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No. of Players: 1+
Type of Game: written or spoken
What you need: pen & paper or nothing


To compose or solve a verbal puzzle.

How to play

A player challenges himself to compose a question or write a statement in such a way that it puzzles other people as to its meaning. This verbal puzzle is then presented to other players to solve. The first player to correctly solve the riddle is the winner.

A more complex version of this game is Poetic Riddles.


Andre poses a series of riddles for other players to solve:

Andre: Subtracting a letter from this odd number makes it even. What's the number?
Barrett: Seven
Andre: Correct! What room is a no-go zone for ghosts?
Callie: The living room.
Andre: Yup. Now a few harder ones. What's in the middle of March and April not seen at the beginning or end of either month?
Dario: The letter R.
Andre: Excellent! What word in the dictionary is always spelled wrong?
Callie: Wrong. Thought you said these were hard!
Andre: Ok, then. In some countries, people still use this ancient invention to see through walls. What is it?

(After a minute, it becomes clear to Andre no one can get this.)

Andre: A window!

And so on.

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