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Logic puzzles come in all shapes and sizes, but the kind of puzzles we offer here are most commonly referred to as "logic grid" puzzles. In each puzzle you are given a series of categories, and an equal number of options within each category. Each option is used once and only once. Your goal is to figure out which options are linked together based on a series of given clues. Each puzzle has only one unique solution, and each can be solved using simple logical processes (i.e. educated guesses are not required).
A custom-labeled grid is provided for every puzzle, like the one you see to the right. The grid allows you to cross-reference every possible option in every category. You can eliminate pairs you know aren't true with an X, and pencil in pairs you know are related with an O. If you know, for example, that Lauren wasn't born in 1961, you can add an X in the box where the Lauren column and 1961 row meet. Similarly, if you know that Bryant was born in 1971, you can add an O in the appropriate box. Furthermore, since every option can only be used once in any given puzzle, you can eliminate the four other options for Bryant in that category (1937, 1946, 1961, 1975) and the four other options for 1971 (Anahi, Jayden, Lauren and Nikolas).
Continue doing this for every clue you're given. Eventually you will have filled in enough X's and O's on the board that you will then be able to use simple logic to deduce the solution to the puzzle. For example, if A = B, and B = C, then A must equal C. Similarly, if A = B, and B =/= D, then A must not equal D.
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Use the logic to go through all the clues and find the answer in each logic puzzle. The puzzles' difficult range from very easy to very hard, and are available for download (PDF version).
Very Easy Puzzles
Cats in spring.
This is a logic puzzle about cats that fell in love in the springtime. Find out how many kittens each female cat had in her litter.
The Bike Race
Three young cyclists had a mishap somewhere in the bike race. Can you find out their final placing?
A bargain featured.
Benny, Carla and Daniella each picked up a bargain in the January sales. Can you determine the item they bought?
A Michigan Adventure
Five couples met on their first day on Mackinac Island in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. They all got along wonderfully and decided to spend part of their vacation together. Your task is to find out which two people are a couple and other things about them.
Three girls representing their country as Miss Panama, Miss France, and Miss America, got distracted when her plane arrived at East Central Airport. Follow the clues to solve this logic puzzle.
Ballroom Dancing new
Three distinguished pairs stole the spotlight in a different dance in a ballroom dancing social event. Determine the dance in which they excelled.
Be My Valentine
Freddie was in love with three girls from his school and sent all three a valentine's card. Can you figure out each potential sweetheart surname?
Big Band Solos
Three of the members of the Evan Wilson Big Band each had a solo to perform at the concert in the town's Majestic Theatre. Can you determine the instrument they played?
Claudia, Jennifer and Steph enjoy a different means of catching up on the news while having breakfast. Can you determine each persons means of catching up on the news?
Three students graduated from university to follow their chosen vocation. Find out who went to which university, who graduated as which and their age.
After attending Church services, Rose and her brothers Tom and Sam gathered together at a restaurant. For each person, can you determine their soup, meat course and dessert?
Rose, Tom and Sam each went to a different church to attend Holy Mass or service on Christmas Day. Can you determine which church they attended?
This is a special Easter logic puzzle. Follow the clues to solve it.
Three members of our society live in 1 million plus homes in one of the city's more affluent suburbs. Can you solve this logic puzzle?
Fall Dance featured
Saturday night, three couples went to the town's annual Fall Dance competition. Can you determine their place in the competition?
Each one in this logic puzzle have a different talent. Match them up with the month and date of their next performance.
Fast Trains From Airports
This is an easy logic puzzle about express trains that operate in London.
A group of high school biology students took a field trip to a state park. Follow the clues to solve this logic puzzle.
Football Fanatics featured
In this logic puzzle, for each fan, can you determine their age, their team and number of matches they watched?
Girlfriend Appreciation Day
Have fun solving this logic puzzle about three brothers that created a new holiday: Girlfriend Appreciation Day.
Girls and Their Dreams
Three girls who are best friends always chat about their futures. Try to find out what each girl dreams of.
Glue Factory Stakes
From the clues, for each horse, can you determine the color it wore, its jockey and in what position it finished?
Three friends participated in a golf match to help raise money for a local charity. From the clues, determine their final score.
Michael and his two best friends graduated from school today. Find out what they have chosen for a major in college.
Jed, Ben and Joe went for a holiday to Spain (Barcelona, Pamplona and Bilbao). Which city did they visit first.
Can you solve this easy logic puzzle about holiday tours?
Kids at Play
This neighborhood had lots of children of all different ages. Determine what each of the child's last name is.
Loading Trucks featured
From the clues provided, determine each driver, the type of goods they are picking up, and the driver's final destination.
Try to figure out what time Bob, Jill, and Andrew were found, where, and what day.
Determine the the name of the bank or credit union the employees from the Gadget Factory went to, the street it was on, and the type of account into which they made their deposit.
Sara and her siblings were playing Monopoly before dinner. Figure out what their best property was.
Mothers Annual Outing
For each Mother, can you determine who committed which offense, in what order and how she was dressed?
Movie Goers new
Three friends are going together to see a movie that starts at 12:30 pm. Determine what time they left for the movie.
Music Lovers featured
Yesenia, Savannah and Adam share the love of music, but not the same style. Following clues, determine who loves which style.
