Can You Solve It? [A Riddle Game]


You are a prisoner and a guard decides to give you a chance for freedom.

He brings you to an abandoned warehouse where there are three doors. The guard shows you three switches on a wall near the warehouse entrance, and tells you that they are power switches connected to the three rooms, each with a lamp on a table. He even shows you and sure enough, there is one lamp shade on a small square table in each of the rooms and it’s the only thing plugged in.

The task is to find which switch powers which room.

You can flick the switches as many times as you need but when you’re done, they can’t be changed when you go to inspect the rooms.

You can only enter a room once and close the door behind you when you go to the next room.

All the doors stay closed until you are going through them, there are no windows, cracks or openings as far as you can tell.

You think this is pretty stupid, but you also want freedom and you would try it if it means you have a chance of success. So you start flicking a switch to see if maybe you can see light under a door but you can’t see anything.

How do you solve this?


if the warehouse is abandoned, then how is there still power?

conspiracy theory


pull out the switches and see the wires


Consider the fact you might get shot for cheating lol
But that’s good try lol

@VolcanoFlame a person can own a warehouse even after the previous company has left. After all, you can buy a broken down house, plus it’s land and renovate it later.

@Alexandra_Inglorien what do you think of this puzzle?


Being lazy, before I give it further thought, I must know:
Does the room with switches have a light? Or is it outside at the “warehouse entrance”, on a lone, separate wall?

my engrish bad, im sorry

But honestly, if it were me, I’d go through each room and grab the lamps–and then put all the lamps in the same room because the rules are kind of loose.
Unfortunately, life is more complex than that.


Again. You might get shot for cheating lol.

As I saw it, you walk in the entrance, on the wall near by was three power switches and in front of you is three doors to three rooms, each with a short cord lamp on a square table.

The basics is that the switches are too far from those rooms to manipulate since there’s nothing in the warehouse other than the items mentioned. And all doors have to be closed.

After flipping the switches, when you go to the rooms you can touch and examine the lamps and light bulbs. As long you don’t remove anything from their places.


You should’ve mentioned in the OP we’d get shot.
RIP Raymond and I.

Could you flip a switch, wait a long time, flip the next one, wait, flip the next one, and wait. And turn them off. Then go inside, and inspect the lightbulbs of the lamps to see how hot they are and compare them.

Or alternatively, only test out two for convenience matters and leave one light on. At least you’d figure out one room. xD


Almost. They do get warm.


But why can’t you turn on one lamp, and leave it burning. Then leave another one burning, but for a shorter time.
Turn these two switches off, and flick on the last switch.
The cooler lamp and the hotter one would have a difference, and the one switch left on is self-explanatory.


Why have two burning? If you needed one to be cooler than the other and last one on anyway?


Oh yeah, good point.


Got a solution yet? You’re pretty close


Leave one burning, switch it off, turn one on. Apologies for the obvious mistake just now, my brain is questionable. :stuck_out_tongue:


This will make three types of bulbs!

One that’s cool, another that’s warm and a third that is on. As long as you remember what you did with the switches, all lamps can be matched to a switch. Very nice!


Ahh, my brain doesn’t work, the answer is too obvious! xD

Unfortunately, I’m too lazy to think of a riddle right now…


Want to try another? Harder or easier?


Maybe harder?


Omg, alright. Here we go.

The same guard, having being out smarted, thought he would challenge a few more prisoners.

He takes ten more people to a room so they can talk.

He tells them they will be made to stand in a straight line with the tallest at the back, to the shortest at the front of the line. They are not to look around, touch each other or speak.

He tells them a random of red or green stone will be placed on their heads. So of course the tall one in the back with see nine stones on top of the people in front of him, the second tallest will see eight stones and so on.

He tells them that from the back to the front, each of them will say either ‘red’ or ‘green’, trying to guess what colour is on their heads. But only one answer each and only one error is allowed.

You can discuss what ever strategises you can but know that when you come out and all is a set up, you can’t look around, signal each other in any way, raise or lower your volume. You can only say either red or green.

As they step out, there are more guards this time and you know they are serious about cheating


There are 4 people in a mansion.
There was a city wide blackout.
After the storm, someone was found dead.
Who did it?
1st person: I was cleaning, waiting for the storm to pass
2nd person: I was reading in my room.
3rd person(haha sounds like bird person): I was watching TV

Who is the murderer?


3rd person, because you can’t watch TV in a blackout, to my knowledge.

@ElTaPa what’s the goal here? Get all the prisoners out safely? (Or could some be sacrificed?) And do we get to know (but not the prisoners) how much of each color there is?