There’s no doubt that computer games are great and playing them brings immense joy, but there are people in the world who would prefer solving a puzzle instead of playing Fortnite or Pubg. Yes, you read that right, and right now if you are here, chances are that you are also one of those people who love the feeling of accomplishment when you solve a puzzle.

Speaking of solving puzzles, sometimes these puzzles are so tricky that they can easily confuse you and it can take you hours to solve a simple puzzle just because you are stuck in one place. If this happens to you quite often and if you really don’t want to waste all those hours being stuck at your puzzle, then stick with us till the end of this article.

Today we are here with five of the best and the most effective puzzle-solving tips for beginners that will come in handy to you in all the puzzles and mystery games.

5 Great Puzzle Solving Tips

Rubic's cube - can you solve it?

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1- Come Up With A Plan For Puzzle Solving

Before taking a whole one wide stab at the puzzle, stop for a while and just analyze the puzzle and think of a good strategy to solve it. It’s obvious that no one strategy can work for you in all the puzzles, so always first analyze the puzzle you want to solve and then think of a good strategy that can create a win-win situation for you. Without a plan, it will be very difficult for you to solve the puzzle and complete it in the first place.

2- Don’t Overthink

The moment you start overthinking, you lose, and even the easiest of all puzzles will start confusing you. Also, always know that when you start overthinking and if a puzzle confuses you a lot, the first thing you need to do is to think of a very advanced mathematics strategy to solve it. Trust us on this one as we have seen a lot of people using some really complicated formulas to solve different puzzles so do try this too.

Find patterns for your puzzle

3- Look For Patterns

Remember what we said about analyzing the puzzle first? Well, that’s exactly what you need to do to figure out patterns. Sometimes there are proper repeating patterns in the puzzles, and all you have to do is to find out those patterns. You also need to start moving the pieces because that’s when you’ll be able to figure out the pattern. The more pieces you put into position, the easier the puzzle gets.

4- Work Backwards

If you have ever played maze puzzles in your childhood, you probably already know what we are talking about here. All you need to do is to work backward and then try solving a puzzle. We’ll be honest with you on this one that it’s all about stopping for a while and analyzing all the pieces that you have in front of you. In the “work backward” technique, you need to see the end of the puzzle and then start from there.

Don't give up on your puzzle

5- Don’t Give Up

There’s no such puzzle that’s “impossible”. The truth is that all the puzzles can be solved and it’s all about you not giving up. Take some rest in between, relax your brain but don’t give up no matter what. Believe it or not, puzzle-solving can increase your productivity and creativity, which is something everyone wishes for. So, stay consistent with your efforts, and we assure you that you will get that joy from the feeling of accomplishment. All you have to do is to be patient with the puzzle and calm your brain down.

 About The Author:

Rebecca Zamolo is a social star and entertainer who is best known for her comedic videos on her self-titled YouTube channel, which recently surpassed 7 million subscribers. She is also one-half of Matt & Rebecca YouTube channel alongside her husband. Rebecca regularly produces challenge videos, puzzle and game videos, and 24-hour challenge videos. She is also known as the inventor of the gamemaster.

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