Music? No, Thanks
In this logic puzzle, figure out which field Ludwig, Johann and Wolfgang pursued.
Nearly Forgotten Valentines
Jorge, Karl and Eric have forgotten about Valentine's Day and have had to buy a last-minute gift. Follow the clues to solve this logic puzzle.
New Product Range
The local supermarket was introducing a new product range and samples were being given to customers throughout the day. Determine which sample was given to each customer.
New Shoes featured
Margaret and her girlfriends went shopping and had a grand time. Can you determine the type of shoe each one purchased?
New Year's Resolutions
This year, 4 couples have decided on something they would like to do, as a couple, in 2021. What their resolution was for 2021?
No More Picnics
Have fun solving this logic puzzle about weight loss and teddy bears.
Old King Cole
This is a logic puzzle about an annual festival of folk music, dancing, and culture which attracts competitors from around the world.
Pet or No Pet featured
Three friends live in the same street. Determine who has and who does not have a pet.
Three buccaneers set sail in search of treasure, each in a different direction. Following clues, determine the informations about them.
Three employees of the same company retired at different times. Can you determine the date when they retired?
Robbery at Millionaire's Mansion
Follow the clues to determine which item each burglar stole from the Millionaire's Mansion.
Room With a View featured
Can you solve this logic puzzle about "Room with a View", a popular home makeover TV show.
Help Joe reconstructing his delivery list that fell into a puddle of water.
Can you solve this logic puzzle about three competitors that excelled in their chosen sports?
Star Students featured
Have fun solving this logic puzzle about three popular TV personalities.
The Enchanted Forest
This is a logic puzzle about three little girls that fell into a deep sleep and found themselves in the Land of Dreams where there was an Enchanted Forest.
The Football Game featured
From the clues, determine the number of times each player captained his international team.
Figure out the order in which the horses finished in the Grand-Town Derby.
Three Coins in the Fountain
Three young tourists on a trip to Rome decide to stop at the famous Trevi Fountain, throw in a coin and make a wish. Follow the clues to solve this logic puzzle.
This is a logic puzzle about three friends (Jo, Sally and Flo) that won some sweepstakes prize money. Find out how they spent that money.
Three Little Boys
Three little boys had three little boys, they each had a wooden horse. Can you determine the color of each one's horse.
This is a logic puzzle about a dinner at the Millionaire's Mansion that was infiltrated by three imposters.
At the pizzeria.
Can you find which pizza was chosen by each of the five friends?
This is a medium logic puzzle for beach lovers.
Breakfast at Tiffanys featured
Can you figure out which woman ordered which drink for breakfast, what they ate, and which drink they took to go?
Four people were stranded by bad weather and couldn't fly home to their families for Christmas. With so little notice, none of them had time to prepare a Christmas dinner. Determine which person ate at which restaurant.
Santa prepared a little challenge his reindeers. Help them to solve this challenge.
In history class, five students had to pick a past president of the United States and give a short speech about him. Determine which student spoke about which president.
Class Schedule featured
Using the clues, help Ralph put his schedule back together before he starts college tomorrow.
Cookies for Love
Every year, just before Christmas, 4 friends get together and decide what they can do to help some of the needy families in town. Figure out which family each one is sponsoring this year.
A clever burglar sneaked in a local museum. Figure out the characteristics of each paint he grabbed.
Three couples took part in a dance competition and each discipline was won by a different couple. Can you determine who won which discipline?
Tom, his date and three other couples met at his house. From the clues identify each couple, the girls flowers, and the color of the girl's and boy's clothing.
Every anniversary, 4 couples return to the spot they had their first date. From the giving clues, determine the date of the anniversary for each couple.
Double-Decker Bicycle Race
Have fun solving this easy logic puzzle about a crazy idea that has turned into an annual charity event.
In this logic puzzle about golfing you have to determine the winning golfer for each year.
A local chapter of the Greek Mythology Association is attempting to schedule a meet and greet at a local dog park. Determine which dog belonged to which owner.
High Divers featured
A local group of diving entertainers has come to town. Determine how high each diver will dive from.
Figure out the players who were chosen to participate in the dream team.
Ice Cream for Snack
Determine at what time each child has eaten his ice cream and its flavors.
Language Learners featured
Learning a new language is a challenge the local college takes seriously. Determine how many students are participating in each class.
Luck of the Livinhopes
The Livinhopes were at the Happy Valley race-meeting where each placed a different bet to win on the Golden Cup feature race. For each Livinhope, can you determine which horse they backed?
Most Important Meal of the Day new
Five roommates eat breakfast at different times in the morning. Follow the clues to determine what each one ate.
Movie Buffs Associated - Abbott and Costello
Every week since its inauguration, the local Movie Buffs Associated have shown a series of movies chosen by a selection panel. Last week their choice was the dancing duo, Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers.
Movie Buffs Associated - Alastair Sim
Every week since its inauguration, the local Movie Buffs Associated have shown a series of movies chosen by a selection panel. Last week their choice was Alastair Sim.
Movie Buffs Associated - Alec Guinness
Every week since its inauguration, the local Movie Buffs Associated have shown a series of movies chosen by a selection panel. Last week their choice was Alec Guinness.
