2012 Puzzle of the Year - Square in the Bag

  • Опубликовано: 13 ноя 2016
  • The 2012 Puzzle of the Year was "Square in the Bag" by Hirokazu Iwasawa. It's a heck of a puzzle!
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    I bought my copy at Eureka Puzzles in Boston: www.eurekapuzzles.com/
    I'm a top-10 finisher in the US Puzzle Championship and releasing a logic puzzle video game on Steam on November 17th! store.steampowered.com/app/547050
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Комментарии • 261

  • FLEB
    FLEB  Год назад +28

    -[they might be burning] -[17th letter]

    • Batu Han
      Batu Han 4 месяца назад

      FLEB man this is not hard

    • KettouRyuujin
      KettouRyuujin 11 месяцев назад


    • 2025YouTube
      2025YouTube Год назад

      Our N might be burning?

      Oh, I see, there are a bunch of liars somewhere?

    • Castodas
      Castodas Год назад

      I wonder, did the people that thumbed up do it because they know the answer. I tried to think about it, but I became stuck. I thought I had it, until I realized the flaw I made.

  • Garrick DD
    Garrick DD 6 месяцев назад +1

    this is actually very easy

  • It's_Wolfia Playz
    It's_Wolfia Playz 6 месяцев назад +1

    Simple yet smart

  • Vark Ster
    Vark Ster 7 месяцев назад

    So many people saying it's not hard enough to be puzzle of the year.
    And also a whole load asking for the dimensions. I think that shows why it won; it's harder to come up with the idea and actually make it than it is to solve.
    Btw, the dimensions are also incredibly easy to work out. Solve *that* puzzle instead, if it's not immediately obvious to you.

  • idk
    idk 10 месяцев назад

    I made a square card and a rectangle bag like this for a friend on her b-day, and she loved it!
    Thanks a lot FLEB for covering this puzzle

  • Pi
    Pi 11 месяцев назад

    As an origami set, I got this instantly

  • largol33t1
    largol33t1 11 месяцев назад

    Bit of a spoiler: I paused the video and scrolled through the comments. The instant I saw the word "origami" I knew how to solve it! And lo and behold, he did almost exactly what I expected. I consider a little more of a "neato trick" than an actual puzzle.

  • Quatrei Quorizawa
    Quatrei Quorizawa Год назад

    guessed it easily compared to your other puzzles :)

    NOT CONSENTING Год назад

    you completely stole mr puzzles show!

  • ruanlian
    ruanlian Год назад

    it is origami method

  • Марфа Иванова
    Марфа Иванова Год назад

    Тоже мне загадка, решается за секунду. Уморили!

  • Chris Granados
    Chris Granados Год назад

    I'm a puzzle, pause for solution, put me in a bag.

  • Chounoki
    Chounoki Год назад

    How can this be the winner of 2012? I know the solution immediately when I saw it.
    I reckon I wonder how bad other puzzles must be in that year if this is the winner.

  • IronBahamut
    IronBahamut Год назад

    1:59 "There's no parts of the square showing"
    -can see parts of the square

  • Denis Mitrovic
    Denis Mitrovic Год назад

    I normalie don't know the solution of most of the puzzles that you show,but that was too easy.I knew the solution just by hearing the task.

  • Jasmine Lognnes
    Jasmine Lognnes Год назад

    Does anyone know where it can be bought in Europe?

  • Carlminion
    Carlminion Год назад


  • Dark Ender_Gaming
    Dark Ender_Gaming Год назад

    at first I thought it was a April's fools joke

  • Reyno Athalla
    Reyno Athalla Год назад

    That was anti-climax :/

  • wolfuu
    wolfuu Год назад +1

    "wooden square" DARN IT I CAN'T FOLD IT

  • Minty Gacha
    Minty Gacha Год назад

    That's REALLY smart

  • Artiol Ymeri
    Artiol Ymeri Год назад

    Woooww you solve so much puzzle's you are amazing

  • Maximillius
    Maximillius Год назад

    Rather easy because there's so little you can do with the bag

  • a duck
    a duck Год назад

    Being a origami folder definitely helps with this one.

  • Aooni Bakemono
    Aooni Bakemono Год назад

    interesting little puzzle! simple yet creative in solving

  • M. The Bug
    M. The Bug Год назад

    I normally can't work my way around a puzzle for the life of me, but this one clicked the moment I saw it! The trick to this one is that it is incredibly easy, leading​ many to over think it.

    • FLEB
      FLEB  Год назад +1


  • Thicc B
    Thicc B Год назад

    This video but every time fleb says puzzle it gets faster

  • V B
    V B Год назад

    That's exactly what I was thinking as the solution--good dimensional thinking!

    • FLEB
      FLEB  Год назад


  • Akuun Reach
    Akuun Reach Год назад

    Maybe I just have a weird mind, but as soon as it was stated that the square was to fit inside the envelope, I knew the solution. Unfortunately, this meant no challenges, which I do so enjoy.

