Games & Puzzles

Math going viral, who knew? Cheryl's Birthday ProblemHow to Solve It and, now,  Cheryl's Birthday pt. 2

How a famous board game was used by the British secret service to help POWs in World War II Inside Monopoly's Secret War Against the Third Reich

"Perhaps this year’s Hunt both nuked the fridge and jumped the shark all in one fell swoop."  The 2013 MIT Mystery Hunt was, for the first time, "Too Big To Solve."

6 simple yet compelling brainteasers from Jay Newman (via Neatorama) more>>

Flea flicker. Wildcat. Bootleg. Buttonhook. No sport has a more expansive vocabulary than football. The Poetics of Pigskin

A bat and ball cost $1.10 and the bat costs $1.00 more than the ball. How much does the ball cost? How Riddles Beat Our Brains

Growing up hasn't kept this group of friends from keeping up with (and sneaking up on) one another. In this case, playing a game of "TAG" for the past 23 years...more>>

Into the rabbit hole: a Q&A with director Christopher Nolan on his movie Inception... more>>

Test your grey matter with these brain teasers: Mensa Workout... more>>