Questions tagged [mazes]

A tour puzzle in the form of a complex branching passage through which the solver must find a route.

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The maze one should not enter

Once upon a time, somewhere in Italy, two archaeologists unearthed a buried passage. As they explore the passage they reach the doorway which is clearly the entrance of a wide structure behind. They ...
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Wormeus and the Stickotaur (Maze 4)

Here is the fourth maze in the Wormeus series. The rules are explained in previous puzzles: link, link, link. This maze is based on one of the advanced levels in Theseus Plus for iOS (left image). ...
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Wormeus and the Stickotaur (maze 3)

This is the third maze in the Wormeus series. Previous puzzles are here and here This shouldn’t be too difficult but contains a cute gimmick that isn’t possible in the original Theseus mazes sans the ...
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Wormeus and the Stickotaur (maze 2)

Here is another Wormeus maze, following a previous puzzle that is yet to go viral. Wormeus has to eat all the apples without dying a horrible squishy death at the hands of the Pink Lady Stickotaur. I ...
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Wormeus and the Pink Lady Stickotaur

Wormeus lives in a labyrinth containing lots of apples. His main ambition in life is to eat as many apples as possible but his nemesis, the evil Pink Lady Stickotaur, has other ideas – if you pardon ...
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Can I have a 'P' please, Bob?

An entry in Fortnightly Topic Challenge #51: Non-rectangular grids. For the avoidance of doubt, while the puzzle set-up is based on a real quiz show, the exact scenario described here is entirely ...
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Escape the bunker!

You wake up and found yourself in a room. There is a sign: You are now in a bunker. There are thirty-six rooms in this bunker. There is a number in each room. For every room, you can go to another ...
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Shipwreck hunting

An entry in Fortnightly Topic Challenge #46: "Tales From the Cryptic" My Uncle Redbeard, the great sailor and shipwreck-hunter, is in trouble and needs my help! This morning a mysterious ...
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The Maze of Hermes

An entry into Fortnightly Topic Challenge #46: "Tales From the Cryptic" THE QUEST I have been running a role-playing game, in which my friend plays a halfling named Ptolic. Recently, Ptolic ...
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Person trapped in a maze with connected and disconnected walls

A person is trapped in the center of a labyrinth, which has an exit and walls disconnected. Before going into despair she thinks of a way to find the output. For this she decides to keep her left hand ...
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Graylocke's Rotting Marble Box

So Graylocke Inc. (the previously hidden competitor to Retudin's Mazes Inc. mentioned here) has produced a new product just in time for the holiday season. We present to you Graylocke's Rotting ...
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Holiday Madness: Draw a line through all the gifts

Can you collect all the gifts? The rules: Start from the star At each intersection are arrows. You can only move through the intersection in accordance with the direction of the arrow. (e.g If you ...
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Strategy for solving a 3D maze

Given enough time, you can solve a large 2D maze by simply following a wall. Is there any similar strategy for solving a 3D maze that can be used (no marking/memorizing places you've seen in the maze ...
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Follow Suit Maze

This is not my puzzle, but I really wanted to share it. You can solve it interactively here. In this maze you jump horizontally or vertically to a new square (not necessarily adjacent) with the ...
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Chain Puzzle: Tabletop Games #7 - Maze

This is the seventh Chain Puzzle in the Tabletop Games series, in which all puzzles are themed around board games, card games, tile games, and the like. The answer to this puzzle is a thematic word or ...
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How can this three dimensional ball maze be solved?

You have to manually move the ball around; holes join sides and front-and-back, and as far I can tell you get blocked in the back. [![Side Left side joins Right of Start][7]][7] My son is trying ...
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Jail-Maze Crescendo: On charting a dot-path home

You wake up and find yourself lying on a cold, stone floor. Every part of you aches after your fall through the trapdoor. Ahead of you stands a wooden door, beyond which lies the labyrinth. Your ...
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A Bomber Maze™™™

To help you solve the maze, you are given 3 bombs. A bomb can be used to destroy one wall in the maze. Your goal is to get from the start to the finish, with the help of your bombs. There is only one ...
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A torus maze™™™™™

Since this is a torus maze, the left side of the maze connects to the right side and the top of the maze connects to the bottom. Corresponding openings in the walls of the maze have been labeled for ...
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An insensible hexagon

The puzzle is (almost) self-contained in the grid above. You can "move" from a tile of the grid to another if they share at least a vertex. After the maze is complete six things will clue to ...
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4 page maze ft. portals!

I found a large 4-page maze that I made a while back. Made entirely with pen and grid paper. Here's a digitally scanned and cleaned-up version Your goal is to find a path from the start to the ...
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A maze, a statue, and a riddle

Hints at bottom John and Jeffrey had been friends for a long time. After meeting at Fort Bragg and serving in the military in the 60's, they had always remained close, even living in the same town ...
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Who will reach first? [closed]

Source: GPUZZLES Who will reach first?
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A mouse and a maze on a n x n grid

I went back in an old Flash game and was intrigued by this problem. Rules There is an $n\times n$ grid and a mouse entering on the entrance cell and exiting on the exit cell. The entrance ...
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What a Freeway Interchange

There are six stalled cars on this complicated freeway interchange. What is the maximum number of cars you can avoid, while entering and exiting the freeway where indicated by arrows? Note: No ...
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What is the minimum count of steps required to complete this dominoes maze?

