50 Riddles With Answers Hard to Solve 🧠💡

We present to you the best riddles with answers hard to solve for adults and kids. These hard riddles are funny and short and really need some out-of-the-box thinking. Are you ready for some challenging and hard riddles and brain teasers? Worry not, we provide the answers as well.

Riddles are an entertaining way to test your logical thinking and problem-solving skills! Some of these word puzzles are more difficult than others and consider that they get harder towards the end of this article.

Well, less talking and more riddle solving! If you are looking for easier brain teasers to solve with your kids then check out these funny riddles for kids. Also, let us know how you liked these hard riddles and if you want more! Have fun and good luck!

Riddles with Answers Hard to Figure Out

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Say My Name

Riddle: Say my name and I disappear, what am I?

Answer: Silence.

Age of Arthur

Riddle: Arthur says: „2 years from today I will be twice as old as I was 5 years ago.“ How old is Arthur?

Answer: 12 years old.

Eiffel Tower

Riddle: What is as big as the Eiffel Tower, but weighs nothing at all?

Answer: The shadow of the Eiffel Tower.

Just a Word

Riddle: What English word has 3 consecutive double letters?

Answer: Bookkeeper.

Inside or Outside

Riddle: You go in through one hole, come out through three holes, once you’re inside you’re ready to go outside, but once your outside, you’re still inside. What am I?

Answer: A jumper.

High and Low

Riddle: You would feel me if I was low, but if I’m high you may get annoyed. What am I?

Answer: Sound frequency.

Magic boat

Riddle: You see a boat filled with people. On a second look you don’t see a single person on the boat. Why is that?

Answer: Everyone on the boat are married.

The Ninja Family Riddle

Riddle: Mr. and Mrs. Ninja have six daughters and each daughter has one brother. How many people are there in the Ninja family?

Answer: 9.

Best friend Riddle

Riddle: My best friend is older than me, but I was there when he was born. How is that?

Answer: Best friend is a dog (dog years). Also check out these funny jokes ANYONE can remember


Riddle: Some see me red, some see me green. Some play me, some spray me. What am I?

Answer: Pepper.

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Light it

Riddle: What can only live where there is light, but dies the moment light shines on it?

Answer: A shadow.

Under pressure

Riddle: Under pressure is the only way I work, and by myself is the only way I’m hurt. What am I?

Answer: A diamond.

A dress

Riddle: What type of dress can never be worn?

Answer: Address.

Hold me

Riddle: You can hold it in your left hand, but never in your right hand. What is it?

Answer: Right hand.

Don’t stay long

Riddle: Every day, many people from all over the world come visit me. Yet, they only stay for a few minutes. Some think I’m dirty, but nobody wants to live without me. When people visit me, they show a part of themselves they rarely show to others. What am I?

Answer: A toilet.

It’s yours

Riddle: This belongs to you, but everybody else uses it.

Answer: Your name.

John and his siblings

Riddle: John has as many sisters as brothers, but each sister has only half as many sisters as brothers. How many brothers and sisters are there in John’s family?

Answer: 4 brothers and 3 sisters.

A coat

Riddle: It is a coat that is always wet when you put it on. What kind of coat is that?

Answer: A coat of paint.

Geography or history

Riddle: What was the largest island in the world before Australia was discovered?

Answer: Australia (it still existed!!!) Do you want to know when Australia was discovered? You totally can, just click here.

Fly like a bird

Riddle: I fly like a delicate bird, I fly from paradise over sea and land, but dye on your hand. What am I?

Answer: A snowflake.

Hard riddle with answers about marriage


Riddle: I have married many women, but never been married. Who am I?

Answer: A priest.

No rest

Riddle: I will only lie down once, but when I do, I’m dead. What am I?

Answer: A tree.

No Room

Riddle: What has keys but no locks, space but no room. You can enter, but not go outside?

Answer: A keyboard.

Who’s hungry

Riddle: When you eat me, you get eaten. What am I?

Answer: A fishhook.

Abundance of Hearts

Riddle: I have thirteen hearts, but no other organs. What am I?

Answer: A card deck. Or maybe a really skillful flirt, who has stolen 13 hearts?! Check out these dirty pick-up lines for men and women.

