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What are situation puzzles?
Situation puzzles are often referred to as lateral thinking puzzles or “yes/no” puzzles.
Situation puzzles are usually played in a group, with one person hosting the puzzle and the others asking questions which can only be answered with a “yes” or “no” answer. Depending upon the settings and level of difficulty, other answers, hints or simple explanations of why the answer is yes or no, may be considered acceptable. The puzzle is solved when one of the players is able to recite the narrative the host had in mind, in particular explaining whatever aspect of the initial scenario was puzzling.

These puzzles are inexact and many puzzle statements have more than one possible fitting answer.

The goal however is to find out the story as the host has it in mind.
Critical thinking and reading, logical thinking, as well as lateral thinking may all be required to solve a situation puzzle. The term lateral thinking was coined by Edward De Bono to denote a creative problem-solving style that involves looking at the given situation from unexpected angles, and is typically necessary to the solution of situation puzzles. The term lateral thinking puzzle has been popularised for this type of puzzle by Paul Sloane who has written many books of such puzzles. This term is also used in the MindTrap series of board games, which contain a large number of situation puzzles.

Source: Wikipedia

This game in particular

How to play Situation Puzzle

The main idea behind this game is to find out what others think. A person has a situation in mind. Others ask him questions about that situation.
He can answer only with YES, NO, IRRELEVANT. After some questions the asking persons found the solution. During the solving process a hint may be also provided, but it will costs more points than a ususal question.

  1. Solving situationsNavigate to All situations screen. Select a situation. See it’s details and start asking questions.You can select from your old questions or create a new one.

    You can ask how many question do you want, but you will receive the answer when the situation creator respond.

    Keep in mind that on the other end is also a person not a computer so give him time to answer your questions.

    When do you think you know the solution put your description as a question, and if you are right the creator may mark your question as a solution and you will be rewarded with 100 points.

  2. Creating situationsNavigate to My Situations screen. Push the Create situation button, add details to the situations and publish it.Every field is mandatory and has a maximum characters length.

    Tips: Use a clear, short name that a person can have a clue about the situation.

    Try to create a description with as many details as the persons need but do not be too obvious.

    Think of a hint that will help the persons understand better the situation.

    When write the hint have in mind that it costs as 10 questions, so you must give a little help but not too much.

    When answer to questins have in mind the solution you enter and keep a straight line.

    When somebody ask a question that is the solution of your situations mark it as solution and do not answer with YES.
    Only when you as a creator mark a question as solution the other person receive its points.

  3. ScoringEvery question you ask costs 1 point.
    Every time you want to see the hint costs 10 points.
    When a situation is solved you will receive 100 points.

    Keep in mind that you lose points with every question and you will be rewarded only when the creator mark one of your question as a solution.

Have fun!

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