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situation puzzle
/sˌɪtʃuːˈeɪʃən pˈʌzəl/
noun
a type of brain teaser or logic puzzle that presents a scenario or problem, challenging individuals to think creatively and critically to find a solution or answer
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mathematical puzzle
/mˌæθɪmˈæɾɪkəl pˈʌzəl/
noun
a type of problem or game that involves mathematical concepts and requires solving equations, patterns, or logical reasoning to find a solution
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sangaku
/sæŋɡˈɑːkuː/
noun
a traditional Japanese geometric puzzle or problem that was historically displayed on wooden tablets called "sangaku" at Shinto shrines and Buddhist temples
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logic puzzle
/lˈɑːdʒɪk pˈʌzəl/
noun
a type of puzzle that challenges individuals to use deductive reasoning and logical thinking to solve a problem or reach a conclusion
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jigsaw puzzle
/dʒˈɪɡsɔː pˈʌzəl/
noun
a picture on a cardboard that is cut into different pieces and one should fit them together in order for the picture to become whole again
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mechanical puzzle
/mɪkˈænɪkəl pˈʌzəl/
noun
a type of puzzle that requires physical manipulation and problem-solving to disassemble, reassemble, or rearrange its components to achieve a specific goal or solution
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construction puzzle
/kənstɹˈʌkʃən pˈʌzəl/
noun
a type of puzzle that involves assembling various pieces to create a specific object or structure
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Rubik's cube
/ɹˈuːbɪks kjˈuːb/
noun
a 3D combination puzzle with a 3x3x3 grid of smaller cubes, challenging players to solve by aligning each face to have a single color
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disentanglement puzzle
/dˌɪsɛntˈæŋɡəlmənt pˈʌzəl/
noun
a type of mechanical puzzle where the objective is to separate or untangle interconnected pieces without using force or cutting
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puzzle box
/pˈʌzəl bˈɑːks/
noun
a type of mechanical puzzle that resembles a small box or container with hidden mechanisms, requiring specific manipulations or movements to open and reveal its contents
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sliding puzzle
/slˈaɪdɪŋ pˈʌzəl/
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a type of puzzle that consists of a rectangular board with movable tiles, and the objective is to rearrange the tiles by sliding them into an empty space to form a specific pattern or image
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tangram
/tˈæŋɡɹæm/
noun
a traditional Chinese dissection puzzle consisting of seven flat pieces called tans, which are put together to form various shapes and figures
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crossword
/ˈkɹɔˌswɝd/
noun
a puzzle game in which one writes the answers to the clues in numbered boxes
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word ladder
/wˈɜːd lˈædɚ/
noun
a word puzzle where players transform one word into another by changing one letter at a time, creating a series of valid English words with each step differing from the previous word by just one letter
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hangman
/ˈhæŋmən/
noun
a word game in which one player picks a word and the others attempt to guess it one letter at a time, each time a player fails to guess the word right, the first player draws one part of a hanging man, if the other players fail to guess the word before the drawing is compeleted they lose
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pub quiz
/pˈʌb kwˈɪz/
noun
a social event held in a bar or pub where teams compete in answering a series of trivia questions on various topics to test their knowledge and win prizes
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maze
/ˈmeɪz/
noun
a confusing network of paths separated by bushes or walls, designed in a way that confuses the people who pass through
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sudoku
/sˈuːdoʊkˌuː/
noun
a number puzzle consisting of nine large squares each divided into nine smaller squares that must be filled with the numbers one to nine, without repeating any of them in the same square, column, or row
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riddle
/ˈɹɪdəɫ/
noun
a guessing game that involves at least two players in which participants ask a question that has a surprising or clever answer
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tiling puzzle
/tˈaɪlɪŋ pˈʌzəl/
noun
a type of puzzle where the objective is to fill a given area, typically a rectangular grid or a board, with a set of specific shapes without overlapping or leaving any gaps
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Soma cube
/sˈoʊmə kjˈuːb/
noun
a 3D spatial puzzle made up of seven different pieces that can be assembled to form a 3x3x3 cube in various ways, presenting a challenging and creative exercise in spatial reasoning and problem-solving
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edge-matching puzzle
/ˈɛdʒmˈætʃɪŋ pˈʌzəl/
noun
a type of jigsaw puzzle where pieces have flat edges with specific patterns or shapes that must be matched correctly with adjacent pieces to complete the overall picture or design
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rebus
/ˈɹibəs/
noun
a word puzzle or riddle that uses pictures, symbols, or letters to represent words or parts of words, challenging the solver to decipher the hidden meaning or phrase
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tic-tac-toe
/tˈɪktˈæktˈoʊ/
noun
a game for two players who take a turn to put an X or O in nine provided squares, and the first player who manages to make a row, column or diagonal of three Xs or Os in those squares wins
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ball maze
/bˈɔːl mˈeɪz/
noun
a physical puzzle that involves navigating a small ball or marble through a maze-like structure by tilting or rotating the game board, avoiding holes and obstacles, to reach a specific target or endpoint
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Lego
/lˈɛɡoʊ/
noun
a type of toy that consists of colored plastic blocks that fit together and using which children can build different things
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boggle
/ˈbɑɡəɫ/
noun
a word game where players use a grid of letters to form as many words as possible within a limited time, with words being formed by connecting adjacent letters horizontally, vertically, or diagonally
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brain-teaser
/bɹˈeɪntˈiːzɚ/
noun
a puzzle or problem designed to test one's thinking or problem-solving skills
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construction toy
/kənstɹˈʌkʃən tˈɔɪ/
noun
a type of toy that allows users to build and assemble structures, objects, or models using individual pieces or parts
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toy block
/tˈɔɪ blˈɑːk/
noun
a small, usually rectangular or cubic, building element made from materials like wood, plastic, or foam, used for constructing various structures and fostering creative play and imagination
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dots and boxes
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a pencil-and-paper game played on a grid of dots, where players take turns connecting two dots with a line to create boxes, aiming to complete the most boxes and claim them with their initials to score points
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