Puzzle Games Glossary at gamerisms
This Puzzle Games Glossary at gamerisms describes the popular
Sudoku, Rubik’s Cube,
Crossword Puzzles, Bejeweled, Deal or No Deal, Twist Me Silly, Chuggles
and Jungle Bubble Skill Games. A glossary describing types
of puzzles follows. There is a listing at the end and to the
right of the puzzle games glossary for the 5 most popular games as
rated by gamerisms.
are plenty of popular puzzles and every player
has his or her
There are games that have been around for centuries
there are contemporary games that have proven to be tremendously
popular puzzle games online and off. Let’s take a look at some of
Sudoku: Puzzle Games Glossary
Japanese Sudoku game is a game that involves
only numbers. Players are given a series of cells that need to be
filled in with specific numbers. They are offered a series of
blank cells with nine vertical cells and nine horizontal
nine-cell by nine-cell grid holds 3 x 3 areas that also offer blank
cells that need to be filled in. The player of Sudoku is offered some
numbers within certain cells, identified as givens
are used by the solver to determine
where other numbers are supposed to go in the remaining blank
skill challenge of Sudoku puzzle games is to fill in all blank cells so
rows, columns, and 3x3 regions contain all numbers ranging 1 through 9.
The player is only allowed to use one number per blank cell.
Rubik's Cube: Puzzle Games Glossary
Rubik’s cube was designed by a professor and sculptor and is a
cube-like puzzle with rotatable sides. The cube has six different
colors, and when the cube is mixed up, the skill challenge is to rotate
the different sides of the cube in such a way that the color patterns
align with one another. Some solvers take theses popular puzzle
games to a new level by trying to solve it in a way that uses the
moves possible, or in the fastest time possible.
Crosswords: Puzzle Games Glossary
puzzles are beloved by many as this type of popular puzzle or word game
the puzzle solver clues that are hints to the words and letters that
belong in specific numbered boxes, rows and columns. When one
word is completed, the letters from that word can be used
to assist the solver with other portions of the
Brain Teasers: Puzzle Games Glossary
teasers are games that require the puzzle solver to think in new,
innovative, or unusual ways. People love these types of skill
puzzles because it forces the brain to work in ways that it normally
does not during average situations. Abstract thinking is
sometimes necessary and the solver must cast aside assumptions when
attempting brain teasers.
Puzzle Games Glossary: Games Online
are many puzzles available online. It would be
impossible to list them all as there are literally hundreds
of puzzles. We list a few of the most popular games.
is a game online for playing immediately or
can download the game and play it on a home computer.
offers hours of fun as the player attempts to group specific jewels or
gems together. The game is timed in many instances so the
needs to work as quickly as possible. Bejeweled is
because two adjacent gems must be swapped in terms of positioning in
order to group the gems together correctly. The gems must
horizontally or vertically; when gems are properly grouped, then the
player will see those gems disappear and new gems will fall into place
for more group creations.
Twist Me Silly:
this game, the player is presented with diodes that
be connected together. The diodes light up and when combined
correctly, explode and disappear.
Similar to Bejeweled, this game moves more diodes into position when
diodes are aligned correctly and disappear.
These adorable puzzle games are filled with fuzzy round creatures that
like pom-pom balls with eyes. These creatures are different
colors and need to be aligned by dragging the mouse across the screen
to move them. Once the colors of three or more Chuzzles
the player hears the Chuzzles squeak and sees them disappear.
More Chuzzles fill in the remaining gaps as the matching game continues.
Puzzle Games Glossary: Deal or No Deal:
The TV game show comes to the internet and stars as a popular puzzle
player attempts to wipe out low valued prizes so that he or she can try
to get the big prize. The player is presented with several
briefcases to choose. The prize values are revealed when the
cases are selected and opened. Briefcases only open one time,
thus the goal is to try to wipe out lower valued briefcases before the
high valued briefcases close.
player of Jungle Bubble is presented with bubbles of different colors
that must be shot at with a stick. The player is challenged
terms of aim and speed, and must learn how to make bounce shots work in
order to bust the appropriate bubbles.
Puzzle Games Glossary A - F
This term is used to
reference jigsaw puzzles that
were created before the year 1890.
Puzzles and pieces that have a C
cut shape which interlocks.
are those identified as
sequential. They have several pieces that are moveable and the solver
can move the pieces around in order to group them in a
specific manner. Example: Rubik’s Cube.
: Require the puzzle
solver to utilize specific
pieces in order to design a particular outcome. Tiling,
stick, and mechanical puzzles are considered types of construction
Refers to jigsaw puzzles
and describes a piece that has
been cut to follow along the natural contours of an object in the
image. Example: Puzzle with an image of the
With this type,
the puzzle solver is required
to get two or more pieces separated. Some puzzles challenge
the solver to put the puzzle back together as well.
Similar to the practice
of origami; the solver seeks
to fold a piece of paper in a particular manner so that a specified
portion of that paper appears in the specified location.
Puzzle Games Glossary I - Z
In puzzle lingo, an
impossible object is a puzzle
that will either not be easily disassembled or it is seemingly
impossible to solve. This creates a challenge to the solver.
:Slang term used to
describe jigsaw puzzle pieces, both
those with tabs than those without.
Puzzle boxes or other
puzzle forms where the solver is
challenged to uncover a secret. Lock puzzles require special
maneuvers in order to unlock the puzzle in order to be solved.
Rely on the
implementation of mathematical deduction in
order that the puzzle can be properly solved.
Include the use of
several pieces that are
movable/interlinked. The solver is then challenged to
discover the precise pattern that the puzzle uses to be returned to a
specific state. Example: Rubik's Cube.
This term is used to describe the
condition of a jigsaw puzzle box.
The actual term means "original box."
Describes jigsaw puzzles and is
used in reference to pieces that
have two adjacent C cuts--one forward and one in the opposite direction
that in turn, create locks on two sides of the
jigsaw puzzles that
were created between the years
1900 and up to World War II.
This term is used to describe
some of the more ornate shapes
in a jigsaw puzzle.
Popular Puzzle Games
1. Chuzzles (online)
2. Bejeweled (online)
3. Sudoku (online and off)
4. Rubik's Cube (online and off)
5. Deal or No Deal (online)
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