Games & Puzzles
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Einstein's Riddle Flash Game Description: In a street there are five houses, painted five different colors. - In each house lives a person of different nationality. - These five homeowners each drink a different kind of beverage, smoke different brand of cigar and keep a different pet.
For my whole life I have been interested in puzzles and games, and in the last few years I have been fortunate enough to turn that passion into a profession. I design all types of puzzles: paper-and-pencil brainteasers, physical/manipulative puzzles, number puzzles, riddles, and all-day scavenger hunts for people to explore. My work has been for companies all around the world. Puzzles of mine have appeared in the Perplexcity alternate-reality games (by Mind Candy ), in Wired magazine, GAMES magazine, at Lone Shark Games events, in puzzle calendars, on-line treasure hunts, and so forth. I host annual puzzle parties where many of my initial puzzle ideas are play-tested by very patient friends. Ever so slowly I will detail some of my creations on this page.
Cryptography is an ancient mathematical science that was originally used for military communications, and designed to conceal the contents of a message should it fall into the hands of the enemy. Recent developments in cryptography have added additional uses, including mechanisms for authenticating users on a network, ensuring the integrity of transmitted information and preventing users from repudiating (i.e. rejecting ownership of) their transmitted messages. In today's world of electronic commerce on the Internet, the need for secure communications is obviously crucial. Cryptographic technologies provide enterprises with the best mechanisms of protecting their information, without putting the business at risk by exposing it on the Net. What is Encryption?
Ciphers & Puzzles
As a kid, I loved mazes.
This is the three-dimensional spherical labyrinth that challenges the limits of your manual dexterity and spatial understanding as you maneuver a 5/8" wooden marble through its entire course.
This is a list of paradoxes , grouped thematically.
Below you can find the Top 50 Brain Teasers and Games that our readers have enjoyed the most. It is always good to learn about our brains and to exercise them! (If you already have tried the 50 brain teasers below, you can visit this page for more: Latest Games for the Brain .) Fun Experiments on how our Brains Work 1. Do you think you know your colors?
The Hardest Logic Puzzle Ever is a logic puzzle invented by American philosopher and logician George Boolos and published in The Harvard Review of Philosophy in 1996. A translation in Italian was published earlier in the newspaper La Repubblica , under the title L'indovinello più difficile del mondo . The puzzle is inspired by Raymond Smullyan .
You don't have to be a genius to understand the work of the Nobel Laureates. These games and simulations, based on Nobel Prize-awarded achievements, will teach and inspire you while you're having FUN!