Skip to main content

We all love a good brain teaser, right? Well, chances are this one might prove to be a bit more complicated than you’d expect.

Recently I’ve delved into the world of puzzles that force you to really think about things from a different point of view. While at first glance these puzzles seem quite easy but the more you try to think about them the more complex they become. When it comes to keeping our brains fit and active in the ways that we should, doing puzzles and mind games like these ones can really come in handy.

Below you will find an image containing quite a few squares. At first, the number of squares might seem obvious to you but the more you look the more you will find. Can you solve this puzzle?

How many squares are there in this picture?

Now, at first, you may think there are somewhere between 20-30, right? Well, if your guess was within that range you’re not correct. Really take a good look and count as many squares as you possibly can. When you think you’ve counted them all, do a recount just to be sure and then continue on to see what the answer actually is.

The correct answer is: 51

Yes, there are 51 squares present in this picture. While it might seem a bit crazy, the squares together make up larger squares and some that you might not even expect to be present are quite obvious once pointed out. To see where the ones you may have missed are in the picture check out the video below. Were you able to solve this puzzle or did it have you as stumped as it had me?

If you’re looking to improve the health and wit of your brain overall then doing things like this from time to time or even on a daily basis might prove to be quite beneficial. How often do you spend time working on these kinds of puzzles? I try to do at least a couple each week but sometimes end up doing them for hours on end. How many of the brain teasers in the video below can you figure out on your own?