Questions tagged [puzzle-creation]

A question about the creation and development of puzzles. Not to be used for requesting the creation of a puzzle.

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Translating a fiendishly exceptional automorphism of $S_6$ into a lay-math puzzle

Foreward: This post not a puzzle in itself, but an invitation for you to show off your puzzle-making skill regarding a given topic. Although the tag description of "puzzle-creation" seems to ...
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Is it possible to create a knot that is locked only when the rope is stretched?

Is it possible to create a knot that is stable/locked when the rope is stretched? When the tension is relived the knot should open.
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How can I create written logic puzzles with multiple variables and the fewest number of clues?

When I refer to written logic puzzles, I mean those in which, for example, 5 men wearing 5 different colors of aprons are bringing 5 different pies from 5 different cities to 5 different booths in the ...
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How many items are there in the lab?

I am looking for how to complete the following question so that it gives a unique solution. Maybe somebody can give a visual solution. A lab contains experimental equipment. 24 items are ready to use ...
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Designing the system for a series of systemic puzzles?

I want to make games that give the player the feeling of being a scientist in another world. That is, the puzzles and systems within the game follow a set of rules that the player needs to discover. ...
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Find the next country and the parameters

I created this puzzle. Denmark = [1 or 4, 11880, 1, 15, 4.433687003, 4 or 5] India = [11803, 381024, -1, 23, 0.3706062241, 5] New Zealand = [8916100448256 or 302875106592253, 43680, -1, 40, 0....
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How to create a puzzle from a pre-existing, fixed data source?

Examples of what I mean: Instructions lead puzzlers to a library where the names of donors are inscribed on bricks out front. Along with some piece of information that is given to them on a piece of ...
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Designing a new type of twisty puzzle

Recently, I was fiddling with my Rubik's cube and tried scrambling it only using R and U moves. I then tried to solve it using only R and U moves. I didn't use any cube rotations. It was an ...
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Ideas on spatial puzzles for a city walk

Background. With the relaxation of covid-related restrictions, there was a need for intelligent city walks. Walk here is a moving between city objects by a certain (deterministic/stochastic) route. I ...
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Logical descriptions of logic puzzles

What notations are there to describe a logic puzzle format? Here, I'm talking about logic puzzles like Sudoku, Bridges, Kakuro, Tents; games with exact rules and an exact & finite number of ...
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Do minecart puzzles like this, with buttons that rotate track, exist?

This is the end result of me messing around with minecarts and moving floors. When you press the red or green buttons, the neighboring platforms rotate counterclockwise. The yellow button switches ...
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How to generate a Zebra Puzzle?

Zebra puzzle, is a very famous puzzle, where several statements are given regarding a group of people and some of their qualities, and the solver has to deduce all the qualities of each person in the ...
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How to hide coded messages in kaleidoscopes

Has anyone ever made or ever heard of making coded messages using repeating patterns or colors in kaleidoscopes? I had the idea for a project and was wondering if anyone had any experience with ...
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WITLESS Inscription 5

2 days ago, TheGreatEscaper had to take down Inscription 5 of WITLESS - A Puzzling Journey, due to (can you clarify TheGreatEscaper?) the lack of a solution. Can anyone think of a valid Inscription ...
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What are sequences of letters/symbols for creating a cipher?

I have two gears with different numbers of teeth (20 and 10): The small gear makes two turnovers, while the large gear makes one turnover only. My idea is to use a large gear as an alphabet wheel (...
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Are there any ways to make a good Cryptic rebus?

How do I make a good "Cryptic rebus"? Edit: It's a cryptic REBUS, not a text clue. Note: Look at the tags.
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How do you generate Density puzzle bitmaps?

How do you generate Density puzzle bitmaps? I've seen a lot of Density puzzles (such as this one and want to know how the images were made.
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What is the most appropriate clue here?

Background. I'm specifically interested in how to design a puzzles chain for a team (8-10 teenages). We are going to play at a Scientific Museum. The main the idea is to find a key and open a lock. ...