  • Aline Mendes
    Aline Mendes Год назад

    finally one puzzle i could figure out alone without seeing the answer :)
    i loved how simple and clever this is!

  • Timothy Low
    Timothy Low Год назад

    fairly easy once you figured out there is some form of spatial transformation required to bring the bag over the square.

  • blue elman
    blue elman Год назад

    hey fleb, really like your vids. I made my own "square in the bag" puzzle too when i saw this. really want some tips in creating puzzles and organizing puzzle hunts. much love from ph here!

    • blue elman
      blue elman Год назад

      im planning to make puzzles and organize puzzle hunts in our school. really hope our school can give us support. but if that doesn't happen, I at least want to know how to write good puzzles

    • FLEB
      FLEB  Год назад

      Nice! I could make a video on tips for running puzzle hunts. Are you planning to run one?

  • windii
    windii Год назад

    2017 Puzzle of the Year - Nebby in the Bag

  • Vincent Rousset
    Vincent Rousset Год назад

    This puzzle was so smart. Quite easy, yet very smart. Those puzzle designers really are the best people out there

  • Peter Schulze
    Peter Schulze Год назад

    This one was very easy for me. When I saw the bag, it was instantly clear, that it had to to somehow diagonally.

  • Want
    Want Год назад

    99.999999999% of comment section is "EHH IT ISN'T WELL DESIGNED BECAUSE IT'S TOO EASY."
    Well, smartypants, how hard is it to recognize a well designed puzzle? Hard? Just because it's easy doesn't mean it's not well designed. Please go to puzzle school.

  • amanda cabrera
    amanda cabrera Год назад

    .... wow! now make a penny sized hole and fit a quarter through it. Same principal. And I've known that for 30y.

  • Jordan Davenport
    Jordan Davenport Год назад

    Not to be a dick, but I solved that one in my head before the spoiler break... Now Im wondering how they decide the puzzle of the year. Definitely the easiest puzzle I've seen on your channel.

  • Pseudonymynous Anonymity
    Pseudonymynous Anonymity Год назад

    That is a genius puzzle.

  • Luv-Sien-dot-co
    Luv-Sien-dot-co Год назад

    what are the measurements of both the bag and block?

  • Patrick Brewer
    Patrick Brewer Год назад

    I guessed the solution before he revealed it... I think knowing origami helps solve it! 😂

  • Jonathon Lee
    Jonathon Lee Год назад


  • Nicholas Aulger
    Nicholas Aulger Год назад

    I was able to figure this one out but that's because I did origami for too long

  • Sky Flier
    Sky Flier Год назад

    I'm not a puzzler, and I figured that you had to do that as soon as I saw it.

  • PolyHaty
    PolyHaty Год назад

    now I can report my math teacher for swearing

  • cynthistic
    cynthistic Год назад

    Production costs must be o f f the charts

  • sunshinendaisies
    sunshinendaisies Год назад

    I don't do puzzles often or origami so I didn't see the solution. I like how the puzzle was made of very simple parts. It shows that you don't need very expensive bits and pieces to make a clever puzzle

  • nicholas labrecque
    nicholas labrecque Год назад

    damn klondike way to joke about adultery.

  • Elusive Rain
    Elusive Rain Год назад

    If you can do origami it's easy

  • legodude137
    legodude137 Год назад

    Pretty easy puzzle. I figured it out before the spoiler break.

  • Pi
    Pi Год назад

    I know origami so this puzzle was REALLY EASY for me.I was like JUST SQUISH IT!

  • J Peach
    J Peach Год назад

    this is a fkn joke right? I'm puzzled....ahhhhh so that's how it's a puzzle... that's deep

  • ziberteck
    ziberteck Год назад

    Fairly sure this guy just through this together at the last minute, idk if it deserves an award.

  • mermaidlover337 2
    mermaidlover337 2 Год назад


  • Potato Illuminoob
    Potato Illuminoob Год назад


  • gam mal
    gam mal Год назад

    it won because it is simple but counter intuitive. at a glace seems impossible but in truth it is very easy. take a genius to make something so simple and easy and transparent but have the illusion of being impossible.

  • Edward Corey
    Edward Corey Год назад

    Puzzle of the year? I figured out the puzzle looking at the thumbnail

  • ccatalano1000
    ccatalano1000 Год назад

    This puzzle is so obvious that I figured it out after seeing the solution.

  • Johannes Sattler
    Johannes Sattler Год назад

    "its pretty tight, but you can do it"

  • Yesn't Pansexualn't
    Yesn't Pansexualn't Год назад

    I saw the puzzle and I instantly knew the answer...whats wrong with me

  • MoPlays
    MoPlays Год назад +1

    I figured out the puzzle before seeing the solution

    • MoPlays
      MoPlays Год назад


    • ccatalano1000
      ccatalano1000 Год назад

      I figured out the puzzle after seeing the solution.

  • Morgan Olfursson
    Morgan Olfursson Год назад

    Japanese are not the smartest nation on the planet for no reason .

