Top 10 Puzzle Solving Tips (part 2)
Tip 6: Work Backward
Working backward is a popular technique you may gain from childhood maze puzzles. Identify the end of the puzzle, start from it and work through the steps in reverse order to find the beginning. This is a common technique that can be used to solve piping puzzles. In many puzzle games like Azada, you will find the following pipe fitting puzzle. If you find it difficult to solve the puzzle, try working from right to left instead of working from left to right.
Tip 7: Take Notes
It often takes many different attempts to solve a puzzle. Try taking notes in order not to repeat failed attempts. This is also a very effective technique when you are in a maze situation. Don’t waste your time trying to remember your movements but start recording every step you take. If you get lost, by that way, you can reverse your steps and get back to the beginning. With an actual maze, you should draw an actual map.
Tip 8: Don’t Give Up
This technique sounds kind of silly, but some people often insist certain puzzles are “impossible” or “broken”. It’s not true! All puzzles are thoroughly tested to make sure that can be solved. Don’t fall into the trap of thinking the puzzle is unsolvable. Although some puzzles are really very challenging, they all can be solved.
Tip 9: Guess and Check
This is a classic technique that many people have learned in grade school mathematics courses. It may not be very efficient or reliable, but sometimes it’s all you have to work with. The nicest thing about this technique is that it requires just a little effort and can be a great way to relax your mind.
Tip 10: Big Fish Games Forums
If you are stuck and just need to know the answer, join the Big Fish Games Forums and try posting your question here. You can get an answer quickly from the other players.