Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Geomagic Squares

Lee Sallows has made a bunch of magic squares using shapes rather than numbers.  Each row of the center square above will combine to form a square of equal size.  Each piece in the rows also happens to be of equal size for this rarer square.  I like Lee's illustrations of his squares.  Go here to see a lot more.

This might be a little too fiddly for a dungeon puzzle.  I suppose you could have the shapes from one row lining a certain room in a mosaic signifying . . . something.  Or you could give the players actual, tangible shapes and see if they can figure it out.  But I just think it's cool.

Saw it first on Slashdot.


  1. How about running it as a key to a portal? Give them the pieces and then see what they come up with. At 5 per side they map fairly straight forwardly to the Outer planes but different sections of a dungeon or different trials would work as well.

  2. Sound good to me. Maybe they are trying to reach a certain plane for very important reasons and know it is one of these.

  3. @Darktouch:

    Very Hellraiser-esque. Excellent idea.

    Telecanter, thanks for the link. #12 in particular looks like a concept you'd use in one of your dungeons/tombs.