The Internet is super frustrated with this puzzle. Can you solve it?
After a long night out on the town with your besties, the last thing you probably want to face is a complicated logic puzzle printed on the coaster under your cocktail. But at the Storm Crow Tavern in Vancouver, B.C., that’s exactly what they’ve done — and the solution is straight up diabolical.
At first glance, the puzzle seems perfectly simple: Follow the path from the entrance to the exit, alternating between blue and red gems as you go. Yet after a few tries, it’s obvious that the answer isn’t going to be as straightforward as it seems. The puzzle has been posted multiple times in the /r/puzzles subreddit, and every time it leaves at least a few people totally baffled. Can you figure it out, Gigglers?
Click over to the next page for the solution!
As you can see, the solution itself isn’t actually all that difficult — but it does require you to make at least a few assumptions about the “rules” of the game. For example, a few redditors assumed that the orbs “disappeared” after you went through them (which would make the puzzle super easy); or that you had to pass through every single orb. Personally, I didn’t know that passing through the same orbs twice was allowed, which made me think the whole thing was a cruel joke.
Either way, we think it’s a fun way to get your brain working after you’ve had too much egg nog.
(Images via imgur/HelloGiggles.)