Are you looking for something entertaining to do with the kids this evening? If so, there are few better ways to get those brains ticking than with a good riddle.
And, who better to consult than our favorite green master of riddles – The Riddler, Edward Nigma himself? This DC supervillain knows a thing or two about enigmas and mysteries.
His mind-bending riddles will have the kids wholly mystified! Not to worry, though – I’ve also included the correct answer to each question!
With this in mind, here are some of his most mind-boggling Riddler riddles! I’ve added a bonus section on how to set up a fun family Riddler riddles game night in this post, too.
“This DC supervillain knows a thing …”
The world of DC has surely given us a plethora of memorable characters, ones that make us smile, laugh, and weep, and also those that induce terror in us. While the heroes of DC win our hearts with their altruism and courage, the villains from the DC universe leave an imprint with their cunning side.
Among those many villains, the one that has been immortalized has to be The Riddler. “His mind-bending riddles will …”
Well, Riddle Me This? – 85 of the Best Riddler Riddles
So, all set for a brain-racking riddle session! Here are some of the most exciting riddles that could be a real challenge to crack.
When you have kids in the house, these tricky riddles will serve a dual purpose to them. On the one hand, it would engage them in an exciting and fun-filled activity. On the other hand, it helps sharpen their brains, facilitating rational thinking.
So, these riddles would be an absolute brain teaser for the whole family during one of those hot days or cold nights. Entice your kids with tempting treats and goodies at the end of the session. It would motivate them to participate.
Q: What is it that no one wants to have, but no one wants to lose, either?
A: A lawsuit.
Q: What belongs to you, but others will use it?
A: Your name.
Q: I am a five-letter word and a fruit. Take out my first letter, and I am a crime, take out my second letter too, and I am an animal. Take out only my first and last letters, and I become a kind of music. What am I?
A: A Grape.
Q: I am always around but unseen. I am often avoided but never outrun. I could find you at the end of the road or even the next corner. What am I?
Q: I can be long, short, grown, bought, painted, left bare, round, or square. What am I?
Q: What gets harder to catch the faster you run?
A: Your breath!
Q: I am first on earth and second in heaven and appear twice per week. What am I?
A: The letter “E!”
Q: I have keys but no locks, I have space but no room, you can enter but not go outside. What am I?
A: A keyboard.
Q: What has two hands, a round face, always runs, yet always stays in place, too?
A: A clock!
Q: I like to dance, twist, and prance. I shake my tail as I sail away. I fly high up into the sky. What am I?
A: I’m a kite.
Q: I sit in the corner while traveling around the world. What am I?
A: I’m a postage stamp!
Q: When does a painter use a trigger instead of a brush?
A: When he’s a stick-up artist!
Q: When is a person like a piece of wood?
A: When they’re a ruler!
Q: What is at the beginning of eternity, at the end of time and space, at the beginning of every end, and at the end of every race?
A: The letter “E.”
Q: What is always on its way but never arrives?
Q: I am an instrument whose music always comes from the heart. What am I?
A: An organ!
Q: The more there is of me, the less you see. What am I?
A: I’m darkness!
Q: We’re five little items of a different sort. You’ll find us in “a tennis court.” What are we?
A: We’re vowels!
Q: What won’t run for long without winding?
A: A river.
Q: How many sides does a circle have?
A: Two – one inside and one outside!
Q: What do silk and grass have in common?
A: They’re both sold by the yard!
Q: If you know me, you’ll want to share me. If you share me, I’ll be gone. What am I?
A: A secret!
Q: Which nationality of people are always in a hurry?
Q: Which president wears the largest hat?
A: Whichever has the largest head!
Q: What goes up white and comes down yellow and white?
A: An egg, of course.
Q: What travels on all fours in the morning, two legs at noon and three at twilight?
A: A man as he grows from a crawling baby into an adult, and finally into an elder with a walking stick!
Q: I am unpredictable, but you still rely on me. My installments give you the experience of life for free. I offer no refunds, returns, or exchanges. What am I?
Q: I can fill an entire room or one heart. Others may have me, but I can’t get shared. What am I?
Q: When is a prizefight like a beautiful lady?
A: When it’s a knock-out!
