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How To Write A Good Riddle

By: Jay Ketchum (author, Zablocki Bros. LLC) on July 8th, 2013 09:27 PM.


Writing a good riddle can be a difficult task. You want your riddle to be fun, interesting, and difficult, yet you don't want it to be so challenging that no one can solve it. To write a good riddle, you may approach the process from many ways, however, the most efficient approach is to work backwards and build from the answer up.1. Think of an answerTo write a good riddle, you should think of a topic for your riddle that you enjoy. Next, think of the answer for your riddle. This will make more

Riddles of The Hobbit

By: Jay Ketchum (author, Zablocki Bros. LLC) on July 11th, 2013 02:11 PM.


Riddles have played an important role in history, literature, film and more. Often times, the villain of a story will be a sadistic, riddle-telling genius who prides himself on being able to mentally out-wit his opponents. This is true in the case of J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Hobbit." In a portion of this book , Bilbo must play Gollum's game of riddles in order to make it out with his life still in tact. Here are some of the riddles that were played in the story : "This thing all things more

Riddles of Batman

By: Tre Brock (author, Zablocki Bros. LLC) on July 12th, 2013 01:17 PM.


From Frank Gorshin to Arkham Asylum, The Riddler's puns have been a staple of the Batman enterprise since the original comics, offering a combination of sadistic destruction and childish humor. He has an obsession with riddles and word games, and he delights in telling Batman and the police of his misdeeds in the form of complex riddles. In the Batman Forever movie, The Riddler found the other Batman villains and essentially becomes the brains of the operation, but he complicates things when more

Riddles of The Bible

By: Tre Brock (author, Zablocki Bros. LLC) on July 12th, 2013 02:17 PM.


Riddles have been used throughout history as a test of many of the greatest men, both real and mythical, to prove that they are not only men of great physical prowess and pride; but also that they have mental superiority over their peers. In the bible, like many religious texts, riddles are posed by God and many God-like men to test people and expose their vices. One simple riddle from the bible that is somewhat on the lighter note : Three things are never satisfied; four never say, "Enough" more

Riddles of Harry Potter

By: Tre Brock (author, Zablocki Bros. LLC) on July 13th, 2013 02:50 PM.


The magical world depicted in the Harry Potter series is filled with fantasy and intrigue to keep the readers captivated. Included in the chapters of these novels are riddles and puzzles that act as clues, reveal secrets, and provide whimsy. In Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, for example, Harry must solve a clue sung to him by an egg he retrieves in the first challenge of the Triwizard tournament. In case you don't have this riddle memorized, here's how it goes: Come seek us where our more

Riddle from Game of Thrones

By: Jay Ketchum (author, Zablocki Bros. LLC) on July 14th, 2013 07:59 AM.


Game of Thrones is a fascinating series and show with many plots and characters. A really good riddle, then, is a completely appropriate way to depict the struggle and perception of power. Like most people familiar with Game of Thrones, I am a fan of the show and this is where I came across theis riddle. However, to be fair to "true" Game of Thrones fans, I will present the riddle as it appeared in the book as well. This riddle is given by the Varys to Tyrion Lanister in a very Plato-esque more

Riddles from Pretty Little Liars

By: Jay Ketchum (author, Zablocki Bros. LLC) on July 15th, 2013 01:50 PM.


For fans of Pretty Little Liars, the notion of cryptic messages, hidden meaning, and, dare I say, riddles is not unfamiliar. Based on the novels by Sara Shepard, this TV series on ABC Family follows the struggles of Aria, Spencer, Emily, and Hannah as they are tormented by an unrelenting mystery person simply known as "A" and their attempts to discover the truth behind his/her identity. For those unfamiliar with the show, these four friends had a fifth friend, Allison, who was murdered. The more

Riddles of Harry Potter Part 2

By: Jay Ketchum (author, Zablocki Bros. LLC) on July 22nd, 2013 12:17 AM.


In our previous post, Riddles of Harry Potter, we discussed some of the cool riddles and riddle-esk puzzles presented in some of the Harry Potter books and films. Well, we found more! For fans of the series, you probably know the answer to most of these, but go ahead and test your knowledge anyway and see how true a fan you really are. In the third book, Prisoner of Azkaban, Professor Trelawney gives a prophecy related to the Dark Lord and the one who will bring him back. The prophecy leaves more

Riddles of the Pokémon Games

By: Tre Brock (author, Zablocki Bros. LLC) on August 16th, 2013 03:56 AM.


Just like most kids of the ninety's I love all things Pokémon, especially the games. The basis of the games is that you're a kid starting a journey to become a Pokémon master and collect them all. Really the entire game is one giant collection of puzzles and riddles you must successfully complete in order to become a Pokémon master. I'm going to point out some of the more riddle-like puzzles.The most common place to encounter riddles is in the gyms of the game. You commonly have to perform a more

Top Ten Riddles of Our Time

By: Tre Brock (author, Zablocki Bros. LLC) on August 17th, 2013 12:00 AM.


These riddles were chosen because they are so widely told and known throughout the English-speaking world. You may call them overdone, but we call them classic. You probably know most of them if not all of them but there is always the next generations head to fill with cheesy humor.Why did the chicken cross the road? Riddle #145What's black and white and red all over? Riddle #17What goes on four legs in the morning, on two legs at noon, and on three legs in the evening? Riddle #34I am more

Riddles of the Unwritten Kind

By: Tre Brock (author, Zablocki Bros. LLC) on August 18th, 2013 12:00 AM.