Movie Buffs Associated - Al Pacino
Every week since its inauguration, the local Movie Buffs Associated have shown a series of movies chosen by a selection panel. Last week their choice was Al Pacino.
Movie Buffs Associated - Anthony Hopkins
Every week since its inauguration, the local Movie Buffs Associated have shown a series of movies chosen by a selection panel. Last week their choice was Anthony Hopkins.
Movie Buffs Associated - Arnold Schwarzenegger
Every week since its inauguration, the local Movie Buffs Associated have shown a series of movies chosen by a selection panel. Last week their choice was Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Movie Buffs Associated - Bruce Willis
Every week since its inauguration, the local Movie Buffs Associated have shown a series of movies chosen by a selection panel. Last week their choice was Bruce Willis.
Movie Buffs Associated - Burt Lancaster
Every week since its inauguration, the local Movie Buffs Associated have shown a series of movies chosen by a selection panel. Last week their choice was Burt Lancaster.
Movie Buffs Associated - David Niven
Every week since its inauguration, the local Movie Buffs Associated have shown a series of movies chosen by a selection panel. Last week their choice was David Niven.
Movie Buffs Associated - Fred and Ginger
Movie buffs associated - gene wilder.
Every week since its inauguration, the local Movie Buffs Associated have shown a series of movies chosen by a selection panel. Last week their choice was Gene Wilder.
Movie Buffs Associated - Gloria Swanson
Every week since its inauguration, the local Movie Buffs Associated have shown a series of movies chosen by a selection panel. Last week their choice was Gloria Swanson.
Movie Buffs Associated - Harrison Ford
Every week since its inauguration, the local Movie Buffs Associated have shown a series of movies chosen by a selection panel. Last week their choice was Harrison Ford.
Movie Buffs Associated - Helen Mirren
Every week since its inauguration, the local Movie Buffs Associated have shown a series of movies chosen by a selection panel. Last week their choice was Helen Mirren.
Movie Buffs Associated - Jack Nicholson
Every week since its inauguration, the local Movie Buffs Associated have shown a series of movies chosen by a selection panel. Last week their choice was Jack Nicholson.
Movie Buffs Associated - James Mason
Every week since its inauguration, the local Movie Buffs Associated have shown a series of movies chosen by a selection panel. Last week their choice was James Mason.
Movie Buffs Associated - Jane Fonda
Every week since its inauguration, the local Movie Buffs Associated have shown a series of movies chosen by a selection panel. Last week their choice was Jane Fonda.
Movie Buffs Associated - John Wayne
Every week since its inauguration, the local Movie Buffs Associated have shown a series of movies chosen by a selection panel. Last week their choice was John Wayne.
Movie Buffs Associated - Maggie Smith
Every week since its inauguration, the local Movie Buffs Associated have shown a series of movies chosen by a selection panel. Last week their choice was Maggie Smith.
Movie Buffs Associated - Michael Caine
Every week since its inauguration, the local Movie Buffs Associated have shown a series of movies chosen by a selection panel. Last week their choice was Michael Caine.
Movie Buffs Associated - Norman Wisdom
Every week since its inauguration, the local Movie Buffs Associated have shown a series of movies chosen by a selection panel. Last week their choice was Norman Wisdom.
Movie Buffs Associated - Samuel L. Jackson
Every week since its inauguration, the local Movie Buffs Associated have shown a series of movies chosen by a selection panel. Last week their choice was Samuel L. Jackson.
Movie Buffs Associated - Sandra Bullock
Every week since its inauguration, the local Movie Buffs Associated have shown a series of movies chosen by a selection panel. Last week their choice was Sandra Bullock.
Movie Buffs Associated - Van Heflin
Every week since its inauguration, the local Movie Buffs Associated have shown a series of movies chosen by a selection panel. Last week their choice was Van Heflin.
Movie Buffs Associated - Vivien Leigh
Every week since its inauguration, the local Movie Buffs Associated have shown a series of movies chosen by a selection panel. Last week their choice was Vivien Leigh.
New Year's Eve
Harold invited 4 friends to get together for new years eve and have a small party. Help him determine some information about his guests.
Follow the clues to determine which woman saw which planet while looking through her telescope.
Help Jenna get her recipes straightened out by solving this logic puzzle.
Remodeling Fun featured
Four couples recently came into a small inheritance and decided to use the money to remodel a room in their house. Which they decided to remodel?
Show and Tell
Tomorrow is Show & Tell at school. Follow the clues to determine what kid brought in for Show & Tell.
Using the clues, figure out which horse scored which point, in what order it was viewed and the color of the horse.
Five local musicians were invited to participate in the annual talent show. Determine which place each musician ended up in.
The '60's Club featured
Follow the clues to solve this logic puzzle about the Happy Town's '60's Club.
The Boby's Helmet
From the clues, for each of the men, can you determine who nabbed which PC's helmet, using which technique, for what reason and under what name did he appear in court?
The Music Man
Have fun solving this logic puzzle about a music man who can play piano, saxophone and violin.
Trick or Treating
Four friends were talking excitedly about their plans for Halloween. Can you solve this Halloween logic puzzle?
