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21 Matchstick Puzzles That Test Your Logic Skills: Brain Teasers:

21 Matchstick Puzzles That Test Your Logic Skills: Brain Teasers:

Playing with matches can be hazardous, but not always. Do you know matchstick puzzles are great fun and can boost your logic skills? Plus you don’t have to strike the matches! These math matchstick puzzles will only fire up your brain. 

Here are matchstick puzzles for you that will test your ability to incorporate logic into the thinking process when analyzing a problem in order to come up with a solution.

Check Out 21 Matchstick Puzzles With Answers:

Let’s see how many math matchstick puzzles you can solve without looking at the solution. 

1. Matchstick Puzzle – 2 triangles to 4

simple matchstick puzzles
simple matchstick puzzles

Here are two triangles made of six matches. Move only two matches to new positions to form 4 triangles. You are allowed to overlap matches. 

Solution:

Keep the matches in the left-hand triangle intact. 

From the right-hand triangle, pick one match on the far right and place it in the gap between the two original triangles at the top. Then pick the bottom right match and place it across the middle of the two new triangles. 

Now you can see two new small triangles within the two bigger triangles – a total of four triangles. 

simple matchstick puzzles answers
simple matchstick puzzles answers

2. Matchstick Puzzle – Swimming fish

fish matchstick puzzle
fish matchstick puzzle

For this fish matchstick puzzle, move only 3 matches so that the fish swims to the right. No overlapping.

Solution:

fish matchstick puzzle answer
fish matchstick puzzle answer

3.  Matchstick Puzzle – Move 2 matchsticks to form 3 triangles.

Matchstick Puzzles Test Logic Skills move make triangles
21 Matchstick Puzzles That Test Your Logic Skills: Brain Teasers:

Solution:

Move the top two matches from the bigger triangle and touch them to the top vertices of the smaller triangle that will make the three triangles.

Matchstick Puzzles Test Logic Skills move make triangles solution
21 Matchstick Puzzles That Test Your Logic Skills: Brain Teasers:

4. Matchstick Puzzle – 1 Arrow to 2

In this brain teaser puzzle, you need to form 2 smaller arrows by moving 4 matches only. 

Matchstick Puzzles brain teaser puzzle
brain teaser puzzle

Solution:

Matchstick Puzzles Test Logic Skills one arrow to two solution
21 Matchstick Puzzles That Test Your Logic Skills: Brain Teasers:

5. Matchstick Puzzle – Move 2 matchsticks to form 11 squares.

Matchstick Puzzles Test Logic Skills move make square
math matchstick puzzles

Solution:

Matchstick Puzzles Test Logic Skills move make square solution
math matchstick puzzle answer

6.  Matchstick Puzzle – Make a square by moving just one match stick

Viral Matchstick Puzzle make square by one stick
Viral Matchstick Puzzle

Solution 

To solve this viral matchstick puzzle, move the north pointing stick slightly to the top so its bottom edge meets the other matchsticks’ ends forming a square in the negative space.


Matchstick Puzzles Test Logic Skills make square by one stick solution
21 Matchstick Puzzles That Test Your Logic Skills: Brain Teasers:

7. Matchstick Puzzle – 16 squares to none 

Matchstick Puzzles Test Logic Skills squares to none
square matchstick puzzles

Remove 9 matches so that no square (of any size) remains.

Solution:

Matchstick Puzzles Test Logic Skills squares to none solution
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