Usually when you think of a riddle you think of a few lines of text leading to an answer. These traditional riddles have their place, but riddles in a broader sense have a lot more meaning to our day-to-day lives. Riddles are everywhere, and with each one solved we understand more about the world around us. A riddle is a list of clues of some form that lead to a solution. Outside of literature, riddles are intriging because they have answers that relate to our lives. Riddles like this range more

Antagonists and Riddles

By: Tre Brock (author, Zablocki Bros. LLC) on August 18th, 2013 12:00 AM.


All great movies have great bad guys. But why do they always have so many riddles? From Batman to The Hobbit the antagonist of the story tells riddles to make a game out of the bad situations they create, forcing the good guy of the story to solve them and save the day.The easiest reason would be that they do it to prove how much better they are than the hero. It isn't enough to win, the antagonist has to time and again prove he is better by giving the protagonist clues. But we all know it more

The Exeter Riddles

By: Tre Brock (author, Zablocki Bros. LLC) on August 22nd, 2013 12:00 AM.


A prized piece of literature has been hidden away in the Exeter Cathedral since the eleventh century. The Exeter book. Most of the literature from its era has been lost to religious escapades, making it one of the few pieces left from this time period. This book contains an array of Anglo-Saxon poetry including nearly a hundred riddles that have been prized for the intrigue they create. The book gives insight into how people of its time lived and behaved.The solutions of the riddles cover a more

Why'd the chicken cross the road? Why indeed?

By: Tre Brock (author, Zablocki Bros. LLC) on August 23rd, 2013 12:00 AM.


Why did the chicken cross the road? Since mentioned in The Knickerbocker in 1847 the joke has been asked time and again and thousands of variations have been created. It was published under the Editor's Table column, one of the paper's hit columns put together by Lewis Gaylord Clark's. The answer in The Knickerbocker was 'Because it wants to get on the other side!'. The riddle was an example of anti-humor in the original column. When you first hear the question you may think the answer would more

Riddles of Skyrim

By: Tre Brock (author, Zablocki Bros. LLC) on August 26th, 2013 12:00 AM.


The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim was a massively popular role playing game published by Bethesda Softworks, released on November 11, 2011. It was the fifth installment in The Elder Scrolls video game series. The non-linear game play gives the players and the developers of the game a lot of freedom. Although not extremely important to the story, the game is riddled with riddles.Throughout the game there are several books of riddles that can be picked up. Two of these books are The Yellow Book of more

Learning with Riddles

By: Tre Brock (author, Zablocki Bros. LLC) on August 27th, 2013 12:00 AM.


Learning is one of the main concerns of society today, along with learning later into life. Information has become infinately available with the expansion of the internet, but this doesn't help when it comes to improving your cognitive ability. But rather than embracing this endless information people waste their time looking through pictures of cats rather than learning everything they can. Luminosity, and sites like it, are useful but they are time-consuming and expensive when their are more

Star Wars Riddle Quiz

By: Tre Brock (author, Zablocki Bros. LLC) on August 28th, 2013 12:00 AM.


The Star Wars saga is one of the greatest collections of movies ever. Through the vast plot and great characters there are a great deal of riddles that are encountered. Some of them are answered, and some are not. Here we are going to take a look at some of the greatest riddles that exist in the Star War movies. Do you know all of the answers?1. The Riddle of Princess Leia's messageThis one is easy. This isn't a riddle for the audience as much as it is for Luke. In the beginning of the first more

Riddles Wisely Expounded

By: Justin Zablocki (author, Zablocki Bros. LLC) on August 30th, 2013 12:00 AM.


Folklore and riddles are often associated because folklore generally involves some character that is perfect or imperfect in some way. These writers of folklore associate the ability to solve and tell riddles with perfection of some sort. They use them as a method of proving wisdom and experience. The story of Samson in the bible and the story of Oedipus and the Sphinx are stories that idealize the ability to solve riddles as a trait of a hero. Whether or not you believe this, it makes for more

Riddles of World of Warcraft

By: Justin Zablocki (author, Zablocki Bros. LLC) on September 1st, 2013 12:00 AM.


In the beginning, there was Neverwinter Nights. Since then massively multiplayer online role-playing games have exploded in popularity and come to dominate the world of hardcore gamers. From lands filled with orks and elves to intergalactic battle, almost every world imaginable exists in these games. But which world reigns supreme? For most people this is easy. It not only has the most subscribers but it has become the poster-game for MMORPG's in popular culture, it was even featured in a more

Riddles of Guild Wars 2

By: Justin Zablocki (author, Zablocki Bros. LLC) on September 1st, 2013 12:00 AM.


Like most people know, World of Warcraft is the largest massively multiplayer online role-playing game by subscribers , but the world of Guild Wars 2 boasts numbers about half of that of WoW . Guild Wars 2 also has another very interesting feature for a MMORPG, the world is responsive to a players action. This is very hard to do because of the huge flexibility needed for such a feature in a MMORPG compared to a single-player game. This continuation of the original Guild Wars is a fun and more