A game is a structured activity with rules and a goal. A puzzle is a type of game that involves finding a hidden solution.

  • Games

A game is a physical or mental competition with rules and participants who compete against each other.
Games are usually made, designed, and sold by a group.
Games can be simple, like Minesweeper, or immersive, like Tomb Raider or Portal 2.


A puzzle is a game, problem, or toy that tests a person’s ingenuity or knowledge.
In a puzzle, the solver must put pieces together or take them apart in a logical way to arrive at the correct solution.
A puzzle can be a challenge in a game, but is not considered a game itself.
Puzzles have two properties:

They are designed to entertain the solver.
There is a well-defined solution.

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