Repeat after me red-white-blue, red-white-blue... and so on. Enter the maze
centre-bottom, step over the next colour in sequence to an adjacent cell,
repeat until you can finally exit centre-top (always finishing with blue).
That's all there is to it. This is a simple sequence based multi-state
maze, which works delightfully well, and I have spent many happy hours
trying to squeeze the longest possible path out of the grid, while still
providing a good maze.
This maze started off life in a physical form as a walk-round
floor maze and already has quite a history, read more about it
below and revisit soon to discover where else you might discover
these mazes in 2007 (or beyond). For now, in special honour of
its debut as a clickmaze I offer the first ever 6x6 designs.
click below to start
Enter centre-bottom, exit centre-top, step over the lines in
order... red-white-blue, red-white-blue and so on. The stepper
icon will change colour as you move, to indicate the colour
of your next step (so in the example on the left the
next step has to be across a blue line). If you get stuck (and
you will) you can either back-track or restart.
Use the puzzle drop-list to select a puzzle.
Use restart (action) or the space key to reset.
Use cursor keys to move (or click on the screen).
Your last three moves are highlighted as a guide.
A move can be undone by clicking on a highlighted square,
or by pressing 'u' or by back-stepping using the cursor
The first prototype (red-white-blue) maze, in action
at Moulsford village green at one of our local village parties
The maze was inspired by the purchase of a cheap ribbon 'door'
made of lightweight plastic strips. It was cut to pieces and
stapled together again in an afternoon, and only survived a couple
The second prototype (red-blue-yellow) at final manufacturing
stage (Oct 2005). This version is far more durable being made
of heavy-duty polypropylene webbing, riveted together.
One of this (original) pair is now owned by Oskar
van Deventer and if you know where to find Oskar this
July, you will probably also find this maze.
Four of these webbing mazes (two 4x4 designs and two 5x5 designs)
were built for the Techniek Museum Delft, for use during
their national Science Day in October 2006.
The second prototype in action at Gathering for Gardner
VII in Atlanta (March 2006). Being road tested here by great
logic-maze master himself Robert Abbott (www.logicmazes.com).
And last but by no means least, a couple of examples 'in-print'.
Here on the left a 4x4 design featured on the front of GAMES magazine
(USA). July 2007 issue.
And if you are a resident of PerplexCity,
or have helped in the search for the Receda Cube, you may well
have solved a 5x5 maze similar to this along the way. Perhaps
the first example of a maze that has been exported to a parallel
& mazes © Andrea Gilbert 2006-07