Q: What do you throw away yet keeps returning?
A: A boomerang.
Q: What has neither nails nor bones, yet has four fingers and a thumb?
A: A glove!
Q: What kind of men are always above board?
Q: When is the top of a mountain like a savings account?
A: When it peaks one’s interest!
Q: Why is an orange similar to a bell?
A: Because they both need to be peeled!
Q: I give the answer “yes,” but what I mean is “no.” What is the question?
A: Do you mind?
Q: What do a woman in love and a welder have in common?
A: They both carry a torch!
Q: The more you take away from me, the larger I grow. What am I?
A: A hole!
Q: I can be cracked, told, made, and played. What am I?
A: A joke!
Q: I have no hands but can knock on your door, and you must open if I do. What am I?
Q: What has branches and leaves but no bark?
A: A library, of course!
Q: When is the time like the whistle of a train?
A: When it’s two-two.
Q: Why is a musician’s bandstand like a baker’s oven?
A: Because that’s where he makes his bread!
Q: I have both a head and a tail, but no legs. What am I?
A: A penny, of course.
Q: Hit me hard, I’ll crack. But, you’ll never stop me from staring back! What am I?
A: A mirror!
Q: Break me, and I won’t stop working. Touch me, and I may be snared. Nothing matters if you lose me. What am I?
A: A heart!
Q: Its inventor doesn’t want it, the man who bought it doesn’t need it, and the man who needs it doesn’t know they do. What is it?
A: It’s a coffin.
Q: You can have me, but not hold me, gain me quickly, and lose me just as fast. Treat me with care, and I become great; when betrayed, I will break. What am I?
A: I’m trust.
Q: I am where yesterday comes after today, and tomorrow is in the middle. What am I?
A: A dictionary!
Q: What weighs 6 ounces, sits on a tree, and is very dangerous?
A: A sparrow with a machine gun!
Q: I never stop, control your life, but without me, you can’t go anywhere. What am I?
Q: I can run but not walk. Wherever I go, thought follows close behind. What am I?
A: A mouth!
Q: I cannot be bought with money. I’m worthless to one but priceless to two. What am I?
Q: What occurs once in every minute, twice in a moment, but never in a thousand years?
A: The letter “M!”
Q: How can one get into a locked cemetery at night?
A: With a skeleton key!
Q: There are three men in a boat with four cigarettes and no matches. How did they manage to smoke their cigarettes?
A: They tossed a cigarette overboard and made the boat a cigarette lighter.
Q: Why do the inmates call this prison, “fiddler’s hotel?”
A: Because it’s such a vile-inn (violin).
Q: Why is corn hard to escape from?
A: Because a maze (get it, maize) is hard to escape from!
Q: What has four legs, smokes a pipe, but cannot walk, see, or talk?
A: A stove!
Q: When is a secret suddenly a rumor? When is a rumor suddenly a fact?
A: When the proper question finally gets asked!
Q: I’m an English word. My first two letters signify male, my first three signify female. My first four signify a great man, while my entire meaning signifies a great woman. What word am I?
Q: The fewer of them you have, the more one is worth. What’s it?
Q: What will a liar say when he is dead?
A: He will still lie
Q: It can be poetic, blind, or cruel. But, when denied, it gets violent. What’s it?
Q: My biggest strength is that I know my worth. I hug myself tightly after each birth. What am I?
A: A knot
Q: What pins are used in a soup?
Q: When does the mountain top look similar to a savings account?
A: When it peaks a person’s interest
Q: What’s Joan of Arc made of?
A: She is Made (read maid) of Orleans.
Q: What’s higher when there is no head on it?
Q: There are 17 apples. How do you divide it between 16 people?
A: By making applesauce
Q: What’s that one room where one can’t enter?
Q: Riddle me this and riddle me that- what’s over the head and under the hat?
Q: What’s that one thing with yellow skin, which also writes?
A: Ballpoint banana
Q: I grew up from seed as tough as a weed. But in a mansion, in a slum, I’ll never know where I come from. Do you know who I am?
A: An orphan
Q: I’ll never be the same when I reveal myself. Who am I?
