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Outstanding individual puzzles - an IFDB Poll

by Jeremy Freese
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I'm interested in examples of excellent individual puzzles in IF. In other words: not 'Spider and Web' so much as 'getting out of the chair' in 'Spider and Web'

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Spider and Web, by Andrew Plotkin
6 votes
"Getting out of the chair" [+]... "Chair puzzle" [+]... "Yes, getting out..." [+]... (No comment) [+]... "Escaping the..." [+]... (No comment) [+]...

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The Edifice, by Lucian P. Smith
6 votes
"The language puzzle" [+]... "The language puzzle" [+]... "The language puzzle." [+]... "the language puzzle is the best" [+]... (No comment) [+]... (No comment) [+]...

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All Things Devours, by half sick of shadows
5 votes
"The time travel puzzle." [+]... "The entire game..." [+]... (No comment) [+]... "The time-travel..." [+]... (No comment) [+]...

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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, by Douglas Adams and Steve Meretzky
5 votes
"The babelfish puzzle" [+]... "Babel Fish" [+]... "Babel fish" [+]... "Great fun!" [+]... "Navigating the..." [+]...

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Enchanter, by Marc Blank, Dave Lebling
3 votes
"The puzzle of redrawing links" [+]... "The "Magic Pencil" puzzle" [+]... "Unlocking the..." [+]...

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The Lurking Horror, by Dave Lebling
2 votes
"The chain puzzle" [+]... "The chain puzzle" [+]...

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Sorcerer, by Steve Meretzky
2 votes
"The time travel paradox in the coal mine. It is really mind-blowing." [+]... "The..." [+]...

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Curses!, by Graham Nelson
2 votes
"The slide projector puzzle" [+]... "Solution to the hedge maze" [+]...

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Adventurer's Consumer Guide, by Øyvind Thorsby
2 votes
"Several, especially the gambling puzzle and the puzzle involving an opening between rooms" [+]... (No comment) [+]...

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Leather Goddesses of Phobos, by Steve Meretzky
1 vote
"The Sultan's Riddle" [+]...

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A Mind Forever Voyaging, by Steve Meretzky
1 vote
"Stopping the..." [+]...

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Cragne Manor, by Ryan Veeder, Jenni Polodna, Adam Whybray, Adri, Andrew Plotkin, Andy Holloway, Austin Auclair, Baldur Brückner, Ben Collins-Sussman, Bill Maya, Brian Rushton, Buster Hudson, Caleb Wilson, Carl Muckenhoupt, Chandler Groover, Chris Jones, Christopher Conley, Damon L. Wakes, Daniel Ravipinto, Daniel Stelzer, David Jose, David Petrocco, David Sturgis, Drew Mochak, Edward B, Emily Short, Erica Newman, Feneric, Finn Rosenløv, Gary Butterfield, Gavin Inglis, Greg Frost, Hanon Ondricek, Harkness Munt, Harrison Gerard, Ian Holmes, Ivan Roth, Jack Welch, Jacqueline Ashwell, James Eagle, Jason Dyer, Jason Lautzenheiser, Jason Love, Jeremy Freese, Joey Jones, Joshua Porch, Justin de Vesine, Justin Melvin, Katherine Morayati, Kenneth Pedersen, Lane Puetz, Llew Mason, Lucian Smith, Marco Innocenti, Marius Müller, Mark Britton, Mark Sample, Marshal Tenner Winter, Matt Schneider, Matt Weiner, Matthew Korson, Michael Fessler, Michael Gentry, Michael Hilborn, Michael Lin, Mike Spivey, Molly Ying, Monique Padelis, Naomi Hinchen, Nate Edwards, Petter Sjölund, Q Pheevr, Rachel Spitler, Reed Lockwood, Reina Adair, Riff Conner, Roberto Colnaghi, Rowan Lipkovits, Sam Kabo Ashwell, Scott Hammack, Sean M. Shore, Wade Clarke, Zach Hodgens, Zack Johnson
1 vote
"Zarf's room and Jeremy Freese's romos come to mind" [+]...

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Hard Puzzle, by Ade McT
1 vote
"The hard puzzle." [+]...

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Beyond Zork, by Brian Moriarty
1 vote
"The lighthouse monsters" [+]...

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Plundered Hearts, by Amy Briggs
1 vote
"The..." [+]...

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Lock & Key, by Adam Cadre
1 vote
"Working out the..." [+]...

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Delightful Wallpaper, by Andrew Plotkin ('Edgar O. Weyrd')
1 vote
"Opening the doors" [+]...

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The Frenetic Five vs. Mr. Redundancy Man, by Neil deMause
1 vote
"The final puzzle is one of my favorites" [+]...

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The Tiny House, by Dan Doyle III
1 vote
"Saving the Three..." [+]...

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The Black Lily, by Hannes Schueller
1 vote
"Unlocking the..." [+]...

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Being Andrew Plotkin, by J. Robinson Wheeler
1 vote
"The recursion puzzle" [+]...

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Zork III, by Dave Lebling, Marc Blank
1 vote
"the royal puzzle" [+]...

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Hard Puzzle 2 : The Cow, The Stool and Other Animals, by Ade McT
1 vote
"Excellent single puzzle" [+]...

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