Does the ‘world’s hardest maze’ live up to its name? Give it a shot.

It's trickier than it looks.

We know you are bored at home right now—we are too. Here are some puzzles and brainteasers to challenge your family and friends with, either in person or over video chat.

In a typical maze, the entrance leads to the exit. This one is different. Rules determine where and how you can move. You must follow this color order as you ­meander: red, green, yellow. You can pass through any dot as often as you want, but you must stay within the color pattern, and you can’t double back through the same dot twice in a row.

(Hint: When you hit the yellow dot on the far right, head north.)

Related: What color are these squiggly shapes?

This article was originally published in the Winter 2018 Danger issue of Popular Science.


Claire Maldarelli

Claire Maldarelliis the Science Editor at Popular Science. She has a particular interest in brain science, the microbiome, and human physiology. In addition to Popular Science, her work has appeared in The New York Times, Scientific American, and Scholastic’s Science World and Super Science magazines, among others. She has a bachelor’s degree in neurobiology from the University of California, Davis and a master’s in science journalism from New York University's Science, Health, and Environmental Reporting Program. Contact the author here.