  • Golden Duck
    Golden Duck Год назад

    That was way too easy. Figured it out in seconds.

  • Cristi Neagu
    Cristi Neagu Год назад

    Watching this on April 1st i had to check when the video was released. I initially thought it's some sort of prank.

  • William Winn
    William Winn Год назад

    nice im also in boston might have to check them out

    • FLEB
      FLEB  Год назад

      It's a fantastic store! Really the best puzzle store I've been to in the US!

  • Aidan Schaefer
    Aidan Schaefer Год назад

    Fleb is sooooo weird

  • Matthew Joseph Harrington
    Matthew Joseph Harrington Год назад

    I don't think like other people. I saw it about 0:05. I can see where it must have driven a lot of people nuts, though.

  • Liang Xin Yu
    Liang Xin Yu Год назад


  • Muzzy
    Muzzy Год назад

    When years of trying to squash everything in your pencil case came in handy.

  • henk jibbe
    henk jibbe Год назад

    So i do a lot of origame, and all of the guys that try to practice serious origami will probably have noticed it after 10 seconds... It kinda makes sense a japanese guy made it xD

  • Steven Oliva
    Steven Oliva Год назад +1

    what sre the measurements of this puzzle?

  • Dylan Ryan
    Dylan Ryan Год назад


  • Moto Matt
    Moto Matt Год назад

    Literally figured out the puzzle almost instantly... it's obvious that if it won't fit right in then you have to change the shape of the bag...

  • Ryou Nguyễn
    Ryou Nguyễn Год назад

    1:32 that's what she said 😂😂

  • srs bzns
    srs bzns Год назад

    pretty snazzy, thx

  • Xight
    Xight Год назад

    hey there my name is flebb and uhh im a puzzle designer and yeah fuck you

  • Jack Derksen
    Jack Derksen Год назад

    Did he buy that puzzle from Staples? Because that was easy

  • creamsykle
    creamsykle Год назад

    anyone who does any origami will get this puzzle in 10 seconds or less

  • Brian Geronimo
    Brian Geronimo Год назад

    just from the thumbnail, I already imagined the solution. probably from too much origami.

  • flute lover
    flute lover Год назад

    if I solved this in two seconds, there's way harder one, a second grader could do that

  • ej732
    ej732 Год назад

    How is this a puzzle of the year? Maybe Im just that smart lol

  • tea man
    tea man Год назад

    this was easy to guess

  • rbapf
    rbapf Год назад

    That one seemed a little too obvious.

  • d d
    d d Год назад

    Hey FLEB love your channel, we would like to see you solve a puzzle for the first time and witness your process, cheers.

  • David's Favorite Videos
    David's Favorite Videos Год назад

    At least this puzzle didn't get all tangental like the others do.

  • Chris Hansen
    Chris Hansen Год назад

    I bet shit gets wild at those puzzle parties

  • Ian Tan
    Ian Tan Год назад

    I guessed right!

  • Anthony Baker
    Anthony Baker Год назад

    Puzzle of the year? I knew the answer within 3 seconds of seeing it.. maybe because i used to do origami as a kid?

  • Luben Lambov
    Luben Lambov Год назад

    Considering even an idiot like me figured it out right away, without even touching it, I don't think this is a good puzzle at all...

  • I_Lift_Marshmallows
    I_Lift_Marshmallows Год назад

    After reading these comments about everyone that solved it immediately I suddenly feel very stupid

    • FLEB
      FLEB  Год назад +2

      You really shouldn't! At the actual event where this debuted, very few people solved it immediately. It's a lot harder than it looks!

  • Kevin Klika
    Kevin Klika Год назад

    from the beginning of the video it took me 14 seconds to solve this...

  • Gettin BeyWay
    Gettin BeyWay Год назад

    i figured it out once i saw the picture on the video.

  • ShwiftyTown Fox
    ShwiftyTown Fox Год назад

    I in Massachusetts too

  • WailFin
    WailFin Год назад

    A-HA! Folding a lot of origami paid off! I immediately thought to squash-fold the bag, presuming it had the right area to fit, and lo and behold! That said, it wasn't that hard. :/ Maybe it's just that puzzles are more commonly based around twisting, turning, sliding, etc. Still, I'd like to see this particular type of folding puzzle take off.

  • Alex Purtle
    Alex Purtle Год назад +4

    Puzzle of the Year?!? I figured that out within seconds of watching the video.

  • Gmanunit13vers2
    Gmanunit13vers2 Год назад

    well it's official I just wantched all your vids and I was actually close to this solution! I was thinking it had to do with the bag being sideways ...which it kinda was?

  • Thomas Thornton
    Thomas Thornton Год назад

    But why are you FLEB?

  • Freddie PLAYZ
    Freddie PLAYZ Год назад


  • David Grishko
    David Grishko Год назад +1

    This is the puzzle of the year? no way lol, I saw the solution right away. It's probably hard for the puzzle people because they over think it

  • Edward Cranium
    Edward Cranium Год назад +1

    too easy