Games are an important part of certain types of scenes that I enjoy. There will be more posts about ideas for games in the future; if these posts interest you check back and look for the “Games” tag below. For purposes of this post I will focus upon logic games.

**Logic Games**

For a logic game you generally need only a few things. Obviously the main thing you need is the actual problem that will be given to the sub. This is pretty simple, for those of you that have studied for the GMAT, LSAT, or any similar exam you could probably pull plenty of problems to administer to the sub. You could also find some riddles or other brain teasers online. My preference is to make my own problems but it is certainly not necessary – a few simple illustrative problems are included below. Once you have the problem you need to figure out the conditions you want your sub to complete it under. What are you going to do with the sub prior to the game? What headspace will they be in? What are they going to wear? Are they going to be restrained? What will the environment be like that they are in?

Timing is another aspect that a Dom will want to control. Set the time-limit for the sub aggressively but allow enough time for the problem to be solved. It is more fun when the sub actually thinks he may be able to solve the problem in time. In order to get the most out of a problem set consequences if the sub fails to complete the problem in the allowed time. The risk of undesirable consequences can cause some anxiety in the sub which is usually fun. The Dom can also amp up the pressure as the sub is working on the problem – get inside the sub’s head while he is working on the problem and it will immediately become much more complicated.

**Illustrative problem #1:**

You have three boxes. One box contains only collars, one contains only locks, and one contains both collars and locks. The boxes were incorrectly labeled by a lazy sub such that no label correctly identifies the contents of the box it labels. You are allowed to open just one box, and without looking in it, you remove an item from the box. By looking at the item how do you correctly label all three of the boxes accurately?

**Illustrative problem #2:**

There are 27 coins and a two-pan balance. All coins have the same weight except for one, which is heavier than all others. All coins look identical. What is the minimum number of weighings required to certainly find the heaviest coin?

**Illustrative problem #3:**

Three pups in a cafe order a meal the total cost of which is $15. They each contribute $5. The waiter takes the money to the chef who recognizes the three pups as friends and asks the waiter to return $5 to the men.

The waiter is not only poor at mathematics but dishonest and instead of going to the trouble of splitting the $5 between the three he simply gives them $1 each and pockets the remaining $2 for himself.

Now, each of the pups effectively paid $4, the total paid is therefore $12. Add the $2 in the waiters pocket and this comes to $14…..where has the other $1 gone from the original $15?

#3 is mean though, it’s a trick question based on a false premise. I wont give it away any further.

The other two are fair but tricky when your mind is at all distracted – evil 😉

I like #3 precisely because it requires the sub to wade through the information and sort it out himself 😀

#2 was outright fun, and I felt like an idiot once I got it down to the minimum. If you’re a mathematician sub, think about the qualities of the *number* of coins.