Puzzles and games: online and for printing

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Last updated on May 18, 2020

Introduction

Illustration of king and queen playing cards

If your normal source of puzzles and games is the daily paper you may be unable to regularly get these over the coming weeks.

Fortunately, a number of the daily newspapers and standalone puzzle websites have a ready supply to be either completed online or printed off and tackled by hand.

If you know of anyone who is currently isolating themselves and does not have access to the internet, you can print off a supply and post them out. If you do this, make sure your hands have been washed thoroughly beforehand and than no-one else handles the paper and envelope unless they have done likewise. Also, do not send post via any service that requires a signature unless it is absolutely necessary.

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What you will need

  1. An internet connection to access these resources.
  2. For printable puzzles you will need a printer (and paper) and a device that can connect to this printer. If you do not have a WiFi-enabled printer, you will likely need to use the computer connected to your printer rather than a tablet or smartphone.
  3. For puzzles that can be completed online, you should be able to use any internet-connected device you have at home.

Where to get your crosswords

Below is a collection of links to access online and printable crosswords. The Guardian crosswords can be completed online, without printing, and offers both quick and cryptic options to tackle.

Where to get your suduko

Below is a collection of links to access online and printable suduko puzzles. You will often have the option to choose from various difficulty levels, depending on your skill.

Other sources for games

Depending on what your favourite type of puzzle or game, there is likely a version that you can play online or print off to complete. Below are links to some options for popular puzzle types. You will also find numerous puzzle apps on the Apple App Store and Google Play that can be installed on your smartphone or tablet.