Tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou katoa - greetings, greetings to you all! My name is KoiKiwi - "Koi" is "smart" in Maori, one of the official languages of New Zealand, the land of Kiwis.
KoiKiwi is a website for children and adults that care about the environment! We have compiled a set of games: action games, puzzle games, trivia and other fun games - which all are focused on ecology, the environment and the future of our planet.
We hope you enjoy our website! Please spread the word, add links from your own site or from your school's site to KoiKiwi.com, and let your colleagues and friends know!
whakawhetai koe - thank you :-) ---- KoiKiwi
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Environmental Puzzles & Brain Teasers
A brain teaser is a form of puzzle that requires thought to solve. It often requires thinking in unconventional ways with given constraints in mind; sometimes it also involves lateral thinking. Logic puzzles and riddles are specific types of brain teasers.
One of the earliest known brain teaser enthusiasts was the Greek mathematician Archimedes. He devised mathematical problems for his contemporaries to solve...
KoiKiwi has developed several environmental puzzle games and brain teasers. Notice that our Trivia game is quiet hard! IT may look like the questions are trivial, but if you want a challenge... give it a go!
A challenging trivia game if you are keen on environment care - from global warming to pollution, Earth and the solar system. [play]
Lots of unique trivia questions split to three levels of difficulty, all the questions focus on environment care, ecology and our planet. It develops the following skills: (1) leanring of important environmental issues, (2) Reading, concentration, general knowledge and IQ level Close
3d Pollutant Maze
Help our planet Earth out from the 3-d maze of rubbish piles to a cleaner and happier place in space! [play]
This game is not only smart but also metaphorically developing the awareness of the player to the need of our planet to get out of the rubbish maze: mazes are changing by level and are made of rubbish piles, while the player is trying to get Earth out of the rubbish. It develops the following skills: (1) awareness to the need to clean our planet (2) IQ skills and maily abstract-reasoning (3) Concentration (4)problem solving Close
Environmental Memory Game
Try to find pairs of wind turbines, green house gas molecules and recycling icons in this cool game [play]
This game is the classical memory game, could be played to many levels and includes environmental categories: wind turbines, greenhouse gases and recycling. The advanced level can be fairly difficult. It develops the following skills: (1) knowledge of types of wind turbines, recycling facilities and molecules of greenhouse gases (2) IQ skills and especially abstract reasoning, visual comparison, memory, attention to details (3) concentration Close
KoiKiwi in the recycling boxes
KoiKiwi is hiding between three rubbish recycling boxes - do your best to find KoiKiwi and let it out! [play]
A version of the three coins under a cup game, only that here KoiKiwi is hiding in a box between three boxes that get shuffled. Lots of fun! It develops the following skills: (1) Concentration and fast movement tracking (2) IQ skills especially Memory (3) some awareness to recycling boxes Close
Ecological sliding puzzle
Take the challenge of solving a difficult sliding puzzle made of beautiful ecology and landscape pictures [play]
Lots of fun with a different type of puzzle - a sliding puzzle, a bit harder than drag and drop puzzle and includes three difficulty levels (3x3, 4x4 and 5x5) and many pictures. It develops the following skills: (1) Concentration and memory (2) IQ skills especially abstract reasoning and thinking ahead (3) exposure to unique ecological images Close
More than 50 different ecological puzzles of recycling, wild animals, wind turbines, power dams and more [play]
A classical puzzle game, could be played to many levels - up to 100 puzzle pieces - and includes environmental categories: wind turbines, power dams, polution, animals and recycling. It develops the following skills: (1) knowledge of types of wind turbines, recycling facilities, the face of pollution, and how power dams look (2) IQ skills and especially lateral thinking, visual comparison, memory, attention to details (3) concentration Close
More about puzzle games
A puzzle is a game, problem, or toy that tests a person's ingenuity or knowledge. In a puzzle, the solver is expected to put pieces together in a logical way, in order to arrive at the correct solution of the puzzle. There are different genres of puzzles, such as crossword puzzles, word-search puzzles, number puzzles, or logic puzzles.
Puzzles are often created to be a form of entertainment but they can also arise from serious mathematical or logistical problems. In such cases, their solution may be a significant contribution to mathematical research.
Puzzles can be divided into categories. For example, a maze is a type of tour puzzle. Some other categories are construction puzzles, stick puzzles, tiling puzzles, transport puzzles, disentanglement puzzles, lock puzzles, folding puzzles, combination puzzles, and mechanical puzzles.
Puzzle Games Examples:
A chess problem is a puzzle that uses chess pieces on a chess board. Examples are the knight's tour and the eight queens puzzle.
Lateral thinking puzzles, also called "situation puzzles"
Mathematical puzzles include the missing square puzzle and many impossible puzzles — puzzles which have no solution, such as the Seven Bridges of Königsberg, the three cups problem, and three utilities problem
Mechanical puzzles such as the Rubik's Cube and Soma cube
Metapuzzles are puzzles which unite elements of other puzzles.
Paper-and-pencil puzzles such as Uncle Art's Funland, connect the dots, and nonograms
Word puzzles, including anagrams, ciphers, crossword puzzles, Hangman (game), and word search puzzles. Tabletop and digital word puzzles include Bananagrams, Boggle, Bonza, Dabble, Letterpress (video game), Perquackey, Puzzlage, Quiddler, Ruzzle, Scrabble, Upwords, WordSpot, and Words with Friends. Wheel of Fortune (U.S. game show) is a game show centered on a word puzzle.
Also the logic puzzles published by Nikoli: Sudoku, Slitherlink, Kakuro, Fillomino, Hashiwokakero, Heyawake, Hitori, Light Up, Masyu, Number Link, Nurikabe, Ripple Effect, Shikaku, and Kuromasu.
A puzzle box is a puzzle that can be used to hide something — jewelry, for instance.
Rubik's Cube and other combination puzzles can be stimulating toys for children or recreational activities for adults.
Sangaku (Japanese temple tablets with geometry puzzles).
Sliding puzzles (also called sliding tile puzzles) such as the 15 Puzzle. Puzz-3D is a three-dimensional variant of this type.
Spot the difference.