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Dinner, Beer and Lateral Puzzles

Hosted by the Consul of the Dublin Culturally Active People Group
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Took place 2 months ago
Wed 12 Aug 18:00 - 21:00

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Let's solve some lateral puzzles while having dinner and a few drinks!
Tables are booked for us at the Mezzanine level under my name (Anita). Please note you'll need to buy food for at least €9, as per the current regulations. The place is quiet enough, we often have quizzes here.
Feel free to come even if you don't like puzzles, there will be more than one tables.
Kindly only sign up if you do intend to attend.

Some information about lateral puzzles:
Lateral thinking puzzles are strange situations in which you are given a little information and then have to find the explanation. They are solved through a dialogue between the quizmaster who sets the puzzle and the solver or solvers who try to figure out the answer.

The puzzles as stated generally do not contain sufficient information for the solver to uncover the solution. So a key part of the process is the asking of questions. The questions can receive one of only three possible answers – yes, no or irrelevant.
When one line of enquiry reaches an end then another approach is needed, often from a completely new direction. This is where the lateral thinking comes in.

This kind of puzzle teaches you to check your assumptions about any situation. You need to be open-minded, flexible and creative in your questioning and able to put lots of different clues and pieces of information together. Once you reach a viable solution you keep going in order to refine it or replace it with a better solution.