Group guessing the minute mystery game.

Minute Mysteries

Series of mini-mysteries which foster critical thinking.

  • Fosters creativity
  • Develops critical thinking skills
  • Ideal idle-time activity
  • Suits all group sizes
  • No props

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Comments (3)

  1. Chris Brainard

    Oh, I have several lateral thinking puzzles that I *adore*!

    The music stopped, and he died. What happened?
    “He” was a fly, and he got smooshed in a game of musical chairs.

    Two men are in a bar. One is holding a smoking gun, and the other is dead. There are also 53 bicycles in the bar.
    The men were playing cards, using “Bicycle” brand – 53 cards means that one of them was cheating.

    I have a friend who got out-thought by his daughter when she was a freshman in high school. He presented the “father dies-son survives-surgeon can’t operate” lateral thinking puzzle to her. “Oh,” she said, without even missing a beat. “The surgeon and the father are gay.”

    • Mark

      Chris, thanks for sharing these. I am familiar with them and love them, too.

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