10 Ways to Strain your Brain
No one can resist a good game of Cheat here and there or any of the other brain-busting
games in the ‘Puzzles’ room. For all of you people who love to give your cranium
a workout, hold on to your hats for 10 Brain-Straining Neopian Games...
10) Cliffhanger: You choose your skill level, hand over 15 Neopoints, and you're
ready to play this classic. The object of the game is to figure out the word
phrase before you fall off of the edge of the cliff. This game is very similar
to the game Hangman. If this is a new game for you, it is wise to start off
by choosing the easiest level of play. The easier the level, the more letters
you have to assist you in guessing the correct phrase. The harder the level,
the more Neopoints you will be awarded. Each day you can win up to 1500 Neopoints.
Playing Cliffhanger is also a great way to increase your pet’s intelligence
Note: Make sure that when you are guessing the phrase, everything is typed
correctly. You will automatically lose the game if something is misspelled.
9) Cellblock: It is you against five prisoners, two guards and a warden of
the Darigan Citadel in this mind-challenger. What you are trying to do is get
five of your board pieces in a row without allowing your opponent to do so first.
This game is not a one-time-play-and-win game; you have to win the most out
of so many games to advance to the next player/level. The cost to play each
level is a quarter of the amount of Neopoints that you can win. In this game,
once you win so many levels, you can get a medal or a trophy.
Note: You only can get Neopoints when you advance a level.
8) Cheat: There isn’t a rule-bending game quite like this, thus its name is
Cheat! To start a new game, it costs 50 Neopoints. There are seven rounds in
this game, and you can earn a trophy if you complete 3rd, 5th or 7th rounds.
There are nine opponents that you can play each getting harder as you move ahead
in the rounds. The object of this game is to get rid of all the cards that you
hold in your hand. Now the fun of cheating starts! You can play anywhere from
one to four cards on a turn. You can either play all of the same cards or you
can cheat by saying that you have those cards (if you really don’t.) This game
can be long at times, but it is a lot of fun playing, and knowing that you don’t
have to play fair!
Note: If you are caught cheating, you have to pick up the pile, and if you
accuse someone of cheating (and they aren’t) you also have to pick up the pile!
7) Word Pyramid: Gather up your word building skills and go play Word Pyramid!
This Lost Desert game tests your quickness when it comes to building words to
rack up points.
You are given a certain amount of time to start creating words. For each word
you make, you get points and receive more time. If you begin to get stuck, you
can buy vowels.
Note: The larger the word you make, the more points and time you will receive.
6) Math’s Nightmare: This is the perfect game for all of you math whizzes out
there. Okay, now the object of this game is to answer as many math problems
listed on Babaas as you can before they come down and wake up Imiya the Aisha.
You can choose from different levels. Level one is addition, level two is subtraction,
level three is multiplication, level four is division, and level five is random
math problems. After you choose your level, the game begins. Type in your answers
to the math problems by using the keypad and then pressing ‘Enter’ to complete
the equation. As the game progresses, the problems will get more difficult.
Note: The higher the level you choose before you start your game, the more
points you will get for each equation you complete. Also beware of the Mutant
Babaas, their problems are hard to solve.
5) Destruct-O-Match II: Ah yes, this game is rated easy but there is more to
it than you think. The whole point of this game is to get rid of a large stack
of boulders by clicking on 2 or more touching boulders that are the same color.
When beginning this game, choose the mode that you want to play. You can pick
from the Normal, Extreme or Zen modes. When you actually start to play, try
to get rid of as many boulders as you can before you can’t get rid of anymore.
Also watch out for special types of boulders such as the Morph Boulder. If you
do not get rid of it within the time given, it will turn into a boulder that
cannot be destroyed without the Fire Boulder. In order to move on to the next
level, you will have to get rid of the minimum amount of boulders listed for
the level you are currently on. (In each level the minimum will increase.)
Note: If you complete a level and there are no or only a few boulders remaining,
you will receive a bonus.
4) Kacheekers: This game is just like checkers but with a Tyrannian edge! Although
this isn’t a game that you can sit down and play by yourself, you can sign up
for a multiplayer competition and see if you have what it takes to win it all!
3) Faerie Crossword: A regular crossword with a Neopian twist. The faster you
solve the puzzle, the more Neopoints you’ll be awarded! You can guess a word
by clicking on the clue, filling in the word that you wish to guess, and then
by clicking go.
Note: If you start a puzzle too late, a new one may start before you finish
the old one.
2) Mystery Picture Competition: What is that? Well, that is what you have to
try to figure out! Each week, a close-up picture is given, and your job is to
figure out where on the site this picture is shown.
Note: Everyone that guesses the picture correctly will split a 2,000,000 Neopoint
jackpot! Also, the first 250 people to guess correctly will receive an exclusive
1) Lenny Conundrum: One of the most brain-frying games out there! This game
is perfect for people that love a challenge. Every week a puzzle is released
and people all over the world see if they have the wits to figure it out. Not
only can you get good prizes out of it, but also it is completely free to enter!
Everyone that enters the correct answer will get a dividend of a 2,000,000 Neopoint
prize! Along with that, if you are one of the first 250 people that get the
answer right, you will get a cool prize and you’ll get a shiny trophy for your
So there you go, folks! Why don’t you go and grab a sheet of paper and a pencil
and see if you are cunning enough to play these games!