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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Physical Teamwork Puzzles for Adolescents

I am trying to develop a list of physical teamwork puzzles for 11-16 year olds at camp. When I was a kid at camp, we sometimes had to solve puzzles that depended on equally team work, fitness and ...
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What makes the “Who has the hat puzzle” so hard? How can this be effectively reused?

TL;DR: How do I use "outside of the box" thinking well in puzzle making? One of my friends came to school with a puzzle. It's a rather popular puzzle, but, us never having heard of it before, were ...
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What is the name (and brand / year) of this puzzle?

First a bit of background. I'm a collector of twisty puzzles. I've been collecting them for almost 3.5 years now. Here is my current collection of 209 puzzles. As you may be able to tell by the ...
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The origin of the blue eyes puzzle

The Blue Eyes puzzle is possibly the most popular induction-based puzzle known. Is it really known who was the first to come up with it (in any form). The link at xkcd says: I didn't come up with ...
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What is the difference between enigma puzzle and cryptograms?

Title is self-explanatory. I know that this question is bit too dumb. But I don't know how to say for sure if a puzzle is enigma or cryptogram. Both of them has a message to decipher. So, finally, ...
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How can a logic puzzle be defined?

Myself and two others had a debate earlier over what separates a logic puzzle and a riddle. Friend A was arguing that a logic puzzle was a puzzle that required any kind of logical and lateral ...
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Is this two-sliding-block overlapped puzzle equivalent to the 8-puzzle?

I'm creating a new puzzle: two sliding blocks 8-puzzle, one on top of the other. Several pieces are covered and cannot be moved until the covering piece moves away. The objective is to pair colors, no ...
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Is reverse-engineering crossword puzzles a thing?

I was recently trying to recreate a crossword puzzle based off of a picture of half the puzzle and the answer key. I found it to be very enjoyable. Is this a thing? Is there anywhere that I can find ...
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Can anyone help me identify these logic puzzles?

Can anyone help me find out what these kinds of puzzles are? 1. B&W Grid Puzzle There's a grid with black & white blocks. A black block will turn white if it's surrounded by 3 white blocks. ...
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Looking for a specific puzzle game

There was a puzzle game on ZX-Spectrum computer called "Logo: Part I": http://www.worldofspectrum.org/pub/sinclair/screens/in-game/l/Logo-PartI.gif Basically, you can put tokens on the board; the ...
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Help with the name of this puzzle

When I was cleaning my basement I found one puzzle that my father gave me when I was a child. I really want to know the name of it! Could someone help me? The puzzle consist in 4 disks, and each ...
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Trying to find a water measuring puzzle

I am trying to find this puzzle which I once came across as a kid, but can't seem to recall it properly now (or find it). It goes something like this. There is a reservoir of capacity 20 litres ...
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What is this magic trick with a sarcophagus shaped box and a set of tokens?

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 second one. This one might be a little more tricky but what ...
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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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The coolest checkerboard magic trick

In the small town of Terni (Italy), there's a couple of young friends named Marco and Leonardo, who like to perform magic tricks to a restricted audience of common friends and relatives. They like to ...
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Is there another name or site for this “Dominotion” puzzle?

I discovered this very old Javascript game in my old bookmarks. It's a great puzzle. http://www.math.ucla.edu/~tom/Games/dominotion.html Does anyone know another name for this puzzle or a site or ...
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I'm stumped on a simple roman numeral puzzle

I was working on this puzzle called cupid which listed a bunch of greek gods. I filled in all the answers in the answer grid which were their roman counterparts. Since these answers were now left ...
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Need help solving this code puzzle. Possible binary?

Me and a friend are trying to solve a series of puzzles, and this is the last one I need to solve and I'm stumped. It's a Christmas themed puzzle titled 'bLitZEN'. The only hints given are that the ...
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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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Neanderthal Man

A neanderthal walks into a room. Inside are a man and a woman with large sticks, surrounded by dozens of unintelligible glass discs and squares. The man (with the stick) comments he can see the ...
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Is there probability based Knight-Knave puzzles?

Have you seen Knight-Knave puzzles based on probability rather then facts? For example a puzzle with condition like this: Knight tells the answer, probability to which according to his knowledge is ...
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What's the name of this puzzle, which consists of small cubes connected by elastics?

Does anyone knows the name of the puzzle showed in the image below? The objective is to mount a 3x3x3 cube such that all sides of this cube are equal. The small cubes of the image are linked by an ...
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How do I find more enigmatic, no-clues-given puzzles?

Most of my awareness of puzzles and puzzle games has come from a decade of haphazardly stumbling around the internet. There's a flavor/genre that I particularly enjoy, but I haven't had much luck ...
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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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Is this a new kind of liar puzzle?

I would like to ask if anyone has seen elsewhere this variation on the standard truth tellers/liars kind of puzzle. In the usual repertoire it is assumed that every person questioned knows the answer ...
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Remove first or last letter - What is the name of this word puzzle/type of word?

When I was a child I had a puzzle book. One of the puzzles involved finding words where you can remove one letter from the beginning or end of the word, and you still have a valid word. You can ...
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Is there a more specific name for this type of arithmetic puzzle?

There are arithmetic puzzles with some numbers (typically four) and rules for combining them (perhaps just the four basic arithmetic operators or including things like combining digits 2 and 3 to make ...
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Kruskal's hard to refold envelope

In Wikipedia's bibliography of Martin Kruskal it is said: Martin, who had a great love of games, puzzles, and word play of all kinds, also invented several quite unusual origami models including ...
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Is there an official name for visual puzzles based on observation skill?

Is there a common/official name for visual puzzles that are based strictly on the observation skill - like the common "Where is Waldo" pictures, "find all faces", "count all X in the picture (or find ...
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What is the name of this line-connecting game?

Can you tell me what is the name of the game I used to play in school? It's a game for two players. You need grid paper and two pens. The game is played on a 10x10 arena, shifted by half a grid to ...