BosGuy brain teaser

riddle, exercise for your brainEach Friday morning I post a riddle to get you to think outside the box and exercise your brain. If you are stumped, share it with a friend or colleague and see if you can figure out the answer together.

Leave your answer in the comment section. I’ll approve responses later in the day to give people a chance to respond without seeing any spoilers.

This week’s brain teaser:      

There are four prisoners and they will be freed if one of them correctly guesses the color of the hat on his head. They can’t speak to each other, turn around or take their hat off.

Prisoner number 1 can see number 2 and 3’s hats. Number 2 can see number 3’s hat. Number 3 sees only a wall. Number 4 sees nobody. They know there are 2 black hats and 2 white hats and there are four prisoners. Which prisoner shouts, “I know the color of my hat” and how was the prisoner able to solve the riddle?

Like riddles? Check out past week’s brain teasers.

6 responses to “BosGuy brain teaser

  1. thanks for a new, challenging puzzle. this one took a while, but…glad i was able to get it.


  2. What beautiful eyes… Actually everything around those eyes is very pretty!


  3. They will be freed if somebody guesses the color of a hat? Isn’t this taking white privilege a little too far? 🙂


  4. That was hard.


  5. prisoner 2 knows. 3 and 4 have no reference point so they can’t. 1 would know if 2 and 3 have the same color hat. since 1 doesn’t speak up immediately, he knows his hat has to be different than 3’s.



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