I have seen people around the world spending their spare time during lunch hours, while waiting at train stations or during plane rides working on puzzles. There are books dedicated to these activities. They train your mind. Now these puzzles have an "app" version as well.
Are you into puzzles? If yes, are you a words person or a numbers person i.e. do you like puzzles such as crosswords/word finds/word descrambler/scrabble or Sudoku and others?
Definitely crosswords. I am so not a numbers person so Sudoku frustrates me. I am not 'into' puzzles, but occasionally they can help pass the time. I like problem solving type puzzles that ideally don't involve numbers.
Funny you should say this, because I have just recently downloaded a word search app and spent a long time playing. I like word searches, but hate sudoku. Im rubbish at it. I do like magic square though. I don't mind some crosswords, but I can't stand the cryptic ones; I like plain simple clues.
I definately prefer Sudoku! It's universal as anyone from any place can understand numbers and patterns, while Crosswords are more local/cultural. Sometimes if you didn't grow up in the place you may not figure out the words they are looking for.
I can't be bothered with either but my hubby loves Sudoku. He does these puzzles every day, from the newspaper & his Sudoku book he buys from the newsagent. He does the puzzles on the bus on the way home & will then sit down after work for awhile & do more. He says he finds a relaxing way to wind down after work. To each their own.....
I prefer Sudoku - you only need to know a simple method to eventually figure out the puzzle. Whereas crosswords, you need to have a hugely broad knowledge of life, the universe and everything. I have come to find (while not stereotyping) that elderly people tend to be better at crosswords. But, I'm practicing - we'll see. :)
I don't get Sudoku. Numbers and I do not get on. People have said to me - it's not maths , it's patterns. Hmm ... Patterns are maths. I love words though and enjoy some particular brands of Crosswords. I would love to be able to do cryptic ones but they are too tricky and frustrating.