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## Black Magic

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.

 Puzzle ID: #48598 Fun: (2.68) Difficulty: (1.96) Category: Situation Submitted By: amberleyrox313 Corrected By: boodler

Alex and Robbie are playing a game inside of an audience. Robbie is pretending to be a mind reader. Alex asks a member of the audience to pick something in the room for Robbie to guess while Robbie steps out of the room. The person says a ruler and Robbie comes back in into the room. Alex asks, "Is it the piece of paper?" Robbie says, "No." She asks, "Is it the sun?" He says, "No." She asks, "Is it the chalkboard?" He says, "No." She asks, "Is it the ruler?" He says, "Yes."

They play again. This time, the audience member chooses the baseball cap, so Alex asks, "Is it that boy's pair of jeans?" Robbie says, "Nope." She asks, "Is it the wooden floor?" He says, "No." She asks, "Is it that girl's blonde hair?" He says, "Nope." She says, "Is it the whiteboard?" He says, "No." She asks, "Is it the night sky?" He says, "Nope." She asks, "Is it the baseball cap?" He says, "Yes."

They play once more. This time, the audience member chooses the basketball. Robbie comes back. She asks, "Is it the boy's glasses?" He says, "No." She asks, "Is it that man's tuxedo?" He says "No." She asks, "Is it the basketball?" He says, "Yes."

How does Robbie know every time?

The object before the correct object is always black.
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 aliceedwards Mar 26, 2011 This is a really good teaser! I love it! You should make more just like this one! Love Alice MysteriousLight Mar 26, 2011 I reviewed this & thought 'wow these kids are good at tricking'. When I saw the answer I said 'OOOOOOOOHHHH' for a while... HABS2933 Mar 27, 2011 Good teaser! I didn't get it, was convinced it had something to do with it being the nth item in the list. Played with the numbers for a while but couldn't discern a pattern. morlolet Mar 28, 2011 my teacher used to play that game with us! great teaser!!! xxsoftballxx13x Apr 04, 2011 Wow. The answer was in the title, yet I still tried to come up with a pattern with the numbers. Great teaser! Darkmagician92 Apr 09, 2011 awesome buddy too good princess2007 Jun 02, 2011 I was thinkin they had the numbers pre-decided. When all the while I just had to look up at the title!! lolalots Jun 21, 2011 at my school we played this game and we all thought it was numbers until we saw the anwser good teaser romlene_17 Aug 13, 2011 The object before the correct object is always black. and so? i don't get it.. thebrain789 Nov 16, 2011 I thought Alex gave Robbie a secret signal or something. babyjuice Dec 17, 2011 I learned this one at camp KillerQueen Jul 29, 2012 I've played a game like this.... lissiclown Dec 23, 2012 I've done this! The only "magic trick" I've been successful at haha eighsse Jul 28, 2013 Good one. But, those things are not always black. Chalkboards are often dark green or dark bluish-gray (slate, quite literally). The night sky is often deep, dark blue. Tuxedos can be dark blue or white.