You won’t find a friendlier shopkeeper on the OBX than Charles, who will likely greet you when you visit Puzzles Pranks & Games. And if you want to know what the shop’s all about, he’ll tell you their name says it all.

But not exactly all. This family owned and operated shop has everything in its name and a few other items as well, including lots of toys and some really cute soft stuffed animals and board books to soothe children to sleep at night, along with their wide selection of puzzle and game books for all ages.  

Either through the Kitty Hawk store or via online, you’ll find a selection of at least  88 games, many of which are fun and competitive mind benders, while others are designed by grade level to supplement children’s learning skills. There’s also a lot of just-for-fun games for kids and a books full of harmless pranks that will teach them science along with social skills.

PP&G has about any jigsaw puzzle type, subject, brand and skill level available, including a nice and growing selection of Outer Banks lighthouses and other local scenes. The shop also has its own great, nontoxic glue for turning your jigsaws into decorative art and will do the framing for you as well. And Charles is constantly thinking up all kinds of ways to personalize your puzzles.

Puzzles Pranks & Games is located on the sound side of the Bypass, just south of the Kitty Hawk Post Office at Buccaneer's Walk.