Situation 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.
Mike and Chris are hanging out. Mike has a skeleton and an island. Chris just has a skeleton. Strangely, nobody is weirded out by this. Even stranger, very few people know what they have is called an island or skeleton!
What is going on here?
Mike and Chris are playing a game of chess. In chess, certain pawn formations are called "islands" or "skeletons".
Apr 25, 2006
|I don't really play chess, so I don't know such things. Great teaser anyway. |
Apr 28, 2006
|a "skeleton" is generally what you call the whole pawn structure of one player; an "island" is a group of pawns that are connected by being on the file just adjacent to the file of that pawn.|
White has 2 pawn islands, while Black has 3. Usually the more pawn islands you have, the weaker your pawn structure actually is. Notice that black's right-hand pawn is isolated, meaning that it can't be defended by another pawn. These are very weak.
Apr 29, 2006
|Your right I didn't know what a skelaton or an island was. Good teaser anyway |
Apr 29, 2006
|i had no clue |
May 06, 2006
|oh. . .ok. . . |
maybe this one should be in the trivia section :?
May 10, 2006
|Wow, I had no idea and I said, "Wow they're probably playing chess or something." Freaky. Nice one though, that's interesting.|
May 13, 2006
|for some reason i was thinking halloween type stuff |
May 20, 2006
|This was really a good one. I learnt something new today. Thanks. |
May 22, 2006
|Chess is fun?|
May 26, 2006
|I thought it was a Magic: the Gathering thing.|
May 29, 2006
|Figured they were playing a game, but didn't know what one. Learn something new every day. Good job!|
May 31, 2006
|Interesting. I also learned something about chess. Thank you. |
Nov 04, 2006
|You know a lot about CHESS! Good Job!|
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