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An example puzzle from WPC 2017 IB: which exit is nearest from the starting point?

Find a path through the maze from the entrance to the exit.

(Rules from PGP IB)

Rule variations[edit]

  • Identify the nearest exit from the starting point marked by “S”. (from WPC 2017)
  • Two Step Maze: a path may never take more than two consecutive steps in the same direction. (from WPC 2016.)

History of the puzzle[edit]

The Cretan Labyrinth appears in Greek mythology. However, although now the term "labyrinth" is almost synonymous with the word "maze", labyrinths in the ancient times consisted of one winding path.

Mazes with dead ends were introduced when complicated hedge mazes emerged in England in the 17th century. [1]

Appearances in the past WPCs[edit]