Arrow Maze Logic Puzzle Walkthrough

If you want to have a go at our Arrow Maze (also known as Arrow Path) puzzles but not sure how to start, this Arrow Maze logic puzzle walkthrough will get you started.

As with all grid based logic puzzles, the clues for solving the puzzles are there, but sometimes it takes a bit of logical thinking to solve them. It’s very much a process of elimination, working out where something can’t go – as much as where something can go.

Rules of Arrow Maze Logic Puzzle

As with all great logic puzzles, the rules are deceptively simple:

  1. Arrow Guidance: The arrows on each cell dictate the directions in which you can move. You must always follow the arrow’s direction, whether it points horizontally, vertically, or diagonally.
  2. Sequential Visits: The numbers on the cells indicate the order in which you should visit them. You must visit each cell exactly once while following the arrow directions.

How to Solve an Arrow Maze Logic Puzzle – Walkthrough

Here we’re going to walk through the different steps of solving an arrow maze logic puzzle:

Look Ahead

Cell 1 and Cell 4 are marked on the grid. Therefore we need to place Cell 2 and 3.

While Cell 1 points to two cells, there is only one way to place 2&3 to get to Cell 4.

Also, take a look at the bottom row. We can see that there is no way off this row, therefore this is where the last numbers in the grid will go, so we can basically ignore this row for now.

Look at the Arrows & Work Backwards

Take a look at Cell 9 marked on the grid. Now we have marked Cell 3, there is only one arrow pointing to this cell. This therefore must be Cell 8.

And following this back, there is only one arrow pointing to Cell 8, therefore this must be Cell 7.

And the same goes for Cell 6.

So although we haven’t placed 5 yet, we have followed the arrows around a future number to place 6, 7 and 8.

Sometimes There Are More Then One Option

In the grid you will see there are two options for 5. In this instance I will come back to this later.

Look for Dead Ends

From Cell 10 we have two options. If we try the Cell next to 10, you will see that by following the path, it comes to a dead end next to Cell 9 – there is nowhere to go.

We therefore know that Cell 11 is NOT going to be the Cell adjacent to Cell 10.

Process of Elimination

Having placed Cell 11 & 12 following the logic above, there is only one option for Cell 13 as (as we have identified above), the bottom row has no way out, therefore must be the last numbers.

Keep Looking Forward & Using Logic

While there are two options for Cell 13, if you follow the arrow in the cell above 12, you will see that it is impossible to place 13 here because the arrow points it back to Cell 10 which will block the move.

Therefore we know where Cell 14 is.

Plan Ahead

Now we are getting close to the end. We know that Cells 21, 22, 23, 24 and 25 will be in the bottom row. We’ve just placed Cell 15, therefore we have just 16, 17, 18, 19 and 20 to place (plus we need to place 5 which we could actually do now as there is only one option, but I do that in the next step).

Therefore, if you look at the options, in order to successfully place 17, 18, 19 and 20 – 16 can only go in one place.

Confirm Any Cells Outstanding

Don’t forget to go back and revisit any cells that were just pencilled in earlier. Here, because there is only one option for Cell 17, I am confirming the position of 5.

The Logical Conclusion

So it’s now just a case of following the path through to the logical conclusion! Because we knew that 21, 22, 23, 24 and 25 were on the bottom row

Arrow Maze logic puzzles are a little more tricky than some of the other puzzles we have here at PuzzleBreaks, however they are fun to do and certainly give the brain a workout!

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