Which one of the following is an acceptable schedule for the workshops, with each day's workshops listed in the order...

fable on May 26, 2020


How do you know when something is a Guru game? I understand that an entity will be restrictive, but I am confused on how she recognized this was a Guru so easily.

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BenMingov on May 28, 2020

Hi Fable, thanks for the question.

There might honestly be no good answer to this question in the sense that you may be looking at a guru game and not realize that one or two of the rules are so restrictive so as to make templates and solve for the possibilities.

I think as you said, a good way to realize when a guru game is present is to look for very restrictive rules or rule interactions. The more patterns and deductions you are able to spot, the more easily you will notice a game to be guru. As for myself, when I ran through this game the first time, I did not solve it as a guru game, but rather I just made a few deductions at the beginning and went through question by question.

I hope this helps. Please let me know if you have any other questions!

fable on May 31, 2020

Thank you!

Anna20 on August 10, 2020

Hi @Ben,

Unlike the video, I didn't do this as a Guru Game either, but the game itself took me a while and I made a couple of errors - the only deductions I was able to make was that Q couldn't go on Friday and K and N couldn't go on Wednesday (my thinking was that this would then be more of a back-end game). Are there any further deductions I could have made here, without turning this into Guru Game, that would have made questions 3 and 5 more intuitive (the CANNOT questions)?