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February 9, 2012 5:06 pm  #1


Sharpen your Mind!

I'm currently trying to train my mind to be a bit more like Sherlock...basically by doing all kinds of different puzzles - logic, lateral thinking, memory training. I've bought a couple of books on it, but you can find some on the internet too. The first two are both Sherlock related.

This is one to improve your visual memory...
http://www.dailyfreegames.com/games/puzzle-games/sherlock-game.html

This is a logic one where you have to work out cryptic clues...
http://www.free-games-net.com/games/sherlock.shtml

A whole site of logic puzzles, these things are nuts...
http://www.logic-puzzles.org
http://brainden.com

Logic and Lateral Thinking
http://www.folj.com/puzzles/

Various stuff to test your brain
http://www.brainbashers.com
http://www.puzzlersparadise.com
http://www.braingle.com/

Memory Testing...
http://www.memorise.org/
http://playwithyourmind.com/brain-games/online-brain-games/
http://www.youramazingbrain.org/yourmemory/default.htm

Improve Observation Skills
http://www.topsecurityagency.com/tsaobservation.htm
http://www.exploringnature.org/db/detail.php?dbID=31&detID=2370
http://active.tutsplus.com/tutorials/games/test-your-observation-skills-with-an-as3-difference-game-active-premium/

HAVE FUN!


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February 9, 2012 6:44 pm  #2


Re: Sharpen your Mind!

The improve your observation skills was fun!  and the "sherlock investigation game" was really cool to!


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February 13, 2012 1:27 pm  #3


Re: Sharpen your Mind!

The BBC run website 'The Science of Deduction' is also worth a look. The codes and ciphers section is good.


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February 17, 2012 6:38 pm  #4


Re: Sharpen your Mind!

Once you feel up to it Unfiction is a website where you can 'play' Alternate Reality Games (ARGs) which will puzzle you plenty. Lots to learn there too such as stenography, audio encryption and hex code.

It really is a test of fire for technology, and social, based enquiring minds. Loads of different puzzles with varying degrees of hardness.

Also, you might want to have a go at MI5's online puzzles if you fancy a job like Sherlock.

-m0r


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February 22, 2013 12:35 pm  #5


Re: Sharpen your Mind!

This is very cool. Thank you.

Last edited by Sparrow (February 22, 2013 12:35 pm)


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