Trip to the Doctor
Four people visited the doctor and were asked unusual questions. Figure out what they answered.
Can you determine the names of the couples and where they were married?
Where in the World? featured
Five college friends start talking about where they were born. Figure out where each one was born.
A new personal computer.
With the help of the clues, could you figure out which computer has been chosen by Andrew?
At the Farm
Five siblings live on a farm where each one performs a chore on a specific day of the week. Figure out which sibling performed which task.
Bird Rescue 101
Using the giving clues, determine which bird was released in which month by the rescue group.
Class Is In
For the last few years, class sizes at a local university have been growing. Determine which instructor is assigned to which class.
This is a logic puzzle about Martha, a woman who loves her expensive coffees.
Film Festival featured
Ann was tasked with picking out some of the best films from the first five Sugartown Film Festival. Can you solve this logic puzzle?
For Sale... Sold!
Rebecca has had a spectacular month because she sold 5 houses. Follow the clues to solve this logic puzzle.
Five students in Mrs. Hill's class each became ill on a certain day of the week. Which day each kid did not go to school?
Jewelry Shop Sale featured
Four friends were visiting the local shopping mall when they decided to enter a jewelry shop and decided to purchase a pendant. Determine the price each person paid for his or her pendant.
The National Jigsaw Puzzle Society recently released their picks for the best Jigsaw Puzzles. Can you determine the company who designed each puzzle?
A group of friends gathered together at Louigi's Italian Restaurant. Find out which person got which dish.
Each year at Christmas time, the Acne corporation holds their annual Christmas In December extravaganza. Follow the clues to solve this logic grid puzzle.
The streets of Puzzleville are falling to pieces and residents are up in arms. Figure out how much each streets repair budget is.
Time to Quit featured
Five people are quitting work to spend more time at home growing fruits and reading their favorite magazine. Follow the clues to find out more about them.
Using your puzzle solving skills, try to solve this logic puzzle about viral videos.
Learn how to play
Solve this extremely easy logic puzzle to get used with this kind of puzzle.
This very easy logic puzzle will help you understand the basics of this kind of logic game.
This easy basic logic puzzle have some of the most common clues you may find in this type of logic game.
- How to solve a Logic Puzzle
This tutorial will guide you step by step on how to solve a logic puzzle.
Try to solve these basic logic puzzles if this is your first time playing this kind of game.
- Basic Logic Puzzle 1
- Basic Logic Puzzle 2
- Basic Logic Puzzle 3
Printable Logic Puzzles
Take a look at our Printable Logic Puzzles . You will find a PDF version of each of ours logic puzzles to download.
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How to Solve Logic Puzzles
Last Updated: June 29, 2021
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This article includes general advice for logical reasoning problems, as well as thorough instructions for solving the most common type of logic puzzle. This type of puzzle provides a list or paragraph of clues, then asks you a question that requires you to use the clues to answer. Many books and websites that contain these logic puzzles come with a grid to help you solve them, but this article also includes instructions for making your own.
Setting up a Grid
- Here's an example problem: Three friends named Anna, Brad, and Caroline agree to bring one dessert each to a birthday party. Each friend is wearing a different color shirt. Anna wears a blue shirt. The person who brought brownies couldn't find her red shirt today. Brad didn't bring any dessert at all, which made the person wearing a yellow shirt irritated. Which person brought the ice cream?
- The example question, like all logic puzzles of this type, asks you to match two categories together. You start out knowing the names of several people and the names of several desserts, but you don't know who brought which dessert. Using the clues in the description, you need to figure out how to match each person to a dessert until you know who brought the ice cream. There's actually a third category, shirt color, which should help you get to your answer.
- Note : skip to Using a Grid if the puzzle already comes with a grid set up. Skip to Solving Other Logic Puzzles if your puzzle does not fit this description.
- Write each list separately. When the puzzle mentions a name, add it to a list of names. When the puzzle mentions a color, add it to a separate list of colors.
- Each list should have the same number of items once you've finished. If a list is too short, reread the puzzle carefully for more items.
- Some tricky puzzles will give you hints about what someone doesn't have, such as "Brad didn't make a dessert." In this case, you should add "none" to the list of desserts, which should make it the same length as the other lists.
- For instance, let's say you have three lists. Names : Anna, Brad, Caroline; Desserts : brownies, ice cream, none; and Color of Shirts : red; blue, yellow. Write a vertical list in this order: Anna; Brad; Caroline; (draw a thick line here); brownies; ice cream; none; (draw a thick line here); red; blue; yellow.
- Once you're more familiar with this system, you can get away with not writing every list in both places. We will be using this grid to match items in the vertical list (on the left) to items in the horizontal list (at the top), and sometimes you don't need to match every item. If you've never used this method before, stick with these instructions
- If the list to the left of a section and the list above a section are the same, cross it out. You'll never need to compare the list "Anna, Brad, Caroline" to the list "Anna, Brad, Caroline" – you already know that Anna is Anna.
- Cross out duplicate sections. For instance, the section that compares "Anna, Brad, Caroline" on the left and "red, blue yellow" on the top is the same as the section that compares "red, blue, yellow" on the left and "Anna, Brad, Caroline" on the top. Cross off one of these duplicate sections so you only have one to pay attention to. It doesn't matter which you cross off.
