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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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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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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4D Maze Creation!

I have a problem for anybody who cares to try. You're job is to take a 10x10x10x10 size tesseract and design a maze that fits. The maze must be a perfect maze (no loops, one path cannot be followed ...
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Maze Solving Robot

Archie the archeologist has discovered an Egyptian temple, and plans to send in a robot to explore it. He uncovered the ancient engineers' papyruses which explain almost everything about the temple's ...
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Help me to find a small but hard and clever maze

For a competition, I need to choose a maze puzzle, only one. There are tons of mazes, but most of them are not clever, i.e. they are just solved by trial and error. Few days ago I saw A blue, white ...
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A blue, white and red maze

First, let's give to Caesar what belongs to Caesar: this maze comes from the mind of Dave Phillips, a brilliant maze designer 1. So, for the maze. It is a fairly easy one:     &...
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Read. Learn. Live. Escape

You wake lying face down on a hard stone floor. Your head hurts. As your eyes find focus, you see a haiku scratched into the ground beside you: A wrong step brings death! But, a wrong guess brings ...
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A-maze-ing Wordsearch

This is an entry to the 12th fortnightly challenge You and your party realize that you possibly shouldn't have crossed the mad wizard at the black tower when all your vision goes pink and pale. When ...
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The maze of letters - Clue Three

<---Previous clue This is an entry in the 12th Fortnightly Topic Challenge Inspiration from @BMyGuest's puzzle After keying in your answer, the screen goes dark, and emits a BEEP!You step back ...
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How to fill a honeymoon

        How can a honeybee visit all cells exactly once in this crescent shaped honeycomb, beginning at the bottom tip and ending at the top? The starting cell, at ...
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Lights in the Dungeon: Eighteen by Eleven

This is the fourth in a series Lights in the Dungeon puzzles. previous (3rd) <--|--> next (5th) The five by five dungeon was only a little harder than the previous ones. You're feeling pretty ...
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Lights in the Dungeon: Five by Five

This is the third in a series Lights in the Dungeon puzzles. previous (2nd) <-- | --> next (4th) You are practically skipping as you leave the four by four dungeon. This has been pretty easy so ...
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Lights in the Dungeon: Four by Four

This is the second in a series Lights in the Dungeon puzzles. previous (1st) <-- | --> next (3rd) As you exit the three by three dungeon, you are greeted by a grinning Lord Hooty McOwlface. A ...
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Alice and the Fractal Hedge Maze

This is an entry to the 12th fortnightly challenge. Alice: Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here? Cheshire Cat: That depends a good deal on where you want to get to. ...
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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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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 Persistence Of Memory

You find yourself on the floor, slowly waking up and unable to remember how you got here. As you slowly come to your senses, you realize that another weird guy has trapped you in another unfamiliar ...
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Can you solve those laser puzzles? (puzzles created by the community) [closed]

So, I was bored and I made a small game for this site! In this game the user who solves the previous puzzle gets to create the next one and they will always be more complex. Website link and string ...
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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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A Page of Puzzling

I found this puzzle page from a newspaper and found it absolutely confounding. The sudoku had question marks and other things all over it, the logic puzzle made no sense, the cryptic crossword was ...
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Every Fourth Wormhole

An entry in Fortnightly Topic Challenge #33: Surface Geometry Mazes
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The Knight and the Maze

Shown below is a grid of blue and yellow squares with a knight in the upper left hand corner and green square in the lower right hand corner. Your task is to guide the knight from its starting ...
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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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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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The Baffling Birdcage

Entry into the Fortnightly Topic Challenge #22: Animals I received a package today from a certain Mortin, and I assume that it's some sort of puzzle, knowing him. Inside the package was a board of ...
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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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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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Oriental House: An original grid-deduction challenge

A different approach to an old concept of mine, Oriental House is a new grid-deduction puzzle based once again off exits and entries. The rules are as follows: Draw a path from S to F, passing ...
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Curiouser and Curiouser

CHAPTER ONE Alice was beginning to get very tired of sitting by her sister on the bank, and of having nothing to do: when she was overcome with the strangest sense of deja vu, and saw a 7x3 grid of ...
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HAISU: Nought and Crosses

HAISU is a portmanteau of three Japanese words - 'hairu', to enter, 'su', number, and 'hausu', an English borrow word meaning house, of course. Together, we get a meaning of 'enter number house', ...
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Is progress possible in an infinite maze?

Inspired by Maze Solving Robot and the related one on code golf SE Rules You start in a cell in an orthogonal grid of infinite size. Each cell has four edges, and hence, a maximum of four ways to ...
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A Maze of Characters

I have a maze here with me. However, this maze is quite hard to see. w Q q # 2 ñ ÿ The bottom of the list of characters is the start of the maze. The top is the ...
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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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Haisu: Pixel Perfect

HAISU is a portmanteau of three Japanese words - 'hairu', to enter, 'su', number, and 'hausu', an English borrow word meaning house, of course. Together, we get a meaning of 'enter number house', ...
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Lights in the Dungeon: Three by Three

This is the first in a series Lights in the Dungeon puzzles. It is intended to be easy to help work out unpredicted kinks for future puzzles that are built around the same story. -> next (2nd) You ...
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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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Can Isaac get an even tan?

Isaac is in need of money to buy himself a car so he can go to the beach with his friends, so he's decided to start a lawn mowing business. When mowing lawns, he needs to make sure he gets an even tan ...
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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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H-one-one-oneycomb

        What path could a honeybee follow to fill all cells with honey, beginning and ending at the center and visiting every cell exactly once? At first the only ...
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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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Reprogramming the ColorBot

As the strange professor leads you to the next room, he says "And think, that was my most functional bot. Take a look at this one. Its right yellow number is jammed to 3 and its red dials don't work ...
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Haisu: Pink Rose

HAISU is a portmanteau of three Japanese words - 'hairu', to enter, 'su', number, and 'hausu', an English borrow word meaning house, of course. Together, we get a meaning of 'enter number house', ...
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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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Programming the ColorBot

"Welcome!" says the strange professor. "I hear you have come to see my newest robot. Well, he's actually slightly broken right now, but let's take a look anyway." He shows you a robot with twelve ...
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A Mqze of Miszpeked Worfs

I have another maze for you to do. This one is english, the last was computer-puzzles. But you see, they may look like the opposite of mazes, but you can find a way to enter and exit, and thus win. <...