Being puzzled may not be a good thing, but in this instance it may be. I live with a self-described “puzzlephile,” who enjoys puzzles on the computer. Some research even believes that puzzles help strengthen your brain synapses and memory recall. All the scientific hypotheses aside, puzzles are just fun. It's summer and you may have some time on your hands, or you may just want to keep the children occupied. If so, try some of the following puzzle websites.
http://games.yahoo.com/puzzle/ — Yahoo has a lot of games and puzzles that it wants you to pay for, but you can usually have a free trial on a puzzle. Go to “Free Games” in the top left-hand corner.
http://games.aarp.org/ — AARP has its own free game/puzzle site. You can play Sudoku, do a crossword puzzle, play brain puzzle games, or work a jigsaw puzzle. The jigsaw puzzles are divided into easy, medium or hard.
http://www.popcap.com/all-games/free-online-games — PopCap offers some puzzle games like Bejewled Twist for free.
http://www.bigfishgames.com/download-games/genres/4/puzzle.html — Big Fish Games will give you a free puzzles and will give one hour trial on puzzles and puzzle games they want to sell.
http://funschool.kaboose.com/ — This site has free puzzles for children.
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