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This page gathers all puzzles presented at Puzzles.COM, which are either created by Sam Loyd or made after some of his puzzle ideas.

 The Lost Star by Sam Loyd Several triangles and quadrangles joined together create an intricate pattern where some perfect star is hidden. Discover that lost one. Play  |  Download  |  Visual Puzzles
 TLs by Sam Loyd Can you pack a checkered T-shape and seven checkered L-shapes into a regular 8x8 checkerboard so that to completely fill it in a way that dark and light cells are properly alternating? Play  |  Download  |  Checkerboard Puzzles
 The Missing Link by Sam Loyd Imagine you have six pieces of gold chain. It's a simple idea to join them into an endless chain, but how to find the cheapest way for this? Play  |  Download
 Pearls in the Grid 2 by Sam Loyd How many balls can you place on a square 8x8 grid so that no three of them are lying on a straight line? What can be the possible limit? Play  |  Download
 Read the Message by Sam Loyd Some message is hidden in a grid in which only several cells are shaded. Should any special approach be employed to read the message clearly in the grid? Play  |  Download
 The Mars Tour by Sam Loyd Travel through all the cities on the Mars' surface so that you can spell a complete English sentence at the end of your trip. There are some doubts if such a trip is ever possible. What would you say? Play  |  Download
 In Ancient Greece by Sam Loyd Make your own virtual travel to discover the secret of an ancient symbol. The main thing is to make the journey as straight as possible. Play  |  Download
 The Quarrelsome Neighbors after Sam Loyd Help three neighbors to plan uncrossing pathways from their houses to their park's gates. Hopefully this will reconcile them! Play  |  Download
 The New Star Puzzle by Sam Loyd Explore the celestial map and try to discover a new star of the first magnitude. You have to know that this new star doesn't touch to any other one. Play  |  Download
 Puzzling Journey 2 by Sam Loyd Get through the three gates placed on the 8x8 board, visiting all of the 64 cells only once. Enter the board at the red gate, pass under the green and leave at the blue one. Play  |  Download
 Five Routes after Sam Loyd Help each of the five men to reach their respective houses without crossing the routes of the rest four. Finding the proper routes leading to the aim is always a good challenge itself. Play  |  Download
 The abc Arithmetics by Sam Loyd When 2 is multiplied by 2 it produces the same result as when 2 is added to 2. It is 4 in both cases. Can you think of another pair of numbers with the same arithmetical feature? Play  |  Download
 Divisible By 7 after Sam Loyd Three cubes with three numbers on them should be arranged to create a number divisible by 7. But is there a way to arrange the cubes in order to get the proper number? Play  |  Download
 The Battle of the Four Oaks by Sam Loyd A square piece of land challenges you to divide it into four identical parts. Maybe it would be easy if there were not four ancient oaks... Play  |  Download
 The Sedan Chair Puzzle by Sam Loyd A sedan chair is useful for not too distant trips. But what to do when it rains? Close the sedan chair up and get a covered square box in the simplest possible way! Play  |  Download
 The Good Luck Puzzle by Sam Loyd Get the good luck horseshoe be divided into seven lucky pieces. Just find your own lucky cuts while dividing and remember they should be only two. Play  |  Download
 The Patch Quilt Puzzle by Sam Loyd What is the minimum number of the square patches needed to sew a patch quilt of a perfect square? Have you ever asked the patch quilt makers about it? No? Then ask. Play  |  Download  |  Mini-Contests
 The Moon Challenge by Sam Loyd A crescent, five straight cuts, and a task of how many pieces can be obtained with those cuts? What is the maximum possible number? Does the crescent form make an advantage? Play  |  Download
 Route of the Six Stops by Sam Loyd The Postman's route runs through a dozen of houses, but this day he only needs to visit half of them. The challenge for him is to choose the shortest route. Can you help the Postman with that? Play  |  Download
 Simple Train Exchange after Sam Loyd Help two trains to pass by safely on a narrow segment of railroad using only a switch that is large enough to hold either an engine or a car at a time. So how on this simple exchange? Play  |  Download
 A Battle Royal by Sam Loyd Make the pieces of the broken chess board be rearranged to bring the board again to the life and to make it available for the next chess games. Play  |  Download
 Trapezoidal Tangram by Sam Loyd A trapezium is divided into five simple pieces. It is stated several more shapes can be created when the pieces are rearranged. What are these shapes? Can you create all of them? Play  |  Download
 Get a Greek Cross by Sam Loyd A colorful set of seven pieces which have to be arranged into a Greek cross. You can rotate the pieces or turn them over, but not overlap or damage. How perfect your final shape of the cross will be? Play  |  Download
 Saddle the Horses after Sam Loyd Arrange the three cards so that each rider is in his correct riding position on top of each horse. Play  |  Download  |  More Millennium Puzzles
 In Puzzleland by Sam Loyd Nine coins. Placed in a square they form eight rows of three coins each. Theory states they can form more rows of three coins. How to get it in practice? Play  |  Download
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