Is there any literature that goes into detail about ideas and best practices for designing puzzles?


closed as primarily opinion-based by Doorknob May 20 '15 at 12:48

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    $\begingroup$ Welcome to Puzzling Stack Exchange! Apologies about the confusion over migration. It looks like this question as written may be too broad for us to answer, though. Could you edit to narrow the scope of possible answers? For instance, you could specify which types of puzzles you're looking to create. Thank you! $\endgroup$ – Aza May 19 '15 at 19:00
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    $\begingroup$ I would say it is too broad if there would be too many answers. As it stands, the question is still waiting for a single answer! (I, for one, would be very interested in some answrers here myself.) $\endgroup$ – BmyGuest May 19 '15 at 19:12
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    $\begingroup$ I've answered this question here: meta.puzzling.stackexchange.com/questions/3026/…. If you want my answer to be moved to this thread, just ask. $\endgroup$ – leoll2 May 19 '15 at 19:30
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    $\begingroup$ Personally, I'm stunned that this is off-topic. Wow $\endgroup$ – Joe May 20 '15 at 8:40
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    $\begingroup$ Swinging the close hammer because this is a "big list" question, which are generally off-topic across the Stack Exchange network (see meta.SE posts meta.stackexchange.com/q/158809/180276 and meta.stackexchange.com/q/98334/180276). $\endgroup$ – Doorknob May 20 '15 at 12:49

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