Cue the Music

Riddle: I’m a band, but I never play music. Why?

Answer: I’m a rubber band.

Hear Me, I Failed

Riddle: You can hear me, but I have no voice. I don’t last forever, but I will never rot. I was made to protect, but only exist because I failed. What am I?

Answer: A seashell.

Heard but not seen

Riddle: You can hear me, but never see me. I will not speak until spoken to. What am I?

Answer: An echo.


Riddle: I can travel around the world while staying in a corner. What am I?

Answer: A stamp.

James vs the Doctors riddle

Riddle: Three doctors said that James was their brother. James said he had no Brothers. Who is lying?

Answer: Nobody is lying. The doctors are his sisters.

What Can I Be

Riddle: I have a head, a tail, I’m brown, and I have no legs. What am I?

Answer: A Penny.

Tossing and turning

Riddle: Turn me on my side and I’m everything. Cut me in half and I’m nothing. What am I?

Answer: The number 8.

It’s More Literal Than You Think

Riddle: I’m everywhere and a part of everyone. You can find me at the end of space, time and existence itself. What am I?

Answer: The letter „e“.

Flat and Round

Riddle: I’m flat as a leaf, round as a ring. I have two eyes, but I can’t see a thing. What am I?

Answer: A coin.

Tricky riddle with answers horizon

We Will Never Meet

Riddle: It is always there at a distance. Can be moved towards, but distant it stays. What is it?

Answer: The horizon.

Tea or Coffee riddle

Riddle: Ellie, Josephine and Jesse are drinking coffee. Rose, Luke and Archie are drinking tea. Is Helen drinking coffee or tea?

Answer: Helen is drinking coffee. The letter ’E’ appears twice in her name as in the names of others who are drinking coffee. Those who drink tea have just one ’E’ in their names.

Bake or Break

Riddle: The sun bakes me, hand breaks me, foot treads me and mouth tastes me. What am I?

Answer: A grape.

Up & Down

Riddle: I go up and down, but never move. What am I?

Answer: A staircase.

Under, above, invisible

Riddle: I’m usually under you. Take away my first letter and I’m above you. Take away my first two letters and you can’t see me. What am I?

Answer: Chair.


Riddle: Two man are playing chess. They have already played five games, but each has already won three. How can that be?

Answer: They are not playing with each other.

Wind is my Threat

Riddle: My life is measured in hours and I can only serve you by expiring. I’m fast when I’m thin and slow when I’m thick. My biggest enemy is wind.

Answer: A candle.

Give Me Away and You Have Me

Riddle: You only have me once you have given me away. And when you have me, it takes a great effort to maintain me. What am I?

Answer: A promise.

Olivia’s Daughters

Riddle: Olivia has ten or more daughters. Olivia has less that ten daughters. Olivia has at least one daughter. If only one of these statements is true, how many daughters does Olivia have?

Answer: Olivia has no daughters. [If Olivia has any daughters, there will always be two statements that are true.]

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You Don’t Want Me

Riddle: Poor people have me. If you eat me you will slowly die. What am I?

Answer: Nothing.

Sweet 16

Riddle: David was born in 1956 but only celebrated his 16th birthday quite recently. How can this be?

Answer: David was born on February 29th. [leap day] If you want to know when do Leap Day babies celebrate their birthdays click here.

Throw Me Away

Riddle: I’m thrown away when needed, and brought back when not needed. What am I?

Answer: An anchor.

They Are Powerful

Riddle: They can hurt without moving and poison without touch. They carry truth and lies, but can’t be judged by their size. What are they?

Answer: Words.

Man’s best friend

Riddle: A man and his dog stand on the opposite sides of the river. The man goes to his dog without getting wet and without using a boat or a bridge. How does he do that?

Answer: The river is frozen.

Train and Smoke

Riddle: If an elecric train is moving south at the speed of 105 mph and the wind is blowing west at 85 mph, which way does the smoke go?

Answer: There is no smoke [it’s an electric train!!!]

Riddles are a great way to test your logical thinking and wit. We hope you had fun untangling these riddles with answers hard to figure out. How many of these riddles did you guess right? Let us know and share with others!!

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