Neither of my sons were into puzzles. I’m not sure what that means in terms of intelligence/skills. I used to think it was an engineering or science thing (not that I’d know). One of them still went on to study physics, the other no sciences. I think you either like puzzles or you don’t. My husband is fantastic at packing the boot of a car even when it looks like it won’t fit, and great at packing the dishwasher, fridge leftovers into containers, etc. I agree that puzzles are not open ended and therefore not creative so I wouldn’t be pushing them onto kids who didn’t want to do them.