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Do You Know Who Invented These Puzzles?



Inventing a puzzle is an impressive feat that can make a person very famous and not just in the country they live or are from but around the world. There are puzzles that have been cocreated or in other words invented by more than one person and there are some very gifted individuals who have been able to invent more than one. There are some puzzles in which there is a dispute over who created them and there are many for which it is unknown to this day and will likely never be known who created them often because they were created a long time ago as there were a lot of puzzles that came into existence hundreds and sometimes even thousands of years ago and for some of them it has been lost to time who the actual inventors of them were. This is why the vast majority of puzzle creators you will have likely heard of are from the past few hundred years in particular from the 19th and 20th centuries and also because in the last couple hundred years many of the most popular puzzles of all time that are still played today have come into existence. If you are a puzzle enthusiast then you will likely have heard of most, if not all, of the inventors that are the answers to this quiz and even people who do not have that big an interest in this activity will have likely heard of a few of these creators. The inventors that are the answers to this quiz are from all over the world and are mostly male so test your knowledge and see how many of them you know or can guess right in this quiz.


The answers to this quiz can be found by scrolling down the page if you are looking for the answer after each question or by clicking here to check all the answers.


Guess who invented these puzzles:


1. Pictionary


2. The Tower of Hanoi


3. The jigsaw


4. 4D cityscape


5. Wordle


6. Pyraminx


7. Magic Eye


8. Sudoku


9. Rush Hour


10. The crossword


11. Cluedo


12. Rubik's cube


13. 15 Puzzle


14. The LEGO brick


15. Jenga


16. Where's Wally?


17. The Word Search


18. Tetris


19. Nonogram


20. Scrabble



The answers:


1. Rob Angel


2. Édouard Lucas


3. John Spilsbury


4. Shaun Sakdinan


5. Josh Wardle


6. Uwe Mèffert


7. Cheri Smith and Tom Baccei


8. Howard Garns


9. Nob Yoshigahara


10. Arthur Wynne


11. Anthony E. Pratt


12. Ernő Rubik


13. Noyes Chapman


14. Godtfred Kirk Christiansen


15. Leslie Scott


16. Martin Handford


17. Norman E. Gibat


18. Alexey Pajitnov


19. Non Ishida


20. Alfred Mosher Butts

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