• Sleeve
  • Name
  • Laptop
  • Game
  • Subject
  • Birthday
Student #1 #1
Student #2 #2
Student #3 #3
Student #4 #4
Student #5 #5
  • The student who was born in August is exactly to the left of the student playing Word Search.
  • The girl using the Asus laptop is exactly to the left of the girl whose birthday is in June.
  • Krystal has the Green laptop sleeve.
  • In the fifth position is the girl playing Zebra Puzzle.
  • Monica's favorite subject is History.
  • The student playing Tangram is next to the student who has the Blue laptop sleeve.
  • Joanna is exactly to the right of the girl that likes History.
  • The girl born in the Valentine's Day is somewhere to the right of the girl that has the Red laptop sleeve.
  • Krystal is next to the student using a laptop from Apple.
  • The student who likes Math is exactly to the right of the girl who was born in August.
  • The one using the Apple laptop is exactly to the left of the girl playing Tangram.
  • The owner of the Blue laptop sleeve is somewhere to the left of the girl who was born in the sixth month.
  • The girl playing Jigsaw Puzzle is using a laptop from Asus.
  • The student that has the White laptop sleeve is somewhere between the student who likes Science and Elaine, in that order.
  • In the middle is the girl that was born in the month we celebrate Halloween.
  • The girl born in October likes History.
  • The student who has the Black laptop sleeve is using the laptop from Samsung.
  • The student that likes Art is somewhere to the right of the student who has the Blue laptop sleeve.
  • The owner of the White laptop sleeve is somewhere between the owners of the Green and Red laptop sleeves, in that order.
  • The girl born in April is exactly to the left of the girl using the laptop from Sony.
  • Elaine is next to the student playing Jigsaw Puzzle.

How to play

  • Start by reading all the clues;
  • Find all the "basic" clues and mark them. The most basic clue is the one that states that something is in a determined house/position. Example:
    • The German lives in house three.
  • Sometimes you are going to need to deduce some information using two or more clues;
  • All the clues must be used;
  • The game ends when all the clues are correctly checked and everything is filled.

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Need help?

If, after reading the instructions, you still don't understand how to play, try playing one of these simpler zebra puzzles. They were designed to be easier than the ones of the same difficulty.

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Zebra Puzzles Answers

Cognitive Benefits of Zebra Puzzles

Zebra puzzles engage the brain in critical thinking and deductive reasoning. Solving these puzzles often requires the individual to interpret clues, make connections, and eliminate possibilities to arrive at the correct solution. This mental exercise not only sharpens logical reasoning skills but also improves focus, attention to detail, and analytical abilities.

Various studies on cognition and puzzles suggest that regular engagement with challenges like Zebra puzzles can have longer-term benefits. They can potentially aid in the enhancement of problem-solving skills and may even contribute to improved memory and information retention. In summary, Zebra puzzles offer an effective way to engage cognitive functions and foster intellectual growth.

Zebra Puzzles in Education

Zebra puzzles are increasingly being incorporated into educational settings as a tool for teaching logic and reasoning skills. Teachers and educators find these puzzles to be useful in engaging students in active learning, as they require students to apply critical thinking to solve complex problems. The puzzles can be adapted to various difficulty levels, making them accessible for students of different ages and abilities. They can be used as stand-alone exercises or integrated into a broader curriculum focused on mathematics, logic, or computer science.

Beyond the classroom, Zebra puzzles are also used in educational competitions and extracurricular activities to challenge students and encourage teamwork. The process of solving these puzzles collaboratively can help students learn to communicate effectively, delegate tasks, and think systematically. This hands-on approach to learning can make complex concepts more understandable and engaging, thereby enriching the educational experience.