You find yourself playing a game with your friend. It is played with a deck of only 16 cards, divided into 4 suits: Red, Blue, Orange and Green. There are four cards in each suit: Ace, King, Queen and Jack. Ace outranks King, which outranks Queen, which outranks Jack - except for the Green Jack, which outranks every other card. If two cards have the same face value, then Red outranks Blue, which outranks Orange, which outranks Green, again except for the Green Jack, which outranks everything.

Here's how the game is played: you are dealt one card face up, and your friend is dealt one card face down. Your friend then makes some true statements, and you have to work out who has the higher card, you or your friend. It's that simple!

Round 2:
You are dealt the Blue King and your friend makes three statements:

1. My card would beat a Green King.
2. Knowing this, if my card is more likely to be a Jack than a Queen, then my card is a King. Otherwise, it isn't.
3. Given all of the information you now know, if my card is more likely to beat yours than not, then my card is Red card. Otherwise, it isn't.

After #1 you know that you have the Blue King (BK) and your friend's card is higher than the Green King, so your friend can only have one of the following cards:

RA, RK, BA, OA, OK, GA, GJ.

Therefore by #2 their card is a King.

They are now left one of the following: RK, OK.

Of these two, 1 could beat your card, therefore by #3 their card is not Red.

So your friend must have the Orange King, which your card beats. QED.

Puzzle 2

Combine the word fragments below to produce pairs of words that have opposite meanings. There are 9 pairs of words, one pair on each line.

Hint: It doesn't matter how far it was to Manchester.

Answer: Daniel.

On the way there Kevin drove 90 miles, and on the way back drove the (total distance - 100 miles).
On the way Daniel drove the (total distance - 90 miles), and on the way back drove 100 miles.

So Kevin drove 90 + total - 100 = total - 10.
And Daniel drove total - 90 + 100 = total + 10.

So Daniel drove 20 miles more than Kevin. QED.

Puzzle 4

What is represented by this BrainBat?

R
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[Ref: ZTVS] Copyrighted.

Hint: Say what you see.

Answer: Run down.

Puzzle 5

Using the BrainTracker grid below, how many words can you find? Each word must contain the central M and no letter can be used twice, however, the letters do not have to be connected. Proper nouns are not allowed, however, plurals are. Can you find the nine letter word?