Questions tagged [visual]

A puzzle that incorporates a visual component like pictures, diagrams, drawings, etc. Do not use this tag for puzzles that discuss geometric objects without displaying them.

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This is important. I need you to listen…

Look, you don't know me. We've never met. But, like I said, I need you to listen... I had the most disturbing dream the other night... Woke up in a cold sweat and couldn't get back to sleep. It wasn'...
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You have prepared. You are determined. You approach the door

Hints:
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Chaos and Order: a visual puzzle in stained glass

I created a visual puzzle, which my wife then implemented as part of a stained-glass window. I've no idea if it is (a) obvious, (b) stupid or hopefully (c) extremely clever, and hence would love to ...
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The Rube Wordberg Machine

Gah! I used to be the brilliant one at Verba Retorta University, but ever since that damned Professor Wordberg showed up, there's been nothing but trouble. And it's all his confounded machine's fault! ...
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Mensa IQ test question - lines in squares

Which of the 8 tiles below is missing? I've been trying to figure out the answer to this question for quite some time. Can anyone spot the pattern? Source: https://www.bergmandata.com
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A Missing Symbol for This Logo

What symbol should I put in the center to complete this logo?
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A hunt for long forgotten treasure ...but beware the pirate's curse!

I never really knew my uncle growing up. He seemed nice enough, but I got the sense from the distant, troubled look in his eyes that there was at least some truth to the rumours... Years before I was ...
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This new puzzle type needs a name

I believe I have invented a new type of puzzle... What is its name? Colour-blind-friendly version available here. Begin by solving the 16x16 sudoku; each of the digits 1-16 must appear exactly ...
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REJBÄS - an unfinished flat-pack puzzle

I'm going to come right out and say it: I'm kinda bored of making puzzles, but I still want those sweet, sweet imaginary internet points, so I'm phoning it in this time with a flat-pack rebus I bought ...
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The Puzzling Times

$$\bbox[orange]{\begin{array}{rcl}\\\hline\huge\ \ \star\ \ \star\ \ The&\huge{Puzzling}&\huge{Times\ \ \star\ \ \star\ \ }\\\hline\\\end{array}}$$   Vol. 4, No. 1 $\raise 2pt \tt{\large{\...
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My God, it's full of stars!

An entry in Fortnightly Topic Challenge #32: Grid Deduction Hybrids My dear friend, unknown to us, may have relocated again. He sent me imagery and constellation maps indicating that a distant red ...
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R᠎e᠎d᠎u᠎n᠎d᠎ancy

Your final answer should answer the question "What is something you could get after solving this puzzle?"
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What number is hidden in this card?

The puzzle below is part of a Puzzle Crime Story I have started on my website, but will skip the details here (you can see other puzzles from the series here and here). In short, you have the ...
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Can you fold a square into a square of one-fifth the area?

I love origami, and it recently gave me an idea for a very hard but beautiful puzzle. I'm really curious whether anyone here can solve it. So here's the puzzle. You are given a large perfectly square ...
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A weird deleted Puzzling.SE question

So I was just browsing Puzzling as usual, when I stumbled upon a... to put it mildly, "strange" question: The question seems to be permanently deleted now... For those who disabled GIFs in their ...
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The Thirteen Doors of Aj Noc'la

An entry in Fortnightly Topic Challenge #39: Deep Down in the Dungeon 1. Having finally defeated the tyrannical wizard Aj Noc'la, your party makes its way through the door at the rear of the throne ...
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What was my wife trying to say?

One day, my Japanese wife Nono handed me two messages ...
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My friend sent me a photo of his keyboard, but there's something I can't figure out about it

Two months ago, my friend bought a new Chromebook. He told me yesterday that while he is happy with the computer overall, he's not that impressed by the quality of the keyboard. My friend is an ...
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Honeycomb: a hexagonal grid of letters

This puzzle consists entirely of one image, attached below. The image is large and you will need to zoom in to see some of the details. There is no hidden information, only what you can plainly see. ...
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Bar-coded Message (Reverse Engineering)

This weekend, while totally minding my own business and in no way being suspicious, I just happened to come across the following interesting document: Left page: download as TIFF (100,203,616 bytes) /...
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What's wrong with this picture?

This is a nice picture, so what's wrong with it?
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Selective attention: an unusual game

There's a park behind the local basketball courts, where I like to go for quiet time. The other day, a group of thirty people arrived with a basketball as I was sitting down. One sat next to me, ...
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Which movie will we watch?

A friend invited me to a movie night. But instead of telling me which movie we are going to watch, she just gave me a bunch of movie tickets: Can you tell me which movie we will watch? Hint 1: Hint ...
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R.H.P.C. crossword puzzle

This is an entry into the Fortnightly Topic Challenge #36 I got a ticket to the Red Herring Puzzle Club in the middle of the street. There was just a guy giving them out, like some advertisement ...
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The needle in the network - find it!

