Each game in All Fun and Games has been assigned a difficulty rating. This rating is based on factors such as:
- The amount of time and effort that it takes to solve or do well at the game or problem. For example, solving an entire crossword takes more perseverence than solving a single logic problem, so the crossword puzzle might be rated as being more difficult.
- The degree to which specialised knowledge or skills are required to solve the puzzle. For example, solving a chess problem, even an easy one, requires knowing the rules of chess, so an easy chess problem might be rated as being more difficult than other easier problems.
- Whether any tricks or subtleties are involved. Such problems will be ranked as being more difficult than ones without any trickery.
Everyone is different; any given person may find some problems ranked as easy to be difficult, and find some difficult problems to be easy. If you have any questions or suggestions about the ratings for specific problems, please contact us.
Here are what the difficulty levels mean:
One star: Easy; solving such a problem should usually require little effort.
Two stars: Somewhat easy; solving such a problem may require some thought.
Three stars: Somewhat difficult; solving such a problem may require a fair bit of thought, a fair bit of effort, and/or some expertise in the subject.
Four stars: Difficult; solving such a problem will likely require a lot of thought, some "thinking outside the box", a lot of effort, and/or a fair bit of expertise in the subject.
Five stars: Very difficult; most people will not be able to solve such a problem, and it most likely won't come easily to those who are able to solve it. If you can solve this, pat yourself on the back!