List of Scramble Squares Puzzles with solutions

This list is intended to cover tile based games called Scramble Squares (in German: “Legespiel”) in which square cards must be placed into a larger square so that the images of all cards fit together at the edges. It shows the number of solutions and what they look like exactly. All solutions were calculated with the software Legespiel-Solver. The results also make it possible to estimate how difficult the respective Scramble Squares puzzle really is.

For legal reasons only very few solutions are available with original pictures. Therefore, in most cases, graphics were generated by the Legespiel-Solver that contain a textual description of the figures shown. Solutions that only result from turning the result 90°, 180° or 270° were not counted as different solutions.

Whenever the cards for a game are unfortunately not available and therefore the solutions are unknown, this symbol is used.

The difficulty of a game is measured by how many combinations you have to try on average in a systematic search (without repetitions) until you find a solution. A higher number therefore means that the game is more difficult.

NameSolutionsDuplicated CardsDifficulty
Asterix Kartenlegespiel322066
Butterflies Scramble Squares2010793
Cats Scramble Squares209264
Crazy9 Burgerman Doodles
Crazy9 Burgerman Doodles
Crazy9 Ketner Owls
Crazy9 Ketner Owls
214594
Crazy9 Mordillo Cows
Crazy9 Mordillo Cows
Crazy9 Wachtmeister Cats
Crazy9 Wachtmeister Cats
Das verflixte Schildkrötenspiel224594
Das verrückte Loriot Legespiel322066
Diddl Knifflidiffels (Version 1)
(yellow cards with cloverleaf)
Diddl Knifflidiffels (Version 2)
(orange/red cards)
245162
Diddl Knifflidiffels (Version 3)
(pink cards)
Diddl Knifflidiffels (Version 4)
(white cards)
245162
Diddl Knifflidiffels (Version 5)
26 / with original images5183
Die Katzen-Knobelei
Die Loriot-Knobelei2 according to packaging

Die Schweine-Knobelei (page 10)115082
Hot Air Balloons Scramble Squares1017435
Pippi Langstrumpf Absolut knifflig!
37 / with original images01492
Serengeti Scramble Squares1016602
Uli Stein: Noch verzwickter1020034
Uli Stein: Noch verwzickter geht nicht!1020034
Witches-Puzzle (Das verflixte Hexenspiel)207270

For more information about the Legespiel-Solver and how it can be used to determine solutions to Scramble Square puzzles, see the articles Backtracking in The Nursery – How to Solve Scramble Squares and Solving Knifflidiffels – Scramble Squares With Duplicate Cards.

Is your favourite game still missing? Do you have any cards that would be useful to make this list more complete? Or maybe you discovered a mistake? I would be very grateful for a message or comment.

Acknowledgements

  • The images for the Crazy9 games were provided by Medienbüro Ahrend. The copyright is held by Heye-Verlag.
  • The cards for the Knifflidiffels games were used by courtesy of the Diddl-Werkstatt. The copyright is held by Thomas Goletz.
  • The images of Pippi Langstrumpf Absolut Knifflig have been used with kind permission of Verlag Friedrich Oetinger, Hamburg.

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