Brain Teasers
and
Lateral Thinking Puzzles

Lateral Thinking Puzzles
With these, it is best fun to have a class of children as questions to which the teacher only answers "Yes" or "No". It takes a while for them to latch on but then look out! A great game when you are waiting for something on a camp too.

Rinkworks
58 of the "true" lateral thinking puzzles with solutions. Love it!
http://www.rinkworks.com/brainfood/latreal.shtml 
Brain Food
http://www.rinkworks.com/brainfood

Discovery School
Some excellent puzzles from "Discovery School" with the answers right next to the questions.
http://school.discovery.com/brainboosters/#lateral
Also lots of "Brain Boosters" on the same page.

Bills Games
These "brainplexing" words and shapes, and their positions, can be used to derive a word or saying.
http://www.billsgames.com/brain-teasers/
 
Blackdog
How good are you at remembering details?  Test your visual memory with the Identi-Kit Game.
BlackDog's Identi-Kit Game
 
Wee Webbies
http://www.weewebbies.com
 
Fun Brain
Puzzles And Activities Everywhere

 
2020
Can you have the last piece of fruit?
Good Luck! The Fruit Game

 
Awesomelibrary
http://www.awesomelibrary.org/Office/Main/New_and_Exciting/Games.html

 
Lateral Thinking Puzzles  - an example. 
A father and his son are involved in a car accident, as a result of which the son is rushed to hospital for emergency surgery. The surgeon looks at him and says "I can't operate on him, he's my son". Explain.

Lots more lateral thinking puzzles
http://astronomy.swin.edu.au/~pbourke/puzzles/


Eluzions - very poor spelling but great site
This answer and many more questions and answers, + puzzles at
http://eluzions.com/Puzzles/Lateral/

Questacon - with answers
http://smartmoves.questacon.edu.au/teachers/lateral_thinking.asp

Puzz
A bit different but with a ranking
http://www.puzz.com/lateral.html
http://www.puzz.com/amazingahapuzzles.html
Try these from the same site
http://www.puzz.com/1001/logic.htm  Phew!
 

129 puzzles - lots about dead people - a bit morbid.
http://kith.org/logos/things/sitpuz/situations.html
 
Some more at Angelfire
http://www.angelfire.com/empire/qbrute/puzzles.htm
 
Ox Brain
Interesting idea in that you have to read a story and then complete parts of the story using as your tool a fairly hard crossword.
http://www.oxbrain.com/

 
Cr Puzzles
Lots of puzzles here.
http://www.crpuzzles.com/logic/index.html
 
Braingle
Has quite hard brainteasers - also games. Look to the top menu.
You do not need to register.
http://www.braingle.com/brainteasers/index.php
 
Lots more sites here.
http://puzzles.about.com/od/brainteasers/
 
A great site. lateral thinking puzzles are at the bottom of the page.
http://www.kmpp.lism.catholic.edu.au/Teacherpage/teachpg.htm
 
Google search words
http://www.google.com.au/search?hl=en&q=lateral+thinking+games&meta=lr%3Dlang_en
 

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Wayne
Updated Nov. - Dec. 2004
Feb.  - July  2005