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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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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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 black ...
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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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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 puzzling image maze!

I was inspired by Rainbow Road Rabbit Hole to make a two-dimensional image maze where each image points to its neighboring rooms. Start here: Clarifications and corrections: Reassembly "Either... ...
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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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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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A maze puzzle for the day

Here's a little maze puzzle I originally built a couple of years ago, that seems apropos to reprise now: Can you make it from the A in the top left of this grid to the Z in the bottom right, always ...
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A-maze-ing Dice

This is an entry to the 12th fortnightly challenge "So you have escaped my labyrinth of words, and now you think you are free, do you? Well, I have news for you: Think again! Ha Ha Ha Ha" ...
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Edward's Maze I

Edward's "revenge" on Bob the mute house servant Edward had enough! This was it! During the yearly sorcerer meet in a hidden cellar in Léon, Edward discovered a red stain on his precious robe. ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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They've Noticed Your Puzzling Prowess

They came to your home in the early hours and whisked you away. The four by four's windows were completely blacked out but the agents seemed amicable enough, albeit fairly taciturn. After a while you ...
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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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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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Every Fourth Wormhole

An entry in Fortnightly Topic Challenge #33: Surface Geometry Mazes
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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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The Knight and the Maze 2

I've decided to make another knight and maze puzzle. I felt like I rushed the last one here because I thought of the idea right before the end of maze fortnight and wanted to submit something in time. ...
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Transport Networks - An Introduction

This is a new type of puzzle and I don't know yet, whether or not they are fun to solve. So what better to do with them, than throw them at the best puzzlers out there and see what happens? Feedback ...
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Explore the square with 100 hops

This is a puzzle that was a fad when I was back in school. (It's not sooo long ago, but way before Smartphones with AngryBirds or DoodleJump came up...). For quite a while, everybody was scribbling ...
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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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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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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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Cryptic Clue Maze

The maze The paths Malfunctioning oven trade fixed kitchen (9) Damages small vehicles (5) Coastal airport department's vulnerability (3,8) Happy about rook color (4) Anger about queer, out celebrity ...
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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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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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1 in, 1 out (The Security to the Party Maze)

A party is being held at a local mansion. The host is very rich and his success is because of one thing ~ his famous recipe for spaghetti! The spaghetti recipe is kept in a secret room inside the ...
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A Code from the Lines

Yeah. I think this puzzle will be the hardest puzzle on Puzzling... I'll add one hint per 3 days, I'll add a VERY helpful tag on the 3rd week, and I'll post the answer and explanation on the 4th week....
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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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Honeydripping around the clock

      What path could a honeybee follow, beginning and ending at top center, visiting every empty cell exactly once and dripping 2 drops of honey into the last cell? Start ...
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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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A mazegic square

So you like mathematical diversions? Here's something new for you then ...
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Find your way to the control room

You are a space explorer, who accidentally finds an alien spaceship which seems to be deserted. You, and your team want to get to the control room, but you understand aliens and their technology only ...
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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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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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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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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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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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The Ooh-Aah Cryptic Maze

As you come to consciousness, your first thought is not of the cold stone floor beneath you, nor of the skull-adorned torches hanging on the walls. ugh... I stayed up too late on PSE last night... My ...
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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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2 Knights tied together in a dangerous maze

2 knight pieces of the game chess were trying to find their way to freedom, while being tied together with a small rope. It was so small that it forced them to be placed in adjacent squares at all ...
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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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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', ...