School-Safe Puzzle Games

The great puzzle creator Sam Loyd on the benefit of brain teasers

"I have always treated and considered puzzles from an educational standpoint, for the reason that they constitute a species of mental gymnastics which sharpen the wits and train the mind to reason along straight lines."

Puzzles are "…a school for cleverness and ingenuity".

Sam Loyd 1841-1911

Tags:

1 Comment to “The great puzzle creator Sam Loyd on the benefit of brain teasers”


  1. Stan Smith | Guest

    Sam Loyd was a very ingenious fellow, and in his youth he composed a great many chess puzzles. He was also one of the first (and few) men to make a living at puzzles, most of them mathematical and spatial.


    It’s well worth checking out his collections and those of his British contemporary, Henry Dudeney. Both are still in print, I believe.


Enter an Answer/Comment/Reply

To comment log in or register for a free Smartkit account.