Snakes

Think outside the box to solve this unconventional maze problem!

How it Works

Use the coloured tiles to create paths between start and end points without any paths overlapping.

Things to Try or Ask Around the Exhibit

  • Try designing your own version of this puzzle. Be warned that not all puzzles you can create will have solutions!
  • What makes a puzzle like this easy or difficult?

Background

Maze-type puzzles like this one encourage lateral thinking and visual problem solving skills, and explore geometric configurations and tessellating shapes.

Finding the Science in Your World

This is sometimes called the "Plumber's Problem." When designing buildings care has to be taken to not let certain pipes and cables overlap!