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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 geometric puzzle centered around geometric figures formed from unit-squares, or a puzzle that uses polyominoes as an integral part.
A puzzle that requires an example to be built that fits certain criteria.
Puzzles that involve strategic decision making, usually involving either competitive or cooperative choices between a number of participants.
physically made and have some sort of mechanism for turning or moving them, such as Rubik's Cubes or trick boxes.
A puzzle from 2-dimensional or 3-dimensional geometry centered around matchsticks, often involving moving, adding, or removing some to achieve some defined goal.
A puzzle relating to physics equations or physical principles such as energy, entropy, and classical/quantum mechanics.
Puzzles tagged with word-search should generally be about finding words within a grid, these types of puzzles are mass-producible so adding a twist or spin to them is a good idea.
A puzzle related to magic squares: grids of integers where all rows, columns, and diagonals have the same sum.
A question about whether a puzzle can be solved.
For puzzles centered around playing cards. For questions about card games themselves, visit our sister site Board & Card Games Stack Exchange.
told different pieces of information, and the reader must figure out something based on their words and actions.
a technique employed to determine which events occurred leading up to a given situation.
Puzzles that involve nonograms (also known as *Hanjie* or *Japanese Puzzle*), logic puzzles where runs of colored cells are given at the edges of the grid. Use with [grid-deduction] and [logical-deduc…
primarily built around a well-known book, novel, drama, poem, or author.
For puzzles that contain an element of humour or wit. Please do not use this tag to post simple jokes which are not puzzles, and remember that questions should be uniquely answerable.
Puzzles that use number properties such as even and odd, multiples of numbers, part of a well-known sequence (i.e. Fibonacci) or theorem (Pythagorean relations) or others in part of the method to solv…
A puzzle related to concepts in computer science, such as algorithms or information theory.
For puzzles involving any form of dice.
A question relating to interpretation of clues in a crossword puzzle, or to generation of clues in a crossword puzzle. Use [cryptic-clues] for clues obeying the conventions of cryptic crosswords, [cro…
A mathematical puzzle about the manipulation and solution of equations. Use with [mathematics]
for questions where the answerer must identify a puzzle type based on deliberately limited information about its nature, such as notes made in the course of solving it. For questions where…
Raven's Progressive Matrices or similar puzzles: visual designs with a missing piece, often a 3x3 matrix with a corner missing, and a number of choices to pick from and fill in the missing piece
a puzzle composed out of the solutions to other mostly disjoint puzzles.
a puzzle which involves sliding blocks into a desired end configuration.
Cooperative games where a team of players must try to guess the color of their hat, but can only see their teammates' hats.
A puzzle in which certain letters, e.g. of each word, line, or paragraph, form a meaningful word or words when put together.
A puzzle on a discrete system where one has to decide whether a certain system state can be reached through a finite number of steps.
A word ladder puzzle has a source word and a target word, and to solve the puzzle you must find a chain of words to link the two.
a logic puzzle where the goal is to draw a loop so each number has that many edges of the loop adjacent to it. Use with [grid-deduction] and [logical-deduction].
a square grid of letters in which every row and column forms a word. They can be clued just like normal crossword puzzles. Use with [crosswords] or [cryptic-crosswords] if the word sq…
A puzzle that involves tiles (or the concept of tiles) in the shape of 2x1 rectangles, divided into 2 squares, each containing 0 to 6 spots. It may require knowledge of general rules of the game, Dom…
A puzzle related to sports competitions, sports tables, sports records, or the history of sports.
For puzzles on spotting an odd-one-out item in a list.
The answer to a problem may be known but it is not understood. These questions explicitly request additional details on how a problem is solved or why the current solution is appropriate.
A puzzle pertaining to topics associated with space like astronomy, space travel, and cosmology.