Using a Grid to Solve a Logic Puzzle
- Occasionally, a puzzle cannot be fully solved, meaning you won't be able to fill the entire grid. You should still be able to answer the question it asks.
- If you can't find that square, search the other way around. For instance, find the row labeled "blue" and the column labeled "Anna", instead of the other way around.
- Don't start with a clue that tells you something that doesn't apply, such as "Anna doesn't wear a red shirt." While that's a useful clue that should be marked with an "X", this method will assume you started with a clue that gives positive information.
- In our example, the section that has the clue you just circled compares the names of people to the colors of their shirts. The squares we're crossing off are the combinations we've ruled out, which include Brad or Caroline wearing a blue shirt, and Anna wearing a red or yellow shirt. (Typically, the introduction will tell you that each item can only be matched to one item in each other category.)
- If your puzzle gives you clues about what doesn't match, such as "Anna doesn't wear a red shirt", you should put an X in that column. However, since you haven't found a positive match, you should not cross out any other squares.
- Brad did not bring a dessert. Put a circle in the Brad-none square.
- The person wearing a yellow shirt is not Brad. Put an X in the Brad-yellow square.
- If you're solving a puzzle from another country, look up the names to find out whether they are male or female. Puzzle books that are printed more than 20 years ago will sometimes contain names that were once female, but have now become male (or vice versa).
- The green house comes before another house, so it can't be the last one.
- The black house comes after another house, so it can't be the first one.
- Marcus can't be the one who ran the mile in 6 minutes, no one was ahead of him. Cross out the Marcus-6 square.
- Marcus can't be the one who ran in 8 minutes, because that time is less than 5 minutes behind the one before it. Cross out the Marcus-8 square.
- Either the 15 or 25 minute times would work for this clue. You'll have to wait until more squares are crossed off before you can figure out which time was Marcus's.
- Let's say you've discovered that Caroline wears a yellow shirt. Check the yellow shirt column or row for information in other sections.
- Let's say you notice on your chart that the person with a yellow shirt did not bring ice cream. Because you know that person is Caroline, you can also cross out the square that connects Caroline and ice cream.
- Check Caroline's row or column too and transfer information the same way to the yellow shirt column or row.
- If a row or column within a section has every square crossed off, or more than one square with a circle in it, there was probably a mistake made along the way and you may need to start over.
- If an inconsistency occurs, your guess must have been wrong. Go back to what the chart looked like before you made your guess, and make the opposite one. Always keep track of when you made your guess with a new copy or a different color ink so it's easy to reverse if the guess was wrong.
- If you got the answer without filling out your entire chart, you may not be able to check every clue. As long as your chart doesn't contradict the clues you can check, you are probably correct.
Answering Logical Reasoning Problems
- For example: "A cell phone has fallen down a one foot (30cm) hole. How do you retrieve it? You have a wheel of cheese, three chicken feathers, and a flute." The question is designed to get you thinking about how to use bizarre objects in a creative way, but consider each word and you'll notice the hole is shallow enough to reach down and pick up the cell phone.
- For instance, "A wind is blowing from the east, but you are facing the south side of a tree. Which way are the leaves blowing?" If you don't stop to think, you might have heard "east wind" and automatically answer "east". However, the wind is blowing from the east, so the leaves are actually blowing west.
- For timed tests, if you cannot narrow it down to exactly one answer (or however many the instructions request), you may need to take a guess and move on. Make a note on your notepaper to go back to that question at the end if you have time.
- There are many practice tests available online for free for any major standardized school exam. If you can't find your exact exam, search for practice logic tests that match your education level.
- If the question doesn't give you enough information, make an assumption or estimate and state it clearly. For instance, say "Let's say the skyscraper is 100 stories tall and has 20 windows on each story" or "First, I'll assume everyone is following the speed limit, and then I'll consider what changes if some people are traveling faster."
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- Graph paper
- For difficult puzzles, keep track of which clue you used by putting the number of the clue in your grid instead of a circle.  X Research source You may need to add numbers to each sentence of the puzzle description first if the clues do not come in a numbered list. ⧼thumbs_response⧽ Helpful 1 Not Helpful 0
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- If you have a spreadsheet program on your computer, you can set up your grid there using the border tool to outline the cells. Then, if you have to choose between two answers (see Step 13), you can simply copy and paste the entire 'solution so far' to another section of the spreadsheet to prove or disprove your guess. ⧼thumbs_response⧽ Helpful 0 Not Helpful 0
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To solve logic puzzles, start by rewriting the question to eliminate any unnecessary or nonsensical information. Then, make a list of important clues, such as colors, names, and words that indicate a particular order, like “before” and “after.” If the puzzle is a multiple choice question, check each answer to see if it contradicts something in the question, or if the answer can’t be deduced from the given information. Afterwards, if you’re still stuck, reread the puzzle to see if you’ve missed any clues. To learn more, including how to solve logic puzzles using a grid, scroll down. Did this summary help you? Yes No
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12 Logic Puzzles That Will Test Your Smarts
It might not seem like there's enough information to solve these logic puzzles at first—but that's part of the fun!
