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Editors note: this article was originally published in 2002 on this web site, written by a freelance author. The links to games and puzzles were checked and reviewed for family safety at that time however we realize that some links may be obsolete or changed in the more than 10 years since first publication. Please check each site and link before visiting or using the games recommended in the article. If you find a problem, feel free to contact us to report the issue.
by Robin Nobles
In the cold winter months when you're looking for something
to do, try your hand at playing online puzzles. You'll find
a large assortment of sites that offer free puzzles at varying
difficulty levels, so let's visit a few.
At the JigZone, you can play online jigsaw puzzles and choose
your level of difficulty, from a simple puzzle of 6 pieces
to a complex puzzle of 247 pieces. Join their list and receive
a free puzzle through e-mail every day.
can even upload your own photos and make them into jigsaw
puzzles at http://www.jigzone.com/. Some of my photos are there, including the jigsaw puzzles on this site.
Web Puzzler is a neat site where you solve the puzzles by
rearranging the pieces, two at a time. It's easy to play,
fast, and fun.
If you enjoy crossword puzzles, visit Online Crosswords,
where you click on a square to see clues for the word. You
can even download crossword applets and create your own online
crossword puzzles . . . free.
The site also offers word search puzzles, some with animated
Visit DiscoverySchool's Puzzlemaker and let your kids make
their own crossword puzzles, or make them for a class. Choose
between mazes, word search, math square, letter tiles, and
At CRPuzzles, you can play Picture Scrabble, or solve Logic
Problems developed by a popular logic puzzle creator. Or,
you can play Memory Match, MorphWords, and Word Mine Puzzles,
all online and all free.
For new puzzles every single day, visit Thinks.com, which
offers an amazing assortment of online games and puzzles.
You'll find categories like Crossword Central, Words &
Word Play, Quizzical Quotes, and Karaoke Online. The site
also offers puzzles and games for kids, such as an online
paper doll or Mr. Potato (or even Mr. Lemon!).
Visit the Puzzle House for 110 free online jigsaw puzzles.
Choose from categories such as Fine Art, Scenery, or People,
and pick your level of difficulty.
ABCTeach offers interactive crossword puzzles for kids in
areas like Rain Forest, Charlotte's Web, and Coral Reef. Difficult
puzzles are marked with a green asterisk, and super easy puzzles
are available for very young children.
Finally, math buffs will love Archimedes' Lab Puzzles, where
they can find directions for making puzzles like a Paper Pyramid
or a Slidikon Puzzle. Or, solve online math puzzles and win
prizes. Believe me, this site is challenging!
This is an archival feature, so some links may not be working - let us know if you find any broken links.
This article was written by Robin Nobles, a professional
freelance writer and the Director of Training of the Academy
of Web Specialists, where she has trained several thousand people
in her online courses in search engine marketing strategies. http://www.academywebspecialists.com/more_info.
She also teaches onsite search engine marketing
workshops with John Alexander http://www.beyond-seo.com/workshop.htm),
and she has written three books that can be ordered through
Amazon. Or, visit Robin's personal Web site at http://www.robinsnest.com.
Copyright 2002 Robin Nobles. All rights reserved.