Questions tagged [puzzle-identification]

This tag is for questions about the name or nature of a specific puzzle, given as much descriptive information about it as the asker possesses. For challenge questions where the asker knows the puzzle type and gives cryptic clues about it, use the [reverse-puzzling] tag instead.

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What does this group of symbols mean?

This is what the puzzle looks like. Ꮒ̨̻̰̊̾ͥͦ͠Ꮛ̤̰̭̱̑̔̃̽̋ͬᏒ̡̼̯̳̺̳̺̙͖͈̠̂ ̗̗̗͔̮̀̾̉̃ͩ̿ͤᏁ̱̗͈̰̙̥̪́͊̅̎̅Ꮧ̵͚̥̼̫ͬ̒ͨ̏̅Ꮇ̥͉̂͛ͥ͛̽͐̕͟Ꮛ̨̫̭̋͛̆̋̾ What do they mean? It should be a name.
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What is this puzzle and what is this solving strategy? [duplicate]

This puzzle is a mini game in an app I recently downloaded. In the game it is referred to as a Mobius Puzzle(after some searching I found referenced as a TwoBik Puzzle). But I cant find any other ...
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Metal entanglement puzzle with an S-shaped piece, chain, and rings

I lost the instructions and I’ve spent hours trying to identify it on the internet with no luck. It’s 3 rings with a metal chain with one removable ring. I’m stumped.
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Intellectual numerical puzzle of different sizes

There is an intellectual puzzle 3x3, as in the photo: You need to get an ordered set by moving the buttons through an empty area, like: Question: Is a 4x4, 5x5, 6x6 game possible? Sub-question: Does ...
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I need help with a 12 piece wooden puzzle

12 pieces. See picture. Can’t find any solutions online.
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Wood puzzle of 6 equal parts

I got a wooden puzzle (I guess it is a puzzle) consisting of six equal and symmetric parts (four of them from different angles in the picture). I have no manual and would like to know what its name ...
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What's the name of this kind of puzzle? [closed]

Link to a video of a the puzzle What is this puzzle called, and if possible, what is the logic behind it? Clicking a square inverts the state of the square and the ones directly adjacent to it, and ...
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What is the name of this game?

Around 15 years ago I remember playing on my computer with this game I loved. But it turns out I never knew its name and so, I can't find it anywhere now when I want to play it again. So, I've had ...
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3-d word puzzle

I"m searching for a puzzle I saw in the Sunday NYT years ago. It was two 3x3 grids connected with "pipes" Total of 18 letters connected with "pipes" and you could travel from letter to letter via the ...
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Looking for a kid's puzzle, cannot remember title

I'm looking for a kids' logical puzzle I saw in a Brazilian puzzle magazine several years ago. A farmer had a square farm with four houses and twelve trees and he wanted to divide it between his four ...
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What is the name of this puzzle with two overlapping circular tracks of smaller objects (spheres in this case)?

I have an old, poorly constructed puzzle: I've seen a better version of this, but all the internet searches I've tried have yielded either artistic designs or metal puzzles of interlocking rings. ...
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A Twisty Puzzle my friend barely remembers

I was impressing various students at my school by showing them various twisty puzzles when one of them recalled a puzzle they owned. I thought I might have seen it somewhere, but I may have been ...
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What is the name for this meta magic-trick? [closed]

In his book Intuition Pumps and Other Tools for Thinking Daniel Dennett describes a system of layering magic tricks in the following way: There are some effects—they can hardly be called tricks—...
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What's that puzzle that goes like: Person A never lies, Person B always lies, etc?

What's the name of the puzzle where you're given something like: Person A never lies. Person B always lies. Person C I don't remember. Then it continues like: Person A says that person B is ...
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What is the 'Three Cube Problem' in the Mega Test?

The now defunct IQ Mega Test had a problem which was considered it's 'most difficult' called the Three Cube problem. Does anyone know what it is?
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What is the name of AB×B×A=BBB puzzles?

Some puzzles goes as follows: Solve AB×B×A=BBB, where different letters denote different numbers and A and B are not zero. What is the name for these types of puzzles? Edit. I fixed my mistake in ...
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How is that word-logi riddle called?

A few years ago, when I was a child, I really liked that one logic puzzle. I tried to google it but couldn't found a puzzle or name of the puzzle. It uses a grid similar to a crossword grid, in which ...
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Is there another name for this puzzle? (Kyudoku, Nine Find)

Is there another name for this type of puzzle? I can only find two examples of it online: https://www.brainzilla.com/logic/kyudoku/ http://ninefind.com/ In the game you start with a 6x6 grid filled ...
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14 piece wooden cube puzzle

I bought this 14 piece wooden cube puzzle a while back, which I can’t remember the name of. I’ve been trying for a while now, and have also been searching the Internet for a solution. What type of ...
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What are these types of puzzles called?

What is the name/type/search term I can use to find similar puzzles to the one below (so I can practice them, as I really struggle currently wrapping my head around them)? Any type of question where ...
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Mechanical puzzle ID: Ring, barbell, and four-holed panel

Hello everybody, Has anyone ever seen something like this? I don’t even know what I should do with the puzzle... Any suggestion or help is welcome!
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Unknown 5-pieces cube puzzle - help recognize

I have strange 5-pieces cube puzzle which I can't solve for a long time. I don't know name of the puzzle and can't google it. I'm not sure that there are all pieces. Can you help to recognize it? ...
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What is this puzzle called? Have you seen it before?

