Cat Crimes is a logic game by ThinkFun inspired by classic deduction puzzles. It consists of 40 challenges split in four difficulty groups. Each challenge presents the player with a cat crime which they must solve. One of six items on a carpet has been ruined, and several clues written on a card point towards the cat which is responsible. The player must analyze each of the clues, as well as the models of the cats and the carpet (included in the box), and find the perpetrator. Even though the puzzles can be completed just as easily with pen and paper only, the inclusion of cardboard models makes the solving process much more fun. The beautiful artwork of the set and the sturdy cardboard additionally improve the experience. In terms of pure logic, the puzzles are best suited for students in primary and middle schools, but older people can enjoy them as well. Overall, Cat Crimes is a wonderful twist on a traditional type of puzzle, which I highly recommend.
Find your way from one loose end to the other, following the strings as they pss over and under each other. The knots are three-way intersections.
Can you find the objects which are hidden in the images below?
I have keys without locks. I have space without rooms. You can enter but you cannot go outside. What am I?
The answer is KEYBOARD.
Which number must be written in the place of the dots?
If you turn the paper around, the text will read:
... = 19969 + 68199
99106 = 18108 + 80998
Therefore the missing number is 88168, which after 180 degrees rotation becomes 89188.
What is the best move for White in this position?
The best move is 1. Rc8+. Then either 1. ... Kxb7 2. Rxd8, or 1. ... Rxc8 2. Qxa7 Kxa7 3. bxc8 = N+, and Black loses both the Rook and the Queen.
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Concept by Puzzle Prime, art by Nizar Ilman.
Take six coins and arrange them in a triangle as shown in the image. Your goal is to rearrange the coins into a hexagon with only four moves. Every move consists of sliding one coin to a new location where it touches at least two other coins.
Remark: Be careful when you slide a coin not to rearrange the others.
The solution is shown below.