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The Giraffe
The Giraffe
by Mel Stover
Five matchsticks can be arranged into a stylized version of a giraffe. The goal is to move one of them and in that way let the giraffe to be rotated or reflected.
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The Match Cross
The Match Cross
by Peter Grabarchuk
Five identical squares form a cross. Three matchsticks can be moved so that six identical squares would appear. The only thing left is to find the spots for the matchsticks to be moved to. What are they?
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The Eighth Triangle
The Eighth Triangle
by Serhiy Grabarchuk, Jr.
Seven matchstick triangles are scattered around in quite a chaotic order. How to move just three matchsticks so that an additional triangle would appear?
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Triangle in Addition
Triangle in Addition
by Peter Grabarchuk and Helen Homa
A rhombus and a square are made of eight matchsticks. Move just three matchsticks and create an equilateral triangle in addition to the two initial shapes. What is the right approach?
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The Match Window
The Match Window
Two dozen matchsticks are arranged in a grid consisting of nine identical squares. Your goal is just to remove 6 matchsticks so that only three squares remain.
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Christmas Tree
Christmas Tree
by Serhiy Grabarchuk Jr.
It can be a little Christmas puzzle gift to entertain you for a few minutes at least - only three triangles hidden in a Christmas Tree and the extra one that has to be found.
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No More Squares
No More Squares
by Martin Gardner
More than two dozens of squares are hidden in a simple 4x4 match square grid. But less than a dozen matches is required to be removed to destroy all them for good.
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Square & Division
Square & Division
by Serhiy Grabarchuk
It's easy to divide in half a 2x2 match square with only two matches. But how to perform the same division to the same square if there are four matches?
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Correct Equation
Correct Equation
A new type of puzzles in our matches series - equations. We begin with one of the most elegant among them. Smart math skills will be required.
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The Three Squares
The Three Squares
A simple grid, made from several matches has to be changed into three squares, and only three moves are required. Can you find them?
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The Wine Glasses Puzzle
The Wine Glasses Puzzle
A part of a house is hidden behind two wine glasses. Only six match rearrangements are required to change wine glasses into a full house.
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From Five To Four
From Five To Four
Leave just four squares instead of five making one of them disappear. Move exactly two matches to reach this. Great puzzle gem!
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The Bat
The Bat
by Serhiy Jr. and Peter Grabarchuk
Make the match bat flying away in another direction. What do you think, how many moves will you need to do this? Just three right moves...
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The Hedgehog
The Hedgehog
by Serhiy Grabarchuk
It may be easy to make the hedgehog running in another direction with moving only two matches. But what about moving three or more matches?
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The Bird
The Bird
by Peter Grabarchuk
Help the bird to be looking in another direction. Just move two matches and a button to do this.
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Out of Glass
Out of Glass
after Martin Gardner
Get the cherry outside the glass moving exactly two matches. Great classic!
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Turn the Fish
Turn the Fish
by Kobon Fujimura
How can you move 3 matches to make the fish swim in the opposite direction?
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Puzzling Time
Puzzling Time
by Serhiy Grabarchuk Jr.
Move two matches to get the exact time half past four.
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