Christmas day is just under one month away, so why not take a break from holiday shopping and decorating to solve this tricky, festive brainteaser?
Brainteasers are a great way to push your mind to the limit and they come in many different forms – observational, analytical, and mathematical.
In the cartoon image, two joyous children are happily playing in their living room among hundreds of beautifully wrapped presents. There are toy soldiers, bears in boxes, gingerbread men and even a basketball hidden in the picture – it’s a festive delight!
Your task is to find the secret £20 note hidden in the picture as quick as possible. Why not time yourself and see how long it takes to solve?
The picture depicts Christmas morning, where the children are ripping into their presents without any hesitation.
If you need a little guidance to find the money, don’t be distracted by the elaborately dressed walls and tree – the missing money is somewhere on the floor…
Commenting on the brainteaser, personal finance expert, Dan Whittaker said: “With the countdown to Christmas on, we wanted to celebrate by releasing this festive brainteaser. Not only is the tricky puzzle a great way to test your friends and family, but it’s also an important reminder to be particularly mindful of your money this year.
“Though the brainteaser depicts an elaborate Christmas setup, we understand that, for many, this Christmas will involve a lot of saving and potential financial worries. If you are concerned about your festive finances, the best thing that you can do is plan ahead. Create a spreadsheet containing all of your potential costs and find areas to cut back – after all, Christmas is all about spending time with friends and family, not material goods!”
Have you spotted the £20 note in the pile of presents? We can reveal where it was hidden below…
The more exercise the mind does, the more likely it is to be healthier in the long term, potentially reducing someone’s risk of developing a neurological condition like dementia.
What it does mean is that brainteasers can have a positive impact by potentially keeping the mind sharper for longer.
Why not see if you can spot 10 differences in this Thanksgiving table dinner picture, in under one minute?
Click here to try out other observational puzzles on Express.co.uk.