## Logic Games procedure?

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thelegendaryg

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### Logic Games procedure?

Hello,

Whenever I do a logic game it feels random and chaotic. So my questions are:

-When you are doing logic games, do you have a "procedure" you work through? I.e., write down rules, double check them, set up diagram? If so, what is it?

-What is the easiest way to know "what to do next?" i.e., when to split your game board, when not to split, etc. I often make wrong strategic moves on this and was wondering what to do (other than just practice, practice, practice). Are there specific things you look for that "tip you off" that you need to do a certain thing (i.e., split the game board, numerical distributions, etc.)

Mikey

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### Re: Logic Games procedure?

It all comes with practice. Tons and tons of practice. You learn to split the game board when you have certain rules that you feel are restrictive and can only produce a limited amount of possibilities. There's ways to diagram for each game type. It all is just about practice, really. What resources are you using to learn the games?

BobBoblaw

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### Re: Logic Games procedure?

Once you read the intro paragraph, you have enough info to set up the game board and write down your game pieces/groupings. Only then do I move on to hot down the rules, then you should check to see what if any parts of the game board can be filled in given the rules, prior to starting with the actual questions.

As Mikey mentioned, you get a hang for splitting game boards only in this cases where there are fairly restrictive rules. Splitting can be handy but I'd usually not essential so if it's not immediately obvious I don't spend much time on our before moving on to the questions.

thelegendaryg

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### Re: Logic Games procedure?

Thanks all.

The resources I have used so far are:

-7Sage free videos
-LG Bible (read a long time ago, could definitely afford to re-read)
-Am taking a Blueprint class right now but not finding it as helpful as 7sage for LG; debating buying his cheapest package just to get access to his LG curriculum

Usually on a games section I can get through about 3/4 games It is by far my weakest section. I was even slower before practicing. I have trouble figuring out what to do next. I often make incorrect strategic moves such as splitting where I shouldn't, spending too long on hypotheticals, not drawing hypothetical where I should, etc.

What do you mean by "there are different methods of diagramming for different types of games"?

Mikey

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### Re: Logic Games procedure?

thelegendaryg wrote:What do you mean by "there are different methods of diagramming for different types of games"?

getting 7sage's cheapest package just for the LG lessons would be worth it, imo. although I have one of their packages and learned by just watching explanations and not the lessons but it might be helpful for you if you do the lessons.

what i mean by that is that there's not just 1 diagram you use for every game in existence. the games boil down to basically sequencing and grouping games, there are just different variations of them. 1 layer sequencing games, double layer sequencing games, there are i think triple layer sequencing games as well, "in and out" games in which there are 2 groups, a grouping game with 3 and sometimes even 4 groups. then you have miscellaneous games which people consider "the weird games" because there's no set way of diagramming them, you have to come up with something yourself on the spot but it's easier to just adapt what is weird about the game into a way you understand it with practiced diagramming.