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Creative puzzles by Gianni Sarcone

Gianni Sarcone - creative puzzles

“Awaken people's curiosity. It is enough to open minds,
do not overload them. Put there just a spark.”  Anatole France

Can you turn the shapes in A and B into 4 and 5 pointed stars without touching the hard-broken matches?


If the diameter of the dial is four centimetres, what is the distance (red diagonal) that separates the hands of the pocket watch.

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At the Palace Hotel two cleaners have to cave the carpets in the corridors on the first floor.

In your opinion which has less work to do: the one with carpet A or the one with carpet B?

...more puzzles and games

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How many babies are there in the picture?  Are you sure?

Though they are rotated in different angles, all the shapes except 2 are identical.
Find the 2 shapes that are mirror reflection of the other ones.

Puzzles involving a crazy fitness treadmill and Fred the hamster...

Gianni A. Sarcone is a visual artist and an author of columns and articles featuring visual puzzles and mathematical brain teasers.

He is contributing editor to 'Focus Junior'  (Italy), 'Rivista Magia' (Italy), 'Alice & Bob / Bocconi University', 'Brain Games' (USA), and 'Tangente Magazine' (France). Sarcone is also a designer and a researcher with more than thirty years of experience in the fields of visual creativity, recreational mathematics and educational games.

Considered a leading authority on visual perception by academic institutions, Sarcone was a juror at the Third Annual "Best Illusion of the Year Contest" held in Sarasota, Florida (USA). His optical illusion projects 'Mask of Love' and 'Autokinetic Illusion' were named in the top 10 best optical illusions respectively in the 2011 and 2014 "Best Illusion of the Year Contests".

Gianni A. Sarcone is represented worldwide by Knight Features.

For further information: Gaby Martin