Puzzle games

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There are no words for St Patrick’s Day puzzle | Letters
Brief letters: Wordsearch | Carnaptious people | Misheard menus | Children’s TV | EastEnders v BBC Singers

19, Mar, 2023 @4:18 PM

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Bayonetta Origins: Cereza and the Lost Demon review – wicked witch cleans up her act
This cutesy origin tale replaces the guns and sex appeal of the original action series with fairies and cuddly toys. But this anti-Bayonetta will introduce younger players to the genre

Tom Regan

14, Mar, 2023 @2:00 PM

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Want to see a dentist? Best go to Ukraine | Brief letters
Brief letters: Dental delays | Wordiply | Middle-age misunderstandings | White van man | Irish names

05, Mar, 2023 @5:17 PM

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Birth review – make your soulmate from spare bones and organs
Born out of lockdown, this warm, tactile puzzle game inspired by ‘libraries, bugs, bones and decay’ is a simple yet profound exploration of loneliness

Simon Parkin

04, Mar, 2023 @1:00 PM

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John Finnemore to write Cain’s Jawbone murder-mystery sequel
The official follow-up to the 1934 puzzle book, which saw a resurgence thanks to TikTok, is being written by the comedy writer who was one of the few people to solve the original

Sarah Shaffi

15, Feb, 2023 @2:38 PM

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How am I spending early middle age? Playing Phrazle – and other mesmerising word games | Zoe Williams
I lose time and burn up mental energy in pursuit of a dopamine rush that, as with all addictions, is a diminishing return. If only everyone else would join me

Zoe Williams

14, Feb, 2023 @7:00 AM

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Street Fighter returns, Link is back and vampires run amok: 15 video games to anticipate in 2023
From space exploration and eerie late night fishing to dungeon-delving and confronting your exes, there’s lots to be excited about – including some long-awaited sequels

Keza MacDonald

29, Dec, 2022 @1:00 PM

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Can you spot the 12 deliberate mistakes in this Christmas cartoon?
Eyes peeled this Christmas Eve? Answers below (no cheating now!)

Stephen Collins

24, Dec, 2022 @1:00 PM

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Love puzzles as much as I do? Then you’ll adore these festive quizzes and riddles
A lifelong fan of games, puzzles and brainteasers kicks off our bumper series of Christmas fun

A.J. Jacobs

24, Dec, 2022 @1:00 PM

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‘Dig deep and think as hard as possible’ – the secrets of success in Scrabble, Sudoku, Jenga and more
From a 9-year old Scrabble prodigy to the UK jigsaw champion, we asked master gamers and puzzlers to reveal their secrets

Rebecca Liu

24, Dec, 2022 @11:00 AM

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Strange Horticulture review – the enjoyably shady business of botanicals
Plants can cure or kill in this atmospheric puzzle game

Simon Parkin

03, Dec, 2022 @1:00 PM

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A Plague Tale: Requiem review – rat-infested sequel raises stakes and spectacle
Asobo’s medieval adventure sequel is bigger, bleaker and more battle-scarred, but suffers from uneven storytelling

Rick Lane

17, Oct, 2022 @6:00 PM

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