is a flash game that takes the game mechanics of the indie hit VVVVVV
and transforms them from a fast-twitch platform game to a puzzle platformer. [more inside]
, also known as Pearls, is an NP-complete
logic puzzle created by the makers of Sudoku. Brandon McPhail provides a few free puzzles to get your feet wet on his web site
(Java applet). Once you've mastered those, UCLICK Games offers a free daily puzzle
(Flash) with the past month of archives available too. [more inside]
is a simple flash-based puzzle game that involves getting your object from point A to B.
Levels you complete can be scrolled through using "x" to move to the next level and "d" to return the level select button to the first level.
The browser saves your progress, so you can close your tab/browser and return to it later.
(flash, game) "You got your Picross in my Minesweeper!" "You got your Minesweeper in my Picross!" [more inside]
Since 1980, Nikoli^
has been in the business of creating many different variations
of logic puzzles (such as the very popular Sudoku and Kakuro). Unfortunately, as they're stationed in Tokyo, their magazine is unavailable to most Americans.
Luckily, over the decades they've inspired quite a few people to make their own puzzles and variants, including:
End of the decade flash fun: Picma Picture Enigmas
are modern logic puzzle games based on the classic educational games Rocky's Boots
(1982) and Robot Odyssey
(1984). [more inside]
Friday Flash Fun*: Конструктор: Engineer of the People
, in which you are an engineer working in a top-secret semiconductor facility called H3, designing top-secret integrated circuits based on specifications provided to you.
*For certain values of 'fun'
Metafilter's Back Monday Flash Fun: Two Rooms
is a logic game where you trigger switches to move barriers out of your way. [more inside]
A mindbending logic puzzle.
A thousand people on the island, 900 brown-eyed and 100 blue-eyed; anyone who learns their own eye color must kill themself the next day; a visitor mentions that there is a blue-eyed person on the island; what happens? Nothing, you say, because they already know that? Wrong. Further details at the Terry Tao post linked above, but don't scroll down below the boxed description unless you want hints and/or spoilers. [more inside]
A virtually unlimited supply of randomly-generated logic puzzles, in a variety of sizes and difficulties: Nonograms. Slither Link. Nurikabe. Bridges. Light Up.
Use everyone's logic and vocabulary skills to figure out what the secret word is
The Einstein Puzzle
by Flowix Games is based on an old DOS game called Sherlock, which, in turn, was based on Einstein's (Supposed) Puzzle
). No, it's not Friday yet, and no, it's not Flash. It's a really logical game, and it's really damn hard. I've only won once, and that was within the first few times of playing. If you find it hard to figure out what's going on, read THIS
... It helped me to figure out EXACTLY what the hell was going on. The authors are Russian, and the help in the game may only serve to confuse you. ;) It's free, and runs on Windows, Mac, and Linux. I'm hooked on it, Dammit. :D
is a new online puzzle extravaganza in the style of the MIT Mystery Hunt
and the aforelinked Puzzle Boat
. Appease the Gods by performing twelve puzzly labors. Good luck!
Connect the colors on the cube
Who has the fish?
Einstein logic puzzle. If I can do it, you guys can.
"WARNING!!! The puzzles on this site are very difficult,
and most require the use of a good spreadsheet program in order to solve them. It will take many hours, perhaps days, to solve each puzzle..."
Japanese Flash logic test
Get the family from one side of the river, to the other. [more inside]