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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.

You 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.

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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.

http://imagiware.com/puzzle/

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.

http://www.clearlight.com/~vivi/xw/

The site also offers word search puzzles, some with animated Flash previews.

http://www.clearlight.com/~vivi/xw/wordsearch.html

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 more.

http://puzzlemaker.school.discovery.com/

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.

http://crpuzzles.com/

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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!).

http://thinks.com/

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.

http://www.puzzlehouse.com/_onlinepuzzles/onlinepuzzlesmain.htm

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.

http://abcteach.com/wordpuzzles/OnlineCrossMenu.htm

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!

http://www.archimedes-lab.org/


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.

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