• Shirt
  • Name
  • Interest
  • Duration
  • Age
  • Drink
Friend #1 #1
Friend #2 #2
Friend #3 #3
Friend #4 #4
Friend #5 #5
  • The guy wearing the Yellow shirt wants a 15 day trip.
  • Brandon is at the fourth position.
  • The 26-year-old friend wants to spend 1 month traveling.
  • The man wearing the Black shirt is somewhere between the oldest man and the man drinking Juice, in that order.
  • At the fifth position is the friend drinking Soft drink.
  • Hector is drinking Tea.
  • The guy wearing the White shirt wants a 25 day trip.
  • At the first position is the friend who wants to visit fashionable European cities.
  • The guy interested in Foods is somewhere between the guy interested in Fashion and the guy interested in Beaches, in that order.
  • Miguel is exactly to the left of the the friend drinking Tea.
  • The man interested to visit coastal cities wants to spend 15 days traveling.
  • At the fourth position is the guy who wants to travel to cities with lots of Museums.
  • Vincent is 25 years old.
  • The friend wearing the Blue shirt is exactly to the right of the youngest friend.
  • The man wearing the Blue shirt is drinking Juice.
  • The guy drinking Soft drink is exactly to the right of the guy that wants to stay only 10 days in Europe.
  • Vincent wants to travel for 20 days.
  • At one of the ends is the friend wearing the Green shirt.
  • The man interested in Museums is somewhere between the man interested in Foods and the man interested in Parties, in that order.
  • In the middle is the friend drinking Water.

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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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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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.