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Puzzles that focus on getting information from truth-tellers (who never lie), liars (who always lie), and/or Jokers (who answer at random), or which use such characters as an integral part of the puzz…
A question including or relating to crossword puzzles. Use [cryptic-crosswords] for British-style cryptic crosswords; [crossword-clues] or [cryptic-clues] for clues as distinct from whole crosswords.
A puzzle which involves the manipulation of individual letters within words, or letters by themselves.
For questions about the Rubik's Cube (a 3-D combination puzzle) and its variations.
A puzzle about a series or collection of symbols, elements, or other objects, whose chosen ordering obeys a specific logical rule, which is usually to be determined.
A question about the creation and development of puzzles. Not to be used for requesting the creation of a puzzle.
A puzzle that asks for determining the winner in a multi-player game.
An anagram rearranges the letters of a word or phrase to produce a new word or phrase.
A puzzle that involves figuring out what happened with regard to a certain incident.
A puzzle built around graphs: sets of nodes joined together by paths. Use with [mathematics]
A puzzle centered around tunes, melodies, operas, famous song texts, composers, orchestras, and/or musical instruments.
A tour puzzle in the form of a complex branching passage through which the solver must find a route.
An affix riddle is a specific type of riddle that clues the target word by describing multiple, possibly overlapping parts of the word separately. Usually the beginning (prefix), the middle (infix), a…
A password puzzle focuses on finding a password to a challenge.
A puzzle involving checkerboards: grids of squares alternating black and white in color, most commonly an 8x8 board.
A puzzle that is centered around weighings and balances.
Logic grid puzzles, first produced by Lewis Carroll, are puzzles in which correspondences must be drawn between multiple ways of describing the same list of objects, using a given set of clues about t…
A puzzle related to algorithms (a main concept in computer science). Puzzles may ask for an algorithm as an answer or require the analysis of a given algorithm.
Puzzles which are themed towards or particularly relevant to a certain time of year, e.g. seasons, events, holidays.
A geometric packing puzzle in which a number of shapes have to be assembled into a larger shape, generally without overlaps or gaps.
A puzzle that involves figuring out what happened with regard to a certain incident through analyzing clues and deducing conclusions.
For puzzles referencing or relating to historical events or knowledge. Use [puzzle-history] for the history of puzzles.
used for geometric puzzles, if one wants to stress that the setting is not 2-dimensional but 3-dimensional.
A puzzle involving a set of things (most often words) which must be divided into groups such that the things in each group share some connection.
For puzzles that presented themselves, with real parameters and consequences, during otherwise non-puzzling activities.
A board game is a game that involves counters or pieces moved or placed on a "board" according to a fixed set of rules.
A geometric puzzle where a given figure has to be cut into a number of pieces subject to a number of constraints.
A mathematical puzzle that's stated in words, usually in terms of a story or a situation that dresses the problem up.
A geometric puzzle centered around geometric figures formed from unit-squares, or a puzzle that uses polyominoes as an integral part.
Alphametic puzzles involve equations where digits have been replaced with letters, where the goal is usually to reconstruct the original equation, matching letters to numbers.
A puzzle that makes use of cinematic knowledge, such as movie titles, actors, directors, and film awards.
For puzzles based, related to, or requiring knowledge of, video games, game characters, genres, platforms, etc.
Twisty puzzles consist of a set of pieces which can be manipulated into different combinations by a group of operations. Use this tag for puzzles similar to the archetype of combination puzzles, the R…
Puzzles that are physically made and have some sort of mechanism for turning or moving them, such as Rubik's Cubes or trick boxes.
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…
Puzzles which require some knowledge of science to solve. Consider using the [physics], [chemistry] or [computer-science] tags if your question is specifically about these branches of science.