The puzzle writer has named it “Twins and Triplets” but I believe that this might be an alias for the actual name of the puzzle. The premise behind it seems too simple for it not to already exist. I ...
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Six inch, clear plastic binary counting puzzle

About 30 years ago I remember playing with this puzzle. It was a device that was mainly a cylinder about 6 inches in diameter and perhaps 3 inches tall. The base was black plastic, and there were ...
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What is this magic trick with 6 cards featuring numbers between 1 and 60?

I hope this is on topic. I have a set of kids' magic tricks but I have lost the instructions! I was hoping this might be a good place to get some help. Here is the first one. What is the trick and ...
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Puzzle similar to 15-puzzle but more moveable pieces?

In the name of Science!™, I'm trying to look for (or, in the worst case, create) a puzzle/game similar to the n-puzzle whereby a player or player(s) have to put some pieces in a particular order (e.g. ...
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Identifying this cube

I have a MoYu cube that goes quite well, but I am unsure what model it is. I have looked everywhere, but to no avail. Pictures for the cube and its insides have been provided. Thanks in advance! (...
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What term is used for puzzles that involve finding the correct sequence of mathematical operators?

There's a class of puzzles that require the solver to arrange a set of numbers so that they result in a desired outcome by manipulating mathematical operators. Example: Using the numbers [1,3,5,7,...
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Looking to find the name and objective of this puzzle

I'm playing an escape room game that requires me to play this game. It's my first time coming across this type of puzzle so I'm confused as to what I am suppose to do with it. If anyone can tell me ...
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Is this a puzzle? Cup cakes

This picture was in a pippi long-stocking book ( the lauren child version). This picture looked to me like it should be a sequence. Does it?
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Identify this type of graph puzzle

There are $V-1$ pieces, each with an identifying symbol. The board is a graph with $V$ vertices and some number of edges $E$. The idea is to move around the pieces so that each piece's symbol matches ...
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Possible number based cipher… but which one?

Here's a sequence of numbers: 133, 173, 30, 133, 176, 160, 171, 63, 137, 176, 160, 60, 177 I'm sure they are an important part of a puzzle I'm trying to solve which I found hidden in an image - ...
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Need help to decipher this encrypted text

I am relatively new to deciphering texts and I have the following ciphertext: xbt ufp ekyzkikn dt nkojvhk? e ndmr jfo nggv du kwjt gun pjv. I tried Caesar Cipher but to no avail. It would be ...
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Any ideas how to solve this wooden puzzle? (And anyone happen to know what it's called?)

Goal is to move all the red balls to one side, and all the "white" balls to the other side. The center piece slides left and right, and the balls can be slid around each side.
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Solution or name to this puzzle

I bought this puzzle at a local market and the vendor could not tell me, what kind of solution this has. Is the ring supposed to come off completely? And does anyone know the name / solution to this?
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Help me save Christmas - clock and word puzzle

My friend created this puzzle, it tells the Grinch's plan to ruin Christmas. I need to derive the plan from the clocks I have counted that there are 60 words. The clue is that time doesn't go ...
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Cross between a crossword and sudoku. What's it called?

My wife is a big fan of crosswords. Years ago I ran across a book with an unusual puzzle that was basically a crossword mixed with sodoku. The center of the puzzle was an empty grid, perhaps 6x6, ...
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Identify an Online Puzzle: Website Based Puzzle

Around 2007-2009, I was introduced to a website which hid puzzle clues in website data such as picture code as well as normal puzzles using various different types of code breaking and cyphers. The ...
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I have a puzzle and a solution… it's the method I'm after

The cipher message is: J B A Z R X K Z N T W K O Y E Z The answer is: T O N G L A N D B R I D G E How did I (or more accurately my father) arrive at the answer?
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What are some puzzles where it is difficult (for humans) to determine if there is a solution without trying to solve it

I'm looking for straightforward puzzle types where it is difficult to determine ahead of time whether or not there will be an solution to the puzzle (and therefore one must either try to solve it, or ...
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Solution or Origin of logic puzzle

This is not my puzzle and I do not know the solution. This was shared to me by a friend. Their former boss told them this riddle. I was told this question originated from Steven's Institute of ...
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Puzzle with numbers you have to add up to get given numbers? Can't remember the name

Basically what that title says. I remember a puzzle that had a white area in no specific shape that would give you large numbers on the outside and you have to fill in the boxes with numbers that add ...
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What is this type of puzzle called?

for these puzzles you're given a set of letter pairings that you line up into a code via the overlapping letters as an example: you have pairs "CA", "CO", "DC" and "OD" for a 5-letter code. with the ...
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Number circle with gaps

Does anyone know what this is and how to solve it? Thank you.
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Can anyone solve this?

My cousin sent me this today. I am totally confused with these characters.
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3-sided pyramid with 9 red and white triangular pieces on each side

When I was in my teens in 1980s Britain a puzzle was created that came with a prize of 1 million pounds sterling (USD$ 1.6m) for the person who submitted the solution. It consisted of a pyramid with ...
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What is another name for this Dell puzzle?

I remember, when filling out variety puzzle books from Dell Publishing, there being one or two logic puzzles per book called "Eight Ball." I really like these puzzles, but I can find NO information on ...
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Where has the last dollar gone?

Lately I have found different versions of this puzzle, I was wondering if it has a name or belongs to a specific kind, so that I can understand it better. Here it is: Peter got \$10 from his father,...
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Grid based color changing puzzle

I am trying to identify the minigame used in the game Fontanero (the code for it is here). It consists of a 3x3 grid of squares, and each square is red or green. You can click on a square to invert ...