The Big GameSituation puzzles (sometimes called lateral thinking puzzles) are ones where you need to ask lots of yes or no questions to figure out what happened in the situation. These are good puzzles for groups where one person knows the puzzle and answers the questions.
One of the most prominent citizens of Chicago once offered highly prized football tickets to forty people whom he despised. Can you explain his unusual generosity?
HintQ: Was the man trying to get rid of tickets?
Q: Was the game upcoming scheduled for a convenient time and place?
Q: Did the people who were offered the tickets actually get to use them to go to the game?
Q: Did the man have the tickets available to give away?
AnswerThe prominent citizen was the police chief. He called several of the city's most wanted criminals, and claimed that they had won the tickets in a random drawing. When the criminals arrived to claim their tickets, they got more than they bargained for!
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