Do you like logic puzzles? I do! In this article I am describing an attempt to create some logic puzzles that requires “out of the box thinking” to solve. If that sounds intriguing, read on!
When I was a kid my father subscribed to “Reader’s Digest” (maybe he still does, I don’t know). I used to read it and remember particularly enjoying two types of articles. One kind was a type of story that typically told the thrilling story of some guy who went out into the wilderness, got stuck under a fallen tree and eventually had to carve his limbs off with a pocket knife to get loose and then crawl all the way home without bleeding to death.
The other kind of article I enjoyed was “IQ tests”. The tests they published was pretty standard ones where you had to try to figure out which image out of 3 or 4 that belonged in another series or images. To solve them you had to find how the series progressed – this was usually by rotations, additions and subtraction of elements in the pictures.
Now, I don’t particularly see the value of “intelligence tests”, but I do enjoy the puzzle aspect of them. As a kid I was very thrilled by these puzzles – they gave me a lot of fun challenges.
If you google for “IQ test” you will find many that are similar to the ones “Reader’s Digest” published. However, most of these tests are constructed following a few standard patterns (rotations, add, subtract etc) and I recently started thinking that it might be fun to try to construct similar puzzles – but without following the usual patterns. I started out and quickly realized that the process of creating puzzles like this is a great, fun and different challenge. Hopefully they will be fun for you too, trying to solve them.
So, here is a set of three puzzles. The objective in all three is to find out which image (A, B, C or D) that is supposed to replace the one(s) marked with ‘?’ in the image grid.
Please post feedback in the comments section. Enjoy!