Matchsticks Puzzle Game is a fun and easy to play with your friends mostly when boredom strikes. This instructable is a part of my Unusual Uses of Matchsticks(you must check this out!). If you're looking for unusual uses of matchsticks, well this instructable is one of many unusual uses of matchsticks. I made this instructable because I want to recycle some excess supply of matchsticks at home. Also, I like mind games such as puzzles and riddles. In this Instructable, I provide seven matchsticks puzzle problem to test your problem-solving abilities. This is a mind game and this will help you to maintain a good healthy brain. You can play it again the puzzles here and try it to your friends that don't have any idea about matchsticks puzzle (or even don't know the puzzle problem using matchsticks).
Let's solve the matchsticks puzzle!
Step 1: You'll Need!
In this Instructable, obviously, you'll need these following...
- 1 Box of Matchsticks (it is better to have many)
- Fresh Baked Brain
One box of matchsticks or more is a good choice for this game. Use safety matches for this game to avoid any injury or problem due to any unwanted fire ignition. You can use the same matchsticks in the pictures. You'll need also a freshly baked brain for this game because this is a mind game and you will play it using your problem-solving skills.Carefully follow all the questions and the instructions in each puzzle. Be ready! Of course, you'll need yourself to proceed.
Step 2: Puzzle #1 (Medium)
For the first matchstick puzzle, you are going to add one more matchstick to make it all in balance in weight. The vertical matchsticks on the scale all have the same weight. I will let you think so you can solve it without checking the solutions step. Go, think about it on how to balance their weight. Remember only one matchstick is missing in the puzzle. Just add it... Where would you place it? Please show your own solution the comment section below. Make sure you didn't check the solution step. After solving this, please go to the next interesting matchstick puzzle!
Step 3: Puzzle #2 (Medium)
Here's another matchstick puzzle that will challenge your mind to think out of the box. What you see is an invalid roman numeral. Your task is, make it a valid number. Move 5 to form TWO. Solve it by your own thinking to solve problems. If you know how to solve this please share your solution in the comment section below, together with a picture of your solution. Thanks!
Step 4: Puzzle #3 (Medium)
Get ready, here's the another medium level matchstick puzzle. This time you're going to make a 9 equally exact squares. Your move is limited only into 3. Only 3 matchsticks can be moved, to be able to create a 9 equally exact shape squares. Do you have a little idea? or Have your own solution? Please share it in the comment section below together with a photo of you while solving my matchsticks puzzle. If you're done guessing and already know this puzzle, please proceed to the next level.
Step 5: Puzzle #4 (Easy)
Alright, matchstick puzzle that falls into an easy level. Why is it easy? Simply, because the instruction is very straight forward. You have only 4 moves to make 2 squares. Are you already have a solution? Why don't you share it with us? Please let us know your solution by uploading the picture of your solution. Thanks!
Step 6: Puzzle #5 (Easy)
In this puzzle, we are looking to a 4 triangle matchstick. Your move is 3 only for this puzzle to create 8 triangles. No cheating or what. Just challenge your mind on how to solve this puzzle. Don't check the solution section of this instructable for more fun and brain exercise. If you've already solved this please share it in the comment section below and include a picture of your solution for this puzzle. Thanks!
Step 7: Puzzle #6 (Hard)
This puzzle is not hard as I expected. You need to apply some basic mathematics for you to solve this puzzle. There are 3 results can be done. Just use your mathematician skill set and your imagination to solve it without looking at solution section of this instructable. Your move is only 3 steps to solve the puzzle. Make sure the operation in the matchsticks is true. Can you find all 3 solutions? If yes, that's awesome why don't you share it in the comment below? Show it to us! I will wait for your answer!. If you already know, the answer please proceed to the next puzzle. Goodluck....
Step 8: Puzzle #7 (Easy)
My last matchstick puzzle for an easy level! You can solve it in just a matter of seconds (if you're really brilliant). The only rule and instruction for this puzzle are that take away 4 matchsticks out of the picture and leave it with 7 squares on it (exact and same shape.) If you already know the answer please let us know by leaving it as a comment below. Congratulations, to taking your time to solve my puzzles. Next step is the solution section or page. Thank you again!
Step 9: Solutions!
Every problem has a solution, right? Well, here's the list of all solutions to all puzzles here in my Instructable. The pictures above are the solution or the answers for each puzzle I've provided. If you're tired of thinking about how to solve my puzzles you may now view the solution. Don't view the solution if you want to solve all my puzzle without any help from me or you want to prove yourself you can answer all my puzzle. Each picture above shows all the necessary details and explanation about the solution.
If you solved all my puzzles without the help of these pictures above, please let me know in the comment section below. Do you want more matchsticks puzzle in the future? Just follow me on Instructables for more future updates and also let me know in the comment section if you want more puzzle. Thank you!
Step 10: Outro
Thank you for taking your time to read my instructable about solving matchsticks puzzle. This Instructable is a part of my Unusual Uses of Matchsticks and it is better to check that out too. I hope you enjoy it as I enjoy making it and documenting it to show and tell to other fellow makers here. If you find my instructable useful and fun please consider to click the heart button, leave your comment about my instructable or even follow me on Instructables. By voting this project to the contest it means a lot to me. You can support me by visiting my Patreon page or visiting my Facebook page for more interesting projects about web development, programming, and electronics. I'll bid you farewell, see you in my next Instructables!