Puzzles have evolved over the years in terms of difficulty and interest for that matter. More and more interesting variants are being developed to test one’s ingenuity and also boost brain power which makes them more than just another form of entertainment.
There are a number of benefits when it comes to solving puzzles.
Puzzles enhance abilities: One of the major points to be noted, puzzles educate and enhance your logical and reasoning skills. To solve a puzzle one must apply and think of a way to find solutions, this helps boost brain power. Puzzles also help immensely with your concentration since attention to detail is key for finding a solution. Research and language is also enhanced when it comes to solving word and trivia puzzles, which also boosts your creative abilities.
Increased productivity: Puzzles make any content interesting and easy to understand. Illustrative puzzles which are also educational at the same time provide dual benefits to make people learn, grasp and understand things in a very interesting and fun way. This in turn also increases a person’s overall productivity.
Social skills: Puzzles can be single player or multiplayer, depending on the type and overall theme designed for the puzzle. But multiplayer puzzles are more fun which can now also be played online with others. This helps people develop and enhance social skills since they have to communicate while playing. Playing with someone new every time will give you the opportunity to interact with many people.
Improved problem solving: Since the whole point of a puzzle is to solve the problem, this indirectly helps with general problem solving skills also. Puzzles are designed backwards from a solution to then jumbling and scrambling it up, to be again solved and arrive at the solution. Sometimes to arrive at a solution, smaller manageable problems can be identified and with them, simpler solutions to find a more effective way.
Improves IQ: Puzzles do help in improving your IQ through logical reasoning and ability. Puzzles will prompt the player to think and arrive at a logical conclusion using just the clues given which improves your overall intellect. A number of elements like your general knowledge, memory, visual memory, all coupled together with logical reasoning to arrive at the solution.
All benefits aside, puzzles are a great way of combining entertainment with education, using interactive methods to impart knowledge and making it a fun experience at the same time.