What is a Fun Puzzle?
I was curious to learn what makes a puzzle Fun so that I could devote my time to only working on Fun Puzzles. With that goal in mind, I set out to make a list of Fun and Not Fun puzzles. I knew this would be a contentious topic with many opinions, so I took an informal poll and below are the results. It turns out, I didn't agree with all of the choices, for example I like Logic puzzles. But I decided not to impose my beliefs, and have passed on the list to the puzzling community.
If a puzzle conforms to a special rule, we call it a Fun Puzzle.
Use the survey results below to find the rule.
|Fun Puzzles ™||Not Fun Puzzles ™|
|LATERAL THINKING||RED HERRING|
|REVERSE PUZZLING||CALCULATION PUZZLE|
|METAPUZZLE||WHAT IS A WORD|
And here is a CSV version:
Fun Puzzles™, Not Fun Puzzles™ NO COMPUTERS, KNOWLEDGE FLAGS , PROOF LATERAL THINKING , RED HERRING HUMOR , UNSOLVABLE FOLDING , OPEN ENDED PATTERN , TILING HATS , WEIGHING REVERSE PUZZLING , CALCULATION PUZZLE ANAGRAM , LOGIC VISUAL, STORY METAPUZZLE , WHAT IS A WORD MUSIC , CONNECT WALL NETWORK , PACKING ENIGMATIC , LANGUAGE BOXES , AFFIX RIDDLE CHESS , CRYPTOGRAPHY
What is the special rule that determines a Fun Puzzle?
If you disagree with the poll results, feel free to swap the columns of any rows for the same answer.
If it's not clear from Hint 1, this is not a What is a Word puzzle, it is a What is a Fun Puzzle puzzle. Follow the X's and Z's
The answer to row 1 is ONE. Row 3 is lying to you.