Difficult Puzzle / Problem Solving Activity – Flip 7
Get ready for an interesting brain teaser puzzle. A real head-scratcher that will test your analytical problem solving skills. It could even have you ‘flipping’ up the wall. Flip 7 is a challenging online puzzle game based on a very simple concept. You are presented with a grid of randomly jumbled red and blue tiles on a grid, and your objective is to ‘flip’ (turn over) all the red tiles over onto blue in 7 moves or less. Remember, the opposite color is on the flip-side of each tile.
At the end of your 7 moves – your goal is to have the grid filled entirely with blue tiles. This is not as easy as it may sound, as you cannot flip individual red tiles – you must flip a row of tiles in each move. You must choose the direction of the row to be flipped, and this determines how many tiles turn from red to blue (or blue to red). You’ll need an open mind, the patience to plan a good strategy, and tenacity as this tricky task will really test your heart and desire for logic problem solving. Good luck!
How to Play: Note: This game requires Adobe Shockwave Player to play. Your challenge is to find the solution in 7 or less ‘flip moves’ that will result in an entire grid of tiles being flipped to blue. At the start of the game, you have a 10 x 10 grid of mostly blue tiles. Some of the tiles are red. To make a ‘flip’, Left Click on a Red Tile using your computer mouse or touchpad. Once you select a tile, Green Arrows pointing in 8 different directions appear on the left of the game screen. Choose the direction you want the tiles to flip in, and click on that Arrow. All of the tiles in that direction (from your selected tile to the outer wall of the grid) will turn over to the opposite color.
Keep flipping rows of tiles until the entire grid is blue. There is an indicator on the top left corner of the game screen which shows how many moves you have made. If you get stuck at any point, click the ‘Reload Puzzle’ button underneath the grid to restart. You can also see the correct solution to the puzzle by clicking the ‘Solution’ button. To start a new puzzle with a newly randomized grid, click the ‘New Puzzle’ button.