Q: A word, and I’ll be destroyed. What am I ? n
Q: I’m so strong that I can smash ships. But I am afraid of the sun. Who am I?
Q: I am more useful when you break me. What am I?
A: An egg
Q: When you move forward, you leave me behind. Who am I?
Q: What’s that one thing that only increases but never decreases?
A: One’s age
Q: I have a neck but no head. What am I?
A: A bottle
Q: COW is a three-lettered word. Can you make it into thirteen letters?
A: See O Double You
Q: 2 means company. 3 means crowd. So, what are 4 and 5?
A: It’s 9
Q: When is 5 plus 9, equal to 2?
A: Adding 5 hours to 9 am leads to 2 pm.
Q: Someone who got many women married but never married himself?
A: A priest
Q: What’s that one thing you can break without holding?
A: A promise
Bonus – How to Set Up Your Own Family Riddler Riddles Game Night?
Sure, you could just ask the kids riddles or make jokes all day long. But, why not make riddle night into a special occasion?
Here are some tips for hosting your own fantastic Riddler riddles family game night. It’s guaranteed to delight the whole family and get everyone off the screens, too!
Prizes for the Most Clever Riddle Guessers
First and foremost, you need to make the night into the game. Print up riddle and answer cards. Then, decide on a point scoring system and set up your scoreboard.
Once all the riddle questions get asked, whoever scored the highest wins the prize or prizes. You can even split your cards into multiple games to make the fun last longer.
This is a great idea, as you can take a break between games. It also gives everyone a better chance of winning a game, too!
Cook Up Some Riddler-Themed Snacks
In my opinion, any occasion is lacking if there are no snacks involved. Movie night isn’t the same without popcorn. Matchday just isn’t right without some tasty treats, too.
I’m sure you get the idea! So, the best way to kick off Riddler riddles night is with some themed snacks, as well!
Here are some yummy Riddler-themed snack ideas that would even tempt Nigma:
- Riddler Riddles Popcorn – green popcorn or candied popcorn colored with green food coloring.
- Nigma Fruit Kebabs – healthy fruit skewers drizzled with black Candy Melts. Make them with theme-appropriate green fruit, like grapes, apple, kiwi, pear, and honeydew melon.
- Mini Riddler Pizzas – pizza bases made with green dough or topped with green cheese colored with green food coloring. Add some question marks made of black olives on top.
- The Riddler Rice Krispies Treats – Rice Krispy Treats colored with green food coloring with a piped milk chocolate question mark on top.
- The Riddler Treat Bowls – candy and trail mix bowls filled with green sweets and snacks. Fill them with green M&M’s, sour sweets, laces, jellies, or any other snacks.
- Nigma Nachos – blue corn tortilla chips served with guacamole dip and other toppings of your choice.
- The Riddlers Greens – a healthy veggie platter served with avocado hummus. Cut up green veggies like celery, green peppers, and cucumber sticks to dip in the hummus.
- The Riddlers Wraps or Quesadillas – green spinach wraps filled with your choice of fillings. Fill with chicken & avo, cheese & spicy mince, tuna mayo & lettuce, or any other family favorite.
These are just some ideas to get you started. Feel free to adapt them, and don’t forget, you can make up your own unique Riddler recipes, too!
Dress For The Occasion
In the DC Comics world, each character has their own unique look and costume, not least the distinctive Riddler. So, should all of you on game night!
You can either dress like a particular DC villain or hero or even make up your own riddle-worthy character. Let your kids use their imagination to dream up a character and a matching costume!
Here are some unique name examples – Lady Conundrum, Dr. Paradox, The Puzzler, or Quintin Quandry. You can all have plenty of fun dreaming up your alter ego!
Extra brownie points get scored by anyone who can make up your one special riddles for Riddler riddles night, too!
Does your child love superheroes? Are they also fascinated by villains? Well, if that’s the case, then you should definitely introduce them to the DC comics, for they have some truly remarkable characters. With someone like The Riddler giving you riddles, you’re sure to have a fun time with your child.
Solving riddles is a fun way to connect and spend some beneficial family time together. So, give these riddles a go!
Whether you make it into a special night or not, you’re sure to enjoy solving these Riddler riddles!