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With more swirls and curls, this maze is my first to have lines behind the path which don’t affect the path.

Can you swirl your way in one entrance and out the other?

swirly curly

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Here’s stage two of the maze from last week. This one is a bit more difficult than last week, but not as difficult as next week!

travel from one dot to the other!

travel from one dot to the other!

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Graeme asked me to make a maze with the word BURGER in the middle. It’s based on a design he sent me.

from one open area to the other

from one open area to the other

Click here for the solution!

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This maze was hand drawn on 色紙, white paperboard with gold trim.

Travel between the lines from dot to dot.

travel from dot to dot

travel from dot to dot

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This took a while to create.  I started with a maze that followed a grid and then curved all the curves smoothly with meticulous cutting and pasting of quarter circles.   I don’t know if there’s a faster way to do it with Gimp, but Travis was able to recreate something like this much more quickly with Illustrator, I think he said.

If you follow the paths without turning sharply, it’s relatively difficult to travel between the white nodes that are diagonally opposite each other.

travel like a train from stations in diagonally opposite corners

travel like a train from stations in diagonally opposite corners

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This maze uses a tiling technique that makes for interesting patterns and slightly faster maze-making.  However, it makes the making so easy that the solving is too difficult for me personally.  I use flood fill to make sure it’s solvable.

Oh, and it’s called Comedy because I was watching Dave Chappelle and Louis C.K. when I made it.

Start and end are the dots on the right

Start and end are the dots on the right

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I have no idea why I called this Circles, but the interior jagged lines were created by creating a relatively tight grid in Gimp and telling the cursor to follow the grid.

The start and end points are on the right, near the top.

travel from dot to dot

travel from dot to dot

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I made this maze while Takumi and Mikarin were at our house.  Takumi seemed the most interested, though I wasn’t able to explain *why* I was drawing it.

Go in here and out there.

Go in here and out there.

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I am thrilled when I get to draw mazes for people to publish! I made this maze for the book Aba and Shamana, by Cynthia L. Floriani.

Help Aba follow the paths to reach Shamana!

Help Aba reach Shamana

Help Aba reach Shamana

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I made this maze at Sarutahiko Coffee shop in Ebisu.  They have a fun friendly environment and great cocoa!   English writeup on timeout.jp

It my first maze after I learned how to use the paths tool a bit more effectively.

Travel from 1 dot to 2 dots

Travel from 1 dot to 2 dots

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This is one of the first mazes I made after learning how to make seamless tiling in Gimp.   Offset layer is magic!

made with Gimp and offset layer function

travel from one big dot to the other

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Mr Big and Mr Small are friends. Mr Big lives in a cabin by the lake, raising goats.  He has bears to help herd the goats and act as bodyguards.  Mr Small just does whatever Mr Small likes.

In this maze, follow paths straight until you reach a big or small circle.  Then you can choose the next path to follow.  Starting from a white-dotted dot, can you follow straight paths and alternately stopping at small and big dots?

from upper left to lower right, only using alternating small and large dots to turn

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Follow white paths from circle to triangle or the other way around!

From triangle to circle or vice versa

Available as a poster on Zazzle.

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There’s only one dead end.  Try to get from there to the center of the other circular shape.

 

travel from center of one circle to the other

Buy a poster sized version!

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I figured out a reasonable way to draw the optimal path solution for my mazes.

(That’s a hint for how to solve this maze!)

Travel from one dot to two dots, without crossing any lines.

Travel from one dot to two dots

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Without crossing any lines, travel from the arrow to the dot.

from the arrow in lower right to the dot in upper left

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Though these might look like noodles, for this maze, they’re not.  There are targets near the upper and lower right hand sides of the maze; follow paths between them.

from top right target to bottom right target

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From the top right spiral to the bottom right spiral, only via gentle curves.

smoothly travel from top right spiral to bottom right spiral

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The four dots in the corners are linked via white paths, some more easily navigated than others.

From dot to dot to dot to dot

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Near the top, there are two dots. Travel from one to the other.

from dot to dot

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