Kris and I started playing the Layton games after we beat the Ace Attorney series and wanted more.
Once wonderful thing Layton has that Ace Attorney doesn’t are the puzzles! We love logic puzzles and Layton is riddled with them! (I apologize for the pun.)
5. Wolves and Chicks
There are three wolves and three chicks, all who need to get to the other side of the river. Only two can go on the raft at once and there can never be more wolves than chicks on one side or else the wolves will eat the chicks. This a trial and error type puzzle and it can get annoying depending on how long you’re working on it, but it’s fun all the same.
4. Juice Pitchers
Just like the one above, you have three glasses that hold a different amount of liquid. You need to pour the juice in all the cups to get a certain amount. Trial and error.
3. Five Suspects
You’re a detective taking statements from witnesses. All but one are lying. You need to deduce their statements and figure out who is telling the truth. I like this logic, process of elimination type riddle.
2. Bickering Brothers
Similar to Five Suspects, you need to sit six brothers at a table together. They’re all arguing with one another so one can’t sit next to two and two can’t sit next to four, and so on. It’s fun to follow the clues and figure out the correct seating arrangement.
I remember doing these kinds of puzzles in school when we had a substitute teacher. You need to create a picture using only one line, not lifting your pen off the paper. It’s simple, yet challenging.
What are some of your favorite puzzles?