30 Challenging Riddles To Test Your Thinking Power

Riddles Test Thinking Power

What can be a better way to kill your free time than solving challenging riddles? 

Hard riddles will stretch your brain and leave you scratching your head. 

After all the chaos that we feel working on them, decoding the right answer feels so satisfying. Isn’t it? Solving puzzles and challenging riddles not only makes you feel rewarded but puts your mind away from the mundane aspects of life. 

You will be glad to know that solving riddles on a regular basis has a long-lasting effect on brainpower. According to psychologists, it’s a wonderful brain exercise that sharpens our memory and improves the functionality of our brain.

We at Mind Journal like to solve interesting puzzles, challenging riddles, and brain teasers.

This time we found 30 challenging riddles, where you need to use your thinking skills and attention to details. If you feel stuck, see the hints before sneak peek at answers. 

Are you ready to test your smarts?

Then let’s get started.

1. Hidden treasure

Riddles Test Thinking Power forest
30 Challenging Riddles To Test Your Thinking Power

I have forests, but no trees. I have cities, but no houses. I have water, but no fish. What am I? 

Hint: Don’t confuse the details. Think of the non-living world. 


A map.

2. Spring ahead

Riddles Test Thinking Power what is it
30 Challenging Riddles To Test Your Thinking Power

You can see in the middle of March and April that can’t be seen at the beginning or end of either month? What is it?

Hint: to solve this, you need to get super literal.


The letter “R.”

3. Match game

Riddles Test Thinking Power wind
30 Challenging Riddles To Test Your Thinking Power

I’m tall when I’m young and I’m short when I’m old. You measure my life in hours and I serve you by expiring. The wind is my foe. 

Hint: Too many details! Think of the things that wind threatens most.


A candle.

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4. What am I?

Riddles Test Thinking Power what i am
30 Challenging Riddles To Test Your Thinking Power

I have no mouth, no ears, and no body. But, I can speak and hear. And come alive with wind. What am I? 

Hint:  Don’t just focus on the details like ears and a mouth. Focus on the wind too and think broadly. Don’t go by literal meaning.


An echo.

5. Wordplay

Riddles Test Thinking Power English Language
30 Challenging Riddles To Test Your Thinking Power

The first two letters signify a male, the first three letters signify a female, the first four letters signify a great, while the entire world signifies a great woman. What is the word in English language?

Hint: Not just gender but try to think about one word that holds the others.



6. Good with numbers 

Riddles Test Thinking Power three consecutive double letters
30 Challenging Riddles To Test Your Thinking Power

What English word has three consecutive double letters?

Hint: Keep in mind all the facts about English language. Think of words with double vowels or consonants. Think of compound words. Then brainstorm which word or words can form one set of double letters. 



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7. Violent love 

Riddles Test Thinking Power how is it possible
30 Challenging Riddles To Test Your Thinking Power

A woman shoots her husband, then holds him underwater for five minutes. Next, she hangs him. Right after, they enjoy a lovely dinner. Explain how is this possible?

Hint: Same word can have two different meanings. Focus on the verbs. There lies the whole thing in this kind of riddles.   


She took a picture of him and developed it in her dark room.

8. Say my name 

Riddles Test Thinking Power disappears soon you say its name
30 Challenging Riddles To Test Your Thinking Power

What disappears as soon as you say its name? 

Hint: Don’t be perplexed! Think logical and in a straightforward way to solve this type of riddles. 



9. Family affair

Riddles Test Thinking Power relation
30 Challenging Riddles To Test Your Thinking Power

A is the brother of B. B is the brother of C. C is the father of D. So how is D related to A?

Hint: Using letters instead of words like “Uncle john” or “Aunt mary” makes straightforward relationships seem difficult. Just be logical!


A is D’s uncle.

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