It’s frustrating and annoying when you’ve completed every single jigsaw in the house and every crossword is completed, well apart from those devilish cryptic clues that drive you insane! The weather is too foul to risk a trip to the shops so you’re stuck indoors with nothing but antique repeats on the TV. Or are you?
The computer is more than just a hive of information on things you never even knew existed. It’s also full of fun things to do such as online magazines, newspapers and best of all, free puzzle websites to while away those dull hours. Best of all, if you have a mobile device you can access them anywhere at anytime; such as in the doctor’s waiting room, whilst using your curved stairlifts at home or even at the bus stop. So long as you have an internet connection then you can play to your heart’s content.
Some things to look out for when browsing through free puzzle websites are:
Accessible rules in case you need a guiding hand:
- Simple controls
If you have to press on x whilst holding down the ctrl key and the arrow key just to move then the game will quickly turn into a fruitless exercise.
- Visual and audio
Big, bright and bold with gaming noises will help you interact better.
Not everyone has the same ability so choose a game with differing levels for better fun.
Here are some of the best free puzzle websites:
This website allows you to choose not only which puzzle you want to complete but how many pieces you think you can manage, from a simple 6 piece puzzle to a more challenging 247 pieces.
There are new daily puzzles and you can even turn your favourite photos into puzzles to share with others. Your score times are recorded and stored so you can set yourself new targets and challenge online puzzle friends.
If you love a whole variety of puzzles and games then you’ll love Thinks.com.
Choose from a wide range of games such as chess, Sudoku, word searches, brainteasers, jigsaws and more and combine that with short stories to read and comic strips to make you chuckle. It’s great fun for everyone no matter how old you are!
Want to exercise your brain?
A little brain training is supposedly great for keeping all your marbles in one place so take a look at Proprofs and try your hand at the daily games, logic games, brain teasers and brain training as well as the more traditional crosswords and jigsaws.
If you are easily addicted to puzzles then Games.co.uk should come with a health warning! It’s one of the biggest gaming sites around and benefits from brilliant graphics and a wide selection of games to choose from including the more modern and highly addictive Bejeweled as well as mystery solving games and more traditional word searches. The graphics are what really makes this site special though.
5. Wuzzles and Puzzles
If you prefer to print off your puzzles or want to download them for a friend then the Puzzles and Wuzzles website is just the ticket.
There are maths challenges, word games and more and all can be printed so you can play online or offline at any time.
6. Online Chess Games
If you are a huge fan of chess then you will have many happy hours of entertainment on the Chess Forum website which allows you to play online chess games with players from around the world. You can even chat with other players about strategies and games.
7. Senior Care Home Games
For a good selection of games, including interactive games, puzzles, card games, memory games and mind games, this website is an established one. Forget the fact that it’s advertising care homes and just enjoy the free online gaming opportunities instead.
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