles is also great for building critical thinking and problem-solving skills at any age. These toys, riddles, and logic puzzles are designed to challenge your wits and develop analytical skills as you work to disentangle and—in some cases—reconnect them.

4. Hanayama Puzzle Cake

5. Hanayama BePuzzled

6. Siam Mandalay Powder Keg

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8. Rokr 3D Wooden Building Set

9. Bits and Pieces EZ Atom

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Misty Alder
Last updated by Misty Alder

Born and raised in the American Deep South, Misty's career in elder care took a sharp left turn when she was swept away to the land of Robin Hood by her very own Merry Man. She's a coffee-swilling master of stitch-witchery with a magical touch in the kitchen and a neverending stream of Disney gag reels playing in her head. A certified nursing assistant by trade and a toy aficionado by choice, some intense parenting ensured she was well versed in gardening, carpentry and electrical engineering by the time she entered grade school. Her culinary artistry, tool-wielding wizardry, and skill with needle and thread were honed over nearly four decades in the kitchens, workrooms, and outdoor spaces of family, friends, and clients. Voracious reading took care of the rest.

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