This page illustrates novel word puzzle formats using PuzzleMe including Spiral, Marching Bands, Split Decisions and Rows Garden.
The area with the blue border below is a live PuzzleMe™ iframe. The iframe’s height, width and other parameters can be customised in the embed code. In a real deployment, puzzles can be set up with a publication time in advance, and automatically appear in the picker after their publication time.
The spiral is a unique format where words run in both directions, inward and outward. This format can be used in any language. Amuse Labs can also supply puzzle content for such puzzles.
Spirals can be of any length, but a mini-spiral (25 cells) and full spiral (100 cells) are common. Click here to see a full spiral.
Marching Bands is another interesting format. There are 2 sets of clues: the rows, and the concentric bands. Each row or band has multiple words and clues are provided for each of them separately. However, the solver has to figure out where one word ends and another one begins!
Marching Bands puzzles appear occasionally in various publications. The puzzle alongside has been created for Amuse Labs by Bart Gold.
Split decisions is a bit like a crossword puzzle without any clues. The solver has to fill out the cells with letters such that each slot in the grid is a valid word. But there is a twist: some pairs of letters are pre-filled in the grid with two different options, and the words have to make sense with either option. For example, if the options are __AR_ and __IT_, the answer could be SPARE, SPITE, so S, P and E could be valid words in the grid.
The puzzle alongside has been created for Amuse Labs by Fred Piscop. Split Decisions is a registered trademark, see this site for more information.
Decipher The Quote
Legendary quotes from our favorite people, movies and literature inspire us. Now, with PuzzleMe, you can give your favourite quote a new life! Create a unique game with your favorite quote and share it with your audience for them to decipher it. Alongside is one example – can you decipher this quote that celebrates a mega scientific achievement?
You can use this game type for a personalised, playful message for your friends and family. Contact Amuse Labs if you wish to create one of your own.
To try out and embed these variety puzzles on your website or mobile app, please click the button below to copy the embed code. Feel free to adjust the height, width and margin as per your own site’s layout.