TikTok creator puts a fun spin on an age-old puzzle game

What’s the best way to spend a few minutes at home or in the office? For us, a quick brain teaser or puzzle is the ultimate distraction. Tap or click to see if you can spot the four images hidden in this optical illusion.

Speaking of puzzles. A riddle that’s been around for years was posted on TikTok this week, and it’s gone viral, confusing almost anyone who tries their luck.

Do you think you can solve this mystery? Keep reading to check it out and wait for the wild twist.

Why we’re obsessed with this puzzle

This incredible TikTok caused a stir this week, and we just had to share.

@boardsdirect It’s puzzle time! Can you connect all the dots with only 3 lines? The answer will be uploaded soon👀 #puzzle #challenge #games #puzzlemagic #puzzlechallenge ♬ Monkeys Spinning Monkeys – Kevin MacLeod & Kevin The Monkey

What is the premise? You have a nine-point field on a whiteboard in front of you. The goal is deceptively simple: connect the nine dots with just three lines. Can you do it?

Many have tried and failed, including ourselves. After taking a few cracks, we found ourselves puzzled.

This type of puzzle is not really new. It’s simple enough to stay timeless and challenging enough to keep puzzlers coming back for more. Over the years, we’ve seen dozens of variations on this classic. But this TikTok took the internet by storm this week.

Variations abound, and this lighthearted version ends with the gag of a lifetime. Watch the short video first – spoilers are ahead!

How to solve this crazy puzzle

Instead of a full, smart solve, the TikToker solves the puzzle with three curved lines extending far beyond the field of nodes. It’s not quite possible to do things the old-fashioned way with just three lines, which makes this updated sharing more of a joke than a real riddle.

Here is the cheeky solution:

@boardsdirect PUZZLE SOLVED did anyone get it?😉 #puzzle #challenge #games #puzzlemagic #puzzlechallenge

Still, it’s the perfect way to pass a few minutes of downtime. We laughed. You probably will too.

A little humor for your afternoon

It’s no secret that we love to laugh online. It’s probably one of our favorite things to do.

While the ultimate conclusion to this short series of videos isn’t exactly a real eye-opener, it truly embodies the spirit of Gen Z – when you can’t find a way, you have to fight your way. Why so serious, anyway?

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