Dingbats are visual word puzzles from which a well known phrase or saying has to be identified. They are derived from the board game that was devised by Paul Sellars. Although similar in concept to the puzzles that were used in TV’s “Catchphrase”, dingbats generally rely on text rather than pictures, the picture style being more correctly known as a “REBUS”. The principle is however just the same, or as Roy Walker would have said, “Just Say What You See!!!”

Below are some of the ideas that I have come up with. They are all in pdf format and can be downloaded from the links provided.

If you have any ideas for other DINGBATS, please let me know via the CONTACT ME section


  1. Charlie says:

    Here’s 3 more



    2. Jonathan Ag


    3. 12345678 -> 9 <-

  2. Mark says:

    Any idea what this is?



  3. Jo Smith says:

    Can anyone help with these please?


    2. TEN O’LOCK

    3. E JONES

    4. The alphabet in squares but C is flipped and backwards

    Thank you

  4. Danuu says:

    What’s the answer to…..

    ‘To summarise a complicated tale’
    _ _ /_ _ _ /_ / _ _ _ _ /_ _ _ _ _ /_ _ _ _ _

  5. Alan says:

    Can anyone solve these dingbats please

    AlphaBetiCal. (2 words)

    DANCERS (4 words)

    J€R$€¥ (2 words)

  6. Brian ogden says:

    Two cups and saucers over portcullis. Can you help. Thanks

  7. Casper says:

    90% sure this is a dingbat, but have no idea for the answer “Get Get .”

  8. paul says:

    born 1966 ill 1970 critical 2010 R.I.P. 2016

    what is the answer?

  9. Susan Scully says:

    Hi there
    Trying to solve this. It’s 6 tticks in an oval over the word counter

  10. Julie Wilson says:

    Hi there

    I’m trying to solve this: any ideas anyone, please?


  11. June Humphries says:

    Hi saw this dingbat and it’s driving me mad
    Knave crock Think jackpot could be bottom line Please can you solve this .Many thanks June

  12. dylan says:

    What’s this?

  13. John says:

    Love your work! Do you have dingbats with a nautical or maritime theme?

  14. Lila Lindberg says:

    I use these at the Senior Citizen Center,they ask for more. Thanks,this is a great activity for them. How about some holiday valentine, Christmas, etc)

  15. Joan says:

    What is *****





  16. k says:

    Anyone know the answer to this one:


  17. Romneys says:

    Love the dingbats have you any new ones my quizzers love them Thank you E. Ashton

  18. Claire says:

    Thank you Ken! I needed a festive table round for our pub quiz but left it to the last minute (as usual…). You saved me heaps of time! x

  19. Eric Ashton says:

    We at our local love your quizes and dingbats would it be possible to put some more dingbats on as we have used all the ones here. Thank you

    We appreciate all the work you do thanks again.

  20. gerard winstanley says:

    what is these Dingbat


  21. Les Close says:

    Can you put some new ones in the gallery, I’ve used all the one you have in all sections. Many thanks.

  22. jess says:

    hi, could you make fairytale themed dingbats?

  23. chrissy says:

    i do not appreciate how hard tese quizes were ive been sitting on the toilet for 3 days now trying to fiqure these out…

  24. steve burke says:

    I have compiled a collection of over 1,000 dingbats, and was wondering if there was an avenue for publishing

  25. jaz says:

    this is a great site !!

  26. Stephen byrne says:

    can u please tell me the answer to this dingbat question s laughter

  27. Maureen Baker says:

    I have only just found this site – all I can say, is thank you so much Ken for all youor brilliant ideas and suggestions. Not to mention the invaluable picture quizzes.

  28. Elizabeth says:

    love the dingbats and quizzes thank you use them when we have something at our sanctuary

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