Apuzzleis agame,problem, ortoythat tests a person'singenuityorknowledge. In a puzzle, the solver is expected to put pieces together in a logical way, in order to arrive at the correct or fun solution of the puzzle. There are different genres of puzzles, such as crossword puzzles, word-search puzzles, number puzzles, relational puzzles, or logic puzzles.
Puzzles are often created to be a form of entertainment but they can also arise from seriousmathematicalorlogisticalproblems. In such cases, their solution may be a significant contribution to mathematical researc