Survivor, the iconic reality show, is known for pushing contestants to their limits, both physically and mentally. One aspect that has captivated viewers over the years is the inclusion of mind-bending puzzles in various challenges. In this blog post, we'll explore some of these challenging puzzles featured on Survivor and dear you to try solving those puzzles yourself.
Hoop (Featured on Survivor season 45 - Sweat vs Savvy):
The Hoop Brain Teaser is an elegant disentanglement string puzzle that requires patience and a sharp mind. Your goal is to separate the cord from the hoops without resorting to brute force or tools. This puzzle will push you to think outside the box, examining every twist and loop of the string. Attempt the Hoop Puzzle and avoid ending up with a tangled mess of strings!
The Soma Cube (Featured on Survivor Redemption Island - Cube Crisis Challenge):
Invented in 1933 by Piet Hein, the Soma Cube is a legendary packing problem that challenges your spatial intelligence. With 7 nonidentical pieces, your task is to pack them into a 3x3x3 cube. There are up to 240 ways to solve the Soma Cube, offering endless hours of entertainment. Challenge yourself to find all 240 solutions and discover over 100 other shapes that can be created using the same 7 pieces.
The Last Fighter:
This strategic single-player game challenges you to remove all pegs from the board, except the last one. With 14 pegs on the board initially, plan your moves carefully and jump pegs over adjacent ones to reach "The Last Fighter." There are multiple ways to win, but only strategic thinking will lead you to success.
Magic Square (Slide 15 Puzzle):
Also known as the Puzzle of Fifteen, this sliding square puzzle requires arranging 16 squares in a 4x4 square. Your challenge is to create horizontal, vertical, and diagonal lines that add up to the magic number 34. Additionally, try placing only 15 squares on the board, leaving square number 16 out of the mix. Can you master the Slide 15 Puzzle?
Towers of Hanoi (Temple Transfer):
A classic puzzle dating back to 1883, the Towers of Hanoi challenge you to move stacks of rings from one pole to another following two rules. Only one disc can be moved at a time, and a larger disc cannot be placed on a smaller one. Varying disc sizes add complexity, making it a true test of patience and strategic thinking.
Burr Puzzle (6-Piece Burr):
The traditional 6-Piece Burr Puzzle is a legendary interlocking puzzle dating back to the 19th century. With three sets of rod pairs intersecting, the objective is to form the classic burr shape. Challenge yourself to solve this classic puzzle and appreciate the craftsmanship involved.
Survivor's mind-bending puzzles challenge contestants to overcome unique mental obstacles, requiring intellect and patience. These puzzles go beyond reality TV, stimulating problem-solving skills and a sense of accomplishment. The timeless tests of wit and strategy presented by the Burr Puzzle and Towers of Hanoi have captivated audiences for years. Experience the challenge at home with Kubiya Games - choose your puzzle, take the challenge, and see if you can conquer these Survivor-inspired challenges!