Find hundreds of logic and math-related puzzles on IEEE Collabratec.

Puzzles have been proven to exercise the brain, improve memory, elevate IQ, increase productivity, and boost mood. IEEE Puzzlers was created by volunteers to offer a fun, engaging virtual experience for those who enjoy solving brainteasers such as missing numbers and logic games—at varying levels of difficulty.

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puzzlers examples“What began as a whimsical initiative snowballed into a movement,” says John Day, director of IEEE Member Products and Programs. Over 450 brainteasers have been crowdsourced and published to the Puzzlers community. The community itself has about 5,500 participants, of which 600 are Life Members.

People who correctly solve the brainteasers can receive badges and recognition on the website. There are several types of badges, based on how many puzzles users solve. A badge is awarded when participants solve 7, 15, 30, 50, and 75 puzzles. 

IEEE Student Member Melissa Akiki, a logic game creator, says she wanted to create a “non-math puzzle genre” for brainteaser lovers who would rather not solve mathematics-related puzzles. “The experience, in general, has been very rewarding,” Akiki says, “and the team was wonderful, always open to new ideas.”

If you are interested in collaborating with IEEE Puzzlers, email [email protected].

Content first published, in part, on IEEE Spectrum.