Ever thought about writing your own computer programs? Want to create your own computer games?
Years ago, the term "riddle" usually referred to a single question, specifically one that consisted of a fanciful reference to something that needed to be guessed. (E.g., "When is a door not a door?" Answer: "When it's ajar.")
In contrast, the term "puzzle" usually referred to a more precisely formulated question (or problem) for which a solution could be logically determined. (E.g., "Find the largest 3-digit perfect square." Solution: 322=1024 has more than three digits. So the answer must be: 312=961)
Today, the term "riddle" seems to have acquired a slightly different meaning (especially on the Internet). It now refers to a collection of entities that include not only riddles (in the traditional sense of the word), but also puzzles, trivia questions (i.e., "Google-for-the-answers"), and even just plain old guessing games.
Nevertheless, such "Internet riddles" have become increasingly fashionable of late. (And a popular misconception about them is that "hard" is synonymous with "good".) Therefore, we present Mr. Logic's "Bechukant Solvit" riddle. (And we "bet you can't solve it!" )* But if you'd like to try, just click the Question Mark image below:
And finally, you do not have to be a "webmaster" to play this game. Unlike most of the other Internet riddles, none of our riddle's web pages require you to view their source listings in order to find hidden clues or messages. (Any game creator who feels that he must resort to issuing such "hacker-type" clues simply doesn't know how to design a "good" game!)
The first ten players who
to get all the way through" the riddle were:
|Jepson||Stockholm, Sweden||2005 November 14|
|Claire (AKA "tallerbird")||England||2005 November 15|
|Charley Zerbib||Israel||2005 November 15|
|Shireen Burt||Israel||2005 November 15|
|Caro (AKA "Mantari")||Cologne, Germany||2005 November 15|
|Jason||Boston||2005 November 15|
|Brigita (AKA "Bri")||Lithuania/Denmark||2005 November 15|
|Josh Gelman (AKA "jibgilmon")||Highland Park, Illinois||2005 November 15|
|Molly||England||2005 November 15|
|Benjamin Lin (AKA "zeephro")||New York City||2005 November 16|
Mr. Logic's IQ Question
In the following group of images, which one does not belong in the group?
Here's Another "IQ" Question:
Is Midnight Actually 12AM or 12PM?
(The Correct Answer will probably come as a surprise to you!)
Listen (Live) to Mr. Logic's
Click Here to Read Mr. Logic's
"Mr. Logic" is the producer of many online puzzle games. In the Spring of 2002, he created the concept of the "Online Riddle" when he released his Cybertrek adventure game. Since then, hundreds of other game makers have implemented his "URL-completion" method in the design of their own games (e.g., "This Is Not Pr0n", etc.). If you'd like to play more of "Mr. Logic's" games, just click any of the images that you see below:
Secret Coded Messages
Want to have fun creating your own secret coded messages?
Just download our SiMPLE
encrypter/decrypter program (called "Secret") and save it onto your desktop.
(Tell all your friends to download their own copy of "Secret",
Instructions for Decrypting the Secret Joke:
Copy and paste the entire encrypted joke into a new text document whose name
begins with a plus sign followed by one or more letters (e.g., "+joke.txt").
Then drop that text document onto your copy of "Secret".
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