These puzzles are really fun, and they’re
really educational too. Play the paper and pencil version, or
invite your students to play our interactive online version. This
should also be a weekly regular for your students! Click the
section header to view this week’s Logic Puzzle of the Week, and
to play if you wish.
Four friends went on their annual fishing trip this past weekend. The
trip heralded the end of summer and was usually their last chance to
spend a weekend together before family, school, and work drew them
away to other concerns. This year was an unusually good year for the
fishing part of the trip and they all arrived home with a few new fish
stories to add to their growing collection...
School has started but there is strife in the Drama department. A big
debate has started between the teachers and the drama students about
what they should do for this winter's play. The principle, tired of
weathering complaints from both teachers and student body, has laid
down the law - a decision must be reached by end of day on Friday or
there will be no play this year...
Monday morning, five people fight their way through commuter traffic
to the subway station on their way to work. Each person needed to get
to a different part of the city for work. Each used a different subway
line, conveniently labeled by color, and each line left at a different
Sara and her husband, along with three other couples, went on a sleigh
ride Friday evening. With light flurries of snowflakes drifting down
and cool crisp air, they snuggled down under the blanket provided
while listening to the muted clip clop of the horses’ hooves and the
silent tinkling of the jingle bells on the harnesses. The sleigh ride
took them to a big barn, where a dance was being held...
Four friends spent New Year's Eve together, reminiscing over the
happenings in their lives over the year. They discovered that each of
them had experienced something really good and something equally bad
during the year. Determine the full name of each friend, the worst
thing that happened to them, and the best thing that happened to them.
The circus is in town! Four families got tickets for a day of fun
under the big top. Each family brought a different number of children
and each family had a different favorite act of the day. Determine the
full name of each couple, how many children each had, and what each
family's favorite act was.
Last weekend was the national Scrabble tournament, held in New York
City. Four finalists played three games against each other to
determine the national Scrabble champion of the year. The finalists
had been playing Scrabble for years and competition was fierce...