We all know it can be difficult to find a needle in a haystack, but in this puzzle you have to #Find the NEEDLE in the network! A bit more detailed: Somewhere in the network pictured above hides the ...
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You have 13 minutes to unlock this safe

I want to share one more chapter of the puzzle crime story I make for my website. All of the information for solving this puzzle is contained in the text and the image below. As usual, any feedback ...
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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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28 Minutes Later

An entry in Fortnightly Topic Challenge #50: Escape Rooms I open my eyes to find myself lying in a bed in a white room. Sitting up is difficult, as a tangle of wires and tubes are attached to my arms ...
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For all your flag design needs

Pleased to meet you. I'm the CEO of a startup that specializes in designing flags for newly-independent countries. As an example, let me present to you the flag we designed for the proud republic of ...
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A well balanced puzzle: Logic puzzle(s) in visual disguise

This is a rather involved puzzle and might require a bit of stamina. All of the puzzle is in image form. The introduction text is not needed for the puzzle. At the end of the puzzle you'll get a short ...
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Can you open the bathroom door? [closed]

This happened to me in a rental apartment and I had to be creative to solve it. The geniuses who designed the bathroom managed to fit a drawer about a centimeter behind the door, and eventually what ...
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What is the next shape?

which one is the correct answer of the following picture? What is the algorithm of shapes sequence?
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I got ninety-nine problems - so here's another one!

To date, on Puzzling.SE I have contributed (counting: 10, 20, 30...) 99 problems to the site. So to mark my 100th, here's a massive meta-puzzle to celebrate the occasion! Task Solve the nine sub-...
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Shady business in the local paper

I work as a delivery man for our local newspaper and noticed something that has my alarm bells ringing. The embassy of Warfaretania has ordered exactly nine issues of our paper, from December 1 ...
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You're not feeling well. You need something.

You're not feeling good. Something is horribly wrong with you. You're trying hard to feign happiness, but... ...deep inside, you feel dead. ...deep inside, you are hurt. ...deep inside, you ...
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What is Lukas Rotter's secret?

The former user Lukas Rotter has had1 an intriguing profile picture: This looks like it's some kind of encrypted message! And just to confirm my suspicions, on his profile he says: By the way, my ...
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Batman and the piano

Batman: Alfred. Are you there? Alfred: Yes, Master Bruce. How may I help you? Batman: ...
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Find the treasure before Dargloc does

Some time ago I met an old man who handed me a scrap of paper and told me: Dargloc - the treasure hunter is searching. You must be quicker. The key to success is to obey the rule: "If Dargloc rests ...
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The Thirteenth Arrow

The mysterious man motioned Walter into a small room. "Here", he said, "is where we test how smart our applicants are." Walter died inside. He had been told that the applications were tough - after ...
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What does this modern art picture represent?

This puzzle belongs to the puzzle series: hyper-modern art Two visitors are standing in front of a painting in the hyper-modern art gallery, discussing it. "Well, I have to admit that I really ...
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What is the title of this modern art painting, if not "Stars and Stripes"?

This puzzle belongs to the puzzle series: hyper-modern art Still in the hyper-modern art gallery... "You know, even now that you have explained to me, how hyper-modern-art works, I still don't ...
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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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Which country flags can you make in Tetris?

Your friend is playing Tetris. In her version of the game, the pieces use the standard colors and can drop in any possible order without restrictions. In the order shown below, the colors are light ...
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Lepidopterology needed!

This puzzle belongs to the puzzle series: hyper-modern art The two friends in the gallery of Hyper-modern art are still discussing. "You know what, to certain extent I start enjoying this Hyper-...
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I am an island (ysaujdiolkiun)

An entry in Fortnightly Topic Challenge #32: Grid Deduction Hybrids I received an envelope containing two drawings and no return address. I would recognize that handwriting anywhere - my dear friend ...
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❤️🐖🤯Scrambled emoji tale☠️💰😊 #1️⃣

Note: If the emoji charactres of this question and its answers are borked, doubtful and what you can see are mostly boxes (like □ or �), you could try to install this extension if you are using Chrome ...
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Deciphering an Alien Signal

I have a strange problem that you may be able to help me with. I was recently hired by company that manages several communications satellites, and I've gotten stuck with the overnight shift. Earlier ...
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fill this grid with water!

In this puzzle you have to fill with water some cells of the grid. The number of filled squares in each row and column is written next to it. You can't fill a square if the squares connected to it (...
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Definition Resolution

Your final answer(s) should be thematic.
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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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