My family members are:

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Our guests are:

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Hint 1:

Type and number of colors.

Hint 2:

We are insects.

Can you identify me?

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    $\begingroup$ Why you have to make fun of color blind people? $\endgroup$
    – Marius
    Sep 8, 2016 at 7:23
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    $\begingroup$ @Marius ;) For a lot of the puzzles hear I can ask the question 'Why do you have to make fun of dumb people?' $\endgroup$
    – rhsquared
    Sep 8, 2016 at 7:31
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    $\begingroup$ @SathiReddy It's proably not a good idea to deliberatyl ask for "guesses" here, as the first two answers proove. This is inviting VTC votes for broadness while the puzzle might be good/clever. I assume there is a singular solution which - once discovered - is the "obviously true, single solution" ? I'm giving this puzzle the benefit of hte doubt at the moment. $\endgroup$
    – BmyGuest
    Sep 8, 2016 at 10:19
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    $\begingroup$ RGB values for colors: Members: (0;139;0)(174;48;47)(139;30;139)(6;51;255)(255;227;0)(0;139;0)(0;139;0)(6;51;255)(139;30;139)(6;51;255)(174;48;47). Guests: (139;139;139)(255;37;0)(1;253;255) $\endgroup$
    – Gintas K
    Sep 8, 2016 at 10:45
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    $\begingroup$ Does "my family members" include you? Or do we need to identify the family ? i.e. do we need to find out who of the listed colours you are, or do we need to find what the group of colours represents? This information should be edited into the question, I'd suggest. $\endgroup$
    – BmyGuest
    Sep 8, 2016 at 11:03

2 Answers 2


It looks like these colours refer to the:

Game called Hive which is a strategic tabletop game.

It uses hexagonal tiles to represent contents of a hive which the following pieces -

1 yellow bee, 2 brown spiders, 2 purple beetles, 3 green grasshoppers, 3 blue ants

In addition there are guests:

Expansion pieces may be optionally added to the game -

1 gray mosquito, 1 red ladybug, 1 cyan pill bug

  • $\begingroup$ Tom your are intelligent.. $\endgroup$
    – KSR
    Sep 13, 2016 at 11:19
  • $\begingroup$ I'm afraid I searched for the answer - it looks an interesting game - thanks for displaying it! $\endgroup$
    – Tom
    Sep 13, 2016 at 11:22
  1. By color addition, you cannot obtain the yellow offspring except if you are a pure red father (like guest 2). Now if the wife is yellow and you have no kids, then you could be a lot of various other colors (there are multiple valid options).

  2. By color substraction, you'll have to be Cyan (like guest 3 or darker). Again, this excludes the totally different wife type trick.

This is for the case that you are a different color then the rest of your family members. In case you are one of them, the situation changes.

  • $\begingroup$ I haven't even understood the question in this direction. (See my comment for the OP above). Interesting approach to a solution. $\endgroup$
    – BmyGuest
    Sep 8, 2016 at 11:05

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