Here's a map: How to play Legend: (◾) = Start point ★ = Objective ⚑ = End point Mission: ...
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Algorithm for creating a “Dot” logic maze

I've been looking at Robert Abbott's logic mazes, in particular his Dot maze, and I'm trying to understand how they can be constructed so I can write an algorithm to do this automatically for ...
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The Beehive Clock Maze Puzzle

Here is an example of a maze I'm calling the beehive clock maze: Rules. Let's call the hexes TL, TR, L, M, R, BL, and BR (for top-left, top-right, etc). You start outside and to the left and step ...
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Eat all the circles MAZE

I made this maze-puzzle for my students. The goal is to draw a line through all of the circles. The rules: Start from the star At each intersection are arrows. You can only move through the ...
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What is the minimum count of steps required to complete this maze correctly?

Here's a map: How to play Legend: B = Boost X = Objective (•) = Start point Mission: ...
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Gliding through an ice-maze

Two men are trapped in an icy cave. Nowhere to go, except for two small holes in the ice, heading down. Only by working together, they can get deeper into the cave, hopefully finding a way out. Will ...
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What's the most rewarding path?

Get from the top-left to the bottom-right using only right and down moves. Pick up as much gold as possible. There is only one maximum.
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Double feature: Unpopular

This puzzle is part 9 of the Double feature series (first part here). The series will continue in "Double feature: Health shakes". Across 2. A victory is found in path leading to hardship (...
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How many different Paths exist in this journey?

Rules: 1. Start from point A reach back to point A. 2. Each path needs to be visited at least once and only once in each journey. 3. never turning off at crossroads. to make it more understandable ...
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Magic Maze Puzzle

Inspired by the board game, Magic Maze Set-up: Cut out each 4x4 tile, and the four small tokens (orange, yellow, green and purple), from the provided image below. Place tile 1 on a flat surface with ...
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The little bee buzzes around the flower garden

Watch the little bee buzz around the flower garden. Pay particular attention to how he picks up or drops off pollen (i.e., a single letter) at each flower. Notice: — The little bee visits each ...
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How can I find riddles or puzzles to point players in one of two directions (in a maze)?

I am creating a maze for a tabletop roleplaying game. The maze will reveal itself as the players advance through it, but simply presenting a maze to them to walk through is too simple. I also don't ...
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Number sequence labyrinth

Can you find the way out of the labyrinth ? Rules: Each color you pass is a number (or character) sequence, you have to note the solution of this sequence. When you're out of the maze, your ...
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3D Crossword, Cryptic, Statue View & Maze

The following image depicts the layers of a $5\times5\times5$ cube. Using 3-dimensional thinking, can you find the way out of the cube? Empty version with no crossword numbers Empty version ...
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A letter from Mr. Pirate, Mr. Roller, and Mr. Knight

Though I don't think it will help, you may check with the beginning of my story concerning Red Herring Puzzle Club. It seems like it's been a long time since I tried to enter the R.H.P.C. As you may ...
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Lady G's amazing mazings

This puzzle is part 20 of Gladys' journey across the globe. Each part can be solved independently. Nevertheless, if you are new to the series, feel free to start at the beginning: Introducing Gladys. ...
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The hearts of gold

This puzzle is part 10 of Gladys' journey across the globe. Each part can be solved independently. Nevertheless, if you are new to the series, feel free to start at the beginning: Introducing Gladys. ...
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Introducing Gladys, an intrepid globetrotter

Gladys has always led an active life full of adventure. As a retiree, she has a lot of free time on her hands and loves to spend it on her two favourite pastimes – travelling and crossword ...
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The Librarian's Labyrinth - Part II [closed]

If you haven't completed the first puzzle in this series, go check it out: The Librarian's Labyrinth - Part I Part Two You now know what these books are. You place your hand over the first page, ...
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A journey… into the MIND

Across 1. Drench 6. Garland 7. Senior executive 8. Jack's fellow grumpy old man 9. Willy Wonka or the Mad Hatter 10. Chose between two pills 11. Iconic Dracula 12. Dissuade 13. West ...
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Help the Monkee get to the bandanas

Micky Dolenz, drummer and vocalist of 1960s pop band The Monkees, has lost his headwear collection. It has been hidden in a maze whose walls are in unknown places. To find out the location of the ...
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The No-Straight Maze

Consider the following maze. You can walk on the black lines, and your aim is to go from the green at the maze's bottom to the red on the left side. However, each time you reach an intersection of ...
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Creating a maze that is traversed by a pair of compasses

Normal mazes require you to move a point-like object from the entrance of the maze to the exit. I am wondering whether a different kind of maze would work as a puzzle: Imagine a maze printed on a ...
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We solved the invisible maze

We did it! We finally solved the invisible maze! In case anyone else wants to try, I'll reproduce our steps here. Here's the maze: The rules: All walls except for the outer ones are thin, invisible ...
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Oriental HAISU - An unoriginal grid-deduction challenge

TheGreatEscaper comes up with several inventive (and original) grid-deduction genres, so I thought I'd try my hand at combining two of them. HAISU The rules are simple - draw a path from the O to ...