Mentagy Puzzle. Where no mind has gone before.

Game Play

Game Rules / Objective

Insert the letters of the alphabet A through Z into the grid according to the rules below.

For each new puzzle there are seed letters already in place which cannot be moved.

Rule 1: Each new letter that you place must be either next to, directly above, directly below or on a diagonal adjacent to the previous letter of the alphabet; i.e., "D" must be next to "C"; "C" must be next to "B" etc… [ADJACENT RULE]

Rule 2: Once you place a letter in any 2x2 Box, you must finish filling in that Box before placing a letter in a new Box. [BOX RULE]

Rule 3: Any row or column may contain only one vowel (A, E , I , O , U or Y) [VOWEL RULE]

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Top Ten Players

  • Watergoat [Score 1053]
  • Puzzler [Score 1041]
  • annabanana [Score 1027]
  • Watergoat [Score 992]
  • TampaMom [Score 799]
  • Puzzler [Score 791]
  • pattico [Score 786]
  • TampaMom [Score 762]
  • TampaMom [Score 638]
  • TanuvasaMama [Score 560]

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Game Play Instructions / Rules / Tips / Tutorial

Each Mentagy puzzle starts with a 36 cell grid divided into nine boxes. There are ten blank cells and one or more given letters, which change with each new puzzle. Instructions Link

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Puzzle Answers

The answers to the practice puzzles are available from inside the Practice Puzzle PDF. After you download the above PDF file you will have access to the answers from inside the downloaded PDF file.

MENTAGY- An Occupational Therapist Perspective

Mentagy is a progressively challenging puzzle that is adaptable to all age-groups. As an occupational therapist, I have used this modality for a varied patient population including strokes, multiple sclerosis, orthopedic/injuries and all cognition/problem-solving difficulties. Mentagy is one of the few treatment modalities that easily enables the therapist to moderate the skill-level towards each patient.

I will continue to use and recommend Mentagy to all therapists that are yearning for successful, measurable outcomes in both physical disability and psychosocial environments. Mentagy is an inexpensive, durable, light-weight, effective, and portable modality for hospitals, rehab facilities, skilled nursing and even home-health environments. Jodie D. Stafford, OTR/L