Why We Puzzle

Your brain is a muscle and needs exercise to stay in shape. Challenging your brain by engaging in thought provoking activities like brainteasers keeps it strong and promotes overall mental health. When you pick up a puzzle and start strategizing over the solution, you’re taking your brain the gym to get it shape. Think of puzzles as your mental cross fit class.

The short-term benefits of solving a puzzle are easy to spot. It’s enjoyable, thought-provoking, and rewarding when solved. But the long-terms benefits are often overlooked. Working with brainteasers on a regular basis has been proven to:

  • Increase brain processing speed
  • Improve memory
  • Reduce the risk of dementia
  • Improve concentration.

Like all exercise, variation is important. So, if you ‘ve been showing off your math skills with IcoSoKu, take a break and work on MindJewel to flex your ability to think visually. Once you’ve solved that, switch gears to a Meffert’s puzzle and take your brain for spin with Gear BallPyraminx, or any one of our many rotational puzzles.

Joshua Sellers