puzzu.gif So sure, it's not the 'video game' flavor of games, but Slashdot Games has an informative post on the U.S. Google Puzzle Championship, in which brain-based conundrums are the order of theday.

As is explained: "Registration is open until June 15 for the 2006 Google U.S. Puzzle Championship, to be held Saturday, June 17, 2006—it's 25 or so mind-bending pencil-and-paper puzzles that you have 2-1/2 very short hours to solve. The USPC is a qualifying test to choose 2 members for the U.S. team at the 2006 World Puzzle Championship to be held in Borovets, Bulgaria in October."

But wait - there's more! "For a mild taste of the puzzles try the 2006 Practice Test (as has been noted here in the past, if you can't get the Practice Test open you should probably give the real thing a pass!)." Nope, we couldn't get that far, so we're officially dumb. No spoilers in the comments, too (as if!)