• Shirt
• Name
• Theme
• Pieces
• Time
• Age
Boy #1 #1
Boy #2 #2
Boy #3 #3
Boy #4 #4
Boy #5 #5
• The boy who solved the 2000 pieces puzzle is next to the boy who solved the Nature puzzle.
• The boy wearing the Green shirt is somewhere between the youngest boy and the boy who took 12 hours to solve his puzzle, in that order.
• The boy wearing the Black shirt is somewhere to the left of the boy that spent 6 hours to solve his puzzle.
• The oldest boy solved the smallest jigsaw puzzle.
• The boy that solved the Space themed puzzle is somewhere to the right of the boy that is wearing the Black shirt.
• The 1600 piece puzzle was solved by the boy that is somewhere between Charles and the 14-year-old boy, in that order.
• The boy wearing the White shirt is exactly to the left of the boy who solved the Beach puzzle.
• Charles is next to the boy who finished his puzzle in 10 hours.
• The 13-year-old boy is wearing the Blue shirt.
• The boy who solved the biggest puzzle is next to the boy who solved the Beach jigsaw puzzle.
• The 1200 piece puzzle was solved by the boy wearing the Black shirt.
• At the fourth position is the 11-year-old boy.
• Sean is next to the boy wearing the Black shirt.
• Milton is 11 years old.
• The boy wearing the Green shirt is somewhere between the boy wearing the Red shirt and the boy that solved the 2400 piece puzzle, in that order.
• Sean is exactly to the left of the who finished his jigsaw puzzle in 4 hours.
• Eddie is at the fifth position.
• At one of the ends is the boy who solved the Animal jigsaw puzzle.
• The Nature themed jigsaw puzzle was solved in 10 hours.
• Sean solved his puzzle in 12 hours.

### 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.

### Printable version

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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.