When I was younger, there was nothing I loved better than solving old puzzles in magazines. Since, I've become an adult, however, these print publications have unfortunately become harder to find.
Luckily, I came across this logic puzzle form back in the day and I have to say, they're just as enjoyable to do now as they were when I was just a boy.
In the following puzzle, you'll be asked questions about a camping site and you have to answer them with the help of only one illustration. Trust me, this is not as easy as it sounds.
Look at the following picture very carefully and answer the following questions.
1. How many tourists are staying in the camp?
2. When did they arrive: today or a couple of days ago?
3. How did they get here?
4. How far away is the closest town?
5.Where does the wind blow: from the north or from the south?
6. What time of day is it?
7. Where did Alex go?
8. Who was on duty yesterday?
9. What is the date today?
The answers are below...
1. There are four tourists staying in the camp. There are four sets of cutlery on the picnic blanket and four names on the duty list, if you look carefully.
2. They arrived a couple of days ago. A spider was able to build its web between the tent and a tree in the due time.
3. They arrived by boat. There are oars set against the tree.
4. No, the closest village is not far. There is a chicken walking around, which means that a village must be quite close.
5. The wind is blowing from the south. A flag that shows the wind direction can be seen on top of the tent. How do we know which direction this is? Look at the trees: branches on the southern side are normally longer.
6. It's morning. Now that you know the answer to the previous question, you know which way is south and which is north. Now you can do the same with east and west and figure out the times based on the shadows.
7. Alex went to catch butterflies. You can see the scoop net behind the tent.
8. Colin was on duty. Colin is looking for something in his backpack (it's marked with a "C"). Alex is catching butterflies. James is taking pictures (you can see a camera tripod sticking out his bag). That means that Peter is on duty today, and Colin was on duty yesterday.
9. According to the duty list on the tree, today is August 8th; because Peter is on duty and there is a watermelon on the ground (watermelons ripen in August).