As an academic discipline, logic is the study of reasoning. Logic puzzles, therefore, involve making a series of inferences and assessing them using reasoning. Easier logic puzzles for kids tend to have simpler setups—and therefore fewer possibilities to examine and eliminate. Harder logic puzzles for adults, however, are often deceptively short. They seem simple at first, but the solver is often left wondering how there could really be enough information to figure them out.
Like some of the hardest math puzzles and math riddles , these puzzles can get very complex. If you look for them online, you’ll find lots of examples of logic puzzles that come with grids to help you keep track of your thinking as you make your way through the various clues.
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What is a logic puzzle?
These puzzles come in various forms and can have a nearly limitless number of different themes. But, at their core, logic puzzles present a series of clues and constraints. Solvers then must process each in turn to identify contradictions and eliminate possibilities until they arrive at the solution.
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How to solve a logic puzzle
Now that you know how to solve them, let’s try out a few. We’ll start you off with some easier ones (which are also great logic puzzles for kids) before we give you the tougher ones.
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These logic puzzles are ideal for beginners or anyone who wants to warm up to something more challenging. Looking for good logic puzzles for kids? Then the ones below are your best bet.
1. Summer Camp
Abigail, Oliver, Rosa, and Blake all attend the same summer camp, where they can cook, kayak, rock climb, and zip-line. Each child has a different favorite activity.
- Abigail’s favorite activity isn’t rock climbing.
- Oliver is afraid of heights.
- Rosa can’t do her favorite activity without a harness.
- Blake likes to keep his feet on the ground at all times.
Can you figure out who likes what?
Answer: Abigail likes to zip-line, Oliver likes to kayak, Rosa likes to rock climb, and Blake likes to cook.
2. The Good Life
Each of five neighborhood dogs (Saber, Ginger, Nutmeg, Pepper, and Bear) is enjoying one of the following activities: getting its ears scratched, playing catch, taking a nap, burying a chew toy, and going for a walk.
- Pepper is either playing catch or burying a chew toy.
- Neither Ginger nor Saber nor Bear is on a walk.
- One of the dogs named after a spice is getting its ears scratched.
- A dog not named for a spice is playing catch.
- Bear is getting some exercise.
Can you figure out what each pooch is doing?
Answer: Saber is taking a nap, Ginger is getting her ears scratched, Nutmeg is going for a walk, Pepper is burying a chew toy, and Bear is playing catch. Check out these brain games that’ll really sharpen your mind.
3. President’s Day
George, William, John, Abe, and Millard have their birthdays on consecutive days, all between Monday and Friday.
- George’s birthday is as many days before Millard’s and William’s is after Abe’s.
- John is two days older than Abe.
- Millard’s birthday is on Thursday.
Can you figure out whose birthday is on each day?
Answer: John’s is on Monday, George’s on Tuesday, Abe’s on Wednesday, Millard’s on Thursday, and William’s on Friday. By the way, can you find the hidden objects in these pictures ?
4. The Long and the Short of It
Here’s a great logic puzzle for kids: Six neighborhood children (Leisha, Benito, Delia, Charlotte, Weldon, and Zina) were measured yesterday.
- Weldon is taller than Delia but shorter than Zina.
- Leisha is taller than Benito but shorter than Delia and Weldon.
- Benito is not the shortest.
Can you put them in order of height from tallest to shortest?
Answer: Zina, Weldon, Delia, Leisha, Benito, Charlotte. If you really want to bust your brain, try to solve these tricky lateral thinking puzzles .
These are a bit trickier, so we recommend these logic puzzles for adults. They are still good logic puzzles for kids, but younger solvers might not be able to solve them on their own.
5. Dads and Grads
A joint Father’s Day and graduation party is being thrown for Michael, Ken, James, Alberto, Elias, and Stephanie. Three of them are newly minted high school graduates. The other three are their dads.
- Stephanie went to the senior prom with Michael’s son.
- Elias and James played on the school’s baseball team. One of them is Alberto’s son.
- Michael and Elias are not related.
Can you match the high school graduates to their fathers at this joint celebration?
Answer: Alberto is Elias’ dad, Ken is Stephanie’s dad, and Michael is James’ dad.
6. Allergy Season
Five friends (Allegra, Ben, Clara, Flora, and Zach) are each allergic to something different: pollen, shellfish, bee stings, cats, or nuts.
- Allegra has a food allergy
- Ben can play with his kitten for hours without issue (or medicine).
- Clara’s allergy is not related to animals.
- Flora has seasonal allergies.
Can you figure out who is allergic to what?
Answer: Allegra is allergic to shellfish, Ben to bee stings, Clara to nuts, Flora to pollen, and Zach to cats.
7. Here’s the Deal
This one could be a good logic puzzle for kids because it also involves some math. Four playing cards, one of each suit, lie face down on a table. They are a three, a four, a five, and a six.
- The cards on either side of the four are black.
- The club is to the right of the three but not next to it.
- The spade is to the left of the heart.
- The middle two cards add up to an even number. Neither of them is a club.
Can you determine the cards’ suits and their order?
Answer: From left to right: Three of diamonds, six of spades, four of hearts, five of clubs. How many of these visual brain teasers can you solve?
