57 Best Riddles To Get Your Creative Juices Flowing

Some parties are incomplete without the idea of brain teasers. You get to enhance your creative juices and have a fun time indeed by coming out of your comfort zone and thinking out of the box for some tricky riddles with answers.

How to play?

There are no rules to this riddles-with-answers game as it is designed to have fun with your colleagues but you can go the extra mile by making it competitive. Simply divide your colleagues into two teams and make someone a moderator. The team which answers the most questions wins. 

  • 2 teams
  • 1 moderator
  • The teams which answer most questions win
  • Create creative rewards

To give you a headstart on your game here are some riddles for adults with answers that are apt for your professional life. Dwell in the craziness of the moment with all your colleagues. 

  • What are two things you can never eat for breakfast?
    Lunch and Dinner
  • What is always coming but never arrives? 
  • What gets wetter the more it dries? 
    A towel
  • What can be broken but never held? 
    A promise
  • What word is spelt incorrectly in every single dictionary?
  • What is it that lives if it is fed, and dies if you give it a drink?
  • What never asks a question but gets answered all the time?
    Your cellphone
  • What word would you use to describe a man who does not have all his fingers in one hand?
    Normal, because people usually have half their fingers on one hand.
  • What goes up but never ever comes down?
    Your age
  • What can one catch that is not thrown?
    A cold
  • A girl fell off a 50-foot ladder but didn’t get hurt. How come?
    She fell off the bottom step
  • If you have one, you want to share it. But once you share it, you do not have it. What is it?
    A Secret
  • What starts with “e” and ends with “e” but only has one letter in it?
    An envelope
  • If a plane crashes on the border between the United States and Canada, where do they bury the survivors?
    Survivors aren’t buried!
  • How can a girl go 25 days without sleep?
    She sleeps at night
  • If it takes eight men ten hours to build a wall, how long would it take four men?
    No time, because the wall is already built
  • You spot a boat full of people but there isn’t a single person on board. How is that possible?
    Everyone on board is married
  • If you have a bowl with six apples and you take away four, how many do you have?
    The four you took
  • How do you make number one disappear?
    Add a ‘G’ and it’s gone!
  • If you had only one match and entered a dark room containing an oil lamp, some kindling wood, and a newspaper, which would you light first?
    The match

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  • What’s greater than God and more evil than the devil? Rich people want it, poor people have it. And if you eat it, you’ll die?
  • If you spell “sit in the tub” s-o-a-k, and you spell “a funny story” j-o-k-e, how do you spell “the white of an egg”?
    E-G-G  W-H-I-T-E
  • A cowboy rode into town on Friday. He stayed in town for three days and rode out on Friday. How is that possible?
    His horse is named Friday
  • Is it legal for a man to marry his widow’s sister?
    No, but since he is dead it would be hard to do so.
  • What two keys can’t open any door?
    A monkey and a donkey
  • If Mrs John’s one-story house is decorated completely in pink, with the walls, carpet, and furniture all shades of pink, what colour are the stairs?
    There are no stairs
  • What will you actually find at the end of every rainbow?
    The letter ‘W’
  • How did the boy kick his soccer ball ten feet, and then have it come back to him on its own?
    He kicked it up
  • A young boy was rushed to the hospital emergency room, but the ER doctor saw the boy and refused to operate. “This boy is my son,” the doctor said. But the doctor wasn’t the boy’s father. How could this be?
    The doctor was the boy’s mom
  • How could a man go outside in the pouring rain without protection, and not have a hair on his head get wet?
    He is bald
  • What has a face and two hands, but no arms or legs?
    A clock
  • If an electric train is moving north at 100mph and a wind is blowing to the west at 10mph, which way does the smoke blow?
    An electric train has no smoke
  • I start out tall, but the longer I stand, the shorter I grow. What am I?
    A candle
  • A man and his boss have the same parents but are not siblings. How is this possible?
    He’s self-employed
  • What can’t talk but will reply when spoken to? 
    An echo
  • I am only a head, I have nothing within, I have no mouth, But speak through my skin. What am I? 
    A drum.
  • I’m the father of fruits. What am I? 
    A papa-ya.
  • He has married many women but has never married. Who is he?
     A priest

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  • I don’t mind a little weight. What am I? 
    A Scale
  • Spelt forwards I’m what you do every day, spelled backwards I’m something you hate. What am I?
  • What word contains 26 letters but only has three syllables? 
    The alphabet.
  • I’m red or green and grow on a vine. I’m dried to make raisins and squeezed to make wine. What am I? 
  • What becomes white when it is dirty? 
    A blackboard
  • It can be used onstage or to express admiration. What is it? 
  • I help you from your head to your toe. The more I work, the smaller I grow. What am I? 
    A bar of soap.
  • There are 6 mangoes in a basket and 6 kids eagerly waiting to get one. Each kid is given 1 mango, yet there is one mango in the basket. How? 
    The last kid gets the basket with the mango in it.
  • With pointed fangs, I sit and wait; with piercing force, I crunch out fate; grabbing victims, proclaiming might; physically joining with a single bite. What am I? 
    A stapler.
  • A barrel of water weighs 20 pounds. What must you add to it to make it weigh 12 pounds? 
  • What is the difference between a jeweller and a jailer? 
    A jeweller sells watches and a jailer watches cells.
  • Take off my skin, I won’t cry, but you will. What am I? 
    An onion
  • Two mothers and two daughters go to a pet store and buy three cats. Each female gets her own cat. How is this possible? 
    It is possible if they are grandmother, mother, and daughter.
  • What do you call a cat who loves to swim? 
    A catfish.
  • What belongs to you but other people use it more than you? 
    Your name
  • I am the beginning of everything, the end of everywhere. I’m the beginning of eternity, the end of time and space. What am I? 
    The letter “e.”
  • Everyone has it and no one can lose it, what is it?
    Their shadow
  • What can you keep after giving it to someone? 
    Your word
  • How can you make six into an odd number? 
    Remove the letter S and you have IX which is 9 in roman numerals.
  • I do not have any special powers, but I can predict the score of any football game before it begins. How can I do this? 
    Well, the score before any football game is always zero to zero!

Don’t worry if you can’t meet your colleagues and have an informal night. We can sort some way for you like playing the same game of riddles with answers online on google meet or zoom calls. 

This way you can have a great time with your colleagues without missing out on any part of the amazingness. Easily get to know how your coworkers get creative in their approach and answer questions that are filled with confusing elements.

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