Brain Teasers and Riddles


Below is a collection of the brain teasers and riddles which are great to have at hand when you have a couple of minutes spare at the end of your session or even as a fun and interesting way to interact with your team. Give them a go and see how you get on.

Question) A woman is travelling around London when she passes Trafalgar Square she is sent straight to jail but she has done nothing wrong. Why is this?

Answer) She is playing monopoly.

Question) Forwards I am heavy, backwards I am not.

Answer) Weight.

Question) Brothers and sisters I have none but this man’s father is my father’s son. Who is the man?

Answer) The man is my son

Question) A cowboy rides into town on Friday he spends two nights there. Then leaves on Friday. How is this possible?

Answer) His horse is called Friday.

Question)Two fathers and two sons go fishing they each catch a fish and return with three fish only why?

Answer) There was a grand father a father and a son.

Question) A man is travelling towards the centre of a field; he knows that when he gets there he is going to be badly injured. Why does he know this?

Answer) He has jumped from an aeroplane and his parachute has failed to open.

Question) A man lives on the 20th floor of a block of flats every night when he returns home he takes the lift up 10 floors and walks the rest of the way but in the morning he takes the lift from the 20th floor to the ground floor. Why does he do this?

Answer) The man is very short and cannot reach the button that takes him to the 20th floor.

Question)There are twenty sick sheep grazing in a field, over night three sheep sadly die leaving 17 sheep. How is this possible?

Answer) 20 sick will be heard as 26.

Question)A man is stuck inside a concrete dome; the dome has no windows and no doors. All he has is a cake and a penknife. How does he escape?

Answer) He cuts the cake in to halves. Two halves make a hole and he crawls out though the hole.

Question) Each morning I appear to lie at your feet.  All day I will follow you no matter how fast you run.  Yet I nearly perish in the midday sun. 

Answer) Shadow

Question) You can see nothing else when you look in my face.  I’ll look you in the eye but will never lie.

Answer) Reflection

Question) At the sound of me, men may dream or stamp their feet.  At the sound of me, women may laugh or sometimes weep

Answer) Music

Question) Until I am measured I am not known, yet how you miss me when I have flown away. 

Answer) Time

Question) What occurs once in a minute, twice in a moment but never in an hour?

Answer) The letter ‘m’

Question) I go up and down stairs without moving.

Answer) A carpet

Question) Give it food and it will live.
Answer) Fire

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  1. The travelling around London riddle made me think of monopoly right away after you said ‘go directly to jail’ haha. Many memories with that game.

  2. My kids are so excited for the approaching summer vacation! I know it’s a bit of a scramble to keep them busy every day, so I turn to silly riddles to keep them entertained.

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