Friday, April 1st, 2011

Mental Exercise

Stephanie

My Gram loved to do “Looooop-a-Word” puzzles. (That’s what she called them. “Gram, whatcha doing?” “I’m doing my Loooooop-a Words!” ) Now and then I buy a book of Sudoku puzzles but they always seem to get abandoned a few pages in out of frustration and for a lack of time – oh, and I always do them in ink. Can’t stand to use pencil on the thin newsprint. When I’ve made a complete mess of them, I’ve been known to completely re-copy a puzzle to finish it. (Rhodia dotPads work great for this.)

When I was younger, I used to *love* doing any kind of brain puzzles. I’d go bonkers over a new puzzle book- tearing it from end to end trying each different kind, (remember anagrams?) picking my favorite types…  The letter substitution ones were fun as well.

Do you have a favorite kind of puzzle or game that you enjoy?


8 thoughts on “Mental Exercise

  1. To keep my mind sharp, I do enjoy working on sudokus, sometimes they can be quite challenging. I also like to play on my computer Spider Solitaire and Mahjongg. The brain is like the muscle, if you don’t use it, you’ll lose it!

  2. To keep my mind sharp, I do enjoy working on sudokus, sometimes they can be quite challenging. I also like to play on my computer Spider Solitaire and Mahjongg. The brain is like the muscle, if you don’t use it, you’ll lose it!

  3. Solving Math exercises taken from math textbooks. Geometry, algebra, calculus, discrete … it’s all great. I just write several problems down in my notebook, and work on them whenever I can.

  4. Solving Math exercises taken from math textbooks. Geometry, algebra, calculus, discrete … it’s all great. I just write several problems down in my notebook, and work on them whenever I can.

  5. My favourite is logic problems.

    And I blame you that I just had to spend 10 minutes doing the puzzle above :p *g*

    I also loved the ones where you have to list as many words as possible from the letters of a given word or phrase.

  6. My favourite is logic problems.

    And I blame you that I just had to spend 10 minutes doing the puzzle above :p *g*

    I also loved the ones where you have to list as many words as possible from the letters of a given word or phrase.

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