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Circle Puzzles

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Sorry if this is posted in the wrong section of the forums, but here is the situation.

I have a school project due, basicly its a board game design project. My group is broken up into 4 people and I am in charge of the actual board. I was interested in doing a circle puzzle like the one's on the back of the cerial boxes. My question is, does anyone know what those puzzles are called? Are there generator's for those puzzles? I basicly need a circle puzzle with 4 ways to get in and 4 ways to the center, with other pathways leading to dead ends.

Can anyone help me?

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Re: Circle Puzzles

ChaosNightWolf wrote:
Sorry if this is posted in the wrong section of the forums, but here is the situation.

I have a school project due, basicly its a board game design project. My group is broken up into 4 people and I am in charge of the actual board. I was interested in doing a circle puzzle like the one's on the back of the cerial boxes. My question is, does anyone know what those puzzles are called? Are there generator's for those puzzles? I basicly need a circle puzzle with 4 ways to get in and 4 ways to the center, with other pathways leading to dead ends.

Can anyone help me?

Sounds like you're talking about a maze :)

There's lots of generators for those online.

Good luck!

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Circle Puzzles

Um,
Doesn't the board have to integrate with the rest of the game?

- Seth

Chip
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Re: Circle Puzzles

ChaosNightWolf wrote:
I was interested in doing a circle puzzle like the one's on the back of the cerial boxes. My question is, does anyone know what those puzzles are called?

I don't know about cereal boxes, but it sounds like you may be referring to a Labyrinth (which is really just a special type of maze).

Chip

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Re: Circle Puzzles

Chip wrote:
I don't know about cereal boxes, but it sounds like you may be referring to a Labyrinth (which is really just a special type of maze).

What's the difference between a maze and a labyrinth then?

- René Wiersma

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Re: Circle Puzzles

zaiga wrote:

What's the difference between a maze and a labyrinth then?

- René Wiersma

I was curious too - apparently a labyrinth has a single path that goes towards the centre (and is usually circular), and a maze has false passages and dead ends.

More info (plus some really cool mazes) can be found here:

http://www.amazeingart.com/media-contact/mazes-labyrinths-faq.html

I'm not sure how you could make a game out of this, though, but maybe divide the maze into a grid, and have some kind of movement point system? Or like ricochet robot, where people all look at the board and try to solve it as fast as they can, and the first person who thinks they have a solution hits a buzzer or something and tries to solve it?

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Re: Circle Puzzles

s2alexan wrote:
I'm not sure how you could make a game out of this, though, but maybe divide the maze into a grid, and have some kind of movement point system? Or like ricochet robot, where people all look at the board and try to solve it as fast as they can, and the first person who thinks they have a solution hits a buzzer or something and tries to solve it?

Well, there's a game I played in my childhood called the Amazing Labyrinth (technically a maze), which I remember being kind of cool. Each turn you add a tile to the maze, which slides a row or colum up or down, changing the layout of the maze. You have to more through the labyrinth to pick up items.

- René Wiersma

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