Questions tagged [liars]

Puzzles that focus on getting information from truth-tellers (who never lie), liars (who always lie), and/or Jokers (who answer at random), or which use such characters as an integral part of the puzzle.

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Liars, truth-tellers and jokers

In a strange village there are three kinds of persons: knights (always telling the truth), knaves (always lying) and jokers (who may either tell the truth or lie). A, B, C and D live in this village, ...
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Four Doors, One Escape

You are trapped in a room with four adjacent doors upon a wall. On each door is one of the first letters of the alphabet, in order, from left to right. You know that one of the doors leads to freedom, ...
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Three knights or knaves, three different hair colors

In a group of three people (A, B and C), everyone has a different hair color (blond, black or brown, not necessarily in this order) and everyone may be either a knight (always telling the truth) or a ...
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Lying under arrest

I'm in a custody, under arrest, no contact with the outside world. I do not know if in that jurisdiction authorities are allowed to lie. Some real-world knowledge suggest lying by authorities is ...
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The truth within

Someone living in the remote cabin that you do put a virus onto your PC. Here are your suspects: Your brother, Liam, who only tells the truth about his opinions. Your sister, Irene, who tells the ...
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Island of Knights, Knaves and Spies

There is an island with $N$ inhabitants (for example $A_1, A_2, \dots, A_N$), each of them is either a knight, a knave, or a spy. As usual: knights will always tell the truth upon answering a ...
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A story about liars

Evelyn, Skylar, Alayna, Madelyn, Jonathon, Lara, Alyin, Felix, Iris, Bob and Roslina live on an island where some people always tell the truth, and the rest always lie. Roslina says "Alyin and Evelyn ...
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Island of Liars

A king goes to an island, where there are 5823 people who always tell the truth and 8723 who always lie. The king is special guest for the party celebrating 2053 year. On the party, liars and ...
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Find the identity of the four troll brothers

The four troll brothers Wudhor, Xhaqan, Yijlob and Zrowag have the following properties: Wudhor always says the truth. Xhaqan always lies. Yijlob lies or says the truth unpredictably. ...
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Knights , Knaves and Spies - Part 1

I was working my way through some Knight and Knave Puzzles in Discrete Maths by Rosen, when I came across the following question: There are inhabitants of an island on which there are three kinds of ...
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Brain twister. A simple riddle to play [duplicate]

You are lost big crowded (monster). There are only two human living Jacobe and Recode . Your task is to reach your home, there are two routes and you are confused. Conditions: Jacobe always tell the ...
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You meet Yessayer, Nosayer, Truther, Liar

You meet 4 persons you haven't seen before, and must ask questions to determine who is who.They know each other, and their friends' behaviour. You may ask each as many times as you want but only yes/...
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who eats more fruits? [closed]

in a party 3 brothers discussing: first brother says " I ate more fruit than 2nd brother and 2nd brother ate more fruit than 3rd brother" 2nd brother says " 3nd brother ate more than me also 3rd ...
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Monty's Labyrinth

(A fun combination of two classic puzzles, hope seasoned puzzlers enjoy.) Having escaped through almost all of a labyrinth, you are met by three magical doors. Two of them lead to certain and ...
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The Three Mystery People- An Actual Mystery

I believe almost everyone has heard this riddle before. There are three people in front of you. One always tells the truth, one always lies, and one answers randomly between truth and lies. You ...
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yes/no logic problem

There is a truth teller (always tells the truth), a liar (always lies), and one that sometimes answers truthfully and sometimes lies. Each person knows who is who. You may ask three yes or no ...
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Murder in the Royal Court

An entry in Fortnightly Topic Challenge #40: Retrograde Analysis! I can't believe it! Last night we heard a bit of fighting... but we had no idea that... our King was in check, and my fellow Rook and ...
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Five beautiful ladies

So there are five beautiful ladies whose faces are veiled. You can distinguish them well as they have written their (correct) names Alice, Betty, Cindy, Diana and Emily on their T-shirts. You know ...
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Truth tellers or liars among two people

Two guys, number One and number Two. You ask number One "Is there a truth-teller among you?". He replies and you have the answer to your question. What is number One and what is number Two?
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Classic 2 Guards But With 3 Doors Instead

So the rules are almost the same : You get to ask just one question to whichever guard you want to (just 1 guard; asking both guards is not allowed) There are 2 guards, one tells the truth and ...
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Fami-liar Situation

Exactly one of Sam or Tom has family visiting. They make these statements: Sam: "Tom has family visiting, but I don't." Tom: "Sam is lying, or I am lying, or possibly we're both lying.&...
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A Tournament to Remember

The King: Recently we had a big tournament, worth being immortalized in the chronicles of my kingdom. Unfortunately, the court scribe misplaced the record of the final event, and we need to restore it....
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Riddle Again, Riddle Again, What am I? [closed]

1. If a chicken says, "All chickens are liars" is the chicken telling the truth? 2. A man is traveling to a town and comes to a fork in the road. If he goes left, he goes to the liars' village....
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A Space Station 13 malfunctioning A.I

Disclaimer: It is not necessary to read the previous puzzle, or the one before even if it continues on the same story. The current puzzle is a different one which can work as a pure standalone. ...
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Which color shirt is Andrew wearing?

Andrew and Bob are talking to each other, but we don't yet know who is who. The guy in the blue shirt says, "I am Andrew." The guy in the red shirt says, "I am Bob." If at least one of them lied, ...
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How would one make a good liars puzzle?

