Ever think you'd like to make a puzzle of your own?  You can do it!

Enigami Puzzles & Games is ready to help.

Puzzle Makers' Toolkit

Grids

Many puzzles are based on some kind of grid.  One of the best ways to create a new type of puzzle is to print out a grid and start doodling on it.  See what happens!

⅛ inch

Squares

Small

Hexagons

¼ inch

Squares

Large

Hexagons

Clip Art

A simple graphic element can bring your puzzles to life.  Here are some websites selected for their variety of free art and ease of use.

allfree-clipart.com

sweetclipart.com

pdclipart.org

freepngimg.com

vectorportal.com

clker.com

Getting Started (continued from above)

COMING SOON

Getting Started

If you're like most people, you've never made a puzzle before.  It's hard to know how to start.  COMING SOON, we'll have tips and tricks to get you going.

Anagram Maker

An anagram is a word rearranged to make another word.  For example, "silent" is an anagram for "listen".  Anagrams are part of many types of word puzzles.

wordsmith.org/anagram

Simple Crossword Puzzle Maker

You supply the words.  It makes a puzzle!

puzzlemaker.discoveryeducation.com/code/BuildCrissCross.asp

Resources for Elementary School Teachers

A whole bunch more puzzle and game resources for kids and teachers.

internet4classrooms.com/links_grades_kindergarten_12/game_puzzle_makers_teacher_tools.htm

Inspiration

The puzzle collection here at Enigami.fun. Try make the same kinds of puzzles with new solutions, or let these puzzles inspire you to make your own original types.

enigami.fun/puzzles

More Inspiration

DC of different kinds of puzzles to give you ideas for your own.

brainbashers.com/puzzles.asp

Make an Escape Room!

Brett Kuehner's collection of Escape Room design resources:

docs.google.com/document/d/1lwSTxIews8azOqzHEy0vyoSrX7orx55pRImXWuBVkjU/edit

Sudoku Maker 

kjell.haxx.se/sudoku/

New York Times Piece on Making a Crossword Puzzle​

Part 1 - Find your Theme

nytimes.com/2018/04/11/crosswords/constructing-themes.html

Part 2 - Make a Grid

nytimes.com/2018/05/11/crosswords/how-to-make-crossword-puzzle-grid.html

Part 3 - Fill the Grid

nytimes.com/2018/06/13/crosswords/how-to-make-a-crossword-fill.html

 

Part 4 - Write the Clues

nytimes.com/2018/07/11/crosswords/how-to-make-a-crossword-puzzle-4.html

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