How To Build A Logic Puzzle
In this video, I show you how to build a logic puzzle and offer 3 techniques for designing logic puzzles.
Building on what we've learned about mazes, let's take a look at how to design logic puzzles!
What is a logic puzzle?
A logic puzzle is a puzzle that requires rational calculation to solve – whether using inductive, abductive, deductive, or other type of reasoning. That is, to solve a logic puzzle, the player must be able to hold the puzzle as a system in their head in order to think a few steps ahead of their current situation, looking at both the individual parts of the puzzle and the puzzle as a whole, in order to both make and test hypotheses about how to solve it.
Basically, a logic puzzle challenges the player’s mind.
In this video, I show you how to build a logic puzzle and offer
3 Techniques for Designing Logic Puzzles:
- Make the player hold lot of things in their heads at once to solve some aspects of the puzzle.
- Make the player hold things in their head for varying timeframes. Some challenges should be immediate and some should be spread out over the duration of the puzzle. Vary the timeframe of your logical challenges.
- Make the player hold different things in their heads at once. Players want to put things in linear order. So, interleave the aspects of your puzzle to challenge your player’s mind to be able to think about multiple things across different time frames, some immediate, some spaced out across longer periods of time, and some in between.
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Also, here's the link to the video "How To Make A Player Stop and Think," which I mention in the video and promised to share.