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    What are situation puzzles?
    Situation puzzles are often referred to as lateral thinking puzzles or “yes/no” puzzles.
    Situation puzzles are usually played in a group, with one person hosting the puzzle and the others asking questions which can only be answered with a “yes” or “no” answer. Depending upon the settings and level of difficulty, other answers, hints or simple explanations of why the answer is yes or no, may be considered acceptable. The puzzle is solved when one of the players is able to recite the narrative the host had in mind, in particular explaining whatever aspect of the initial scenario was puzzling.

    These puzzles are inexact and many puzzle statements have more than one possible fitting answer.

    The goal however is to find out the story as the host has it in mind.
    Critical thinking and reading, logical thinking, as well as lateral thinking may all be required to solve a situation puzzle. The term lateral thinking was coined by Edward De Bono to denote a creative problem-solving style that involves looking at the given situation from unexpected angles, and is typically necessary to the solution of situation puzzles. The term lateral thinking puzzle has been popularised for this type of puzzle by Paul Sloane who has written many books of such puzzles. This term is also used in the MindTrap series of board games, which contain a large number of situation puzzles.
    Source: Wikipedia

    This game in particular

    How to play Situation Puzzle

    The main idea behind this game is to find out what others think. A person has a situation in mind. Others ask him questions about that situation.
    He can answer only with YES, NO, IRRELEVANT. After some questions the asking persons found the solution. During the solving process a hint may be also provided, but it will costs more points than a ususal question.

    Situation puzzle | Sebastian - Android developer
    04-20-2011 09:38 PM

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