Puzzles, or called brain teasers, are riddles, toys, or questions that are used to test certain abilities in a fun way. When playing puzzles, players usually collect pieces of evidence or certain possibilities, then arrange them in a logical manner which will lead us to the answer. To tease our brain in the beginning, we can choose the easy puzzles first. There are various genres of puzzles, including number puzzles, relational puzzles, crossword puzzles, logic puzzles, and word-search puzzles. When it comes to the most popular puzzle in the world, we can consider The Rubik's Cube. This kind of puzzle has appeared in us for 46 years. It is still popular now. Approximately 350 million of this logical game toy is sold around the world. The Rubik's Cube owns the top position as the world's top-selling puzzle. It is even the best-seller toy until now.
The hardest puzzle comes in a genre of the number puzzle. Yes, it is sudoku. Not a usual Sudoku we play, but it's created by Arto Inkala. He is a Finnish Mathematician and claimed his creation as the World's Hardest Sudoku. From one to five, this Sudoku gives the number of eleven. The rating system was done using a fast-rating algorithm with a huge computing capacity and ability.
1. Trains skills involving mental
Puzzles are a good device to improve our mental health. It's because our mind is required to be concentrated, deal with the information, and be patient. Making brain activities also allow us to decrease stress levels. It can lead us to reduce tiredness too. So, we can feel fit.
2. Train thinking skills
The various kinds of skills that can be developed with puzzles are researching, critical thinking, cognitive ability, and concentration. When solving the problems in a puzzle, we are required to utilize the limited information that is provided. So, it pushes our cognition to deal with the current condition and start solving the puzzle by using the provided information.
When we try to find the answer to the puzzle, we can not do a multitasking job. We only need concentration for solving the game. When we focus on one certain puzzle, we can start feeling the current activities, we don't put attention to unimportant things. So, we can relax, and we can meditate using puzzles.