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About BrainBashers

My name is Kevin Stone and I live in the UK. I have had a love of puzzles for many years, and my puzzles have appeared in various national newspapers, local newsletters, books, school classrooms, etc.

I created a puzzle website in 1997, this soon became BrainBashers in 1998, and got its own domain name in 1999. So a version of this website, in one form or another, has now been around for 25 years! I wrote my first puzzle in about 1979, so I've been writing puzzles for over 40 years!

The site is now celebrating its 25th anniversary, and BrainBashers has already started its next phase - in the coming months I plan to bring back some of the old content that I used to have. So far this has included all of the brain teasers, the optical illusions, the stereograms, and some of the 'fun stuff'.

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Puzzles4U - September 1997

The creation of the website that would soon become BrainBashers. The first design was very simple, and set the trend for blue for the next 13 years.
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BrainBashers - October 1998

12 months later and the design had to reflect the new name and the increasing content.
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BrainBashers - September 1999

The first design by John Morton, as the internet was speeding up, graphics were the future. Many sections of BrainBashers began to have a proper home.
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BrainBashers - January 2003

Another design by John Morton, bringing the site into the 21st century and setting a look that would last the next 7 years.
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BrainBashers - May 2010

This was a minor change on one hand, as the main content remained the same, but a large one on the other as the main blue on the left and top was removed. This was to bring the site up-to-date in terms of freshness, speed, and simplicity.
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BrainBashers - September 2022

The site was now 25 years old. The site had recently been modified to make it a little more friendly for mobile / cell phone users, and users with smaller screens. Accessibility had also been improved.