Hidden Objects

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Locate the objects hidden within the image. The objects may be rotated or reflected before being hidden.

(Example (one extra object is circled) from WPC 2017 IB)

History of the puzzle[edit]

Trompe-l'œil is a term for artistic techniques that exploits optical illusions, coined in 1800. "Hidden faces" puzzle can be traced back to such types of painting, famously done in works by Giuseppe Archimboldo (1526?-1593).[1]

Hidden objects are a popular genre of puzzle games. Alice: An Interactive Museum is an early hidden object game released in 1991.[2]

Appearances in the past WPCs[edit]