Tricky brainteaser contains 60 well-known brand names

By Alice Johnston

Created by marketing lending platform Funding Circle, this brainteaser contains visual clues for globally recognised companies. Photo / fundingcircle.com
Created by marketing lending platform Funding Circle, this brainteaser contains visual clues for globally recognised companies. Photo / fundingcircle.com

If you always find crosswords too easy and solve brainteasers effortlessly, this one's for you.

This incredibly cryptic puzzle contains 60 images that represent brand and company names.

Created by marketing lending platform Funding Circle, the picture contains visual clues for globally recognised companies, Daily Mail reports.

A pink hairy leg and foot, wrapped into a circle, signifies one globally recognised company name. Photo / fundingcircle.com
A pink hairy leg and foot, wrapped into a circle, signifies one globally recognised company name. Photo / fundingcircle.com

The number of clues makes the puzzle very difficult to solve.

While some are simple to solve - a picture of an apple for the technology company of the same name, for example - others rely solely on your ability to understand visual puns.

A large amount of general knowledge and command of film, literature, music and nature are also essential for solving as many clues as possible.

There's incentive for those who might be struggling.

If you can identify all 60 brands correctly, you become a Brandscape Master - with your name listed in the Brandscape Hall of Fame.

Can you work out what this flying red London bus with aeroplane wings mean? Photo / fundingcircle.com
Can you work out what this flying red London bus with aeroplane wings mean? Photo / fundingcircle.com

The game's owner, Funding Circle, advises to ask for help on social media on the clue's page if you run into trouble.

"And if you really get stuck, you can always reach out to us at @FundingCircleUK - we're always happy to join in," the company said.

"To start you off, we'll even give you a clue: We included Funding Circle in the landscape!"

An otter with a key in its bottom is a clue. But is a pun, wordplay or just a picture related to a brand? Photo / fundingcircle.com
An otter with a key in its bottom is a clue. But is a pun, wordplay or just a picture related to a brand? Photo / fundingcircle.com


One of the picture hints - featuring Eminem and Dame Judi Dench. Photo / fundingcircle.com
One of the picture hints - featuring Eminem and Dame Judi Dench. Photo / fundingcircle.com

Darryl Bowman, CMO at Funding Circle, said: "The game focuses on big global brands that have shaped our lives, but every company was small once.

"Apple started in a garage and Nike's origin is a little known shoe distributor. Hopefully one of the smaller businesses Funding Circle helps will go on to become a household name. It's definitely a tricky puzzle - I keep forgetting half the answers myself!"

A Royal wearing a crown on top of their hamburger head is an especially cryptic clue. Photo / fundingcircle.com
A Royal wearing a crown on top of their hamburger head is an especially cryptic clue. Photo / fundingcircle.com


This picture of a pink, bandaged letter D is a clue to one of the brands in the picture. Photo / fundingcircle.com
This picture of a pink, bandaged letter D is a clue to one of the brands in the picture. Photo / fundingcircle.com

Try out the puzzle now! Good luck.

- Daily Mail

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