Plastelina Interactive Logic Games
I am a big fan of this site because the logic games really come to life and there are loads to choose from. Here is the classic you have a wolf and a sheep and a box of cabbages and you need to get them all to the other side of a river, only you can't leave the wolf and the sheep alone, for obvious reasons, similarly with the sheep and the cabbages. Well, I won't spoil the fun for you if you haven't already solved it...
|The first step to solving the puzzle - the only safe move.|
|It is worth getting this wrong a few times - and you most likely will - just to watch the cute animation of the cannibals eating the missionaries.|
A really nice puzzle game that gets very devious. In Strand you must complete each level by stretching the elastic bands over the virtual pegs.
|Stretching elastic bands to connect the dots.|
The number on each peg tells you how many bands you need to connect. In this image the puzzle is nearly solved. Just one more band to connect.
...and here is a walk through in case you are stuck...
You have probably played this before in the real life (but that is waaay over-rated). In Peg solitaire simply move the pegs one over the other to remove them.
|Move each peg so that it jumps over another peg. That peg is then removed - sort of like in draughts.|
The game gets steadily more difficult. There are two constraints, first the last peg must land on the black space, and also you only have sixty seconds to solve each puzzle.
The four colour problem
It is said that you only need up to four colours to fill any map. In this puzzle you must play against the computer to fill the largest possible region in your colours (two for you and two for the computer).
|Sort of like Risk, but then again, nothing like Risk.|
The Game of Marienbad
Saving the most evil until last. Try and beat the enigmatic 'M' in his favourite game - Marienbad. There are four piles of sticks and players take turns to remove any number of sticks from one pile (but only one pile at a time). The player who is forced to pick up the last stick is the loser.
|It starts off easy. Pick any number of sticks from one row.|
|And then you get defeated.|
|Over and over again.|
When you get bored of being humiliated by 'M', do check out the rest of the SmartKit website. There are dozens of games to play. One of my favourites being Rightbot, leftbot.
Th..th..th..that's all folks.
If you are still awake and you managed to scroll this far without it just happening in your sleep then you might be interested in some of our other geeky posts:
Five games to get you thinking today - more puzzles for geeks.
Weird particle art thingums - doesn't the name say it all?
Ways to waste time on the Internet
or, if you just want to play an adventure game, check out:
Have Spell Will Travel.
See you next time for more geeky stuff.