Visual Puzzles for The First Days of Summer

Well, the longest day of the year has come and gone and wow is it staying light late! I just love the summer solstice and, for a while there, I got to surf (on the Oregon Coast) for 19 years straight on this “most light of days.” But alas, kids, career, lack of direct beach access (yep, it’s a 1.5 hour drive), well, that chain was broken. However, that doesn’t mean we can’t have some fun with some visual puzzles! Ha! I know there’s little to zero connection between my lack of solstice surfing and today’s puzzles, except that all are fun. Enjoy!

 

Visual Puzzle #1: The 6th Square

This puzzle is a tricky one, that is, until you know the answer (then it seems dead simple). But isn’t it always like that? Well, see how long it takes to come up with the correct square here. You’ll see the pattern, and there is a missing, 6th square. Which of the lower squares makes sense to fit the pattern?

Which square (A, B, C or D) fits the 6th square (shown as a ? mark). Image Courtesy: Puzzles.com

Which square (A, B, C or D) fits the 6th square (shown as a ? mark). Image Courtesy: Puzzles.com

 

The 30th Disc

So this puzzle is much like the one above, yet entirely shape-based. I have to admit total failure in trying to solve this one…tough! See how you do. The challenge is as follows: What should the 30th (missing) disc be? No more clues…

What should the 30th disc be? Image Courtesy: Puzzles.com

What should the 30th disc be? Image Courtesy: Puzzles.com

 

Cubes Correct

So we are on a roll here with today’s theme…finding what’s missing, finding what’s wrong. In this case…wrong. Which of the below cube configurations is WRONG? To be sure, 3 make physical sense…but one definitely doesn’t. Alas, I did get this one in about 6 minutes. Good luck!

Which cube configuration is WRONG? Image Courtesy: puzzles.com

Which cube configuration is WRONG? Image Courtesy: puzzles.com

 

So that’s it for this latest installation of puzzles, illusions, brainteasers, etc. I’ll keep them coming of course, with a new round about every 5 weeks. Have a great start to the summer!

Dan Meyers