Dara's Perplexing Picture Puzzles

Dara's Logic Puzzles
Dara's Logic Puzzles

In theory logic is as simple as it gets. In practice it can be a complete nightmare.

Dara's Number Puzzles
Dara's Number Puzzles

3 is the magic number... maybe not for any of these puzzles... probably for others though.

Dara's Matchstick Puzzles
Dara's Matchstick Puzzles

Matchsticks are so versatile, from lighters to poker chips to puzzle paraphernalia...

Dara's Geometrical Puzzles
Dara's Geometrical Puzzles

Get yourself in shape by taking on a strenuous selection of mathematical mindbenders.

Dara's Word Puzzles
Dara's Word Puzzles

Are you a bit of a wordsmith on the side? Then wrap your grey matter around these...

Dara's Perplexing Picture Puzzles
Dara's Perplexing Picture Puzzles

Try Dara's fiendishly tough and infuriatingly tricky maths puzzles.

10 ways to improve your mental maths skills
10 ways to improve your mental maths skills

Never get confused when splitting the bill again...

Number Puzzle 1
Number Puzzle 1

Behold, a "magic square". It puts Gandalf to shame...

Number Puzzle 2
Number Puzzle 2

Didn't you just hate fractions at school...?

Number Puzzle 3
Number Puzzle 3

What in god's name is going on here? We'll tell you: it's a bunch of numbers...

Number Puzzle 4
Number Puzzle 4

Got the time, mate? No seriously, work out the darned time...

Number Puzzle 5
Number Puzzle 5

There's not much we can say about this one...

Number Puzzle 6
Number Puzzle 6

This is pretty self-explanatory: what's the last number...?

Number Puzzle 9
Number Puzzle 9

Darts: it isn't all just pub-faced men throwing things at a board...

Number Puzzle 10
Number Puzzle 10

In case you're wondering, this is a poor rendering of cans piled up at a fairground...

Matchstick Puzzle 1
Matchstick Puzzle 1

It's hip to be square, apparently...

Matchstick Puzzle 2
Matchstick Puzzle 2

You've come over all Bond and have ordered a dry martini...

Matchstick Puzzle 3
Matchstick Puzzle 3

That wheel's a pretty thing isn't it? Almost seems a shame to mess it up...

Matchstick Puzzle 4
Matchstick Puzzle 4

Admit that noughts and crosses is the rubbishest game of all time...

Matchstick Puzzle 5
Matchstick Puzzle 5

Clop clop clop. What's that? A matchstick donkey...

Matchstick Puzzle 6
Matchstick Puzzle 6

OK, this is a tricky one so pay attention...

Matchstick Puzzle 7
Matchstick Puzzle 7

Did you know you have the power to create triangles...?

Number Puzzle 7
Number Puzzle 7

Eagle-eyed mathematical prodigies will realise 101 – 102 does NOT equal 1...

Number Puzzle 8
Number Puzzle 8

Ah yes, the deadly number pyramid of death...

Matchstick Puzzle 8
Matchstick Puzzle 8

Still weighing up whether or not you're any good at matchstick puzzles...?

Matchstick Puzzle 9
Matchstick Puzzle 9

Yes, that is a cow. Just take our word for it...

Geometrical Puzzle 1
Geometrical Puzzle 1

See that smaller shape? How many times does it fit inside the bigger shape...?

Geometrical Puzzle 2
Geometrical Puzzle 2

These pentagons look pretty samey, and in fact most of them have a twin...

Geometrical Puzzle 6
Geometrical Puzzle 6

Here's an unusual little mind-boggler for you...

Geometrical Puzzle 7
Geometrical Puzzle 7

To some, angling is a relaxing sport involving the countryside and khaki...

Geometrical Puzzle 8
Geometrical Puzzle 8

If put together in a certain way, they'll make a perfect letter T...

Geometrical Puzzle 9
Geometrical Puzzle 9

Feeling all cut up? Take it out on one of these triangles...

Geometrical Puzzle 3
Geometrical Puzzle 3

Look at that square, lording it over the circles clustered around it...

Geometrical Puzzle 4
Geometrical Puzzle 4

These shapes look completely different, don't they...?

Geometrical Puzzle 5
Geometrical Puzzle 5

Yes, it's one of those puzzles where you have to count the number of shapes hidden...

Logic Puzzle 1
Logic Puzzle 1

You're organising your weekly "whisky and ale" party...

Logic Puzzle 2
Logic Puzzle 2

Remember those beakers you had in double Chemistry...?

Logic Puzzle 3
Logic Puzzle 3

You know what's better than circles? Circles with lines drawn through them...

Logic Puzzle 4
Logic Puzzle 4

Imagine a big park. Now imagine four cyclists...

Logic Puzzle 5
Logic Puzzle 5

As games go, noughts and crosses is pointless and unsatisfying...

Logic Puzzle 6
Logic Puzzle 6

This is a bus. No, we're not sure why it has a bulging dome-like roof either...

Logic Puzzle 7
Logic Puzzle 7

Here, have a look at this madness-inducing grid...

Logic Puzzle 8
Logic Puzzle 8

Dr White, Dr Black and Dr Brown are lunching together in the hospital canteen...

Logic Puzzle 9
Logic Puzzle 9

It's your birthday and you have to share your cake out...

Logic Puzzle 10
Logic Puzzle 10

In the wake of the economic meltdown, you have 7 coins left to your name...

Word Puzzle 1
Word Puzzle 1

This one's based on the principle of evolution...

Word Puzzle 2
Word Puzzle 2

Hook, jelly, bowl. Not a shopping list for an ill-advised Peter Pan themed party...

Word Puzzle 3
Word Puzzle 3

What's this word then? (We'd love to give you a clue but...)

Word Puzzle 4
Word Puzzle 4

Codebreakers. They SAVED this country during World War Two...

Word Puzzle 5
Word Puzzle 5

All we'll say is: Roy Walker...

Word Puzzle 6
Word Puzzle 6

Pride yourself on your Countdown conundrum prowess...?

Word Puzzle 7
Word Puzzle 7

Morph "read" into "boar" changing one letter at a time.

Word Puzzle 8
Word Puzzle 8

Please indulge your brain with our anagram...

Word Puzzle 9
Word Puzzle 9

Say what you see, see what you say...

Matchstick Puzzle 10
Matchstick Puzzle 10

Here are three nice unassuming squares...

Geometrical Puzzle 10
Geometrical Puzzle 10

This may look like some 8-bit fish from a Sinclair Spectrum game, but it isn't...