I’ve seen and made a few liars puzzles, and a recurring theme with liars puzzles is that they can be too easy, and can be dull, perhaps a bit repetitive. How can you come up with a Liars puzzle that ...
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Tell the truth Puzzle [duplicate]

There are three people (Ajay, Bhuvi and Chandu), one of them is a Gun, one a missile, and one a robot. The Gun always tells the truth, the missile always lies, and the robot can either lie or tell the ...
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The Magical Prison Riddle

(I made up this riddle myself, hope you enjoy it) A criminal was using magic to flatten a building, while everyone, except 2 people, ran away being super scared. The police of magic came, and with ...
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The 3 Talking Hats

There are 3 talking hats on the table. Each can ask 2 questions, to either hat. 1 of them speaks only truth. 1 speaks only lies. 1 can speak only when spoken to, he will speak at random. YOU know who'...
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7 Prisoners Say

Prisoner 3 says: "Prisoner 5, Prisoner 6 and I are truthful". Prisoner 6 says: "Prisoner 5 and Prisoner 1 are truthful". Prisoner 4 says: "Prisoner 7 lies". Prisoner 1 says: "...
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Over the Bridge, If You Dare [closed]

A young man walks through the forest. He comes to a bridge. In front of the bridge is a large man carrying an axe. The man says, "If you want to cross this bridge, you must tell me something. If ...
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Eye exam for the truth-teller, liar and joker

A, B and C went for a eye exam together for their driver licenses. All 3 of them have bad eye sight and needed their own glasses to see clearly. However only 1 of them remembers to bring the glasses....
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Knights and liars

An island is inhabited by both Liars and Knights. Knight always tells the truth and Liar always lies. One day 12 islanders gathered together and issued a few statements. 2 of the islanders said "...
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Which teacher is the murderer?

In the first day of a new class semester, a student was murdered inside the classroom. No witnesses, no murder weapon, and no evidence. The police got four teachers as possible suspects, but they all ...
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Why does this answer to "two doors with two guards" work?

On this post: Two doors with two guards - one lies, one tells the truth the most common answer for this riddle is given. However, while the answer marked as correct is the most common solution I found,...
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Who broke it. 3 person logic

D walks into a room and sees his computer is broken. He asks "Who broke my computer?". A says B did it B says A is lying C says he did not Of the three, it is known that only one is ...
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Who is the Culprit

One day you were at the hospital that you work at. You have 7 people you are over for their residency, since you are the head pediatric doctor. There was Ava, Ben, Chris, Delilah, Evan, Francine, and ...
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Einsteins knights and knaves

For an upcoming major puzzling event, I was honored with the task of creating one of the puzzles which will be presented. I decided to go with a variation of Einstein's puzzle. I selected four ...
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Out of these 20 Doors, Which One Leads You to the Jackpot?

Congratulations for achieving this final stage of "Millionaire Super Logic" show! Once again, my name is Athin, and I'll be your host to help you win the jackpot of one, milLION, DOLLARS! *audience ...
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The Knight never lies, the knave always lies, and the spy either lies or tells the truth

A says he is not the knight, B says he is not a spy, and C says he is not the knave. Who is who?
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Who broke Mrs. Smith's kitchen window?

you are a detective in the local neighborhood. Four windows have been broken: the school's window, Mrs. Smith's kitchen window, Mr. Brown's car window, and the police officer's window. The four ...
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Knight, Knave and Joker puzzle

Here is an excellent puzzle with 3 types of characters: You are lost in a town and meet 3 men. You somehow (God told you) know that they are Knight, Knave and Joker. Knight always tells truth, ...
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Batman vs 4 villains

One day after having his morning Bat-coffee, Batman received the following message on his Bat-computer: Hello there Dark Knight. I, the Riddler, along with Joker, Two-Face, and Penguin, are preparing ...
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Who stole the flying car in Hogwarts?

During a trial in a Hogwarts court, Ron claimed that the Flying Ford Anglia car was stolen by Hermione. Then Hermione and Harry gave testimonies which, for some reason, were not recorded. Later on ...
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Contradictional Ceremony Puzzle

Can you find out who is the killer behind this wedding ceremony case? Your friend asked you to attend a wedding ceremony of his younger brother, Mike. The ceremony ran smoothly and lively. Mike and ...
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Who killed Jeremy?

Jeremy was killed. Peter claims that Tom is guilty. Tom says that Ralph is guilty. John swears he didn't kill Jeremy. Ralph says that Tom is lying. If only one person is telling the ...
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Round tabel conference with liars?

In a conference, 8 People sit in a round table all pointing inwards .They are A,B,C,D,E,F,G and H. 3 people out the 8 people always lie .While others always speaks truth . Here are there 8 ...
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Liar liar pants on fire

Here is an easy and straightforward liar puzzle. Four people are in a room, stack reader, boboquack, Rand al'Thor and Brent Hackers. stack reader states that at least 2 of the other 3 are liars. ...
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Where’s my present?

sequel of: Which of my friends has a birthday today? Hello. It's me again. Today is my birthday! So of course I met my friends today, along with a new friend that I made the other day. This new ...
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Which of my friends has a birthday today?

I have five close friends, Andrew, Benjamin, Cassie, Danielle and Eric. I know that one of them has a birthday today but I can't remember which. I asked Andrew who had a birthday today, and he ...