Posers and Puzzles

Posers and Puzzles

  1. Joined
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    02 Nov '18 22:13
    Which kind of games equipment is divided into 32 parts, each either black or white?

    There are at least two answers, one obvious on this site, one less obvious.
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    03 Nov '18 20:52
    @Shallow-Blue

    1 chess pieces?
    2 chess board?
  3. Subscribervenda
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    04 Nov '18 17:41
    @shallow-blue said
    Which kind of games equipment is divided into 32 parts, each either black or white?

    There are at least two answers, one obvious on this site, one less obvious.
    Shogi is also known as Japanese chess and has the same number of pieces as chess.
    Also the game GO has black and white counters but I don't know offhand how many.
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    04 Nov '18 17:45
    Reversi?
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    05 Nov '18 08:17
    The chess (and similar) board is in 64 parts, not 32. So's a reversi set. Shogi and other Eastern variants aren't black and white.
    The one I came across recently is much more surprising than any of those. I'll give a hint: black and white are not evenly distributed in that one.
  6. Standard memberwolfgang59
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    05 Nov '18 08:39
    @shallow-blue said
    The chess (and similar) board is in 64 parts, not 32. So's a reversi set. Shogi and other Eastern variants aren't black and white.
    The one I came across recently is much more surprising than any of those. I'll give a hint: black and white are not evenly distributed in that one.
    Maybe a language problem?
    Chess has 32 parts. That is 32 pieces.
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    06 Nov '18 09:56
    @wolfgang59 said
    Maybe a language problem?
    Chess has 32 parts. That is 32 pieces.
    Ah, no, that's what I meant.

    The chess pieces are the obvious one.
    The chess board is not correct, nor are the other boards.

    There's another, very famous piece of sports equipment which fits the bill.
  8. SubscriberSuzianne
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    06 Nov '18 14:11
    @shallow-blue said
    Ah, no, that's what I meant.

    The chess pieces are the obvious one.
    The chess board is not correct, nor are the other boards.

    There's another, very famous piece of sports equipment which fits the bill.
    A soccer ball?
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    06 Nov '18 14:22
    @suzianne said
    A soccer ball?
    The checkered flag used to signify the winner of a motorsport?
  10. SubscriberAThousandYoung
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    06 Nov '18 17:31
    A zebra Umpire?
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    06 Nov '18 19:26
    @suzianne said
    A soccer ball?
    Yes! To be precise, the famous Telstar design. 20 white hexagons and 12 black pentagons, making one truncated dodecahedron.
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