8. Party at Charlie’s
And this one is a good logic puzzle for adults. You’ve been invited to a party at Charlie’s house, but you’ve never been there. He has seven friends who live nearby. They’ve given you a map showing all of their houses and Charlie’s house, along with the following information:
- Daniel: I can’t see Benita’s house, because Greta’s house is in the way.
- Adam: I live directly (not diagonally) across the street from Daniel.
- Benita: Elena lives due west of me.
- Elena: I have to cross three streets to walk to Franco’s house.
- Hal: I live east of Benita.
Can you figure out which house is Charlie’s?
Answer: House E.
These more advanced challenges are definitely logic puzzles for adults. But while they are intricate, don’t feel bad taking as much time as you need to work out your logic.
9. Pass the Salt, Please
A perfect logic puzzle for adults who have kids: Try to outsmart your mischievous teenager!
On April Fool’s Day, your teenaged son replaces the salt in three of your four salt shakers with sugar. But he also leaves messages on each.
If only one of these inscriptions is true, which shaker still contains salt?
Answer: Shaker C.
10. True Blue
This logic puzzle for adults will stump even the most astute solvers! Daniel, Emily, Marciano, and Christina are all wearing solid-colored shirts. Their shirts are red, yellow, green, and blue. Only the person wearing blue tells the truth, while the other three lie. They make the following statements:
- Daniel: “Marciano is wearing red.”
- Emily: “Daniel is not wearing yellow.”
- Marciano: “Emily is wearing blue.”
- Christina: “I will wear blue tomorrow.”
Can you determine each person’s shirt color, and whether we can expect to see Christina in blue tomorrow?
Answer: Daniel is wearing yellow, Emily is in red, Marciano is in green, and Christina is in blue. Christina will wear a blue shirt again tomorrow.
11. Three Cheers for the New Parents
In this printable logic puzzle, you’ll discover what these expectant parents will name their triplets.
Ruby and Lewis are expecting…triplets! They already know what they will name their three children, but they aren’t sharing the names until the babies are born. For now, this is all they’ll say:
- All three babies are boys.
- Their names are six letters long and anagrams of one another.
- Their names include both of their parents’ initials, but none of the other letters in their parents’ first names.
What will Ruby and Lewis name their triplets?
Answer: Arnold, Roland, and Ronald. Now, we need to get your answer: how many ducks do you see in this picture ?
12. Win or Lose
And one last logic puzzle for adults: Can you figure out who won the game?
The Reds, the Grays, the Blues, and the Blacks have a round-robin tournament. Each team plays each other team once, for a total of six games.
- The Blacks won more games than the Blues.
- The Grays lost more games than the Blues.
- The Reds tied the Blacks. (This was the only tie in the tournament.)
Who won the game between the Reds and the Blues?
Answer: The Reds.
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Have a good time playing these online logic grid puzzles. They are grouped by difficulty (very easy, easy and medium), so you can choose the right puzzle for you.
Very Easy Puzzles
What is each kid's favorite hero?
Apples to apples.
Four girls helped their grandpa collect apples. How many apples are in the green basket?
Bed Time new
Four kids go to bed at different times. Find out when Larry goes to bed.
Comic Book Duplicates new
Figure out which duplicate comic books Alex decided to sell.
Four electric cars are being charged in a charging station. How much has each car charged?
Grocery Shopping new
Figure out how much each woman spent in the supermarket.
Four friends are racing against each other. Who finished in first?
Can you find out which girl is learning about the ukulele?
Thanksgiving Dinner featured
Which food are the boys looking forward to eating at Thanksgiving dinner?
Which is the breed of the dog named Thor?
Aircrafts of World War II
During World War II, the belligerent nations deployed their best aircrafts. Find out which is the ID number of the German aircraft.
The Greek and Roman gods were basically the same, they just had different names. Try to figure out which Greek god was the god of poetry.
Archaeology in Egypt
Four professors from the Miskatonic University are leading an important expedition. Figure out the information about their discoveries.
Bachelor Binge featured
Find out which bachelor hosted the group each night and what food he selected.
It is time for a sunbath at the beach! Try to find out which family brought the yellow umbrella to the beach.
Franklin went on a trip to Germany, and bought some mugs. Find out which size is the mug he bought in Dortmund.
Four friends had a good time playing a match of bowling. can you find out how many points each one scored?
Carnival of Venice
Four tourists rented their carnival costume in a "sestiere" of Venice. Which costume was rented in San Polo?
Four friends bought tickets to wash their old cars. What color is Brian's car?
Find out the details about some dinosaurs.
Four drivers are filling their cars at a gas station. Can you find out how many gallons were filled by pump number 4?
Jogging in the Park
Four people crossed a park while jogging. Find out which suit Logan was wearing.
Can you find out who is wearing a hematite stone to improve their luck?
Figure out who was the fastest speedcuber of 2013.
Can you find out where each tribe in the logic grid lived?
New Wonders of the World
Four women traveled individually to see some of the New Wonders of the World. Figure out which wonder they visited.
Four painters painted four rooms. Try to find out who used the 10" roller.
Four professional drivers tested some cars on a new track. Which was the fastest car?
Four friends played Risk together. Try to figure out who conquered more territories.
School of Magic
Four Houses in a school of magic held their contest. Which house did the best?
