More than 10 years ago, I got a 6-block wood puzzle at a market in Portland,OR. It's NOT the standard Burr puzzle, even though it results in a similar shape, with a meatier core and less sticking out on each side. I used to be quick to solve it but alas, I no longer can figure it out. I think it's beautiful but also don't have use for 6 pieces if I can't solve the puzzle. Anyone know the puzzle? Can you help?
I've reached the proverbial straw moment where I'm realizing that, approaching any sort of numbers/critical thinking game or challenge that is meant to be fun, is instead filling me with absolute dread. I find myself becoming incredibly tense and anxious, and very often preemptively angry at myself for OF COURSE being too stupid to pick it up, which means that often I don't even try to pick it up, which then becomes an inescapable feedback loop. I need to change this, please tell me how! [more inside]
but I can't remember what PC game circa 1990 I used to do it on. [more inside]
I've been playing a computer game called Puzzle & Dragons where you "fight" monsters by moving jewels around on a grid to create rows of three or more. I want to know if there's any way to work out a good series of moves other than by brute force. Details below: [more inside]
I love rebuses! Is there a webpage or book that has tons of them? I've googled, but have come up short.
I remember playing a game ages (ten years?) ago on (now defunct) bonus.com, which involved manipulating different-coloured cars using switches and other things. I played it on a desktop computer, and it used flash or shockwave. One needed to get a certain amount of cars into specific places to pass the level. The game was played from a top-down perspective. There were many levels. I think, though I may be mistaken, that the game had a person's name in the title. Can you help me find it? [more inside]
Help me ID/find this game: it may have been playable in-browser. If downloadable, it was free and probably worked on winxp. It might have only been at a demo/tech demo state, but it was a 3d first person puzzler where you aim and it would show you the trajectory of where a ball would bounce and you could then teleport to the end point of the trajectory? The idea was that you'd have to figure out which surface/angle to bounce off in order to get to a goal destination. May even have been posted to mefi. [more inside]
I'm looking for ideas for: puzzles, riddles, problems and scavenger hunt type stuff to incorporate into a gift.
I'm looking for ideas for: puzzles, riddles, problems and scavenger hunt type stuff to incorporate into a gift. [more inside]
What first-person perspective puzzle game was set in a completely white environment that you revealed by shooting blobs of paint? [more inside]
I've been a long-time fan of the Myst series, but up until recently with Fez I didn't realize how much I missed atmospheric games based heavily on exploration and worldbuilding-type puzzles. Can anyone recommend more? [more inside]
how do you emulate a [spoiler] tag on paper? [more inside]
Is there a (preferably free) online game like Zynga's Adventure World that doesn't require me to hassle my friends for things to move forward? [more inside]
Calculusfilter. A man is led to the center of a valuable field which he does not own. He coats his feet in blue paint so that his path can be traced. At dawn he begins walking. At a randomly selected time he will be told to stop walking, whereupon he will walk in a perfectly straight line back to the starting point. Then he will be given all the land that has been circumscribed by his blue path. [more inside]
Looking for a mid-90s PC puzzle game based on a cube. Holo or Light or something -- New age/tribal music... I don't remember exactly how it worked, but you try to get the marked side of the cube to land face down on a specific square on a grid (I think the location kept moving, though I'm not sure). Anyways, it might have come with my old IBM Pentium as a prepackaged thing. Any ideas?
I'm looking for logic puzzles/games/systems similar to logic grid puzzles that are mostly deductive, pure logic, but that are more "realistic" or at least tell a more tangible story. Do such things exist? Also, how to construct your own and use them in a narrative structure? [more inside]
Please recommend some great puzzle/adventure/escape browser games! [more inside]
Seeking old jigsaw type puzzle from my childhood. Possibly Mad magazine related, or drawn by Al Jaffee... slim details inside. [more inside]
Identify this game. I played it in the late 90s on the PC or the Amiga. It was an isometric puzzle/action/adventure game set in the future in a tall skyscraper where all the robots (cleaning bots, security bots etc.) had suddenly gone crazy. [more inside]
What is this game? It belonged to my dad's cousin and she would have played with it during the 1940's, I think. [more inside]
Trying to find a certain monochromatic 3D / isometric puzzle game I saw a video of once... [more inside]
Is there a program that will take an already solved sudoku and create a medium difficulty unsolved puzzle? [more inside]
Help me remember the name of a game/puzzle from the early '70s that featured dice-sized clear acrylic cubes. [more inside]
So I played Professor Layton and the Curious Village on DS and I think it's one of the funnest game on the system. Which other game is similar, for older system that can be emulated, or maybe even a website with a good collection of puzzles? Hook me up! I need to satisfy my puzzle solving urges. Thanks!
I've invented my own type of unique, newspaper-publishable, word game. I would like to either make weekly editions of it to sell to weekly newspapers... [more inside]
My young nephew came across an ancient Rubik's Cube last fall, and the time has come to give him a hand in solving it. Obviously, Google returns a wealth of solutions. What I'm looking for, though, is a solution that teaches a logical process for solving the cube, rather than the rote memorization of algorithms. If that doesn't exist, can someone recommend a guide that has animation, or sharply executed diagrams, or at the very least is well-written and free of initialisms?
Why are my Google skills failing me when searching for help with a specific puzzle in Fallout: Brotherhood of Steel? (Caution - may be spoilers!) [more inside]
Do you remember an old PC puzzle game called 'Revelation?' [MI] [more inside]
What international tournaments exist that might be thought of as "mental" Olympics? (That is, they contain a range of competitions based on intellect, strategy, problem-solving, mental arithmetic, etc...)
About five years ago, I found a game online, and I can't remember what it's called or where I found it. It was more of a logic puzzle than a game really -- a little like Mastermind and a little like Battleship. And it also involved primitive natural language processing. [more inside.] [more inside]