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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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 (•) = ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Three Visual Puzzles

I'm designing a puzzle game, and am trying to play-test some concepts. Can you solve these? 108153767833 = A + B + C. What are the components and why? Note for C: As a hint to correct an oversight, ...
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A Fairy Warped Chess Maze

So, my previous puzzle A Warped Chess Maze is somehow my highest voted puzzle on Puzzling SE. So, I'm bringing it back, now with fairy pieces! The fairy pieces will be explained in a bit, but the ...
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Number maze with a twist

I have created this number maze for you to solve, but I have added a twist: If you pass through the secret passage then every number on the maze will reduce by one:(9 will become 8 and 8 will become ...
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A Warped Chess Maze

A chess maze is a kind of chess puzzle where: Only one side moves (and that side usually only has one piece). That side must capture a piece with every move. The goal is to capture all of ...
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Welcome to the Dungeon Zoo!

An entry in Fortnightly Topic Challenge #39: Deep Down in the Dungeon 1. The next room you enter is surprisingly well-lit and empty. There are two exits from it (need I say that the door through ...
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Finding the hidden path (new grid puzzle concept?)

I was toying around with grid-based puzzles, and I can up with a format that I'm not sure exists yet, and from my testing leaves only one solution. (If it exists or is broken, please let me know so I ...
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Puzzle #3: The Maze Runners

A group of friends had heard of a strange cavern that shifts its walls every night, causing earthquakes in a remote field. Being the excited investigators that they are, they went to investigate this ...
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An Amazing Nonogram

This is an entry in Fortnightly Topic Challenge #37: Rare and Endangered 1 Come see the Amazing Nonogram! This puzzle will baffle no one with it's incredibly complex (actually quite simple) twists ...
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Number maze with a rule on it

The rules are: You start at 1 No diagonal moves, and you must move 1 step at a time You must follow this pattern: $a < b > c < d > ...$ (assuming letters are numbers)
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Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation

The following is a "Laser Maze." The goal is to place the tools into the maze so that when the power is turned up to maximum: The beam will split into two beams The beams (collectively) will ...
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A mazegic square

So you like mathematical diversions? Here's something new for you then ...
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Maze-like puzzle

Rules: Start in the top-left arrow, and exit in the bottom-right arrow (do I need this?) You move one step, but not diagonally. By taking steps, you can either go up in the color range or ...
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Labyrinth Puzzle

Part of the Fortnightly Topic Challenge #35: Restricted Title 1 Surprised no one went for this low hanging fruit yet Get from MAZE to DONE When you're DONE with the MAZE, apply the following the ...
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Shortest way from B to A

Spent most of my life out at sea I've crossed a shark or two – or three Stayed calm – a skipper brave and tough Yet one of them did call my bluff Gorged on my leg with glee Not yet ...
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The Folding Maze

Four years ago, I drew a really nice maze. I have recreated it with the wonders of MS Paint for all of you to enjoy. Just begin at the green START, exit by the red arrow, and don't pass through ...
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Where do you end up?

Do not only post your answer, but also your complete step-by-step solution Your start is, where the programming world has its origin 70:55:4E:61:69:6E:45:6E ͢🡪 sinonimo: servilo estas senkonekta, ...
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Google Earth Treasure Hunt #3 (GETH)

While exploring a cave near my house, I found a small safe. Aside from some rust, it doesn’t appear to be that old. I have reason to believe there’s something valuable inside, but I don’t know the ...
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A broken mirror

Oh no, I broke a mirror! That means bad luck or something, doesn't it? Can you help me fix it? I made an image of my mirror below. You have to move some pieces so that a laser pointed in the ...
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Longest path in a rotating maze

This maze was inspired by the Deusovi Honeypot . The rules of this maze are simple. The solid colored triangles inside the bigger triangles are shrunken replicas of the bigger triangles of there same ...
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Deusovi Honeypot

Looks like the community has spoken. With a heavy heart (as if), I have trapped @Deusovi behind a never repeating, fractally recursive, infinite, unsolvable labyrinth. To keep him busy, I added a ...
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Time traveler treasure Hunt

A time traveler is collecting treasures. He is using a space-time ship to transport between 5 different place-rooms. Each place has 1 precious treasure from the ancient times in each of 5 time zones. ...
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Gone ortho-flogging

 Well played, Scratchy, you just took 8 shots on Hole 9 of Puzzlington Municipal Ortho-flog Course! As presented As flogged (solved) by you --------------...
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Mazes For Two or More

I am interested in mazes that can be adapted to require two or more people to cooperate to solve. Some examples include Robert Abbott's Meteor Storm and Valentine's Day, as well as Oskar van Deventer'...
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My grandfather left me something odd in his will

Entry into the Fortnightly Topic Challenge #33 - Surface Geometry Mazes (Sorry - slightly late) My distant grandfather passed away recently. I didn't know him very well, he was very secretive and ...
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More Nodes & Tunnels - The Tower

An entry in Fortnightly Topic Challenge #33: Surface Geometry Mazes Welcome to The Tower, a sequel to my recent 'cube' maze (check it out here). Featuring a 60% larger maze and over 100 more nodes, ...
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Nodes & Tunnels

An entry in Fortnightly Topic Challenge #33: Surface Geometry Mazes Behold, a tricky maze created on the surface of a cube. There are 'nodes' to collect and tunnels to traverse, are you up to the ...
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Every Fourth Wormhole

An entry in Fortnightly Topic Challenge #33: Surface Geometry Mazes
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The Ludicrous Loop: over a thousand cells of circular logic!

Flavourtext is for flavour only. Ladies and Gentlemen, are you feeling ludicrous today? A little loopy, perhaps? Then come one, come all, for I have just the thing for you. Lampreys and Jellyfish, ...
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Create a changeable maze

I have quite a creative task with many, but a bit vague limitations. Can someone help me with it? One needs to create a 2D cell-based maze, like this one: The criteria: The solution should be not ...