Well, the weather outside is frightful, but staying at home, all cosy with a good puzzle is so delightful.
If your Sunday paper crossword just isn’t cutting it, then there are numerous brain-teasers out there to tickle your little grey cells.
There’s a new Queen of Hearts themed puzzle and its a real head scratcher…
Live casino Casumo.com are the guys responsible for the puzzle – it’s a picture of various playing cards, all bearing the red coat of arms and all piled together, yet only one card bears the image of the ruthless Queen of Hearts.
Puzzle lovers will need to figure out exactly where she is among other members of her playing card court – it’s much trickier than you think.
Some cards are barely visible, just peeking out from beneath the pile so you’re going to need to use all your concentration skills and patience.
Lets take a look at the image again:
Casumo.com have admitted this is one of their hardest puzzles yet – and they’ve released some seriously frustrating ones in the past – remember the head spinning casino wheel one?
According to Casumo.com spokesperson Greg Tatton-Brown:
This is surely one of our toughest puzzles yet and after a minute or two of searching, we were feeling royally flushed.
We were relieved to see our luck finally change however and our heart skipped a beat when we finally spotted the shy and retiring, unseen queen peeking out from the sea of red and white.
The question is, did you figure it out? If not then stop right here, but if you’re confident you’ve found the runaway Queen, then continue to scroll at your leisure…
Here she is, peeking out from within her loyal red army; no doubt plotting some sinister Wonderland takeover:
Doing puzzles regularly can bring numerous benefits for your health and wellbeing, improving memory, concentration and creativity levels.
In the long term, puzzles can help you ward off conditions such as dementia and many doctors recommend doing them to help improve your mental health – a much more ideal activity before bedtime than just reading your Facebook feed for the zillionth time.
According to Karen Miller from Memory Jogging Puzzles:
You get immense and long lasting benefits out of doing puzzles on a daily basis.
It not only sharpens your memory and improves your brain function, but the clarity of mind and thought helps you clear out the clutter in your mind and the cobwebs accumulating over the years.
You then begin to see things around you in a new light are able to appreciate life a lot better. You not only start finding solutions to your problems, but also begin to look forward to everyday in your life.
Super proud of this 1000 pieces??! I love puzzles ? took me 2 and a half days…don’t judge me! pic.twitter.com/g9WZgQGAjD
— Nia Jax (@NiaJaxWWE) December 10, 2017
How long did it take you to figure this one out then – be honest!
Jules studied English Literature with Creative Writing at Lancaster University before earning her masters in International Relations at Leiden University in The Netherlands (Hoi!). She then trained as a journalist through News Associates in Manchester. Jules has previously worked as a mental health blogger, copywriter and freelancer for various publications.