Between four youtubers, which one has the channel with more subscribers?
Above the summits.
Four explorers climbed different mountains in different years. Which mountain did Nicholas climb?
A Kind of Magic
Four great magicians and assistants perform their wonderful show. Which assistant disappeared?
Four bikers are riding their bikes and wearing different helmets. Who is riding the Aprily bike?
Four children borrowed a book from the library. Which one got the largest one?
Camp Marble featured
What color are the marbles of each girl?
What is the favorite food of each cat?
New computer viruses have been neutralized! Which was the last virus to be neutralized?
Four kids received their Easter egg. Who found a puzzle in it?
Emperors of Japan
Find where the Japanese emperors lived.
Lake Guntersville is hosting a fishing clash. Which fish will be rewarded with the first price?
There are four travelers waiting for their flights at the airport. Who will be the first to depart?
The funfair is in town this week. Try to find out when each kid went to his favorite ride.
Which was the best selling game genre at the game convention?
Four European countries adopted the euro in different years. Try to figure out which conversion rate was used by each country.
Four baseball players played on different teams last season but are now playing together. Find out which was their previous team.
Jigsaw Puzzles for Kids
Four kids were presented with jigsaw puzzles with different sizes and subjects. Try to find out which puzzle they received.
Four kids enrolled in a karate tournament. Which kid is the youngest?
Four friends just washed their clothes. Follow the clues to discover which friend washed the white clothes.
Four ethnic dolls are nested inside each other. Which doll is the tiniest?
Four friends are playing Monopoly. Try to figure out which pawn each one is playing with and which contract each one owns.
Four countries adopted a new flag in the XX century. Which country got a new flag in 1971?
In 2009, four women were awarded with the Nobel Prizes for their studies.
Four people bought stuff from different websites. Figure out what each one purchased.
Paperkids on the Road featured
Four kids rode their bikes to deliver newspapers. Figure out how many newspapers each kid delivered.
Pirates and Parrots
Four pirates hid their loot on different islands after they retired. Who hid the biggest loot?
Every morning it's recycling time. Figure out what is the color of the truck that collects batteries.
Four samba schools paraded their show at the sambadrome during Carnaval in Brazil. Which school had the largest amount of dancers?
Four teenagers went to buy shoes. Which size are the shoes that cost $50?
Four young soccer players are transferring from Brazil to Italy. What is the position of the youngest player?
In which year did these superheroes first appear in comics?
Some friends challenged each other in a sushi contest. Who ate more sushi?
Which swimming style is the Canadian practicing in this challenging logic puzzle?
To Infinity and Beyond
We sent probes to space to "visit" our neighbor planets and take a look at their moons. Which planet has more moons?
Four sisters are lined up to brush their teeth. Which toothpaste is on the green toothbrush?
Every 4 years someone has the honor to light the Olympic torch in the Olympic Games. Find out who did that in the 2000 Summer Olympic Games.
Four translators are visiting different countries. Find out who is visiting Spain.
Four couples watched a movie on Valentine's Day. Which theater was the Musical projected in?
Very Hard Puzzles
A choice of university.
Four students from abroad chose to study in universities from the UK. Figure out where each student is going to study.
Figure out which techniques and tools the artists used on their arts.
Four kids went to the zoo to see their favorite animal. Find out which are their favorite animals.
Four people went BookCrossing. Can you determine where each book was dropped/found?
Figure out which opening the chess players used in each game.
It is the opening night in a famous circus and four artists are performing simultaneously. Figure out who is the snake tamer.
Dracula and Friends featured
Try to figure out what each vampire feared the most in this logic puzzle.
Four competitors won different prizes on different days on a TV game show. Who won the biggest prize?
Giant monsters are menacing cities all over the world. Which city is the biggest monster destroying?
Knights and Dragons
Four brave knights defeated four evil dragons. Where did Sir Gervais win his battle?
Palio di Siena
Palio di Siena is a horse race held twice each year in Siena, Italy. Figure out which rider rode each horse.
Make way for the skaters because they are learning new cool tricks.
The Chattanooga Choo Choo
The newest, fastest, coal-powered Chattanooga Choo Choo is coming to town. What is in the 4th car?
Trick or Treat
Four kids collected some candies on Halloween. Which kid got more candies?
Some movies have been rented and returned. Can you find out which movie each person rented?
Four couples are going to marry after years of engagement. Figure out who will be Ofelia's husband.
Wild West Outlaws
Four outlaws preyed on the American Old West. Can you find out who was captured in South America?
Learn how to play
This is the perfect puzzle to anyone who never has solved a logic grid puzzle.
You will probably find this puzzle as easy as the first basic one.
This logic problem will require nearly two minutes to be solved.
Play these basic logic grid puzzles to learn how to solve more difficult ones.
- Basic Logic Grid Puzzle 1
- Basic Logic Grid Puzzle 2
- Basic Logic Grid Puzzle 3
Step by step guide
Aha! Puzzles has a great step by step guide on how to solve a logic puzzle. Check it out:
- How to solve a Logic Puzzle
Printable Logic Grid Puzzles
Visit our Printable Logic Grid Puzzles page to download a PDF version of any of these puzzles. Each puzzle has also a link to download their printable version.
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